Along with being a prolific drag queen, Pabllo Vittar is a singer, songwriter, and fashion icon. Born in São Luís, Pabllo experienced lots of bullying, harassment, and even assault while growing up due to his feminine demeanor and interest in gay culture. While facing these hardships, Pabllo turned to the nightlife scene in Maranhão and began performing and singing for the scenes many audiences. Just after coming out to his family, Pabllo first performed in drag at seventeen and quickly began performing regularly for LGTBQ+ parades and rallies across the city. Eventually, Pabllo’s exciting performances and personality garnered attention from entertainment industry executives who would set him up for musical success. Though Pabllo’s music is considered pop, he’s cited to have drawn influences from Aretha Franklin, Donna Summer, Whitney Houston, and Tina Turner while writing and recording his debut album, Vai Passar Mal. Pabllo has also said that he’s inspired by artists like Liniker, Elza Soares, Lana Del Rey, Allie X, and specific albums like Rihanna’s Anti, and Beyoncé’s Lemonade.