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Adassa and ‘Encanto’

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Portraits by Jason Myers

After a lifetime of dreaming, Latter-day Saint Adassa’s wish came true: she landed a role in a Disney movie. Here are a few facts about her experience as Dolores in ‘Encanto.’

480+ million: Views on YouTube for the music video for “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” (Adassa’s verse begins at the 57-second mark)

24: Hours Adassa had to prepare an audition video for the part of Dolores Madrigal, a character with super-sensitive hearing powers in Disney’s Encanto

0: Number of previous voice-acting roles Adassa had prior to receiving the part of Dolores

1: Recording session Adassa needed to rap the fan-favorite verse in “We Don’t Talk about Bruno” (she got the solo perfect in a single take, but others were recorded just to be safe)

#1: Spot “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” reached on the Billboard Global 200 record chart

1: Academy Award Encanto won (2022 for Best Animated Feature Film)

1: Golden Globes Encanto won (2022 Best Motion Picture – Animated)

1M: TikTok videos that have used “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” (88 of them were actually played at the Oscars)

March 27, 2022: Day Adassa performed part of “We Don’t Talk about Bruno” live at the 2022 Oscars

8: Approximate number of lines Adassa’s daughter Alyssa Bella has as a town child in Encanto’s opening number, “The Family Madrigal” (her last line in the song was “She was about to tell us about her super awesome gift!”)

4 ½: Octaves that Adassa can sing

300+: Songs Adassa has produced for TV or film as a production songwriter and singer

2003: Year Adassa sang the tagline for McDonald’s “I’m Lovin’ It” campaign in Spanish

3: Solo albums released between 2004 and 2007

25: Years Adassa and Gabriel have been married

7: Children Adassa and her husband, Gabriel, have (5 girls and 2 boys)

10/31/2000: Date Adassa was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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