Ludmilla, who was born on April 24, 1995, began posting singing videos on YouTube, which received a lot of attention. Until one day, at a party, a DJ requested her to sing and rap. Everyone enjoyed her performance.
Ludmilla's music career took off after a YouTube video of her breakout hit track "Fala Mal de Mim" (released as MC Beyoncé) went viral.
"Fala Mal de Mim" was initially uploaded in May 2012 and has since received over 17 million views. The official music video was released in October of that year and has since received over 15 million views.
DJ Will 22 produced the song, and the start incorporates a sample of the gospel classic "Oh Happy Day," which was recorded by the St. Francis Choir in the film Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.
Ludmilla has toured throughout Brazil and appeared on various famous television shows during her ascent to popularity. Ludmilla claimed in an interview with SBT's Domingo Legal that her old stage name was given to her by her pals since she was such a great Beyoncé admirer.
Ludmilla resumed her career with a new look in early 2014, signing a contract with Warner Music Brazil to release her first album with the label with pop roots and leaving "MC" out of her stage name.
On June 20, 2014, Ludmilla released the song "Hoje," which was used on the soundtrack of the Rede Globo telenovela Império, as well as its accompanying music video.