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Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny

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birthday
10th
March, 1994
Birth Place
Almirante Sur, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
Birth Sign
pisces
Biography

Born on March 10, 1994, in Almirante Sur, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio is the man who came to be known as Bad Bunny. He grew up listening to salsa music thanks to his mother and went on to sing in his church choir as a kid. One of his earliest performances was at his middle school talent show, where he sang “Mala Gente,” a song by Juanes.

Bad Bunny’s style has been described as a mix of traditional Latin music, trap, and reggaeton.

Benito has collaborated with the likes of J Balvin, Daddy Yankee, Arcangel, and other notable figures in the Latin music scene.

One of Bad Bunny’s earliest hits was “I Like It,” a collaboration between Drake, Cardi B, and the rapper. The Puerto Rican Rapper’s debut album, X 100pre, was released in December 2018 and went on to earn a Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Music Album. 

Through the success of his albums, singles, and features, Bad Bunny has become one of the most famous Puerto Ricans in the world. Learn all about how he got to that status right here.

instruments played
Vocals
Associated Acts

J Balvin Cardi B Daddy Yankee Jennifer Lopez Jhay Cortez Ricky Martin Drake Nicky Jam

Genres

Latin trap reggaeton alternative

Occupation

Rapper singer songwriter

Years Active

2016 present

Name

Bad Bunny

Facts About Bad Bunny’s Music 

Bad Bunny first gained attention for his music on the popular streaming platform SoundCloud. Not long after, he got a record deal through Universal Latin, who signed him while he was working as a bagger at a grocery store and going to college. 

Early Work and Getting Signed

  • Bad Bunny cites Daddy Yankee, Marc Antony, Vico C, and several other Latin artists as his inspirations for making music.
  • One of Bad Bunny’s first hits on Soundcloud was the song “Diles,” which got him the attention of DJ Luian, who gave Bad Bunny his first record deal. Luian also paired Bad Bunny up with Mambo Kingz, a production team that supported the rapper on his early releases.
  • Describing where he grew up, Bad Bunny said, “I’m from Vega Baja, a small area that’s not a metropolis like San Juan where the majority of the genre’s artists come from.” Despite his humble beginnings, Bad Bunny still became one of the biggest names in Latin music.

Recent Releases 

  • In June 2019, Bad Bunny and J Balvin released Oasis, a collaborative album that features tracks like “Que Pretendes” and “La Cancion.” It wasn’t the first time that J Balvin and Bad Bunny had worked together – they’d previously collaborated on “I Like It,” a song by Cardi B.
  • Bad Bunny’s second studio album, YHLQMDLG, was released on February 29, 2020. The album made it to number two on the Billboard 200 in the US, breaking records in doing so. The record became the highest-charting Spanish album in the US ever. After the record’s release, Rolling Stone put Bad Bunny on their cover and documented his time in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The rapper was part of protests against Puerto Rican governor Ricardo Rosseló. He released “Afilando Los Cuchillos,” a protest song, alongside Residente, earning 2.5 million views on YouTube on the day the song came out.

Bad Bunny in the 2020s

  • In May 2020, Bad Bunny released the compilation record Las que no iban a salir, and his third studio album, El Último Tour Del Mundo, was released that November. The compilation album features Nicky Jham, Don Omar, Jhay Cortez, and several others. The surprise release of Las que no iban a salir was a topic of discussion among fans. Bad Bunny responded by saying, “There was no real meaning behind it. I just thought, ‘Damn, what people need is entertainment.’”
  • El Último Tour Del Mundo became a huge hit. The album was conceived based on Bad Bunny’s thoughts about what it would be like to go on his final tour in 2032, but the subject matter on the record relates more to life in 2020 than you might expect.
  • Thanks to the success of “Te Bote,” his collaboration with Ozuna and Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny made it to the top of the Billboard Hot Latin Songs Chart. 

Bad Bunny’s Personal Life 

  • Bad Bunny was one of several Latino artists who supported relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria. He also founded the Good Bunny Foundation, a charity devoted to giving toys to poverty-stricken Puerto Rican children.
  • The rapper is also a supporter of LGBT rights, and he has spoken out against gender-based violence in his homeland of Puerto Rico. 
  • Bad Bunny became something of a social media phenomenon during the coronavirus pandemic. While quarantining at home, he hosted hours-long Instagram live videos that gained hundreds of thousands of views.
  • The rapper is a big fan of professional wrestling, and he performed his song “Booker T” live at a January 31, 2021, WWE event.
  • Bad Bunny is currently in a relationship with Gabriela Berlingeri.

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