After being in the music business for nearly 6 years, Bad Bunny has become a regularly known house hold name and no stranger to the spotlight. Bad Bunny, born to the name Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, is a Puerto Rican, reggaeton singer-songwriter from Almirante Sur, Puerto Rico. Reggaeton is a derivative music genre from original raggae music that was adapted to Spanish speaking culture, it encapsulates music like trap, rap, and hip-hop. Bad Bunny has become a latino idol because of his influence in the reggaeton genre as he brings awareness and a sense of recognition to people of latino culture, especially ones that live in the United Staes.
Bad Bunny released his first album X 100PRE at the very tail end of December in 2018 with leading hits “La Romana” featuring reggaeton artist, El Alfa, and “Otra Noche en Miami.” Since then, Bad Bunny has released 4 more solo albums and a collaboration album with J Balvin in 2019. But he didn’t stop there. Bad Bunny’s latest album Un Verano Sin Ti has made history in the music industry. “Titi Me Pregunto” was one of two leading singles from this album peaking at number 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 right behind the other leading single off of the album “Moscow Mule.” Bad Bunny took to the studio and added a comical twist on the songwriting process, rapping about his “auntie” asking him for details about all of the women that he has. He allows the listener to look into the raw life of a famous latino rapper versus the view of outsiders, specifically family members. The music video to “Titi Me Pregunto” is just as authentic as the lyrics. Bad Bunny took to the streets of Puerto Rico and put together a very real, unscripted music video filled with random Puerto Rican gas stations, dancers from off of the streets, and Bad Bunny interacting with is fans, giving everyone a closer look into his life beyond the music.
Bad Bunny ventured to the 2023 Grammys where he was the opening act and played his second track off of his newest album, “Después de la Playa.” Tensions rose after the award show from the lack of proper closed captioning translations during his performance. The only words that the subtitles and translations projected were “[Singing in Non-English],” leading people call out the Recording Academy for more appropriate translations. Bad Bunny had three nominations under Album of the Year, Música Urbana Album of the Year, and Pop Solo Performance. He took home one of those three for Música Urbana Album of the Year and enjoyed his growing moments in the spotlight as a leading world wide artist.