Bad Bunny became a Latin trap and fashion icon within a few years.
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Youth and musical influences
Bad Bunny was born in 1994 and grew up as one of three brothers. As he said in interviews, he already knew as a child that he wanted to become a singer one day. His childhood was very happy – he stayed away from the streets and preferred to spend the time with his family, as he says.
In 2016, Bad Bunny was working in a supermarket when he first released music on SoundCloud. DJ Luian became aware of him through his song “Diles”, which brought him his first record deal. Since then, Bad Bunny’s career has been unstoppable and he is considered a pioneer of the Latin trap scene.
The song “Mia” – together with Drake – crowned Bad Bunny’s breakthrough year 2018. In November of the same year he also released the song “Te Guste” together with Jennifer Lopez. In 2019 Bad Bunny performed on the main stage of the Coachella Festival.
The album is the most streamed album of 2020 on Spotify – it was the first time a non-English speaking artist topped this list. It was also nominated for a Grammy for Best Latin Pop or Urban Album.
Bad Bunny’s third album “El Último Tour Del Mundo”, which was released in November 2020, was the first Spanish-language album of all time to reach number one on the Billboard 200 charts.
Drag and political statements
In his video for the single “Yo Perreo Sola”, Bad Bunny can be seen in drag – at the end of the video he speaks out against the sexual harassment of women: “If she doesn’t want to dance with you, respect her, she works alone”, is to be read.
The song was written by Bad Bunny from a female perspective: “I wanted a woman’s voice to sing the phrase ‘Yo Perreo Sola’ because it doesn’t mean the same thing when a man sings it. But I feel like a woman sometimes. ”
The song landed at number one on the Billboard Latin Airplay chart. He performed it in Rihanna’s “FentyxSavage” fashion show, among others.
Bad Bunny is also very popular in the queer community: He stated several times that he sees it as an obligation to stand up for the people of the LGBTQI community. When he appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show in February 2020, he was wearing a shirt that said, “
The y Killed Alexa. Not a Man in a Skirt ”, with which he drew attention to the murder of trans woman Alexa Negrón Luciano, who was described by many media with false pronouns.
Ricky Martin, who is openly gay, called Bad Bunny an “icon for the queer Latin community”.
When it comes to fashion, Bad Bunny doesn’t care about gender norms and specifications of what is considered male. For example, he always shows himself with fancy sunglasses or long, painted fingernails. In his video for “Estamos Bien” Bad Bunny can be seen painting his nails.
Bad Bunny’s love life
Bad Bunny met Gabriela Berlingeri in 2017 when he was in a restaurant with his family. Only in 2020 did Bad Bunny publicly confirm the relationship: “I’m happy with her. People don’t know that she helped me with many emotional aspects when I needed it most. ”