Everything you need to know about Bad Bunny


Bad Bunny became a Latin trap and fashion icon within a few years.

No artist was streamed more often on Spotify in 2020: Since he was heard on Cardi B’s hit “I Like It”, Bad Bunny has been one of the most sought-after artists in the world. Bad Bunny, whose real name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, has over 30 million followers on Instagram. But what is so fascinating about the Puerto Rican and his mix of Latin Trap and Reggaeton?

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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.

He attended church regularly with his mother, where he sang in the choir until he was 13 – later developing an interest in artists like Daddy Yankee and Juanes. To amuse his classmates, he is said to have invented freestyle raps before. And while Bad Bunny’s parents wanted him to be an engineer or a baseball player, he chose to take courses in audiovisual communication at the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo. Bad Bunny is also interested in skating and wrestling to this day, which is also reflected in his looks.

© www.de24.news The  musical breakthrough

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.

His international breakthrough came in 2018 when he worked with Cardi B and J Balvin for the summer hit “I Like It”, which was number one on the Billboard charts. © www.de24.news

 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.

In 2020 Bad Bunny finally smelled next to Shakira and Jennifer Lopez at the half-time show of the Super Bowl – shortly afterwards his album “YHLQMDLG” was released, which went straight to number two on the Billboard charts and at that time the highest-ranked Spanish-language album of all time was. © www.de24.news

 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. © www.de24.news

 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. ” © www.de24.news

 The  song landed at number one on the Billboard Latin Airplay chart. He performed it in Rihanna’s “FentyxSavage” fashion show, among others.

As a superstar, Bad Bunny campaigns for a wide variety of social issues: He used his reach again and again to draw attention to the humanitarian catastrophe that Puerto Rico suffered after Hurricane Maria. He also distributed relief supplies in his home town of Vega Baja and founded the Good Bunny Foundation, which distributes toys to children living in poverty in Puerto Rico.

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, “© www.de24.news

 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.

Incidentally, Bad Bunny is the first Latin urban artist ever to appear on the cover of “Rolling Stone” magazine – and the photos for it were taken by his girlfriend Gabriela Berlingeri, who was the first Latina to ever do that Cover picture for the magazine shot. Bad Bunny was also the first man alongside Hugh Hefner to appear on the cover of “Playboy”. On the cover, he also shows his love for done 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. ”

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