Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, known professionally as Bad Bunny, is a Puerto Rican rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, professional wrestler, and actor. His music has been often defined as Latin trap and reggaeton, but he has incorporated various other genres into his music, including rock, bachata, and soul.
Throughout his career, Bad Bunny has frequently collaborated with artists such as J Balvin, Farruko, Residente, Arcángel, Jhay Cortez, Daddy Yankee, and Rosalía.
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Bad Bunny first gained popularity on SoundCloud and was eventually signed to a record label while working in a supermarket and studying at the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo. Following the release of his breakthrough single "Soy Peor" in 2016, he rose to fame after collaborating with Cardi B and Drake on the singles "I Like It" and "Mia", which featured on the US Billboard Hot 100 at number 1 and number 5, respectively.
His debut album X 100pre from 2018 was awarded a Latin Grammy for Best Urban Music Album. His collaborative album with J Balvin, Oasis from 2019, includes popular singles such as "Qué Pretendes" and "La Canción". In 2020, Bad Bunny released his second solo studio album YHLQMDLG (Yo Hago lo que me da la gana), which received a Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album.
Not only that, he also released the surprise compilation album “Las que no iban a salir”; and his third album El Último Tour Del Mundo, which was the first all-Spanish-language album to top the US Billboard 200 and also received a Grammy Award for Best Música Urbana Album. Bad Bunny has a Billboard Global 200 number-one single with "Dakiti". He performed at the Super Bowl LIV halftime show as a guest, alongside Shakira and Jennifer Lopez, and became the first Latin urban music artist on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world on their annual list in 2020.He became the first non-English language act to be Spotify's most-streamed artist of the year between 2020 and 2021. Bad Bunny also made guest appearances in the professional wrestling promotion WWE in 2021, where he won the WWE 24/7 Championship once and competed in and won a tag team match at its flagship event, WrestleMania 37.
|Name||Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio|
|Date Of Birth (Age)||March 10, 1994, 28 years old|
|Net Worth||$20 million|
|TikTok Followers||21 million|
|YouTube Subscribers||40 million|
|Instagram Followers||40 million|
Bad Bunny began to write and create his own music at the age of 14.In 2013, he began to publish his songs through SoundCloud, including "Get" in 2013, "Tentación" in 2014 and "Just let me know" in 2015 among others. While working at a supermarket in Vega Baja in 2016, Bad Bunny released music as an independent artist on SoundCloud, where his song "Diles" caught the attention of the DJ Luian who signed him to his record label, “Hear this Music”.
Later, DJ Luian introduced Bad Bunny to the production team Mambo Kingz. Since then, he has earned multiple top-ten entries on the US Hot Latin Songs chart. His single, "Soy Peor", made him a frontrunner in the Latin American trap scene and reached number 22 on the Hot Latin Songs chart. Ten months after the video for "Soy Peor" released, it reached 330 million views on YouTube.Other songs such as "Krippy Kush" featuring Farruko also became a success.
Bad Bunny's May 2017 collaboration with Karol G, "Ahora Me Llama", amassed 756 million views on YouTube and reached number 10 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart."Ahora Me Llama" was listed on "Alt.Latino's Favorites: The Songs Of 2017" as one of the best Latin songs of 2017.
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In 2017, Bad Bunny signed a booking deal with Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN) for several Latin American countries. He was featured in Becky G's single "Mayores", released in July 2017. Starting in November 2017, Bad Bunny hosted Beats 1's first Spanish-language show, Trap Kingz. Also in November 2017, Bad Bunny's track, "Tu No Metes Cabra" peaked at number 38 on the Hot Latin Songs chart.
At around the same time, the song "Sensualidad," released as a collaboration between Bad Bunny, J Balvin, and Prince Royce, peaked at number 8 on the Hot Latin Songs chart,while the remix of "Te Boté" with “Ozuna” and “Nicky Jam” reached number one on that chart.In the year 2017 alone, Bad Bunny featured on fifteen Billboard Hot Latin Songs charting tracks.In May 2018, American rapper Cardi B released a collaboration with Bad Bunny and J Balvin called "I Like It", which hit number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Bad Bunny's first song to do so.
It earned Bad Bunny his first Diamond certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and received a nomination for the Grammy Awards for Record of the Year. On October 11, 2018, Bad Bunny released "Mia", a collaboration with Drake.It reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100. In November 2018, Bad Bunny released "Te Guste" with Jennifer Lopez, and its video was directed by Mike Ho.
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Bad Bunny released his debut album X 100pre on Christmas Eve 2018 soon after leaving DJ Luian's label "Hear this Music". He joined Rimas Entertainment as soon as he left "Hear this Music" to release his debut album on December 24, 2018. From March 8–10, 2019, Bad Bunny performed a sold-out weekend concert run at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan, his debut in Puerto Rico's major entertainment venue.
The initial 2-date concert sold out in hours, hence a third date was added. X 100pre was later included on Rolling Stone's industry-voted list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2020) at number 447. On June 28, 2019, Bad Bunny released Oasis, an eight-song collaborative album with J Balvin. The record was released overnight and was deemed a "surprise" release. The two artists collaborated also before on the 2017 track "Si Tu Novio Te Deja Sola".
Oasis peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Billboard US Latin Albums chart. In 2019, Bad Bunny performed on the main stage at Coachella. In July 2019, he put his European tour on hold, flying from Ibiza to Puerto Rico to join protests against governor Ricardo Rosselló. Bad Bunny and Residente released a protest song, "Afilando Los cuchillos", during the demonstrations.
In February 2020, Bad Bunny was a guest performer at the Super Bowl LIV halftime show, headlined by Shakira and Jennifer Lopez. Bad Bunny announced the album YHLQMDLG on February 27, 2020, on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and stated that it would be released on Leap Day 2020. The album's title stands for "Yo Hago Lo Que Me Da La Gana" (Spanish for "I Do What I Want") and features collaborations with Daddy Yankee, Yaviah, Jowell & Randy, and Ñengo Flow, among other artists.
YHLQMDLG debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200, becoming the highest-charting all-Spanish album ever on the chart at the time. The album was met with critical acclaim, who praised the album's musical diversity. "Vete" was released as the lead single of the album on November 22, 2019. The second single, "Ignorantes", with Panamanian singer Sech came out on February 14, 2020. In March 2020, Bad Bunny released the music video for "Yo Perreo Sola", in which the artist performs in drag.
On April 4, 2020, he released the song "En Casita" on SoundCloud, which expressed solidarity towards others in quarantine due to COVID-19 and featured vocals from his girlfriend, Gabriela Berlingeri. On May 10, 2020, Bad Bunny released his third solo studio album (fourth overall) “Las que no iban a salir”, without previous announcements. The album's title translates to "The Ones that Were Not Going to Come Out" and is primarily a compilation of previously unreleased or unfinished songs. Songs from the album were played on an Instagram live stream that Bad Bunny made in late April.
The album features collaborations with Don Omar, Yandel, Zion & Lennox, Nicky Jam, and Jhay Cortez. Bad Bunny had been filming his supporting role in Narcos: Mexico before filming was postponed due to the pandemic. It premiered in November 2021.
In July 2020, he appeared on the first digital cover of Playboy magazine as the first man to appear on the cover other than the magazine's founder, Hugh Hefner. The cover was shot by photographer Stillz in Miami, Florida and the magazine includes a feature article entitled "Bad Bunny is Not Playing God." He also received the ASCAP Latin award for Songwriter of the Year.
The following month, his song "Pero Ya No" appeared in an advertisement for politician Joe Biden's 2020 United States presidential election campaign. On September 20, 2020, Bad Bunny performed a surprise, live free concert from atop a flatbed truck. In October 2020, Bad Bunny released the single "Dakiti", with Jhay Cortez, which topped the Billboard Global 200 and reached number five on the US Hot 100. The song is included on his third studio album, El Último Tour Del Mundo, which was released on November 27, 2020. It became the first all-Spanish language album to reach number one on the Billboard 200.
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Bad Bunny and YHLQMDLG respectively became Spotify's most-streamed artist and album globally in 2020. It marked the first time a non-English language music artist topped the year-end list. The album received the Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop or Urban Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. On February 20, 2021, Bad Bunny performed "La Noche de Anoche" with Rosalía and "Te Deseo Lo Mejor" on Saturday Night Live, hosted by Regé-Jean Page, as well as appeared in the pre-recorded musical sketches "Loco" and "Sea Shanty".
On the US Billboard Hot 100, Bad Bunny's next single "Yonaguni" became his fourth top 10 entry and first with no accompanying acts. Bad Bunny was cast in an upcoming David Leitch-directed film starring Brad Pitt. In July 2021, it was announced that Bad Bunny co-wrote and co-produced the fifth album of Puerto Rican Latin pop artist Tommy Torres titled El Playlist de Anoche.
He won the most awards at the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards with ten, including the category Artist of the Year. In the following months, he was featured on Aventura's single "Volví", and released "Lo Siento BB:/" with Tainy and Julieta Venegas. In September 2021, he appeared on the Time's 100 most influential people in the world. Bad Bunny's 2022 concert tour, El Último Tour del Mundo, is scheduled to visit the US and Canada. He won Best Urban Music Album and Best Rap/Hip Hop Song at the 22nd Annual Latin Grammy Awards. El Último Tour Del Mundo won Best Música Urbana Album at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards.
In December 2021, it was announced that Bad Bunny became Spotify's most-streamed artist of the year globally, for the second year in a row. Bad Bunny will begin his fourth concert tour “World's Hottest Tour” in August 2022. The stadium tour will be visiting 14 countries of the American continent. In January 2022, Bad Bunny was featured in Vogue Magazine for the second time modeling the current season's best bags. In April 2022, Sony Pictures announced Bad Bunny as the lead for El Muerto, a film set in Sony's Spider-Man Universe. El Muerto is set to be released on January 12, 2024.
As of 2022, Bad Bunny’s current net worth was estimated to be around $18-20 million with an estimated $4 million+ annual salary by Celebrity Net Worth and CA Knowledge. Considered to be one of the pioneers of Latin trap music, a large portion of his net worth comes from social media, album sales, tour revenues, and endorsement deals with leading brands like Foot Locker, Adidas, Beats by Dr. Dre, etc. He has made a significant amount of money from music streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.
A Latin Grammy Award winner, he also performed at the 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show which earned him a hefty sum. Bad Bunny also owns his own clothing line called La Banda del Patio. He had an estimated net worth of $800,000 in 2017, prior to blowing up, which became $1.2 million in 2018 and stands at $20 million as of 2022. Bad Bunny’s figures from his business ventures are currently unknown.
On TikTok, the creator could potentially earn upwards of an estimated $50k per post, excluding brand-sponsored deals. On Instagram, he could potentially earn upwards of an estimated $130k for a brand-sponsored post. On YouTube, his average earnings are around the $360K mark per video, excluding brand-sponsored deals.
Bad Bunny’s dominance on social media is very evident with over 21 million TikTok followers, while on Instagram he has over 40 million followers and on YouTube, he has over 40 million subscribers.
Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio was born on March 10, 1994, in Almirante Sur barrio in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. His father, Tito Martínez, was a truck driver, and his mother, Lysaurie Ocasio, is a retired school teacher. He has two younger brothers, Bernie and Bysael. He said he was raised in a happy home. Bad Bunny says he has wanted to be a singer ever since he was young.
As a child, he attended church weekly with his devout Catholic mother and sang in the church choir until age 13. After leaving the choir, he developed an interest in the artists he heard on the radio, particularly Daddy Yankee and Héctor Lavoe.
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According to several interviews and his Wikipedia page - “His first solo performance was his rendition of Juanes's song "Mala Gente" in a middle school talent show. His stage name came from a time in which the rapper was forced to wear a bunny costume to school and was photographed with an angry expression. Despite being shy in high school, he often created freestyle raps to entertain his classmates, developing a reputation at his school for his creativity and humor. His teenage interests also included skateboarding and professional wrestling, both of which influenced his fashion sense. He has stated that, when he was young, his mother wanted him to be an engineer, his father preferred that he be a baseball player, while a teacher told him that he would become a firefighter. Instead, he took courses in audiovisual communication at the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo.”
The rapper met jewelry designer Gabriela Berlingeri in 2017 at a restaurant while dining with his family, and the two began dating soon after. Berlingeri assisted Bad Bunny in recording the 2018 song "Te Guste" by providing scratch vocals for Jennifer Lopez's portions of the song.
Bad Bunny kept his relationship with Berlingeri secret from the public until 2020. Berlingeri became the first Latina to shoot the cover of Rolling Stone when she photographed the rapper for the magazine's May 2020 cover. They are currently still together.
A TikTok video by Bad Bunny captioned “tití me preguntó to to to to to to ya vieron el video???? #TitiMePregunto #UnVeranoSinTi”
Another TikTok video by Bad Bunny titled - “me Cambio de ropa y ya voy #elultimotourdelmundo #HOUSTON”
Bad Bunny with another TikTok titled - “voy a seguir tratando de darles contenido mano, pero se me hace difícil”
A TikTok about Bad Bunny at the beach, titled - “sorry, pero me las merecía…”
A TikTok video of Bad Bunny in a WWE match.
A. Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio aka Bad Bunny, is from Almirante Sur barrio in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico.
A. Bad Bunny’s real name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio.
A. As of 2022, Bad Bunny’s current net worth was estimated to be around $18-20 million with an estimated $4 million+ annual salary by Celebrity Net Worth and CA Knowledge
A. Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, known professionally as Bad Bunny, is a Puerto Rican rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, professional wrestler, and actor. His music is often defined as Latin trap and reggaeton, but he has incorporated various other genres into his music, including rock, bachata, and soul.