Grammy Nominated Latino Rapper Bad Bunny Is Our Artiste of The Week

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It’s the #AOTW segment guys! We are spotlighting the Latin music’s rising star Bad Bunny today on the show! You don’t have to wonder who he is if you’re not a fan. I bet by the time we jam one of his songs you’ll realize you’ve been hearing his name everywhere. Bad Bunny is relatively new but appears as though he’s been around for quite a while. He’s been rising in fame since 2017, but really hit it big in 2018. He’s one of Latin music’s current hottest stars with a few key collaborations. Bad Bunny is a new Latin trap star.

Yeah definitely! Bad Bunny actually sings and raps with a “conversational tone”, employing “a low, slurry tone”. Bad Bunny has been garnering buzz. And speaking of collaboration, he’s teamed up with CardiB, Drake on “Mia” among other top notch artists. He also got nominated in the 2019 MTV VMA in August.

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Bad Bunny whose real name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio was born on March 10, 1994 (25), in Almirante Sur barrio in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. At the age of 5 years, he was singing in the church choir of his home town. By the time he reached high school, he was known for his gifted ability to perform on stage with solid skills at freestyling. Bad Bunny studied music and technology at the University of Puerto Rico and attained a degree in Audiovisual Communications.

Bad Bunny didn’t have it all growing up so at some point in his life he worked at a grocery store to help pay the costs for his recording sessions in the studio. He needed money to have his songs recorded professionally. So he had to work in a supermarket as a bagger while studying in the uni. Later on, Bad Bunny gained popularity on SoundCloud and he was signed to a record label. Subsequently, he had a breakthrough single followed by a number of hits.

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No. 4: Diles (his 2016 breakthrough single that caught the attention of DJ Luian who signed him to his record label, Hear this Music)

I absolutely like the vibe that comes with that song. That Raggaeton feel! That song was released in …. I like Bunny’s high energy dance moves in his music video. So I should go watch video for that song. Share comment if you have seen the video using the #BunnyOnTheBoxShow.

Why does Bad Bunny wear nail polish though? In the video for his hit single, Estamos Bien, Bad Bunny is seen polishing his fingernails with a purple nail polish then blows them dry. Last year, he got vocal on social media after a nail salon in Spain, denied him service when he wanted to freshen his nails. He said “I just wanted to tell you all that I went to this sh**ty place to get my nails done (manicure + color) and they told me NO because I’m a MAN hahaha,” he wrote on Twitter. Isn’t this funny?

Moving on guys, the year 2017 was kinda interesting and eventful for Bad Bunny. He signed a booking deal with Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN) for several Latin American countries. He was also featured on a song by Becky G which was released in July 2017. He hosted Beats 1’s first Spanish-language show, Trap Kingz. In November 2017, Bad Bunny’s track, “Tu No Metes Cabra” peaked at number 38 on the Hot Latin Songs chart. In 2017, Bunny had collaborations with withJ Balvin, and Prince Royce, also the remix of “Te Boté” with Ozuna and Nicky Jam.

In 2018, Cardi B collaborated with Bad Bunny and J Balvin on the Billboard Hot 100 number-one single, “I Like It”. In the sing, he rapped in Spanish and English. “”I Like It” happened to be Bad Bunny’s first number-one single on the US Billboard Hot 100. In October 2018, Bad Bunny released “Mia” together with Drake. Mia peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In November 2018, Bad Bunny released “Te Guste” with Jennifer Lopez, with a video directed by Mike Ho; finally Bad Bunny dropped his debut album, X 100pre on Christmas Eve in December 2018. The album hit #1 spot on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart—the “highest ranking debut,” according to Billboard. It was released after he had left “Hear this Music” record label. He gave reasons for leaving by the way. We will talk about that right after number 2 and 3 songs! Stay here!

No. 3: Mayores (in 2018, won Latin American Music Awards Favorite Song – Urban but didn’t win the category Song of the Year)

No. 2: Te Boté (in 2019, won Telemundo’s Tu Musica Urban Awards Remix of the Year and in “Te Boté (Remix)” won El Premio ASCAP Winning Songs in 2019)

He responded to questions regarding his absence with the release of a song saying he was fine, Estamos Bien

Welcome back guys! We’ve been burning some bad vibes on the #AOTW today. Bad Bunny is the artist dominating this week’s show. He’s barely 4 years in the industry but he’s got a number of hits, notable appearances, and collaborations with top notch artists in and out Puerto Rico his home country. Among them: Cardi B, J Balvin, Drake

When Bad Bunny released his debut album, he revealed on an Instagram live stream that he was never allowed to make an album. He also confessed that he actually produced his music by himself. So he joined Rimas Entertainment to release his debut album.

The song Afilando los cuchillos (meaning sharpening the knives) was released during the 2019 protests against Ricardo Rosselló with lyrics from him and Residente. He’s got another album out together with J Balvin. It was released recently. The new album, Oasis, is on number one on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart. He’s got several successful collaborations obviously.

ALBUMS: X 100pre (2018) and Oasis (with J Balvin) (2019)

#BadFact

– Bad Bunny got his stage name from embarrassing first-grade experience. While in school, he was forced to wear a hat made of tall bunny ears when he misbehaved which caused him to feel totally ashamed in front of his peers. When it came time to choose a stage name, he thought of the experience and came up with his official stage name of Bad Bunny.

– Since his breakthrough, he has earned multiple top-ten entries on the US Hot Latin Songs chart. Soy Peor – his breakthrough single established him as a forerunner in the Latin American trap scene. It reached #22 on the Hot Latin Songs chart at the time of release.

– In an interview with Billboard, Bad Bunny stated that his biggest music inspirations growing up were Héctor Lavoe, Vico C, Daddy Yankee and Marc Anthony.

– He disappeared from social media for a time when he was overwhelmed with his sudden rise to fame. Views of his videos on YouTube tallied seven billion in 2018

– The song Chambea featuring Ric Flair (legendary wrestler) is the first highlight of his success in his career. Since his childhood, he has looked up to professional wrestling as one of his favorite sports. So he finally featured Ric Flair in the music video for Chambea.

– He’s quite vocal and not afraid to speak out when it comes to politics, particular for his home island of Puerto Rico.

No. 1: I Like It (with Cardi B and J Balvin) released in 2018 before he collaborated with Drake in October of the same year on the song Mia.

AWARD AND NOMINATION

– In 2019, I like It won Top Rap Song category at the Billboard Music Awards didn’t win the remaining 4 categories: Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Collaboration, Top Selling Song and Top Rap Song

– Nominated but didn’t win the 2018 nominations at the: Grammy Awards, the song was nominated in the category: Record of the Year, BET Hip Hop Awards nominated under 3 categories: Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Collabo, Duo or Group and Single of the Year. Telemundo’s Tu Musica Urban Awards was nominated in two categories: International Artist Song and International Artist Video . Premios Lo Nuestro awards 2018, the song was nominated in the category Crossover Collaboration of the Year and Soul Train Music Awards was nominated Rhythm & Bars Award category

– Won the 2017, at the 2017 MTV Video Music Award Song of summer. Etc

There’s Bad Bunny – Puerto Rican artist than all that have been said on the show.

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