Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, known by his stage name Bad Bunny, is a Puerto Rican rapper, singer, and songwriter. 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. Bad Bunny has collaborated with artists such as J Balvin, Ozuna, Farruko, Residente, Arcángel, Jhay Cortez and Daddy Yankee.
About Bad Bunny in brief
Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, known by his stage name Bad Bunny, is a Puerto Rican rapper, singer, and songwriter. 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. He is also known for his deep, slurred vocal style and his eclectic fashion sense. Bad Bunny has collaborated with artists such as J Balvin, Ozuna, Farruko, Residente, Arcángel, Jhay Cortez, and Daddy Yankee. In early 2020, 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. His debut album X 100pre was awarded a Latin Grammy for Best Urban Music Album. His third album, El Último Tour Del Mundo, was the first all-Spanish-language album to top the US Billboard 200 and generated the Billboard Global 200 number-one single \”Dakiti\”. He is the first non-English language act to be Spotify’s most streamed artist of the year. 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. He has two younger brothers, Bernie and Bysael, and considers his close friends to be part of his family. As a child, he attended church weekly with his devoutly Catholic mother and sang in the church choir until age 13.
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, and he has said he was raised in a small area of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. He said he has wanted to be a singer since he was young. He was born on March 10, 1994, in Almirante Sur barrio in Vega Bajas, Puerto Rican. His father, Tito was a truck driver, and his mother, Lysaurie is a retired schoolteacher. When he was a young boy, his mother wanted him to grow up to be an engineer, but his father told him that he would become a firefighter. While working as a bagger at Supermercados Econo in Puerto Rico, Bad Bunny released music as an independent artist on SoundCloud, where his song ‘Diles’ caught the attention of DJ Luian. In late 2016, he rose to stardom after collaborating with Cardi B and Drake on the singles ‘I Like It’ and ‘Mia’, which charted on US Billboard Hot 100 at number one and number three, respectively. His collaborative album ‘Oasis’ contains the popular singles ‘Qué Pretendes’, ‘La Canción’, and ”Quépretes’