|Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio|
March 10, 1994|
San Juan, Puerto Rico, U.S.
|Labels||Hear this Music|
Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio (born March 10, 1994), known by his stage name Bad Bunny, is a Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer. While working in a supermarket as a bagger and studying at the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo, Bad Bunny gained popularity on SoundCloud. His breakthrough single, "Soy Peor", established him as a forerunner in the Latin American trap scene. He has earned multiple top-ten entries on the US Hot Latin Songs chart. He collaborated with J Balvin and Prince Royce for the hit single "Sensualidad", and with Cardi B and J Balvin on the Billboard Hot 100 number-one single "I Like It".
While working at a supermarket as a bagger, Bad Bunny also released music as an independent artist. Bad Bunny's song "Diles", on SoundCloud, caught the attention of DJ Luian who signed him to his record label, Hear this Music. By DJ Luian signing him, he was able to work with more well-known Latin artists.
In the summer of 2017, Bad Bunny signed a booking deal with Cardenas Marketing Network (CMD) for several Latin American countries. His single "Soy Peor" charted at number 22 on the Hot Latin Songs chart. He was featured in Becky G's single "Mayores", released in July 2017. In November 2017, Bad Bunny's "Tu No Metes Cabra" peaked at number 38 on the Hot Latin Songs chart. At around the same time, the song "Sensualidad," released by as a collaboration between Bad Bunny, J Balvin, and Prince Royce, peaked at number 10 on the Hot Latin Songs chart. Starting in November 2017, Bad Bunny hosts Beats 1's first Spanish-language show, Trap Kingz. He was featured on Cardi B's Invasion of Privacy album on the track "I Like It". In the single Bad Bunny raps in English and Spanish. The song's music video was filmed in March 2018 in Miami. It has reached number two on the US Billboard Hot 100. It became Bad Bunny's first number-one single on the US Billboard Hot 100.
On July 21, 2018 Bad Bunny had a five-minute performance at the Tomorrowland Festival in Belgium as part of the set presented by DJ Alesso, who invited him to perform. He sang his lyrics to the Cardi B song "I Like It" in which he had a featuring.
Bad Bunny is primarily a Latin trap performer. As described by a Rolling Stone article, Bad Bunny sings and raps with a "conversational tone", employing "a low, slurry tone, viscous melodies and a rapper's cadence."
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|2017||Latin Grammy Awards||Best Urban Song||"Si Tu Novio Te Deja Sola"||Nominated|||
|Best Urban Performance|
|Premios Juventud||Breakthrough Artist||Himself|||
|2018||iHeartRadio Music Awards||Best New Latin Artist||Himself|||
|MTV Video Music Awards||Song of the Summer||"I Like It"|