Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio went from being the boy who worked in a supermarket to becoming the most prominent figure in Latin music. His awards, controversial recognitions and records that he has obtained in less than a decade, show that he is second to none.
In recent years he has won more than 60 awards. Before his fame came, in his free time he dedicated himself to recording his content on SoundCloud, where he shared it with his friends. In an interview with People magazine, he revealed how tough his early days were while working as a cashier.
“All I wanted was for my shift to end so I could go home. It was very motivating…because you never want to be doing that. All you want is to achieve your dreams and make money doing what you love.”
It is currently estimated that his fortune exceeds $40 million, he is one of the most influential stars in the world, one of the most listened to on Spotify, the highest paid, among other achievements. Here we tell you.
Best urban music album
Bad Bunny has won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Music Album three times, for his work on “X 100pre” (2019), “EL ÚLTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO” (2021) and “Un Verano Sin Ti” (2022). . This recognition has led him to compete with other figures of the genre such as: Rauw Alejandro, Ozuna, Myke Towers and Sech.
27 weeks on the Billboard
His recent album “Un verano sin ti” has been at #1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart for 27 weeks. As well as being at #1 on the independent albums, for the same amount of time.
artist of the year
This 2022 Bad Bunny became the first non-English-speaking singer to be awarded Artist of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards. The reggaeton player competed for the award with Drake, Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles, Jack Harlow, Lil Nas X and Lizzo.
On the way to being crowned at the Grammys
Bad Bunny made history by being nominated for Album of the Year at the Grammys for “Un verano sin ti”, the first album sung in Spanish to compete in the category launched in 1959 by artists like Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. Although other Latino artists such as Carlos Santana and José Feliciano have achieved it in Grammy history, it is the first time that an album sung entirely in Spanish has achieved this nomination. Additionally, he has nominations for Best Solo Pop Performance and Best Urban Music Album.
best album of the year
Last Sunday, November 20, Time magazine chose “Un Verano Sin Ti” as the best album of 2022, for promoting the musical styles of the Caribbean, ranging from reggaeton and dembow to merengue and cumbia, and reinforced by dance hall and techno elements. The magazine also recognized the project as “exceptional genre-defying, intergenerational and groundbreaking.”
a controversial award
In 2020, Bad Bunny was named Composer of the Year by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), unleashing all kinds of controversies. “Latin music is some of the most popular in the world,” explained ASCAP President Paul Williams. “This is so because their rhythms, their passion, honesty and deep love for their traditions and the gift of crossing barriers speak to all of us equally, no matter what language we speak,” added the American association.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the trap icon is #1 on the Spotify and YouTube platforms where he has produced between $8.4 million and $3.6 million. By 2020, he was the first Latino artist to be the most played on the music platform during the year. Achievement that he repeated for 2021. According to the streaming service, since 2015, Bad Bunny has been heard more than 35 billion times.
Most lucrative tour of the moment
His tour “The World’s Hottest Tour” will take him to 30 cities between North America and Latin America, including his long-awaited concert for this Saturday, November 26 in El Salvador. According to the Pollstar site, a measure of the shares earned by great artists, the star of the moment earns a total of $250,000 per performance, although the profits are shared among all the musicians.
the highest paid
On August 12, Bad Bunny broke the world record, raising $11,525,000 in the concert he gave at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, becoming the highest-paid Latino artist in history.
The 28-year-old star was the first urban Latino artist to be on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, for the year 2020. Photographed during the quarantine due to the covid-19 pandemic, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on April 3 May 2020, photo taken by his partner Gabriela Berlingeri.
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