Bad Bunny
Bad Bunny, a global reggaeton sensation whose latest album just topped the Billboard 200 for the 11th week, released a short documentary on Puerto Rico’s infrastructure failures and gentrification. Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images

Bad Bunny has been making waves in music scene since his “Soy Peor” days in 2016. Now the 28-year-old artist is adding another notch on his belt making history as the first person to secure a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year with an all-Spanish album.

"Un Verano Sin Ti," which translates to “A Summer Without You” spent 13 weeks at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. The album was also Apple Music’s and Spotify's most streamed album of 2022. The 23-track album with features from Chencho Corleone and Jhay Cortez is in the running for Best Música Urbana Album as well.

Bad Bunny, whose real name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, has also been nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance thanks to the album’s single “Moscow Mule.”

The Puerto Rican rapper is no stranger to the Grammys securing his first nomination in 2018 for Record of the Year with “I Like it” featuring Cardi B and. J. Balvin. He now has six nominations and two wins total. In order to get that third win, "Un Verano Sin Ti," has to go up against several musical heavy hitters.

Other nominees include Beyoncé’s “Renaissance,” Adele for her album “30,” Harry Styles’ “Harry’s House,” Brandi Carlile’s “In these silent days,” Kendrick Lamar’s “Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers’,” Lizzo’s “Special,” Abba’s “Voyage,” Mary J. Blige’s “Good Morning Gorgeous’,” and Coldplay’s “Music of the Spheres.”

If his luck at the Grammys is anything like the luck he had at the Latin Grammys, he should do fairly well.

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