Bad Bunny
Bad Bunny performs onstage during his World's Hottest Tour at SoFi Stadium on September 30, 2022 in Inglewood, California. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

From Ozuna to J Balvin and Don Omar to Maluma, numerous Latin singers and songwriters are impacting our world today. What makes each one unique is not only the lyrics and music they share with the world but their name, attitude, and life story.

With a name like Bad Bunny, it’s no surprise this actor, musician, sex model, and icon has captivated the globe. Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio was born in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico on March 10, 1994. He has both Puerto Rican and Dominican roots.

After being forced to attend school wearing a bunny costume and having to be photographed in this costume with an angry expression, the stage name and artist were born. Bad Bunny began writing lyrics and uploading them to SoundCloud at the age of 14.

It was DJ Luian who took a liking to Bad Bunny and signed him onto his record label, Hear this Music. The rest, as they say, is history. Between 2013 and 2016, his songs Get, Tentación, and Just Let Me Know were among his first SoundCloud publishings.

The year was 2016 and the song was, Diles, when Bad Bunny began his stardom into fame. From there, collaborations with other Lattin superstars including Farruko, Ozuman, J Balvin, Cardi B, Drake, and Karol G allowed him to continue achieving success.

Four years after Diles blew the charts, his second solo album reached number two on Billboard. But it was his fourth album, Un Verano Sin Ti, that took the number one spot for 13 weeks on the Billboard 200, in 2022.

Did you know that Bad Bunny was the only other man, aside from Hugh Hefner, who appeared on the cover of Playboy Magazine?

He also appeared on numerous popular TV shows (Narcos: Mexico), magazines, and movies (a fight scene with Brad Pitt in Bullet Train), and hosted the Spanish-language show, Trap Kingz.

Rumor has it that Bad Bunny has taken the lead as the newest Marvel hero in the movie, El Muerto, produced by Sony Pictures. The movie is due to be released on January 12, 2024. Acting and singing aren’t the only skills this inspiring artist has blessed the world with.

Bad Bunny is actively involved in Puerto Rico’s overall well-being. He established a foundation, The Good Bunny Foundation, which distributes toys to children living in poverty in Puerto Rico. He’s also a supporter of the LGBTQIA community.

Bad Bunny’s talents and heart of gold have led him to an affluent career, making him the recipient of hundreds of awards and nominations, from the Latin Grammys to be revealed on Thursday Nov. 17, to the American Music Awards on Nov. 20. This bad boy’s reggaeton and Latin trap skills are part of what has made Spanish music gain mainstream popularity in America.

With fame comes great responsibility and risks. When it comes to his sexuality, romantic status, and career, Bad Bunny seems to be keeping his wits about him.

Rumors and competition don’t seem to be affecting him much. A strong characteristic to have when faced with the world’s harsh criticisms. Make no mistake, Bad Bunny will remain a sought-after celebrity in the Latin world and beyond.

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