Historically, Latin America may not have enjoyed a long period of social or political stability for it to take its place at the table as one of the best communities in the world for quality of life, but it has never been short of individuals who have earned global recognition for their talent and accomplishments. From Jennifer Lopez to Pitbull, there has always been popular Latino personalities. In recent years, another name has joined the ranks in the person of Benito Antonio, popularly known as Bad Bunny.
Bad Bunny, as he is known professionally, is a Puerto Rican born Latin trap singer who has released several chart-topping songs like I Like It and Mia, working other global stars like hip hop heavyweights, Cardi B and Drake.
Bad Bunny’s Biography & Age
To his fans, and Latin music lovers across America and around the globe, he is Bad Bunny but his real name is Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio and he was born in Almirante Sur, Vega Baja in Puerto Rico on the 10th of March, 1994.
Growing up in his rural Puerto Rican town, Bad Bunny began singing from a young age, starting from the church choir before he was swept by the charms of Latin hip hop.
With the conviction of his love and passion for music, Bad Bunny began to write his own music and while he was attending the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo, simultaneously working as a bagger for a supermarket, he uploaded his music to SoundCloud, the platform that has become the grooming ground for aspiring music stars.
With songs like Diles earning plenty of airplay on the platform, Bad Bunny was able to draw the attention of DJ Luian, who subsequently signed him to his label and thus began the journey of Bad Bunny from obscure musician to global talent.
Under the label, Hear This Music, Bad Bunny released songs that reached top ten in US Hot Latin Songs, with the song, Soy Peor becoming his breakthrough song.
Two years after he began uploading his songs on SoundCloud, Bad Bunny was going on tours to various Latin American countries but his global stardom was yet to arrive, not until he collaborated with another fast-rising star, Cardi B on the song, I Like It. The song, which was released in 2018 quickly became the number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
With the success of the song, Bad Bunny got another chance to establish his position as a global talent when he collaborated with Drake for the song, Mia, which reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100.
In the same year, he dropped his debut album, X 100pre, and it reached number one on the US Billboard Top Latin Albums, with critical acclaim and has been certified Diamond by the RIAA.
Bad Bunny is considered a Latin Trap and Reggaeton artist who incorporates singing and rap into his music, and he is expected to reach greater heights as a musician.
Bad Bunny’s Net Worth
Bad Bunny has only been in the industry actively since 2015 when he released his first set of songs on SoundCloud. Since getting noticed and getting signed to a label, experiencing growth in his career, he has also enjoyed significant growth in his financial state, climbing to a net worth of $8 million. Not bad for the former supermarket bagger.
Is He Gay? Or Does He Have A Girlfriend?
As a result of the stereotype about flamboyance and members of the gay community, Bad Bunny, who is known for his flamboyant dressing choices such as painting his nails and his hairstyles, has drawn rumors of him being a gay man but if his dating history is anything to go by, it is nothing but a rumor and a false one at that.
Since he became a recognized star in North America and beyond, he has been in a relationship with Julieta Cazzuchelli, who is also a musician. Their relationship was confirmed by the musician in May 2018 and they have reportedly been together ever since, as shown by both singers’ Instagram pages.
However, in 2019, rumors emerged of Bad Bunny being in a relationship with another singer, Rosalia. Confirmation of their relationship is yet to be made but their potential coupling has drawn the interest of several fans of both singers.
Bad Bunny has a height of 6 feet with a slim and athletic body weight of 70 kg. Known for his flamboyant dressing style, particularly his nails, which has drawn a comparison to other music stars like David Bowie. He has other noticeable physical features like black colored hair and brown eyes.