Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio began to play on cell phones, computers, parties and streams in 2016. At that time the hits of bad bunny They were “Diles”, “Soy Peor” and “Tu No Vive Asi” and he used to close them with a shout out to Mambo Kingz and DJ Luian, at that time his producers.
At that time it was considered the greatest exponent of Latin American trap But over the years things have changed. Today it stands as a benchmark for reggaeton that fearlessly snoops with other genres and nurtures all regional music. What has changed in all these years? On the day of his 28th birthday we tell you.
born a March 10, 1994 In Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, San Benito began composing his songs at the age of 14 and uploading them to SoundCloud at 19. Everything you need to know about his beginnings is in this video:
As we mentioned above, his first success was “Soy Peor” with which he managed to enter the Hot Latin Songs ranking in the United States for the first time. From there, her name would be common currency at the top of the North American and world charts.
The following year “Now Calls Me” with Karol G broke all expectations, followed by “Mayores” ft Becky G, “Sensualidad” with Prince Royce and J Balvin, and the remix of “Te Boté” with Ozuna and Nicky Jam. .
Bad Bunny was the hit man. Everything he played made it a hit. The following year, on Christmas Eve and without warning, he releases his first album. “X100 PRE”. By then he had already left his first label Hear This Music and revealed that he produced all of his music.
Then, for the first time, the vision we had of the Bad Rabbit changed: a hit man, yes, but a composer, singer and producer, who even dared to release an LP at a time when few did so in urban music and in him It was not limited to reggaeton but it explored more dance & electronic fusions.
A few months later he would do it again, this time with J Balvin with “Oasis” oscillating between reggaeton and rock (they put a song together with Marciano from Los Enanitos Verdes). That year he arrived at Coachella and led the protests in Puerto Rico against Governor Ricardo Roselló. He surprised us again.
February 29, 2020 arrived “I do what I want”, an album that broke everything, becoming the highest ranked Spanish-language album in the United States. Thus, Bad Bunny began to conquer and not little by little Yankeeland.
The curious thing is that in 2020 he released two other albums: “Las Que No Iban a Salir” and “El Último Tour del Mundo”. A) Yes, became the most streamed artist of the year on Spotify. Here, reggaeton was no longer even considered its main musical gender, rather it had already been changed to pop or urban pop.
2021 didn’t bring records, but it did bring shows. Benito put together his own festival in Puerto Rico (to which he invited Duki) and this 2022 he faces two tours: The Last Tour of the World and World’s Hottest Tour, with which he will arrive in Argentina in November.
Then what changed during these years? His label, his music, his personal image, what we believed about him, what is said about him, his shows, and practically the urban music scene, to which he gave a new air.