Bad Bunny – Know More about the Rising American Rapper and Singer

Bad Bunny is a popular American rapper, singer, producer, songwriter, wrestler, and actor. Despite so many titles put together, Bad Bunny has managed to excel in almost every project he has been part of and released to the audience. His music genre ventures in Latin trap and reggaeton but he has also ventured into other genres of music, including bachata, rock, and soul.

Bad Bunny’s career kickstarted after his single Soy Peor gained immense popularity and recognition after its release in 2016. It was soon after he collaborated with Cardi B and Drake on their singles, I Like It and Mia, which too gained immense popularity in a short period.

It was in 2018 that Bad Bunny released his debut album, X 100pre, and even won the Latin Grammy for the Best Album of the Year. He has collaborated with other Latin and American artists, including J Balvin. 

If you are wondering about his career growth, success, and net worth, scrolls down further into the article.

Early life of Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny was born on March 10, 1994 as Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio in Almirante Sur barrio in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico to Tito Martínez and Lysaurie Ocasio. His father was a truck driver while his mother was a retired school teacher.

Bad Bunny has two brothers, Bernie and Bysael, and is a family-oriented person. His love for music is all due to her mother who would listen to different genres of Latin music, including salsa, ballads, etc. He would listen to the songs playing on his sound while he finished his chores around the house.

His early childhood is often described as lyrics in some of his songs where he reveals that he had a comfortable and fun childhood where he liked being at home with his family instead of being outside on the streets.

In multiple interviews, Bad Bunny revealed that he wanted to be a singer from early childhood. His singing career started when he was part of the church choir that his mother took him to. However, he developed a passion and liking for rap and Latin music after listening to singers like Daddy Yankee and Hector Love.

Bad Bunny revealed that the reason behind his stage name is from his childhood when he was forced to wear a bunny costume and he has an angry expression on his face throughout. He created freestyle raps during his middle school days, which further put him on towards his passion for music.

Career and Professional Growth

Even though Bad Bunny gained his formal recognition in 2016, he has been creating music professionally since 2013 wherein he released songs like Get, Tentacion, Just Let Me Know to his Soundcloud.

It was later in 2016 that one of his independently released songs, Diles was recognized by popular DJ Luian, who signed him to his record label soon after.

Later in 2017, Bad Bunny signed a booking deal with Cardenas Marketing Network for multiple Latin countries. Besides releasing independent music, Bad Bunny also gained immense popularity from his collaborations and features on the singles and albums of leading singers like Karol G, Becky G, Ozuna, Nicky Jam, etc.

His popularity in the American music world further soared when Cardi B released a single featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin in 2018, titled I Like It. The song hit #1 on the Billboard Charts and put him on the mainstream American music scene.

Soon after, Bad Bunny released his debut album X 100pre in 2018. Later in 2019, Bad Bunny released Oasis, which was a collaborative release with J Balvin, containing 8 songs in them. The record was released without any kind of premeditated marketing and released overnight but managed to gain immense popularity and success.

Since then, Bad Bunny has also performed as a guest performer at the Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show that was lined by Shakira and Jennifer Lopez. He released his next album, Yo Hago Lo Que Me Da La Gana on February 29, 2020.

In July 2020, Bad Bunny appeared on the very first digital version of the Playboy Magazine and soon his album became one of the most streamed albums on Spotify. 

Besides his music career, it was recently released that Bad Bunny is signed to play the character of El Muerto, which is a character in the Spiderman Universe. The movie is set to release in 2024.

Controversies surrounding Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny has been making waves ever since the first step towards his professional music career. Besides using his platform for sharing his music, Bad Bunny has also actively voiced his opinions about the lack of humanitarian work.

Although he hasn’t found himself in any negative light, Bad Bunny is known for standing up to different wrongdoings that he thinks to deserve more attention. Bad Bunny has also criticized the authorities in Puerto Rico who closed down the schools but opened more prisons in the country. 

Bad Bunny has also made it to the media for his persistent support of the LGBTQIA+ community. He has also raised his voice against the constant gender-based violence that is happening regularly in Puerto Rico. 

Philanthropy Work of Bad Bunny

With the kind of activism that Bad Bunny has consistently indulged in, it isn’t surprising his philanthropic work is quite diverse.

He has actively spoken about the lack of humanitarian work during Hurricane Maria, which gravely affected different islands in Puerto Rico. He reported that even after one year of the hurricane, there were homes in the country that were left without electricity.

Bad Bunny also has his humanitarian foundation, Good Bunny Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that pledged a lot of contributions to the upliftment of the citizens around Puerto Rico. 

Net Worth of Bad Bunny

As of 2022, the net worth of Bad Bunny is $18 million. Over the years, he has acquired a lot of wealth, especially from his singing career.

His acting career has started recently, which means that his net worth is going to increase eventually over time. However, with the meteoric rise to his fame, it isn’t surprising that his net worth is soaring progressively along with his success.

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