This post walks you through the early beginning and rise to stardom of Bad Bunny.
- Third-time winner of Best Latin Pop.
- Owner of the Bad Bunny merchandise store.
- Estimated net worth of $40 million.
Who Is Bad Bunny?
Bad Bunny is a Puerto Rican singer, rapper, and songwriter who has become the No. 1 global sensation in the world of Latin music. He’s known for his unique blend of reggaeton, rap, and other urban music genres.
He got his nickname Bad Bunny during his secondary school days when he was made to wear a bunny shirt, which he didn’t like. Bunny spotted himself looking so angry in the mirror and the outfit and thought he should give himself bad bunny. He said when people see a bunny, they’ll think of his songs.
Personal Life (Early/recent)
Bad Bunny, full named Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, was born on March 10, 1994, in Almirante Sur, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. Growing up in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, Bad Bunny developed a passion for music at a young age.
His father’s name Tito Martínez, was a truck driver, while his mother’s name is Lysaurie Ocasio, is a retired schoolteacher. He has two siblings; Bernie and Bysael.
After completing his primary and secondary education, Benito attended the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo, where he studied audiovisual communication. Despite his academic pursuits, his love for music never waned, and he continued to create and share his music online.
Journey in the Music Industry
Bad Bunny grew up in a family that loves and listens to certain types of music, such as salsa, merengue, and pop ballads. He joined his mother’s church choir and sang there till he was 13 years old.
Influenced by various genres—rock, salsa, and hip-hop—he started experimenting with music production and songwriting in his teenage years. His early experiences helped shape his distinctive musical identity, characterized by a fusion of traditional Latin sounds with contemporary urban beats.
Bad Bunny began to gain recognition on SoundCloud, where he uploaded his early tracks. His big break came in 2016 when he released the song “Soy Peor,” which quickly went viral and established him as a rising star in the Latin music.
He followed this big break with other successful tracks, such as “Krippy Kush” and “Chambea,” which solidified his reputation as a strong contender.
Bad Bunny’s sophomore album, “YHLQMDLG,” released in 2020, catapulted him to global superstardom. The album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. This marks the first-ever all-Spanish-language album.
He had an outstanding break when he released “El Último Tour Del Mundo,” which made him the first all-Spanish-language artist to reach the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200.
On May 19, 2023, Benito released his first solo single of the year, titled “Where She Goes”, in which he ventured into jersey club music. On October 13, 2023, he released an album titled, Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana.
This music icon has made a great name for himself in the world of wrestling as well. He made his WWE debut in 2021 and quickly became one of the most popular superstars in the company. He even participated in the main event of WrestleMania 37.
Furthermore, he has his clothing line, “Bad Bunny Merch Store. His store has been praised for its inclusivity and diversity. He has also collaborated with major fashion brands such as Adidas and Gucci.
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