Historically, Latin America may not have enjoyed a long period of social or political stability to take its place at the table as one of the best communities in the world for quality of life, but it has never lacked people who deserve worldwide recognition for their talent and achievements. From Jennifer Lopez to Pitbull, there have always been popular figures in the Latino community. In recent years, Benito Antonio, popularly known as Bad Bunny, has been added to the list.
Bad Bunny, as he is professionally known, is a Puerto Rican-born Latin trap singer who has released several chart-toppers such as I Like It and Mia and has worked with other world stars such as hip-hop heavyweights Cardi B and Drake.
Bad Bunny’s Biography & Age
For his fans and lovers of Latin American music all over America and the world, he is Bad Bunny, but his real name is Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio and he was born on March 10th, 1994 in Almirante Sur, Vega Baja in Puerto Rico.
Growing up in his rural town in Puerto Rico, Bad Bunny started singing in the church choir at a young age before he was fascinated by the charm of Latin American hip-hop.
Convinced of his love and passion for music, Bad Bunny began writing his own music and while studying at the University of Puerto Rico in Arecibo and working as a bagger in a supermarket, he uploaded his music to SoundCloud, the platform that has become a breeding ground for aspiring music stars.
With songs like Diles, which earn a lot of airplay on the platform, Bad Bunny was able to attract the attention of DJ Luian, who then signed him to his label, thus starting Bad Bunny’s journey from obscure musician to global talent.
Under the label “Hear This Music” Bad Bunny released songs that reached the top ten of US Hot Latin songs, with the song “Soy Peor” becoming his breakthrough.
Two years after he began uploading his songs to SoundCloud, Bad Bunny toured various Latin American countries, but his worldwide fame was yet to come before he worked with another fast-rising star, Cardi B for the song I Like It. The song, which was released in 2018, quickly became number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
With the success of the song, Bad Bunny got another chance to establish his position as a global talent when he collaborated with Drake on the song Mia, which landed at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
In the same year, he dropped his debut album X 100pre, which was critically ranked number one on the US Billboard Top Latin Albums and certified as 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 active in the industry since 2015 when he released his first songs on SoundCloud. Since he has attracted attention and signed with a label and his career has taken off, his financial situation has also improved significantly and has reached a net worth of $8 million. Not bad for the former supermarket packer.
Is He Gay Or Does He Have A Girlfriend?
Because of the stereotype about extravagance and members of the gay community, Bad Bunny, who is known for his extravagant dress choices like painting his nails and hairstyles, has drawn rumors about him as a gay man, but if his dating history is anything, it is nothing but a rumor and a false one at that.
Since becoming 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 been together ever since, as the Instagram pages of the two singers show.
In 2019, however, rumors surfaced that Bad Bunny is in a relationship with another singer, Rosalia. A confirmation of their relationship is still pending, but their possible connection has aroused the interest of several fans of both singers.
Bad Bunny has a size of 6 feet with a slim and athletic body weight of 70 kg. Known for his extravagant dress style, especially his nails, which has drawn comparisons with other music stars like David Bowie. He has other striking physical characteristics such as black hair and brown eyes.