Bad Bunny is one of those singers that seem to just hit it big coming out from almost nowhere. However, the Latin trap and reggaeton singer has been around since 2015 before making a significant break in 2017 with “Si Tu Novio Te Deja Sola” and then a really big one in 2018 with songs like “Mayores”, “El Baño”, and “I Like It” which has earned him a Grammy nomination for the Record of the Year.
Bad Bunny Bio and Age
The Puerto Rican singer was born Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio on March 10, 1994, in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. He was brought up alongside two brothers as the eldest child. He got the name Bad Bunny when he was in school when he went to school disguised as a rabbit, something that he hated. Because of this, he was nicknamed bad rabbit which he later accepted and coined his stage from.
With a father who was a truck driver and a mother who was a school teacher, he grew up in Puerto Rico with the singular dream of becoming a musician since he was barely five years old. He later joined the church choir in which he sang for years to come. After his high school education, he proceeded to study audiovisual communication at the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo. While he was there, he was also working at Econo, a Puerto Rican supermarket as a bagger while also working on his music and sharing them on SoundCloud.
Hear This Music co-founder, DJ Luian got to hear one of his songs, Diles and signed him to the label in 2015. Less than two years later, he would not only have captured the attention of many in the country but would also gain fans in many other Latin American countries as well as in other parts of the world.
Before the release of his first album, X 100pre in December 2018 which went on to top the US Latin Chart and peak at number 11 on the US chart, Bad Bunny already had many songs that were hits. His song, I Like It (2018) with Cardi B and J Balvin peaked at No 1 on the Billboard 100, Hot Rap Songs chart and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
As someone who may likely end up as a custodian of the Latin trap music alongside people like Fuego and Anuel AA, Bad Bunny has collaborated with big names including Drake on MIA and Jennifer Lopez on Te Guste. He has won a number of awards including an MTV Video Music Awards for I Like It (Song of Summer), Latin American Music Awards (Artist of the Year and Favorite Song – Urban for Mayores. Ahead of the 2019 Grammys, he was nominated for the Record of the Year for I Like It.
Inasmuch as he only began his musical career just a few years ago, Bad Bunny has done a lot for himself. Considering that, his music has reached almost all parts of the world, he also has a net worth that has been estimated at $8 million. It is expected that with everything going well for him, he may go higher in his worth soon.
If you are wondering if Bad Bunny is in a relationship, he is in one. The rapper is dating Argentine trapera Cazzu. Although it is not known when the two began going out, there are speculations that they have probably been together since 2017. However, it was in 2018 that he first shared her picture on his Instagram getting some people to believe that it was at that time that the two began dating.
Born on December 16, 1993, Cazzu is an Argentine rapper who is very popular in her home country and other parts of Latin America. She has enjoyed great followership thanks to some of her songs like Loca, a remix of which she featured Bad Bunny. The two are quite open about their relationship.
The Puerto Rican Star is a rather colorful individual who has a good height and a rather slim build. He stands at a height of 6 feet (1.83 m) and a body weight of 70 Kg.
- While growing up, he loved skating and wrestling owing to his dad.
- Although his lyrics are often controversial, he is well loved in his hometown and his parents always play the music loud in their cars when his songs are on air.
- It took him less than three years to rise from just another kid to a superstar.