It consists of four studio albums , one mixtape , one extended play , twenty-six singles as a lead artist and around fifty-seven singles as a featured artist. Bad Bunny's first studio album X pre was released on Christmas Eve , For his second studio album, he joined J Balvin and released their collaborative album, Oasis , on June 28,
His music is often defined as Latin trap and reggaeton, but he has incorporated various other genres into his music, including rock, bachata, and soul. He is also known for his deep, slurred vocal style and his eclectic fashion sense. Born and raised in the municipality of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, Bad Bunny gained popularity on SoundCloud and was eventually signed to a record label while working in a supermarket as a bagger and studying at the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo. Following the release of his breakthrough single "Soy Peor" in late , he rose to stardom after collaborating with Cardi B and Drake on the singles "I Like It" and "Mia", which charted on the US Billboard Hot at number one and number three, respectively. Sign in or Register. Bad Bunny Born 10 March Last Played on BBC. Official Links. Bad Bunny.
The influence of the United States looms large, with the Latin diaspora often filtering through the U. But the scales have balanced, and the cultural exchange between Anglo and Spanish-language music is bi-directional. What follows is a brief — and by no means all-encompassing — primer on some of the most important artists in urbano, broken up into three categories: The superstars at the top of the charts, the OGs who helped create and sustain the community, and the next wave of new artists and underground veterans set to break out in the coming months. J Balvin. You will almost certainly recognize him for his ever-changing colorful hair most notably, his rainbow leopard and zebra-print pattern cuts.
For millions of listeners, that moment marked their introduction not just to the Puerto Rican rapper also known to fans as El Conejo Malo, but to a musical movement otherwise unknown to their ears. Discovered by the well-connected DJ Luian and signed to his Hear This Music imprint, he began releasing music through the label and guesting elsewhere in Being with DJ Luian and production duo Mambo Kingz from the start and employing a fairly memorable moniker helped his case as he spat verses and quite a few hooks alongside fellow newcomers and established faves. Not infrequently, he name-checked Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa in his bars, referential influences that spoke more to his tastes than his vocal tone. Ultimately, what gave Bad Bunny a leg up was timing. Though hardly a new phenomenon at the time, Spanish-language hip-hop found a certain revitalization based off of the trap and trap-adjacent rap exploding stateside in Songs like these resonated with young listeners and YouTube viewers throughout the Caribbean and the Americas, complementing the English-language rap made widely accessible by way of online streaming. Even as the beats jibed, the perceived language gap kept the spirit of cross-cultural rap collaboration regrettably at bay longer than it ought.