Bad Bunny Biography
Olivia Isabel Rodrigo, born, March 10, 1994, professionally known as Bad Bunny, is a popular Puerto Rican rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer who released the first all-Spanish album to top the Billboard 200. He appeared in WrestleMania 37 in 2021 and has begun to take on acting roles.
|Real Name:||Olivia Isabel Rodrigo|
|Date of Birth||March 10, 1994|
|Place of Birth:||Vega Baja, Puerto Rico|
|Occupation:||Singer, Songwriter and Actor|
|Net Worth||$18 million|
Early Life and Education
Benito Antonio Martnez Ocasio was born on March 10, 1994, in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, about 30 miles west of San Juan. Bad Bunny was raised in Vega Baja’s Almirante Sur neighborhood by a lower-middle-class family.
His father was a truck driver, and his mother was an English teacher. Bernie and Bysael are his two younger brothers.
Young Bad Bunny enjoyed reggaeton (a mix of hip-hop and reggae) and artists such as Daddy Yankee and Vico C. On the way to school, he would occasionally hear reggaetonero Tego Calderón. Bad Bunny also liked salsa, merengue, and rock music. At one point, the Bee Gees were his favorite band.
Until the age of 13, Bad Bunny sang in the choir of his local Catholic church. He then focused on creating his own beats in his room and freestyling at school.
Bad Bunny enrolled at the University of Puerto Rico’s Arecibo campus in the audiovisual communications program. He bagged groceries at an Econo supermarket to help pay for his studies.
When Bad Bunny was still in college, he started sharing his music on SoundCloud. Due to the popularity of his song “Diles,” Bad Bunny received phone calls from producers in 2016, which he had to answer while working at a grocery store.
After finding a manager, Noah Assad, Bad Bunny devised a strategy to gain attention by releasing singles and videos on YouTube rather than attempting to sign with major record labels.
Bad Bunny was featured on a number of successful singles in 2017, including “Pa Ti,” “Loco Pero Millonario,” and “Sensualidad.” In 2018, his singles success continued with the Grammy-nominated “I Like It.”
Bad Bunny’s debut album, X 100PRE, was released on Christmas Eve of 2018. It peaked at number one on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart.
The album showcases Bad Bunny’s abilities in a variety of music genres, allowing him to cope with his success while also demonstrating his abilities. X 100PRE was nominated for a Latin Grammy for Best Urban Music Album.
In 2019, Bad Bunny released the Oasis EP with Colombian rapper and reggaeton star J Balvin. It was nominated for a Grammy for Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album.
Bad Bunny performed alongside Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, and J Balvin at the 2020 Super Bowl. On Leap Day of that year, he released YHLQMDLG, a reggaeton album (Yo Hago Lo Que Me Da La Gana, which translates to “I Do Whatever I Want”).
The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200. It also won a Grammy for Best Latin Urban/Pop Album, dubbed the “gringo Grammy” by Bad Bunny.
Another Bad Bunny album, Las Que No Iban a Salir, will be released in May 2020. Its ten tracks are made up of outtakes from previous recording sessions.
Later that year, his single “Dakiti” debuted at No. 1. El ltimo Tour del Mundo, Bad Bunny’s third album of the year, will be released on Thanksgiving 2020. It became the first all-Spanish album to launch at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
Bad Bunny’s Good Bunny Foundation aids children in poverty. He partnered with Cheetos’ Deja Tu Huella campaign to distribute $500,000 among 10 students who are serving their communities.
Bad Bunny is well-known for his distinct fashion sense, and he has designed clothing and sneakers for Adidas. He put his own spin on a line of glow-in-the-dark Crocs, which sold out quickly after they were released.
Bad Bunny Net Worth
Bad Bunny is a talented Puerto Rican singer and rapper with a net worth of $18 million.
Bad Bunny appears as a supporting character in the television series Narcos: Mexico. He also co-starred in the action film Bullet Train with Brad Pitt and will appear in the upcoming comedy American Sole.
In 2017, Bad Bunny began dating jewelry designer Gabriela Berlingeri, whom he met at a restaurant in Puerto Rico. The pair shared the COVID-19 quarantine period.
- Instagram: @badbunny.pr
- Twitter: @badbunny