Popularly known by his stage name Bad Bunny, Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio is a Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer. He started nursing the dream of becoming a singer from the time he was five years old and by the time he was in college, he became a popular figure on SoundCloud. Learn more about him below including his net worth, girlfriend and other interesting facts we gathered about the musician.
Who is Bad Bunny and What is His Age?
Bad Bunny was born on the 10th of March, 1994, in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, and grew up there alongside his two brothers. He was a student of the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo (UPRA or UPR-Arecibo) where he studied audiovisual communication. Bad Bunny combined his college program with working in a supermarket as a bagger and releasing music as an independent artist.
He posted one of his songs titled Diles on SoundCloud which drew the attention of DJ Luian and led to the latter signing Bad Bunny to his record label, Hear this Music. This gave him the opportunity of working with more popular Latino artists and since then, he has recorded many top-ten entries on the US Hot Latin Songs chart.
On December 8, 2016, he released a single, Soy Peor, which reached number 22 on the Hot Latin Songs chart. This gave the young star a major breakthrough, establishing him as a forerunner in the Latin American trap industry.
The year 2017 was quite eventful for the Latin trap. He signed a booking contract with Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN) for a number of Latin American countries and was featured in the single Mayores, released in July by Becky G. Bad Bunny also hosted six episodes of Beats 1’s first Spanish-language show, Trap Kingz, starting from November 2017. At the same time, his track, Tu No Metes Cabra topped the charts at number 38 on the Hot Latin Songs chart. The song was later re-mixed and it called for the release of Anuel AA from prison.
Around the same time, Bad Bunny collaborated with J Balvin, and Prince Royce to release the song Sensualidad, which took the 8th spot on the Hot Latin Songs chart while his remix of Te Boté (English: “I Dumped You”) with Ozuna and Nicky Jam was number one on the same chart.
In 2018, Bad Bunny recorded his first and only number-one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 following the release of Cardi B’s single I Like It, which was the result of a collaborative effort with Cardi B, J Balvin and himself. In the song, Bad Bunny rapped in Spanish, Spanglish, and English. He performed the lyrics of the song on July 21, 2018, at the Tomorrowland Festival in Belgium as part of the set presented by DJ Alesso, who invited him to perform.
In collaboration with Drake, Bad Bunny released “Mia” on October 11, 2018, after a tease in January. They both released the video alongside each other and it took the 5th spot on the Billboard 100. On the Eve of Christmas 2018, Bad Bunny released his debut album X 100pre.
His Net Worth
The Puerto Rican rapper, singer, and songwriter has an estimated net worth of $1.8 million. His earnings have come mostly from his music career and no doubt, it will certainly keep soaring high as he advances his career.
On May 15, 2018, Bad Bunny announced his relationship with Julieta Cazzuchell by posting a picture of them sharing a kiss while on stage on Instagram. The beautiful young lady who is also an established artist goes by the stage name Cazzu.
From Jujuy Province, Argentina, Cazzu, a skater and film student, began her musical career at the age of fourteen and since spring of 2017, she has been surfing a wave of hit songs like Chapiadora and Loca. She recorded the latter track with Argentine rappers Khea and Duki and it currently has more than 344 million views on YouTube. Conveniently, after their relationship was made public, Bad Bunny jumped the remix of Loca alongside Khea, Duki, and Cazzu.
Like Bad Bunny, Cazzu also has a special liking for tattoos. She has most of her body art on her right arm and a tiny heart-shaped drawing on her face. Although both Bad Bunny and Cazzu are considered to be somewhat eccentric, they still get along well enough to keep their relationship afloat.
Height and Other Facts
- Body build: slim
- Height: 6 feet
- Weight: 70kg
- Hair color: black
- Eye color: brown
- According to the singer, his spirit animal is a bunny (Rabbit) because rabbits are tender and pretty just as he is.
- The first music album he owned was given to him as a Christmas gift when he was five and it was titled Aquel Que Habia Muerto by Vico C.
- He was inspired by a lot of people including Hector Lavoe, Daddy Yankee, Romeo (Santos), Marc Anthony, Vico C, Tego Calderon, Wisin & Yandel among others.
- His favorite brands are Gucci and Adidas.
- Apart from music, he is also known for launching a computer game known as Bunny Madness Anarchy.
- His sun sign is Pisces.
- Bad Bunny lives in Los Angeles and has more than 3 million followers on Facebook and over 12.9 million followers on Instagram.