“Right now, I’m in my happiest second of my profession,” Bad Bunny tells . host Neja Joy throughout an interview in New York.
The Latin celebrity — who, together with Ozuna, leads this yr’s listing of finalists for the 2020 . Latin Music Awards — on Saturday (Feb. 29) launched his extremely anticipated new album YHLQMDLG, an acronym that stands for “yo hago lo que me da la gana” (I do no matter I would like).
And that he does.
Born Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, the Puerto Rican singer-songwriter has all the time made music on his personal phrases. From importing tracks on SoundCloud in his early beginnings in 2016 to touchdown 15 songs on .‘s Hot Latin Songs chart in 2017 and scoring his first . Hot 100 chart-topper along with his characteristic on Cardi B’s “I Like It.”
Additionally, in 2019, Bad Bunny earned two Grammy nods due to his debut album X100Pre and his joint album with buddy and fellow reggaetonero J Balvin Oasis.
And he turned .‘s year-end Top Latin Artist for the 2019 chart yr after his debut album spent 34 weeks at No. 1 on .‘s Top Latin Albums survey and positioned 32 tracks on the Hot Latin Songs chart.
“It was a tremendous yr full of wonderful moments and I’m so grateful, however I feel 2020 shall be so much higher,” he says confidently.
It’s protected to say that 2020 is already off to a terrific star for El Conejo Malo who carried out alongside Shakira, Jennifer Lopez and Balvin on the Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show the place he and Balvin sang solely in Spanish. The epic halftime present was watched by 103 million individuals within the U.S., in keeping with Fox.
Singing in Spanish was vital for Bunny. “It was such a particular expertise to signify the Latino group in an American occasion of the NFL. I do not know something in regards to the NFL. I do not know who received. Latinos received the sport.”
To match his comfortable temper, the “Callaíta” singer, who final yr made his Coachella debut acting on the principle stage, simply launched his second studio album that he says is “happier than my first one X100Pre. That album was nostalgic, it had unhappy tracks and this new album is happier. It’s for having enjoyable, dancing, neglect [your] issues. I do not need to compete with my final album as a result of it is one thing totally different. People will see an evolution of X100Pre.”
The packed album consists of 20 tracks and options collaborators like Daddy Yankee, Sech and Jowell & Randy, amongst others.
“I can do no matter I would like. That’s how I really feel proper now. It’s about doing what you’re feeling,” he provides.
Bad Bunny is a 14-time finalist on the 2020 . Latin Music Awards which is able to air dwell April 23 on Telemundo, following the three-day occasion and panel sequence LatinFest+ offered by . and Telemundo in Las Vegas.