Bad Bunny is also the highest-paid Latin artist of all time.
Just a few days into November, and it’s already time for calendar-year awards. Apple Music has announced that Bad Bunny will be its artist of the year for 2022. But this isn’t just a stream count-based honor. According to Apple, “artistic brilliance and influence on global culture” are equally important.
In May, Bad Bunny (real name Benito Martinez Ocasio) released his most recent album, “Un Verano Sin Ti,” which has now surpassed all previous Latin albums on Apple Music in terms of streaming volume the album is the most streamed in any genre this year.
Along with the prize, Bad Bunny will have his own day of programming on Apple Music’s 1 radio station and take over the service’s ‘La Fórmula’ playlist.
Bad Bunny holds the first, second, and third highest first-day stream totals for a Latin artist, according to Apple Music, and is the most streamed Latin artist of all time on the platform.
A Look Back at Some of Bad Bunny’s Biggest Moments on Apple Music
- Bad Bunny is the biggest Latin artist of all time by streams worldwide on Apple Music.
- Upon its release on May 6, 2022, Un Verano Sin Ti became the biggest Latin album of all time on Apple Music, holding the record for first-day streams worldwide.
- “Moscow Mule” holds the record for the biggest Latin song of all time by first-day streams worldwide.
- He has logged 22 songs on the Daily Top 100: Global, breaking the record for most simultaneous entries by a single Latin artist.
- His songs have reached No. 1 on the Daily Top 100 in 34 countries worldwide — more than any other Latin artist. He’s hit the top 10 of the chart in 77 countries.
- 44 of Bad Bunny’s songs have reached the Daily Top 100 in countries across the globe, and three of his songs have hit No. 1 on the Global chart — more than any other Latin artist.
- He holds the No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3 Latin albums by first-day streams.
- In February 2018, Bad Bunny became Apple Music’s first Latin Up Next artist for the platform’s rising artist program.
- He also served as the debut host for Trap Kingz, the first Spanish-language global radio show on Beats 1 radio, and hosted the show’s first six episodes in 2017.