bad bunny One of the biggest names in modern music. Since debuting in the 2010s, the proud Puerto Rican artist (born.) Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio) pioneered Latin trap and reggaeton to commercial and critical success. The next stop for Bunny’s global acquisition will be the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards on August 28. Bunny – who will be on stage at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx as part of her performance. Bad Bunny: The World’s Hottest Tour – Will provide a special “Made for the VMAs” performance for VMA attendees and at-home viewing at the Prudential Center in New Jersey. This will mark Bunny’s return to the VMAs for the first time since performing with “Que Pretendes”. Jay Balvin in 2019.
Bad Bunny could be leaving the 2022 MTV VMAs with another Moonperson. He is up for two major categories – Artist of the Year and Best Latin – as well as Album of the Year and Song of the Summer. Their eponymous songs – “Titi Me Pregunto” and “Me Porto Bonito” – come from their 2022 album, a summer without you (“A Summer Without You”), so here’s what you need to know about this album.
Bad Bunny ‘A Summer Without You’ to release in May
“I think he’s the biggest star in the whole world right now,” diplomacy said to GQ Bad Bunny and while discussing their new album. Diplo Joi “Bigger than any English-speaking star, of course, bigger than the biggest Latin star. He’s the biggest, most progressive, most important pop star in the world.”
Evidence supporting this claim came on May 6, 2022, when Bad Bunny released their fourth studio album, a summer without you, The album comes two years after 2020’s One-Two Punch The Last World Tour And YHLQMDLGTwo records were released nine months apart. The Last World Tour Created history by becoming the first all-Spanish-language album to reach #1 in the US Board 200, a feat he repeated when a summer without you Started on top of chart.
This crossover into the mainstream wasn’t accidental, but it wasn’t something Bad Bunny wanted. “I was never on a mission to be like, oh, that’s what I’m going to do,” he said. GQ, “It happened organically. Like, I never made a song saying, ‘It’s going to go around the world.’ I never made a song thinking it’s for the world. It’s meant to capture the gringo audience. Never. On the contrary, I make up songs like only Puerto Ricans are going to listen to them. I still think It’s that I’m making music there, and it’s for Puerto Ricans. I forget that the whole world listens to me.”
What critics thought of ‘Un Verano Sin Ti’
Besides being a commercial success, a summer without you received critical acclaim. hay-stalker It was named Best New Music with a score of 8.4/10.00. “As they did with ’80s synths, romantico (pop reggaeton centered on heartache and love), and emo lyricism, this album sets the blueprint for what’s next,” wrote the critic. jennifer plumpCalling it an “Overseas Summer Playlist”, which included “the sound of a world preparing for positive healing and bliss”. Guardian praised its “limitless creativity”, and while Rolling stone Gave it 3.5/5, critic Julesa Lopez Wondering at the album’s “remarkable political and social depth”, Bad Bunny praised Bad Bunny for adding “a little bit of longing and heartache to the song” to “striking a balance between summer and sadboy vibes”.
What’s ‘Un Verano Sin Ti’ Like?
“Always, I’ve made it clear to people that I’m never going to make a record that’s similar to another,” he said new York Times, “The album is very Caribbean, in every sense: with its reggaeton, with its mambo, with all those rhythms, and I love it.” Bad Bunny said he drew inspiration from his family’s summer vacation west of Puerto Rico. For a summer without you, he explored the eastern side near the Rio Grande and Fajardo. He also recorded the album in the neighboring Dominican Republic.
as NME As noted in its review, the album ranges from “ambient bossa nova (‘Yo no soy celoso’) and dewey dancehall (‘Agosto’) to giddy dance-pop (‘Neverita’) and sun-flaked reggae (‘Me Fui’). de vaceans’). The album also features Chencho Corleone of reggaeton duo plan b, rapper/singer Jay Cortezsinger Tony Diesereggaeton star raw alejandroColombian psychedelic cumbia group stereo bombAmerican indie-pop band mariasoand Puerto Rican tropical synth pop bands seeker,
“I could do a track like, who knows, Miley Cyrus or Katy Perry,” told Bad Bunny new York Times while discussing it YHLQMDLG album. But no, I was making ‘Safaera’ ango flow And Jowell Y Randy. And I was driving the whole world underground from Puerto Rico, you know? It makes me feel proud of who I represent.”
“I think ‘without’ a lot of things, being like a person, being like friends, could be something you miss a lot about summer,” he said. eyebrow darden For apple music 1, “It’s the whole album [the muse, the inspiration comes from] all my summers. Vibe, sound, even the features. I like every specialty because I like the music of that artist. They remind me of a very special summer, eg, Chencho, Rav, Tony Dice, Bomba Esterio, Buscabulla… every one of them reminds me of summer. ,
What’s next for Bad Bunny?
“I really want to make people feel like they’re really here, in the island, in the Caribbean. Because what I’m talking about, I’m still out here making music for the world,” Bunny said. Told Ebro. “So, there are a lot of fans all over the world who can’t come … They never go to Puerto Rico or the Caribbean. So some of them never live so close to the beach. That’s why I want people to feel closer.” Do. Full album, you can use VR… You can feel like you’re on the beach with us.”
Fans will get to feel like they’re with Bad Bunny for the rest of 2022 world’s hottest tour Will take it from Yankee Stadium to Houston, San Antonio, Oakland, San Diego, Las Vegas and LA and then beyond the US borders to Latin and South America. They concluded the tour in December with Four Nights in Mexico City.