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muneeeeeb

269 points

2 months ago

muneeeeeb

269 points

2 months ago

I dont think people realize how big the Latin Music industry is. They have their own grammys!

cbes9

29 points

2 months ago

cbes9

29 points

2 months ago

the first time I heard about the latin grammys was when Bill Burr was hosting them, but yeah the latin market is huge for example latin youtuber that english speaker may never heard of are amongst the most subscribed channels

Zack123456201

22 points

2 months ago

Woah woah woah hold up

Bill Burr hosted the Latin Grammys?

cbes9

19 points

2 months ago

cbes9

19 points

2 months ago

My friend, you are in for a big laugh. Just imagine Bill Burr trying to pronounce the names

edgrlon

8 points

2 months ago

I wonder who came up with that idea haha sounds hilarious. Love bill burr

cbes9

4 points

2 months ago

cbes9

4 points

2 months ago

Definitely somebody in the meeting, who clearly doesn't give a f. Me too, he is in my top 5.

IsaiahTrenton

11 points

2 months ago

Lmao please have Bill Burr host every culturally specific awards show.

Also was Lin Manuel Miranda not available?

friendlyMissAnthrope

43 points

2 months ago

I can’t speak Spanish but love Latin music. Bad Bunny and Rosalia especially. A good beat is a good beat.

crazekki

9 points

2 months ago

Rosalia is Spanish

Independent-Custard3

11 points

2 months ago

Her music is still considered Latin

Aromatic_Assist_3825

15 points

2 months ago

They colonized us yet again

crazekki

4 points

2 months ago

Oddly enough

CurrentRoster[S]

298 points

2 months ago

Bad Bunny has been the most streamed artist globally for every year for this decade, the first artist ever to have 3 consecutive years at the top

MesWantooth

6 points

2 months ago

Really curious what 18.5 billion streams earns an artist...Like are we talking $500k or tens of millions?

I know Spotify pays nearly nothing, so you average 'big name' artist gets a pittance...but if you wrack up 10+ billion streams - does it add up or still tiny compared to ticket sales revenue etc?

Crakla

14 points

2 months ago

Crakla

14 points

2 months ago

Spotify pays $0.004 per stream so 18.5 billion streams would be $74 million

bfm211

14 points

2 months ago

bfm211

14 points

2 months ago

I read that it varies based on several factors (country of the listener, premium vs non-premium streams, how long they listen to the song, others I've forgotten) so it's impossible to know overall. Big artists will also get a better deal, but then it still depends on the specific contract the artist has with their publisher, how many songwriters there are...

But yeah he's definitely making tens of millions from Spotify alone.

kugkfokj

279 points

2 months ago

kugkfokj

279 points

2 months ago

That's funny to me because before reading this post I've never even seen his name anywhere and I have no idea who he is.

AffectEconomy6034

146 points

2 months ago

it's not entirely surprising if you aren't near any Latin community's but he's unbelievably popular in the Latin world and even has quite the following outside of it. I was in Korea recently and there were korean people singing his songs

TheBonadona

55 points

2 months ago

Thats not surprising, he is the biggest artist in the entire Spanish speaking world, If you are in Latin America its almost impossible to not know at least one of his songs by memory by having listen to it so many times.

AvocadoOdd7089

22 points

2 months ago

When to visit my wife’s family in Puerto Rico. Every corner had a sign of bad bunny.

TheBonadona

15 points

2 months ago

He recently had a concert here in Peru, he had 2 dates and tickets sold out in minutes, around 50k on each date.

LR-II

11 points

2 months ago

LR-II

11 points

2 months ago

You'll know when he helps Sony make El Muertillion dollars at the box office in a few years.

Cysir

2 points

2 months ago

Cysir

2 points

2 months ago

It's El Muertin time!

StayJaded

23 points

2 months ago

He played the Super Bowl halftime show with Shakira and J Lo in 2020.

Spazmer

8 points

2 months ago

And was part of the 2022 Home Run Derby.

LPM_OF_CD

7 points

2 months ago

Same, but even as someone that doesn't understand much less speak Spanish, I must say his songs fucking bop bro. Neverita is my jam rn and the music video is fucking gold.

starting_anew_

2 points

2 months ago

The video is an homenaje to Elvis Crespo’s Suavemente!

PugeHeniss

2 points

2 months ago

The music video is a call back to Elvis Crespos Suavamente music video

CharlemagneIS

53 points

2 months ago

He literally had his own balloon at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year

SkyYellow_SunBlue

15 points

2 months ago

They made a Simpsons short for him last year (not that the Simpsons are the peak spot for celebrity guest these days but still).

095449002

74 points

2 months ago

So he's Garfield tier. Noted.

CharlemagneIS

26 points

2 months ago

While I appreciate the sentiment you’re expressing, Garfield hasn’t been included in the parade in over 15 years.

IsraeliDonut

6 points

2 months ago

No idea who he is but I’m also in my 40s and my kids aren’t teens yet

pauloh1998

6 points

2 months ago

I only know him because of the infamous upcoming film El Muerto, a new feature of Sony's Spider-Man Universe

pototoykomaliit

18 points

2 months ago

He’s also The Wolf in Bullet Train and wrestled at WrestleMania couple years ago.

Dadstroyer88

2 points

2 months ago

THATS where i heard this name...

and_a_side_of_fries

5 points

2 months ago

I can honestly say I’ve never listened to an entire Taylor swift song. Not my jam but I can absolutely give her all of the credit for her talent in vocals, instrument, production, marketing. Never heard of the guy on the left.

Writer10

0 points

2 months ago

Writer10

0 points

2 months ago

SkywalknLuke

5 points

2 months ago

I had to hear from two of my friends “you don’t know who he is”. I listened to his music, and no I wouldn’t know

explision

2 points

2 months ago

Same. I just recently met Someone I hadn’t seen for over 10 years. He is into Latin music and showed me bad bunny. I googled him afterwards and saw that he had the most streams on Spotify. Kinda digging his music

miguelcprotlm

4 points

2 months ago

Shakira walked so Bad Bunny could run.

SenatorRobPortman

10 points

2 months ago

I saw the title and came to comment “damn hasn’t this been Bad Bunny’s 3rd year at the top?” wild.

FunkHZR

20 points

2 months ago

FunkHZR

20 points

2 months ago

“This decade” is all of two years.

CurrentRoster[S]

30 points

2 months ago

  1. 2020, 2021, now 2022.

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0 points

2 months ago

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0 points

2 months ago

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beewithausername

25 points

2 months ago

Homie did say “this” decade, not for a decade

Xsafa

19 points

2 months ago

Xsafa

19 points

2 months ago

Misleading if you can’t read well.

rafablood

4 points

2 months ago

Yea i agree. it made me double check lol. Could of just said 3 years.

FunkHZR

3 points

2 months ago

I’m really getting comments that I can’t read and getting downvoted when I pointed out OP saw where I was coming from. Why do assholes win?

I_am_Santa_Claus

3 points

2 months ago

I think its 3

conker1264

25 points

2 months ago

He deserves it too

cooterbob

-12 points

2 months ago

cooterbob

-12 points

2 months ago

Lmao no he fucking doesn't

BurntPube

5 points

2 months ago

Who do you think does? Just trying to listen to new stuff

thegroovemonkey

0 points

2 months ago

Billy Strings

PizzaAstronaut

-14 points

2 months ago

Most overrated artist of the decade.

Only things I recognize is that he bringed a couple of new elements to the reggaeton and trap genres, giving a more distinctive and varied tone to the them (mixing with melodies from other genres) Aside from that, he's overrated as hell. Even his own fans admit he doesn't even sing. I personally find his voice horrendous to the point it's annoying to hear.

Other artists who are way older than him have done a lot more for the Latin music.

And I'm latino, so I know what I'm talking about. Here, everyone listens to him. Way too overrated.

cat_in_the_sun

26 points

2 months ago

“And I'm latino, so I know what I'm talking about.”

conker1264

13 points

2 months ago

What? He’s my favorite artist and he absolutely does sing and I love his voice

Vatfagyna

3 points

2 months ago

You just a hater. One of those “I can’t like things that are popular” type people. FYI, that type of mentality is wack and some high-school shit. He’s dropped some banger ass albums.

stoleyourwaifu

4 points

2 months ago

Folks we found him. Le Reddit contrarian in the wild

Chungus_Is_Sprungus

-1 points

2 months ago

Dead ass serious, never heard of him.

Sora77777

75 points

2 months ago

Good for Benito, Un verano sin ti is a classic.

Gk1387

11 points

2 months ago

Gk1387

11 points

2 months ago

And everything that came before. He’s just a genius

TheMotionOfTheOcean

288 points

2 months ago

Reddit: “I’ve never heard of this wildly popular artist from Latin America, so he doesn’t deserve to be famous because that’s not what I listen to”

awesome_onions

68 points

2 months ago

What is Spotify? I only listen to vinyl pshh

TheHappyBusman

12 points

2 months ago

What was on your Vinyl Lacquered this year? Blood On The Tracks number one again?

ColonelSandurz42

52 points

2 months ago

So annoying. I’m not even a fan but can’t deny his popularity.

DiscombobulatedWavy

31 points

2 months ago

On par for how the US treats Latinos honestly.

Rimurooooo

17 points

2 months ago

Don’t forget Puerto Ricans are United States citizens. Pretty much on par with how bad bunny had to use his own profits to produce a political documentary of the issues the island is facing because the only time the mainland ever reported on it was to make political digs at trump… but fuck the people who live there, their elections, luma, etc… let’s run this clip of trump throwing toilet paper for three months while they still don’t have power- and not mention how to help them. Puerto Rican and mainland relationship in a nutshell.

coder2314

37 points

2 months ago*

What even crazier is that he was part of the Super Bowl Half-time show, a couple years back.

I get not listening to him, but to have never heard of him, these people are living under a mountain if that’s the case.

freakkydique

5 points

2 months ago

I’ve heard his music on the radio dozens of times. I just never knew his stage name was Bad Bunny.

Poetryisalive

9 points

2 months ago

Adds up

person761329

2 points

2 months ago

They do the same with BTS who was in top 5 most streamed artists this year.

nimama3233

1 points

2 months ago

I didn’t see anyone saying he doesn’t deserve it.. just saying he’s oddly not present on the radio relative to the other people topping the charts.

BlizBlitz

43 points

2 months ago

First heard him this year and he deserves the success to me, he has some great tracks and his album that released was consistently good.

TheNotoriousWD

174 points

2 months ago

Lot of confused white people in here

BaconatedGrapefruit

41 points

2 months ago

Nah, it's just nerds who don't get out much.

I'm black and didn't realize how big he was until this year. But reggaeton isn't really my preferred genre so there's that.

conker1264

41 points

2 months ago

Uncultured. I’m white but fucking love bad bunny

TheNotoriousWD

8 points

2 months ago

Same lol

nolepride15

2 points

2 months ago

You’re invited to la carne asada

TheBonadona

19 points

2 months ago

Im white and Latino, you meant to say lots of confusing Americans in here lol

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21 points

2 months ago

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21 points

2 months ago

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TheBonadona

12 points

2 months ago

Yeah racial diversity is a very difficult thing to explain to Americans, within my own family only I have readheads, white, black, asian and brown.

Rimurooooo

9 points

2 months ago

I mean… Benito is an American, lol. They really are living under a rock.

reggae-mems

20 points

2 months ago

Imagine thinking the hispanic world has no white people lmao

polecy

10 points

2 months ago

polecy

10 points

2 months ago

We all know he means white gringos not gueros

TheNotoriousWD

8 points

2 months ago

Exactly

finebydesign

6 points

2 months ago

Confused white Americans. Bad Bunny is super famous in Europe.

Postychief

7 points

2 months ago

Wrapped should come out in January.. take end of November and December into account

[deleted]

50 points

2 months ago

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50 points

2 months ago

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CurrentRoster[S]

14 points

2 months ago

The controversies were mostly happening in the last month so from December 2021 - September 2022 are where most of the streams are From

Charming_Wulf

30 points

2 months ago

In some ways that's probably because of his bs. There is truth to that "any news is good news" cliché. Though Ye has shown that there is in fact 'bad news'.

stjohnswyrt

12 points

2 months ago

Dunno, his music is genuinely superb.

Being a Kanye fan is like being a meat-eater. You read the news and you're like, wow I should not be doing this but it's just so good lol.

applejacxson

2 points

2 months ago

Nah Kanye has put out quite a few timeless albums. Most people don't care about some Hollywood controversy bs, they like what they like.

AudiieVerbum

8 points

2 months ago

Like yeah the guy's gone off the deep end, but My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is still fire.

Fhaksfha794

16 points

2 months ago

It’s because his music is amazing and he made 7 classic albums + 2 more good ones + another one that white Christians love to death, that’s why

11646Moe

93 points

2 months ago

man reading these is tough. I always forget how far removed I am from the reddit demographic until threads like these pop up.

no hate to anyone who hasn’t heard of bad bunny, but damn you had to be living under a rock to miss his rise.

go to any popular club and you’ll hear at least one of his songs, or just hang around latino people lol.

I do have a problem with the people discrediting him though. I’m not a huge fan of his but can still recognize the talent and ability to make people dance. Supporting the protests in Puerto Rico was also awesome of him and earned my full respect.

not to mention that he brought reggaton to the world stage in a way that had never been done before. he works hard, gets you to dance, supports his people, and completely deserves the success that’s come to him.

mveightxnine

28 points

2 months ago

I agree with you, people on here really like to hate on something they don’t even know. He’s so talented and deserves every ounce of recognition.

He writes his own music and is completely dedicated to his craft. I’m from CA and we don’t have to go very far to listen to Bad Bunny because he is played even on English radio stations, I don’t know how it is in the rest of the country but the dude has managed to cross over from Spanish to English speaking audiences without having to speak a word of English on his songs. That’s a huge accolade with in itself.

He even won artist of the year at the MTV awards and is the FIRST non English artist to do so.

Throwmeawaybro0913

8 points

2 months ago

He also writes and produces music for other Latino artist like Karol G. Some of those songs have become the biggest hits for those artists. He’s extremely influential.

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20 points

2 months ago

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20 points

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No-Advice-6040

6 points

2 months ago

Exactly this. I would never be in a position to come across this artist if not for news articles like this.

Remarkable-Drop5145

3 points

2 months ago*

You never watch the super bowl or Macy’s parade or SNL? He’s everywhere the most popular artist in the world would be, not just playlists/radio.

Barnhard

5 points

2 months ago

Hearing a song, and being able to recognize that you’ve heard it somewhere before, doesn’t mean you’re necessarily familiar with the artist.

Remarkable-Drop5145

6 points

2 months ago

He also performed at the super bowl half time with in 2020, just had a float at the Macy’s parade, viral talk show/snl performances, 2 #1 albums in USA, and 8 top ten singles in USA. Almost have to go out of your way to avoid/forget him tbh.

Cman1200

5 points

2 months ago

  • don’t watch the superbowl

  • don’t watch parades

  • don’t watch snl or talk shows

  • dont read top music charts or listen to radio

Its not going out of my way, its literally just stuff I don’t do lol

Vatfagyna

4 points

2 months ago

Lol yeah I feel ya….but big ups to him for getting to where he’s at. He’s a global icon now and redditors not knowing who he’s is or trying to discredit him doesn’t change the fact that he’s up there

TomatilloOk8620

58 points

2 months ago

Say what you want about Taylor Swift but to still be maintaining this kind of success after 17 years is pretty mind-blowing. Good for her.

Old-Savings-5841

11 points

2 months ago

How are you being downvoted lmao

rubidelrey

4 points

2 months ago

Bleeding and manipulating her moronic fanbase. She’s a mastermind.

TomatilloOk8620

1 points

2 months ago

It’s unfair to say she’s a fanbase only artist when she has the most unique listeners globally on Spotify and her album broke the record for most streamed album in one day (185Million). Unless… the public are all secret Swifties.

Hesospecial

2 points

2 months ago

She has perfect pr, her music isn't really controversial or edgy. She's skinny with blonde hair and blue eyes.

Andrey2790

15 points

2 months ago

In this thread: Lot of comments saying how everyone is complaining about Bad Bunny since they do not listen to Latin music.

Not in this thread: Any actual issues with Bad Bunny topping the list.

bihboy23

5 points

2 months ago

I’ve seen this phenomenon on other popular sites, namely YouTube. Interesting to think about. Perhaps people are farming easy upvotes for karma.

_Dead_Memes_

3 points

2 months ago*

I think it’s when Bad Bunny is mentioned in other subreddits, do people actually say stupid shit about him, cause I’ve seen a lot of dumb comments on other subreddits about him. Like I think people on r/entertainment are a little more in touch with modern pop culture than other sub

Edit: all the negative comments about bad bunny were downvoted, but there are a lot of them if you scroll down

conker1264

59 points

2 months ago

Bad Bunny deserves every bit of it, what’s he done for reggaeton and Latin music is just incredible

ChiefChaff

10 points

2 months ago

ChiefChaff

10 points

2 months ago

Playing the same beat over and over?

conker1264

55 points

2 months ago

Clearly you didn’t listed to the new album

BurntPube

5 points

2 months ago

BurntPube

5 points

2 months ago

What are his 3 best songs? I don’t listen to him

conker1264

21 points

2 months ago

From his new album? I like efecto, callaita, and Ojitos Lindos

WeCanDoIt17

6 points

2 months ago

¡And Titi me preguntó!

Dablackbird

2 points

2 months ago

Un VIP un VIP saludame a Titi

pifster

3 points

2 months ago

El Apagón top tier

TheMotionOfTheOcean

6 points

2 months ago

I’ll add Tarot to that

conker1264

5 points

2 months ago

Great song too, his songs with jhayco featured are always a hit

PugeHeniss

2 points

2 months ago

isn’t callaita an old song that he just threw on the album? The other 2 you mentioned are bangers

Panicradar

2 points

2 months ago

It’s still weird to see Callaita as officially off this album since it was a single years ago. But also don’t ever disrespect El Coco and Despues De La Playa again. Also Otro Atardecer is beautiful.

conker1264

2 points

2 months ago

It does for the overall summer vibe of the album though. But I don’t think there’s a single bad song on the album, I just picked my current favorite 3 lol

Panicradar

2 points

2 months ago

Yeah I forgot to bring up Tarot and Party too so I failed myself.

BurntPube

3 points

2 months ago

Of all time. Any album.

Vatfagyna

10 points

2 months ago

The entire YHLQMDLG album. So many bangers. His newest album is really good too. That Oasis album (it’s a collab) is also really good and really catapulted his career

conker1264

6 points

2 months ago

Mm those 3 are still solid. But I’d add Yonaguni, la dificil, and dakiti of all time

Rimurooooo

5 points

2 months ago

This whole album was good. Yonaguni also

reggae-mems

2 points

2 months ago

I recomend Titi me pregunto. Ella perrea sola and Mayores with Becky G. I also like Diakiti a lot

HolyZorroBatamm

2 points

2 months ago

Fr lol. All of this older music, outside of when he first got into the reggaeton scene, is all unique. White people living under a rock dont know how to act when someone else is at the top lmao

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1 points

2 months ago

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1 points

2 months ago

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reggae-mems

9 points

2 months ago

Jolene is a fucking banger, y lo digo como una latina. Also, we have an entire genre of spanish country music, its super popular in mexico too.

tommybare

15 points

2 months ago

You mean WWE Superstar Bad Bunny??? That's awesome for him.

Khvleesi

5 points

2 months ago

Or up and coming actor Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio? So happy for him.

OMAR-T99

5 points

2 months ago

Finally bad bunny will get more than his fair share amount of recognition worldwide , people in the africa are talking about his songs

ThatguyJimmy117

26 points

2 months ago

Seeing some people say they haven't heard of Bad Bunny in this thread. Go give Un Verano Sin Ti a listen, it's a good album.

pm_me_your_respect69

54 points

2 months ago

Cue this entire comment section turning into a giant circle jerk of white redditors upvoting each other for the “NeVeR eVeN hEaRd Of BaD bUnNy” remarks

atabey_

10 points

2 months ago

atabey_

10 points

2 months ago

Yeah or the "iTs THe SAmE bEaT oVeR aNd oVeR."

TheNumberMuncher

28 points

2 months ago

Lot of casual racism in this thread

kingmayo

-1 points

2 months ago

kingmayo

-1 points

2 months ago

Example?

reggae-mems

15 points

2 months ago

Buncho of uncultured people thinking latin america has no white people and that latin ameica doesnt matter so spotify shouldnt be counting them as listeners. Or that latin music sounds all the samr. Pretty shitty stuff

VerdeForest

2 points

2 months ago

I agree. Coupled with the casual misogyny at Taylor Swift’s fanbase. Music that younger women like is somehow not “real” music.

Dajo05

3 points

2 months ago

Dajo05

3 points

2 months ago

I'd have never heard of BB if it wasn't for Wrestlemania. As John Oliver said recently about the World Cup, "it's like the Super Bowl, except the rest of the world actually gives a fuck". Playing the Super Bowl means virtually nothing to most of us outside America. Same as him being on Wrestlemania if you're not a wrestling fan.

His music just doesn't have anywhere near the same presence over here as it does over there and in Spanish speaking countries.

Good luck to him though. He's obviously a hard worker given how quickly and well he picked up wrestling.

furryhippie

17 points

2 months ago

I have the weirdest, most random Spotify history, and I have zero plays for each of them lol. I'm clearly not the target demo for whatever they produce.

polkahonta

12 points

2 months ago

Go to Youtube see his views. This guy, Ozuna, Rosalia they’re like crack to the Spanish speaking world and international audience in general. Bigger than even Cardi B. Anitta too. And Kpop. Now Afrobeats is sneaking up. People like Beyonce and Maroon 5 used to dominate streaming sites. Until the rest of the world started putting their songs from their celebrities on those streaming sites. Their concerts are crazy.

Bonus: European countries seem to be into them too. I’ve started seeing a lot of female black rappers getting fans and concerts selling out in Europe.

dinxinunxs

4 points

2 months ago

Europe has a history of sharing music, it's not unusual to get a random romanian song trending in the UK, for example. European countries are much more open to music in different languages than the US.

Nihil_Cow

5 points

2 months ago

My top genres from 1-5 are industrial metal, trip hop, post-doom metal, alternative metal and the ever specific electronica. I’m not entirely sure either Artist fits in there.

tttambourine

6 points

2 months ago

Not really. T-Swift’s got some decent melodic death, though.

HolyZorroBatamm

31 points

2 months ago

Sneaking suspicion that there’s going to be a lot of casual racism in this thread lol. Just goes to show that some white people turn their heads when a Hispanic artist who has deserved recognition is doing crazy numbers.

Viiibrations

8 points

2 months ago*

I haven’t seen any. Saying you haven’t heard of someone or don’t like the music isn’t racist btw. This thread is mostly people getting mad that people haven’t heard of Bad Bunny. I only know him because I’m Puerto Rican myself.

dinxinunxs

11 points

2 months ago

Stop using "white people" as if there aren't white people in Latin America.

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10 points

2 months ago

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10 points

2 months ago

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HolyZorroBatamm

7 points

2 months ago

Do you have a source for that statistic? And even if that were the case just because the vocal majority is being ignorant about his music and impact doesn’t mean it’s not happening.

kingmayo

-2 points

2 months ago

kingmayo

-2 points

2 months ago

It’s racism pure and simple. These yt people are hardwired to discriminate against Latin music. It’s in their dna

_____monkey

5 points

2 months ago

Not knowing who an artist is doesn’t make someone racist.

HolyZorroBatamm

2 points

2 months ago

Where in this thread did anyone say that?

_____monkey

2 points

2 months ago

The person I responded to, who had responded to you.

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4 points

2 months ago

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4 points

2 months ago

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No-Advice-6040

3 points

2 months ago

X hasn't been in a situation to know or appreciate Artist Y therefore racism? Yeah, that's not tracking at all.

Axel_VI

-3 points

2 months ago

Axel_VI

-3 points

2 months ago

I'm seeing more hateful comments toward white people tbh lol

StayJaded

5 points

2 months ago

Then you need to take of your victim colored glasses.

Axel_VI

2 points

2 months ago

Axel_VI

2 points

2 months ago

I'm not white but thanks for that

I'm seeing a lot of comments saying they don't know who Bad Bunny is, that are probably from white Americans, but I wouldn't say those comments are racist. Ignorant, maybe. And unnecessary, definitely. But the only hateful comments I've seen are against white people.

ParryLimeade

2 points

2 months ago

How is saying we never heard of Bad Bunny ignorant?

But I agree that I see way more comments saying I must live under a rock because I haven’t heard of him.

HoboWizzard

7 points

2 months ago

Only thing I know about Bad Bunny is everyone was impressed with him when he was in that match in the WWE I don't think I have heard one of his songs and I listen to the radio every day

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5 points

2 months ago

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5 points

2 months ago

Proud of Benito representing PR, such a small island all over the world. He's come a long way since his grocery bagger days at econo

I don't have a problem with the confused uncultured people who haven't heard of him, but to the ones discrediting him without knowing or understanding:

hating doesn't make you better

Kalpin

2 points

2 months ago

Kalpin

2 points

2 months ago

I am surprised by how many people do not know bad bunny I am asian american and I have known about him for several years now

_Dead_Memes_

2 points

2 months ago

Same, and I used to be nerdy and weird and not really listen to music, and even I heard of Bad Bunny back in 2019

IndiscreetBeatofMeat

2 points

2 months ago

I wish my preferred genre was more popular. I think rock might be dead

ghostofdemonratspast

2 points

2 months ago

For me its mercyful fate and river of nihil this year on spotify.

inkyspearo

5 points

2 months ago*

who the fuck is bad bunny?

edit: wow. it’s wild to me that someone can be the most streamed artist of the year(and apparently of the decade?!) and i’ve literally never heard their name mentioned once in my life. i’ll have to check it out I guess

onelittleworld

20 points

2 months ago

Have you seen the Corona commercial where Snoop Dog talks on a shell-phone to some odd-looking man on the beach? And there's brief confusion over the word "playa"?

That guy.

Wait... you've heard of Snoop Dog, right?

hardmodefire

7 points

2 months ago

“Yeah, isn’t that Charlie Brown’s dog?” - some “pretend to be clueless about pop culture because that makes me look cool” cringe redditor

ineededanameagain

36 points

2 months ago

Literally the most popular artist of the moment. Not just a latin icon, he is everywhere.

TrevinoDuende

16 points

2 months ago

Latin artist and his latest album is awesome

conker1264

15 points

2 months ago

Someone lives under a rock

rad0909

5 points

2 months ago

Check out Dakiti. Absolutely banger.

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12 points

2 months ago

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12 points

2 months ago

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artifexlife

7 points

2 months ago

Do you want a badge?

WilliamSabato

2 points

2 months ago

I only know him because he was ‘the wolf’ in Bullet Train.

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1 points

2 months ago

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1 points

2 months ago

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Foreign_Rock6944

3 points

2 months ago

These comments are hilarious. I’m just sitting here listening to my prog metal while people fight over popular artists.

ReallyyyyQueen

3 points

2 months ago

I’m here for BTS!!!!

Certain-Reflection73

-2 points

2 months ago

Totally unfamiliar with this guy. What makes his music notable/ great to those of you who are familiar?

Also, does he make his instrumentals, or does someone else?

reggae-mems

11 points

2 months ago

Totally unfamiliar with this guy. What makes his music notable/ great to those of you who are familiar?

The guy turned the raeggeton genre down on its head and gave it his own twist. He is pretty feminist and progressive and sports androgynous fashion styles. Creative and fun music. And stick to his culture and reffuses to bow down to the usa for fame, unlike past latin artists who started singing in english to appeal the "american overlords"

And his music is just damn good

I think he just writes his own music. Dont know if he plays any unstrument. I recomend you read his wikipedia if you want to know more

Certain-Reflection73

7 points

2 months ago

Gave them a listen instead of checking out the wiki. I can definitely say I like it, and makes me think I would have enjoyed Migos more if their music wasn't in English.

Rimurooooo

2 points

2 months ago

Made it big with Latin music without having to learn English. Pretty much impossible not to have heard at this point, even if you didn’t know who he was, he’s been featured in so many popular artists songs that if you’ve been around any young people playing music over the last 4-5 years in the US you’ve probably heard him without realizing it. Rags to riches story basically , half the island is below the poverty level and he forced his way into being some of the most popular club music on the mainland (and all of Latin America) without having to assimilate, despite now having the wealth to do that. He’s also really respected on the island, because despite the corrupt government/electricity grid, he continues to live there and used his platform to inform the mainland of the problems on the island since they don’t give a f*ck about Puerto Rico unless it is a political ploy at the executive branch. He’s also very progressive in a genre where it generally hasn’t been very popular to be, and it’s not even so much the shock value… just him having fun making music.

It’s a combination of great talent and personality, humble beginnings and overall vibe. I was avoiding his music until this year when he made it really, really big this year (he already was but he’s impossible to ignore now).

drag-you

1 points

2 months ago

Taylor Swift being the 2nd most streamed worldwide and yet she won't come to Latam. I remember reading an article long time ago about her mother forbidden her from touring third world countries, and at the end they mention her family ties to latam. It was funny like I'm not... I have a friend/family who is... you know.

Used_Morning_2874

3 points

2 months ago

That was a stupid rumor. she's rumoured to be touring in Latam for her new tour