We all knew Bad Bunny’s second album was going to be a hit, but here is what we didn’t know. Bad Bunny went from bagging groceries at his local grocery store and listening to iconic artists such as Daddy Yankee, Vico C, Hector Lavoe, and Marc Anthony to becoming an icon himself.
Over the last couple of years, we’ve learned that it is difficult to forecast what Bad Bunny’s next move will be. Between advocating better education in Puerto Rico, to gender-based violence awareness, embracing femininity and shooting hoops on the court, Bad Bunny has never failed to astonish his fans. Which is why it is no shock that his new album Yo Hago Lo Que Me Da Gana managed to break records on all digital music platforms shortly after 24 hours of its release. As of now, three tracks from his latest album have crawled up to Spotify’s Top 10, exceeding 70 million streams. YHLQMDLG has also made appearances on several of Spotify’s playlist including: “¡Viva Latino!” “Hit Urbanos,” “Baila Reggeatón” and “Éxitos USA” among other leading playlists. It is evident that El Conejo Malo is no ordinary artist – he is excellent at everything he does – except maybe basketball, but it’s fine; he gets an A+ for effort.
At just 25 years of age, Bad Bunny has had the opportunity to perform in front of 65,000 screaming fans alongside Shakira at the hypnotizing Super Bowl halftime show in early February, where he performed top hits: I Like It and Callaita. Speaking of hits, Bad Bunny’s new album consists of 20 new songs, and as he previously hinted on Twitter, they are all hits. Much different from his first album, X100pre, where most tracks were sad and emotional, YHLQMDLG is an album that encourages celebration, partying and lots and lots of perreo.