If there is one thing we learned in 2020 about El rey, El campeón, (as Bad Bunny refers to himself in his song Booker T from his latest album: El Último Tour Del Mundo) is that he is very comfortable in front of the camera. For the past 10 months, Bad Bunny, real name Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, has gifted his fans with numerous images of himself where he wears little to no clothing as he practices social distancing. On Thursday morning, Bad Bunny surprised his Instagram followers with what many would agree to have been a long overdue shirtless selfie. The image was captioned: “Estoy en mi peak” which translates to, “I am at my peak”. It is uncertain if Bad Bunny’s caption is referring to his thriving career or the peek-a-boo abs we see in the picture. Whatever he may be referring to, they are both looking great.
It is unimaginable to think about how Bad Bunny will surprise his fans in 2021 taking into account all the success 2020 brought him. 2020 was, without a doubt, a triumphant year for him and his career. For starters, who can forget about his appearance alongside Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, and J. Balvin during the Super Bowl LIV halftime show back in February. That was a proud moment for many Latinos, but Bad Bunny gave us a lot more to be proud of with the release of his three albums: YHLQMDLG (Yo Hago Lo Que Me Da La Gana), Las Que No Iban A Salir, and El Último Tour Del Mundo — every album fairly distinct to the last. As if three albums weren’t enough to earn Bad Bunny a seat at the table, he also outdid himself by hosting two distinct Instagram live parties shortly after the release of his albums: Yo Hago Lo Que Me Da La Gana and El Último Tour Del Mundo. An Instagram party where his fans got the opportunity to learn about him and the story behind every song included in the album. But it didn’t end there, Bad Bunny surprised his fans with a much-needed movil concert throughout New York City!
But music wasn’t the only thing that kept El Conejo Malo busy in 2020, his political views and support for trans rights and female empowerment have also earned him respect. In fact, Bad Bunny is one of the few artists within the Reggaeton genre to use his platform to confront homophobes and show support to the LGBTQ community and even tried drag when Bad Bunny dressed like a girl in the video for Yo Perreo Sola. Somehow between making music and supporting human rights, Bad Bunny found the time to do a collaboration we didn’t know we needed with Crocs and jump-start his acting career on the third season of Netflix’s “Narcos”
Without a doubt, Bad Bunny esta en su peak and we are all here for it!