Puerto Rican trap-reggaeton famous person Unhealthy Bunny is Apple Music’s 2022 Artist of the Yr, the primary Latin artist to obtain the award.
The four-time Latin Grammy and two-time Grammy winner has achieved all-time information previously 12 months, in keeping with Apple Music. “Launched this previous Could, Un Verano Sin Ti, the artist’s sixth undertaking in 4 years, is Apple Music’s most streamed album of 2022 and now the most important Latin album of all time,” the corporate mentioned in a information launch.
Unhealthy Bunny, whose actual title is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, has accrued a lot of achievements on Apple Music, together with his track “Moscow Mule” now holding the document for the most well-liked Latin track of all time based mostly on first-day streams globally.
“We’re thrilled to rejoice the achievements of Unhealthy Bunny, whose affect on each nook of tradition couldn’t be ignored in 2022,” Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice chairman of Apple Music and Beats, mentioned within the information launch.
“Watching Unhealthy Bunny ascend from an Apple Music Up Subsequent artist in 2018 to our Artist of the Yr this 12 months has been nothing wanting extraordinary,” Schusser mentioned. “We congratulate him on his record-breaking 12 months and for persevering with to carry Latin music to an enormous world viewers.”
The Latin star has entered 22 songs on the Every day High 100: World, setting a brand new document for probably the most simultaneous submissions by a single Latin artist, in keeping with Apple Music.
“After I began, I didn’t have a worldwide fan base,” Unhealthy Bunny advised Apple Music in an unique video launched Wednesday. “I’m grateful for every little thing I’ve completed and every little thing I’ve skilled. The Latin music motion has grown a lot.”
Unhealthy Bunny continues to achieve consideration globally from each Latino and non-Latino followers through the use of his platform to carry consciousness to social points. He promotes the LGBTQ group and different traditionally marginalized teams, together with girls, and brings a feminist viewpoint to his songs.
In an interview with GQ in Could, Unhealthy Bunny mentioned: “Latino tradition may be very machista. … In order that’s why I believe every little thing that I’ve accomplished has been much more surprising.”
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