- Bad Bunny (b. Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio) is a Grammy-winning rapper/singer.
- He released Un Verano Sin Ti, a history-making album, in 2022.
- Bad Bunny was up for three awards at the 65th Grammy Awards in 2023.
It’s now the Year of the Rabbit, which makes sense since Bad Bunny has been atop the music world for a while now. As one of Puerto Rico’s favorite sons, Bunny, 28, continues to shatter records and melt hearts with his undeniable charisma and energetic music that gets anyone dancing. Bunny has released Spanish-language albums that have topped the Billboard Hot 100 and furthered the rise of reggaeton as a powerhouse genre. With all that said, how has this success translated over to the Grammy Awards?
Surprisingly (or not, depending on your viewpoint), after the 2023 ceremony, he has only won three Grammys to his name. Sure, that’s more than many other artists can boast, but the nine Latin Grammy Awards he’s won show a broader picture of his impact and success:
- Best Urban Music Album (X 100pre)
- Best Reggaeton Performance (“Yo Perreo Sola”)
- Best Urban Music Album (El Último Tour Del Mundo)
- Best Rap/Hip Hop Song (“Booker T”)
- Best Urban Music Album (“Un Verano Sin Ti”)
- Best Urban/Fusion Performance (“Tití Me Preguntó”)
- Best Urban Song (“Tití Me Preguntó”)
- Best Reggaeton Performance (“Lo Siento BB :/” with Tainy & Julieta Venegas”)
- Best Rap/Hip Hop Song (“De Museo”)
This proves that while Bad Bunny may not have that many accolades at one awards show, at another, his stardom is undeniable.
Bad Bunny’s 2023 Grammy Nominations
- Album of the Year: Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti made history when it was listed for Album of the Year, becoming the first Spanish-language album to be nominated in that category. It joined Adele (30), Beyoncé (Renaissance), Harry Styles (Harry’s House), Mary J. Blige (Good Morning Gorgeous), Brandi Carlile (In These Silent Days), Coldplay (Music of the Spheres), Lizzo (Special), and Kendrick Lamar (Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers). Harry Styles eventually won.
- Best Pop Solo Performance: Bad Bunny’s “Moscow Mule” was nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance, along with Adele’s “Easy on Me,” Doja Cat‘s “Woman,” Lizzo’s “About Damn Time,” Steve Lacy‘s “Bad Habit,” and Harry Styles’ “As It Was.” Adele took the award home.
- Best Música Urbana Album: Un Verano Sin Ti puts Bad Bunny up against Daddy Yankee (LEGENDADDY), Rauw Alejandro (Trap Cake, Vol. 2), Maluma (The Love & Sex Tape), and Farruko (La 167) in the Best Música Urbana Album category. This was the category where Bad Bunny went back to back.
Bad Bunny’s Grammy Wins
Best Música Urbana Album — Un Verano Sin Ti (2023)
Best Latin Pop or Urban Album – YHLQMDLG (2021)
Bunny’s YHLQMDLG, an acronym for “Yo Hago Lo Que Me Da La Gana,” or “I Do Whatever I Want,” won Best Latin Pop or Urban Album. He won over Debi Nova‘s 3:33, Ricky Martin‘s Pausa, Kany Garcia‘s Mesa Para Dos, and Camilo‘s Por Primera Vez.
Best Música Urbana Album — El Último Tour Del Mundo (2022)
Bad Bunny’s El Último Tour Del Mundo took home the Best Música Urbana Album award in 2022. The category was introduced in 2022, while Latin Pop was given a category for its own musicians.
Bunny won over J Balvin (Jose), Karol G (KG0516), Rauw Alejandro (Afrodisíaco), and Kali Uchis (Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios))
- Record of the Year (“I Like It” with Cardi B and J Balvin)
- Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album (X 100pre)
- Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album (Oasis, with J Balvin)
- Best Latin Pop or Urban Album (YHLQMDLG)
- Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (“Un Día (One Day)” with Dua Lipa, J Balvin and Tainy)
- Best Música Urbana Album (El Último Tour Del Mundo)
- Album of the Year (Un Verano Sin Ti)
- Best Música Urbana Album (Un Verano Sin Ti)
- Best Pop Solo Performance (“Moscow Mule”)
Did He Perform?
He did. Bad Bunny was among the first round of performers announced for the 2023 Grammy Awards. He opened the show and set the tone for the night.
What’s Next For Bad Bunny?
Bad Bunny is taking a long-deserved break. “2023 is for me, for my physical health, my emotional health to breathe, enjoy my achievements,” he told Billboard in December 2022. “We’re going to celebrate. Let’s go here, let’s go there, let’s go on the boat. I have a couple of sporadic commitments, and I’ll go to the studio, but there’s no pressure. Remember yourself, cabrón. You’ve worked your a** off.”
So, fans better tune in on Feb. 5 for one of the rare times Bunny will be on the stage this year.Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.