Bad Bunny Becomes First-Ever Latino Urban Artist To Be Featured On Cover Of Rolling Stone
After being ranked the world's biggest pop-star, Bad Bunny is now the first Latino urbano artist to be featured on the cover of Rolling Stone.
Bad Bunny's rise to fame has been meteoric. In 2016, he was bagging groceries - just four years later, he was on stage at the Superbowl alongside JLo and Shakira, a performance that was not only a career milestone, but a powerful political statement.
How does a Latin-pop superstar spend his lockdown? For our June cover story, Bad Bunny (@sanbenito) talks about dropping two new albums just months apart, making his drag debut, his fight for justice in Puerto Rico and more https://t.co/glaeaRF1Ms pic.twitter.com/3X3mxZojAw— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) May 14, 2020
Now, with two best-selling albums already this year (his most recent drop, "las que no iban a salir" debuted at #1 on Apple Music, making him the first Latino ever to hit the top spot), 8 songs in the Top 50 charts, and number one rankings on both Spotify and Youtube, the Puerto Rican trap king tops Bloomberg's Pop Star Power Rankings, making him the biggest pop star in the world.
And the first-ever Latino urban artist to be featured on the cover of Rolling Stone, joining the ranks of music legends, very few of whom have ever been Latinos.
Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, "known to the world as Bad Bunny," gave his Rolling Stone interview not from a "Cribs"-style mansion, but from the modest, stucco-walled Airbnb where he is holed up, riding out the quarantine with his long-time girlfriend, and cover photo photographer, 26-year-old jewelry designer Gabriela Berlingeri.
According to the interview, titled "Bad Bunny In Captivity," Benito is spending his quarantine a lot like the rest of us, eating simple meals (a lot of chicken and potatoes), texting his friends, often about potential covid symptoms (he's on a thread he calls Mafia with rapper Residente, who is "a hypochondriac, just like me"), making drinks, watching a lot of movies (many installments of Toy Story), and uploading tons of videos to social media.
The main difference seems to be that people actually watch his videos...millions and millions of people.
Stay safe Benito. Pa'riba y pa'delante siempre, Latino Gang.