Bad Bunny won Artist of the YearSunday night — becoming the first non-English-speaking performer to win the title, according to the LA Times. The reggaeton superstar learned of his win while performing a concert at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
NBA veteran and fellow Puerto Rican Carmelo Anthony hands Bad Bunny the Moonman trophy after announcing the winner. Drake, Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles, Lil Naz X, Lizzo and Jack Harlow were the other nominees.
The Puerto Rican sensation is the second Latin artist to win the award after Camila Cabello won the award in 2018. In front of hundreds of thousands of fans at Yankee Stadium, Bad Bunny reflected on Vijay and staying true to himself – and his music.
“From my heart, I don’t have words to describe what I’m feeling and how proud I am to be here at Yankee Stadium,” he said in Spanish. “I always knew that I could become a great artist without changing my culture, my slang and my language. I am Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, from Puerto Rico to the world.”
Bad Bunny, whose real name is Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, was performing at the venue as part of his World’s Hottest Tour. He also makes a memorable delivery Performance of “Titi Mein Pregunto”. which was streamed live during the VMAs. He kissed both a female and a male dancer on stage – one of the most talked-about moments of Sunday night’s show.
He’s coming off a successful summer swing after releasing his fourth studio album, “Un Verano Sin T” in May. The album, which features songs across the spectrum of Latin genres, is currently at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top 200, spending 15 weeks on the chart. Sony announced earlier this yearA new Spider-Man spinoff, “El Muerto,” will make him Marvel’s first Latino live-action lead.
In addition to his unconventional and flamboyant style, Bad Bunny is also known for speaking out on issues affecting his native Puerto Rico. She drew attention to the killing of a trans woman and Luma energy condemnedA private company that operates and supplies electricity to the island accounts for frequent blackouts.
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