When Bad Bunny released his debut album, x100PRE, on Christmas Eve 2018, there was little way the Puerto Rican reggaeton artist could have known what the next few years would bring. But alongside the publishing of his next two albums—the second, Oasis, a collaboration with J Balvin, and the third, 2020’s YHLQMDLG—his fame rose worldwide. His next pair of albums, Las Que No Iban a Salir and El Último Tour del Mundo, also both released in 2020, propelled him to the top spot as the most-streamed artist on Spotify with more than 8.3 billion streams.
In 2021 he did it again, grabbing the title of most-streamed artist for the second year in a row. Over the course of the year, he had accumulated 9.1 billion streams without even releasing a new album. Plus, in the two years combined, his music was streamed for over 63 billion minutes. Since 2015, Bad Bunny has been streamed over 35 billion times across more than 344 million listeners.
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Today, Bad Bunny is releasing the highly anticipated album Un Verano Sin Ti, “a summer without you,” just in time for summer. As always, fans can expect collaborations—this time with Rauw Alejandro, Chencho Corleone, Jhayco, Tony Dize, Bomba Estereo, The Marias, and Buscabulla.
“The vibe in this album is so it can be your summer playlist,” Bad Bunny told For the Record. “I personally see it like that album you play when you go on vacation to an island and you’re on the beach all day. Then you go back to your vacation resort and put it on while you’re getting ready to go for a late dinner with your friends. And on your way to that dinner you ask the driver to play the album again.”
To celebrate the release, Bad Bunny teamed up with Spotify to create Los Elementos Del Verano, an original film that brings the summertime sights and sounds of his beloved Puerto Rico to the world. In the short original film, Bad Bunny shares his favorite things about his home and how it has influenced his music, and Un Verano Sin Ti in particular.
“The album is very versatile, very Bad Bunny,” he shared. “But the versatility is different from the others; this one has different sounds—reggaeton, dembow, reggae influence, afro beats—and all of them relate to the Caribbean beats. They all feel happy and you want to dance to them.”
To mark this new album, Bad Bunny collaborated with Spotify to give users in the free tier around the world* on-demand access to listen to the 23 tracks as many times and in the order they wish to enjoy it for one week. Fans can also catch Bad Bunny on billboards in Times Square, Downtown Los Angeles, Toronto, Mexico City, Bogotá, and Buenos Aires.
Don’t wait—get in the summer groove with Un Verano Sin Ti now.
*181 markets worldwide, not including Japan and South Korea