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Bad Bunny Is Apple Music's First-Ever Latino "Artist of the Year"

The global superstar continues to make history.

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Bad Bunny Is Apple Music's First-Ever Latino "Artist of the Year"

The global superstar continues to make history.

Apple Music revealed its Artist of the Year for 2022 is Bad Bunny, leading him to once again make history as the platform’s first Latino to get the title.

Bad Bunny, whose real name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, has had mega success this year with a hit album, Un Verano Sin Ti, released in May and a sold-out world tour. Despite all the wins, he remains humble as ever.

In an Apple Music clip, the Puerto Rico native expressed his gratitude. “When I started, I didn’t have a global fan base,” he said in the video. “I’m grateful for everything I’ve accomplished and everything I’ve experienced.”

He continued in a press release, “The Latin music movement has grown so much. I would never take full credit or say, ‘It’s because of me.’ No, it’s every one of us. A whole generation. Our energy and presence is always felt.”

Additionally, Apple Music’s Zane Lowe asked the global superstar how he felt about the award. “It’s like what I always say, I just do me, and make my music — feeling everything,” he said. “And that’s why I feel it, and that’s why I like it so, this represents everything. All the energy that I share with people and do everything from the heart.”

For more, check out the Apple Music clips below.

 

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