The award acknowledges the musician’s “inventive excellence and affect on international tradition in 2022,” in accordance with the official announcement. He joins earlier AOTY honorees together with Billie Eilish, Lil Child, Megan Thee Stallion, Taylor Swift and the Weeknd.
The Puerto Rican rap-reggaeton titan has spent most of this 12 months dominating the worldwide music market. His newest studio album, “Un Verano Sin Ti,” is Apple Music’s most streamed album of 2022, and powered the “Titi Me Pregunto” singer to turn out to be essentially the most outstanding Latin artist of all time by worldwide streaming depend on Apple Music. Upon its launch on Could 6, the 23-track set achieved the very best file for first-day streams worldwide. Its glimmering opening monitor, “Moscow Mule,” additionally holds the Apple Music file for the most important Latin tune of all time by first-day streams worldwide.
Moreover, he broke the file for many simultaneous entries by a single Latin artist with 22 songs on the platform’s Every day Prime 100 and has reached No. 1 on that very same playlist in 34 international locations worldwide — a milestone no different Latin artist has been capable of obtain. He holds the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 Latin albums, that are tallied by first-day streams.
Additionally this 12 months, he turned the one artist in historical past to stage two separate $100 million-grossing excursions in lower than 12 months, between his El Último Tour Del Mundo and his newest World’s Hottest Tour, which not too long ago hit the U.S. for seven weeks.
“Once I began, I didn’t have a worldwide fan base,” the artist advised Apple Music in an unique movie (see under). “I’m grateful for every thing I’ve achieved and every thing I’ve skilled. The Latin music motion has grown a lot. I might by no means take full credit score or say, ‘It’s due to me.’ No, it’s each one among us. An entire technology. Our vitality and presence is at all times felt.”
Again in February 2018, Unhealthy Bunny was Apple Music’s first Latin Up Subsequent artist for the platform’s rising artist program. He was additionally the debut host for Lure Kingz, their first Spanish-language radio present on Beats 1 radio, and hosted the present’s first six episodes in 2017.
To have a good time his AOTY win, Unhealthy Bunny will take over the platform’s La Fórmula playlist which is populated along with his favourite tracks from Myke Towers, Rauw Alejandro, Jhayco, and others. Followers may also tune into Apple Music 1, the place it’s Unhealthy Bunny Day with unique radio content material like early profession interviews, specials and extra.