DISCOGRAPHY AUTOPSY: DEEP DIVING INTO SPOTIFY’S MOST STREAMED ARTIST OF THE YEAR

DISCOGRAPHY AUTOPSY: DEEP DIVING INTO SPOTIFY’S MOST STREAMED ARTIST OF THE YEAR

by Marcus Mitropoulos
5 min
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For the third time in a row, Bad Bunny has topped Spotify as their most-streamed International Artist of the Year. The Puerto Rican superstar released Un Verano Sin Ti this May, which is up for album of the year at the upcoming Grammy’s. 

Bad Bunny hit his stride on the international scene in 2018 with two key features. The first came with Cardi B beside Colombian star, J Balvin. I Like It blew up everyone’s streaming services, taking away from tracks like Sicko Mode, Youngblood, and God’s Plan. Never mind the outreach he found when he teamed up with Drake on MIA!

Today, Bad Bunny dominates the music scene with his flamboyant style, hip-moving beats, and lyrics that a lot of us don’t understand, but get us going nonetheless. Here is the autopsy of Bad Bunny’s discography, ranging from early classics to some recent bangers that you need to get your ears on. 

OG TRACKS

Some of the OG tracks from Bad Bunny have been staples in summer playlist for years. I Like It with J Balvin and Cardi B had a massive surge across main stream radio stations when it first came out. Cardi B’s unique voice, paired with the relatively unknown melody of Bad Bunny made for a smash hit. 

MIA saw the globally renowned Drake pair up with the now internationally recognized star. Opening with Drake singing in Spanish, it instantly turned heads and opened ears. From there, Bad Bunny continues the catchy tune with his own take. Overall, a stellar track!

Finally, we have the mulit-collaborated Te Bote. This one is more of a dance-focused track with emphasis on getting up, and more importantly, getting down. Te Bote is a staple for the summer time as its quick drum, kick pattern makes you want to bop your head on the way to the beach. 

THE SLOW TRILL ONES

Off his newest album is Ojitos Lindos. This tune features that similar quick drum, kick pairing, although it comes off a bit slower. Lyrics from Bomba Estereo add a soft tone as well, making this one of those easy to listen to songs. LA CANCION does something similar, although the softness of Bomba is replaced with more of a rap melody from J Balvin. Touching on an RnB sound, the pair make a great track to sit back and relax to. 

Callaita is similar to Ojitos Lindos in that it’s a super slow, dance focused track with potential to make it onto your chill playlist. Both songs do the same job, which is to slow you down, making you focus on the beat. Amorfoda has a heavy focus on piano, making it a much sadder track than the others. Somehow, Bad Bunny’s voice, which is synonymous with summer bangers, sounds terrific alongside the tedious piano. 

SOME NEW GOODIES

Another banger off of his newest project is Me Porto Bonito. This one starts off with a slow build-up, before gradually turning into the vibrant, happy Bunny that we all love. Me Porto Bonito allows Bunny to put his vocals on full display, hitting some high notes before turning into a retro-edm track. 

Off the same project is Titi Me Pregunto. This one is fast! I’m talking Fast & Furious driving around the streets of Cuba fast. The second you here this, you’re going to wish you were in the club with a linin button down on, holding a mojito, sweating your ass off with friends.

Efecto slows it down a lot in contrast to Titi Me Pregunto. Still a banger, this tune takes us back to driving down an empty highway on a summers day. It’s the sorta song that you can’t stop bobbing your head to, and you find yourself shaking your hips a little too. Volvi is a super similar track to this one as well, if you enjoy this vibe!

FASHION INFLUENCE

Bad Bunny’s fashion sense is a morph of high street looks, full of vibrancy, textures and most importantly, immaculate kick game. Him and his stylist, Storm Pablo, have curated a fine selection of red carpet fits. 

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His black Burberry suit in 2021, which was accompanied by a flower from his girlfriend, took over social media as it showcased the duality of simplicity and evocation. 

He recently agreed to another collaboration with Adidas that is set to launch retail-wide in 2023. This summer, the pair dropped a Forum Buckle with a few extra touches from Bunny himself.

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