Bad Bunny’s 2022 album, “Un Verano Sin Ti,” has officially become the most streamed album of all time on Spotify. The Puerto Rican artist, who has been named Spotify’s artist of the year for three consecutive years, continues to make waves in the music industry with his unique blend of reggaeton and Latin trap.
“Un Verano Sin Ti,” released in May 2022, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, earning 274,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in its first week, according to Luminate. The album registered the largest streaming week ever for a Latin music album with 356.66 million on-demand official streams for the set’s songs in its first week.
The album, which features collaborations with artists such as The Marías, Buscabulla, and Chencho Corleone, spent 13 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. It also placed 22 songs from the set on the same May 21, 2022-dated Billboard Hot 100, the most in a week for a core Latin music artist and the most in a week performed all in Spanish.
“Un Verano Sin Ti” made history by becoming the first non-English album to ever top the Year-End Billboard 200. The album was also nominated in the top four categories at the Grammys, making it the first Spanish-language album to achieve this feat.
Bad Bunny’s success extends beyond his music. He has also made headlines for his rumored romance with Kendall Jenner and his in-ring debut with the WWE. Despite the physical toll, the artist expressed his love for wrestling and the excitement it brings.
Reflecting on his success, Bad Bunny stated, “I never dreamed I wanted to be the biggest one or No. 1. I simply wanted to make it. Why? Because I love what I do. I’ve been doing rhythms since I was 13 years old, writing, singing songs in my head. … I never said I want to be the biggest or the best or the richest. I did it because I loved it, and my only dream was to be able to make a living out of it.”
As Bad Bunny continues to break records and redefine Latin music, fans and critics alike eagerly anticipate what the artist will do next. His impact on the music industry is undeniable, and his success serves as a testament to the growing influence of Latin music worldwide.