Minutes before Bad Bunny actions into an arena full of 19,000 fans, he jogs backwards and forwards within the green space, his face stoic. The 24-year-old Latin trap star may be the performer that is final Calibash, SBS Entertainment’s Latin mega-concert at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. The balance features the greatest names in mъsica urbana — the umbrella term encompassing genres like reggaetуn, Latin trap and dembow — including Ozuna, Anuel AA, Farruko, even Enrique Iglesias. Bad Bunny is performing when it comes to very first time since the shock late-December launch of X100PRE (pronounced Por Siempre, or Forever), their critically acclaimed debut album, which peaked at No. 11 from the Billboard 200 in very early January and it has yet to come out of this top 20.
Bad Bunny, created Benito Martinez Ocasio, could be pacing such as for instance a prizefighter before a match, but he’s not stressed. “I feel well,as he offers a hug and a handshake” he says in Spanish — he speaks minimal English. As soon as the call comes for him, the singer, decked call at an orange that is fluorescent and shorts, snatches an unopened Coke can, yells something which approximately translates to “Let’s try this! Fuck!” and throws it on to the floor. He then storms down a hallway that is long the phase and jubilantly dances within the wings as Farruko, his other Puerto Rican and sometime collaborator, executes a rendition associated with merengue smash “Mi Forma de Ser,” an anthem about buying one’s individuality rather than providing a fuck about the haters — which can because very well be Bad Bunny’s ethos. After Farruko exits, Bad Bunny’s totem — a picture of the “third eye” he recently said permits him to “see everything,” including a lady red-carpet reporter’s underwear — unfurls to your roars associated with audience. Continue reading