Bad Bunny | Texas Review | Ralph Arvesen
Bad Bunny performing during the Most Wanted Tour at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas on April 26, 2024. (Photo: Ralph Arvesen)

Bad Bunny's upbringing was steeped in music, with his mother fostering a musical environment at home. Introduced to the local church choir by his mother, his talent was quickly recognized. The family's household resonated with the sounds of Salsa and romantic Latin ballads, thanks to his mother's influence. At just 13 years old, he began crafting his own songs, drawing inspiration from icons like Daddy Yankee, Tego Calderon, Hector Lavoe, and Vico C.

In 2016, while balancing studies in audiovisual communication at the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo and a job at a grocery store, Bad Bunny dedicated his nights to sharing his music on SoundCloud. It was there that his track "Diles" caught the ear of DJ Luian, leading to his signing with the Hear This Music record label later that year.

Rapidly gaining traction within Puerto Rican nightclubs, Bad Bunny's fusion of Latin trap and Reggaeton swiftly transcended local borders. Collaborations with renowned artists like J Balvin and Becky G in 2017, followed by a feature on Cardi B's hit "I Like It" alongside J Balvin in 2018, propelled him into the international spotlight.

In addition to his extensive list of collaborations with artists such as Drake, J.Lo, and Diplo, Bad Bunny has released numerous chart-topping solo tracks exclusively in Spanish. Since his meteoric rise to fame in 2018, he has consistently topped global streaming charts on platforms like Spotify, earning him acclaim as the most streamed artist worldwide for three consecutive years, including 2022.

His latest album, "Un Verano Sin Ti," dominated Spotify's global streaming charts and received a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year in 2023. Notable tracks from the album include "Me Porto Bonito," "Titi Me Pregunto," "Efecto," and "Después de la Playa." Notably, Bad Bunny made history as the only artist to have an all-Spanish language album reach the top of the U.S. charts.

Despite his international acclaim, Bad Bunny remains deeply connected to his Puerto Rican roots. Many of his songs, such as "El Apagon," celebrate Puerto Rican culture, while others shed light on pressing social issues facing the island. Through his music and social media presence, Bad Bunny actively engages in advocating for change, participating in protests and amplifying the voices of the people of Puerto Rico, even amidst his own fame.
Fan reviews:

This concert had so many different lights, fireworks, fire, different stages! It was a very unique show you don’t see often! I loved everything about and Bad Bunny made sure he acknowledged everyone in the crowd even the people all the way up top! It was so nice to see! Thank you Bad Bunny.

Loved every second! Bad Bunny is the best. He did new and old songs. Did so many different songs. He put on a wonderful show.

My experience is phenomenal you being in a concert of the biggest Latin artist a can describe you need to be one of this show to live a you own experience.

Best concert! I had general admission floor and it was 100% worth it. Bad bunny puts on such a great show! I love how he interacts with his fans. The energy he brings and pulls out of the audience is unmatched.

This was by far the best concert my family and I have been to. We were on our feet the whole night dancing to his music! Bad Bunny really out did himself this night with his awesome dancers, amazing lights and pyrotechnics! Can’t wait to see what he does for his next tour. We will definitely be in attendance!
Setlist for the show at the Moody Center
  • Orchestra
  • FINA
  • VOU 787
  • SEDA
  • Tú no metes cabra
  • Pa Ti
  • No te hagas
  • Vuelve
  • Me mata
  • Soy peor
  • Tú no vive así
  • Chambea
  • Diles
  • 25/8
  • un x100to
  • Amorfoda
  • Safaera
  • Yo perreo sola
  • La santa
  • La Jumpa
  • Efecto
  • Me porto bonito

Bad Bunny was the main act at the Moody Center. They continue across the United States with the last stop at the Kaseya Center in Miami, Florida on May 26, 2024.

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