I grew up in a rural area called Vega Baja and I'm the first of so many talented people in this area to make it out. I take great pride to represent where I come from and I am able to show my fans, and everyone who listens and watches me, that anything is possible.
— Bad Bunny
Puerto Rico's relationship with music is everything. It's an island full of talent and if you grow up there, you grow up living and breathing music.
My style has always been my own, just like my flow and style.
Since childhood, I've been a clown. I've always liked being very funny or trying to make people laugh. It's my original self.
I think if I keep working in the way that I am, from the heart and from passion and with love, well, the fruits of that will keep coming.
Obviously black matches with everything.
I always like to create things that get attention. It used to be a problem when I wasn't famous. Now, I can do whatever I want and people have to accept it.
I tried to give the world a bit of creativity, lyrics. And for me, I will always represent music from Puerto Rico, reggaeton, Latin music.
Apple has given me a platform to spread music. They're giving us Latinos a chance to shine.
I think it's important as an artist to never forget where you're from.
I live in Puerto Rico, my family lives in Puerto Rico, my friends. What happens in Puerto Rico matters to me.
We need to try to unite audiences, unite countries, join musical tastes, unite people.
The music we do is for people to enjoy, dance and sing to it. Dreamers - keep on dreaming and keep working hard to achieve your goals. There are many difficulties, but what matters is to stay focused and have perseverance.
Some people are making music just for numbers and views.
To all the musicians who are making reggaeton, let's put some more effort into it and bring something new to the people!
I don't want to be fake. I'm just being me. And I have the power to break stereotypes and whatever useless rules that society puts on us.
I can dance to just about anything.
I work hard to be able to set myself apart from everything else that's going on in the trap genre.
I'm thrilled to have Corona join me on my 'X100PRE' Tour to give my fans a taste of Corona Estereo Beach and showcase their support of Latin music. It's not solely about the music - it's about the culture, creativity, and contributing to the movement that connects us all together.
Honestly, I always believed in myself. For real, for real.
My mom is very religious - Catholic - and from a young age they brought me to the church.
People tried to change my concept of what music is. That music is work, but it's not like that.
I am not someone who does a lot of exercise, so I attempt to maintain some sort of rhythm, and I think the jump rope is the funnest way. It's easy, you can do it in your room or anywhere.
I tell my fellow reggaetoneros, keep giving it your all and bring more creativity.
It's an honor for me to represent urban music, reggaeton, trap and hip-hop.
Latin music is universal.
If I have a platform and a voice, I should use it for my people.
I'll live in Puerto Rico until the day I die.
If tomorrow I want to release a rock album or I want to release a bachata album, nobody can tell me anything - why can't I?
Music has the power to inspire the world.
Be proud to be Latino and never lose that pride!
Reggaeton is something else - it is part of pop culture. It is something very big that I don't believe will ever die.
When I write, it's like choosing which shoes I'm going to put on. More often than not, my lyrics are personal - but I sometimes have to put myself in other people's shoes.
I'm not going to make a song just to make a song. The day that I make an album, it's so that people really know what Bad Bunny's about.
If a small-town boy like me who bagged groceries was able to make his dreams come true, you can too.
I always liked different things, rare things.
I think that by staying true to myself and making music from my heart, the blessings come.
My mami and papi love my music. They're always listening to the radio waiting for one of my songs to come on. And when it does, they turn up the volume - and turn it back down when it's over.
Everyone my age probably grew up listening to the 'perreos' of Plan B.
I don't travel with them, but they can't be missing in my home. There have to always be dominoes... I used to play with my family - dad, my grandpa, my uncles.
To all the musicians, to the Academy, with all due respect, reggaeton is part of our Latin culture. And its representing as much as any other genre at the worldwide level.
She's a total professional, a diva, a mega-star, not just in music but in the entertainment industry. You always learn from the greats, and J.Lo is one.
The world can criticize me, but l can always criticize it back.
I can simply tell you that since I was a kid, I didn't like to look like anyone else.
When I grow up, I want to be like Balvin.
When I was a little boy in school I had to dress up as a bunny and there's a picture of me with an annoyed face, and when I saw it, I thought I should name myself 'Bad Bunny.'
For years, decades, the system has taught us to stay quiet. They've made us believe that those who take to the streets to speak up are crazy, criminals, troublemakers.
Reggaeton is a global genre.
When I was at school, I used to stay on a balcony singing and people would stand around listening.
In Puerto Rico we dance to everything.