Bad Bunny just made history at the 65th annual Grammy Awards, and it was a performance you don’t want to miss! The Puerto Rican star and nominee for album of the year for Un Verano Sin Ti, put on an incredible show that ran the gamut of Puerto Rican and Caribbean music. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the performance, the music, and what it all means for Latin music.
Bad Bunny started his performance with “El Apagón” and looked like the literal boy next door. He was accompanied by a total of eight plena dancers, seven pleneros, and eight cabezudos, which were an homage to Puerto Rican legends. It was a high-energy performance that had stars such as Jack Harlow and Taylor Swift up and dancing along to merengue.
The performance was a celebration of Puerto Rican culture and music, and a testament to Bad Bunny’s success. His Billboard 200-topping album Un Verano Sin Ti has made history as the first-ever Spanish-language album to score a nod in the album of the year category. The album spent 13 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, the most weeks at No. 1 since 2016.
Bad Bunny’s performance was a powerful reminder of Latin music’s global reach and influence. It was a celebration of culture, music, and the power of Latin music to bring people together. As Latin music continues to make waves in the music industry, Bad Bunny’s performance is sure to leave a lasting impression.