Puerto Rican Artist Bad Bunny Drops Debut Album on Christmas Eve

Maybe dropping your album unannounced on Christmas Eve wasn’t such a good suggestion, Bad Bunny.

In the early hours of Christmas Eve, Puerto Rican lure artist Bad Bunny has dropped his debut LP.

Produced by Josh Gudwin, the 15-track album referred to as X100PRE options Drake, Diplo, and El Alfa.

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Speaking on Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio, the Puerto Rican artist – actual identify Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio – explained why he dropped his album proper earlier than Christmas unannounced.

I really feel like proper now I’m at one of the best second of my profession.  I’ve all the time wished to launch an album however I by no means had the chance, I by no means had the help.  But now I really feel fully free as an artist and as an individual.  I really feel actually comfy, I be ok with making an album and displaying individuals one thing totally different.

Martínez Ocasio additionally labored with Ricky Martin and reggaeton producer Tainy on his debut album.

Yet, X100PRE has dropped throughout an inopportune time for the Puerto Rican artist.

On the Billboard Hot 100, Ariana Grande has dominated the chart with ‘Thank U, Next.’  Halsey has remained shut behind with ‘Without Me’ adopted by Travis Scott’s ‘Sicko Mode.’

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Controversial artist Kodak Black has additionally not too long ago hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with Dying to Live.  The album earned 89,000 equal album items within the week ending December 20th.  Streams largely made up the majority of album’s items.  Meek Mill’s Championship held No. 2 with 83,000 items.  Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack jumped to No. three with 64,000 items.

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Underscoring the poor timing of the album’s launch, just one music from X100PRE has landed on iTunes Top 100 Global charts.  Bad Bunny’s ‘Mia’ that includes Drake got here in at No. 28 within the US.  Only one Bad Bunny music got here in a No. 18 on iTunes Charts – a featured position on Cardi B’s ‘I Like It.’

On YouTube US Music Charts, Bad Bunny’s ‘Solo De Mi’ (Only of Me) got here in at a forgettable No. 9.  Cardi B took the highest spot with the official music video for ‘Money.’

Under YouTube’s Top Artists in the US, Bad Bunny stood at No. 6, up from No. 11 final week.  Yet, after 72 weeks, the Puerto Rican artist has solely reached 25.9 million views.  XXXTentacion took the No. 1 spot with 46.eight million views.


Featured picture by Bad Bunny (YouTube screeengrab).