The discussion and conversations encompassing this Forbes acknowledgment feature the intricacies inside the music business and the wandering feelings about how specialists’ accomplishments and impacts are estimated and recognized.
Bad Bunny’s rise to fame and the contentions encompassing his title as ‘The King of Pop’ show the diverse ideas of the music world and the continuous discourse about the portrayal, acknowledgment, and worldwide effect of craftsmen.
Forbes magazine recently gave Bad Bunny, regarded as one of the biggest pop stars in Latin America, high marks.
In their latest special issue, “30 Under 30,” released on November 28, 2023, Forbes dubbed the singer-songwriter ‘The King of Pop.’
Online discussion and criticism have been sparked by the magazine’s front page cover and the title that honors the rapper and singer-songwriter.
Following Forbe’s Bad Bunny cover in their special issue, online users quickly voiced their opinions on social media, especially Twitter.
The rapper was given the title, but most internet users disagreed, saying there were many deserving candidates. Supporters of Michael Jackson noted that, in terms of global impact, Jackson’s career far surpasses Bunny’s.
Some have noted that Shakira has charted highly on other continents, but Bad Bunny has mostly been successful in the two Americas.
Bad Bunny and Kendall Jenner are on the Forbes 30 under 30 covers. power couple things! pic.twitter.com/QTsRGNJeEv— Kendall & Benito (@kenitoarchive) November 28, 2023
Some have also charged Forbes with whitewashing, highlighting the debt contemporary pop music owes to BIPOC performers like The Weeknd.
The singer’s close ties to his Spanish heritage were emphasized in the Forbes interview with Bad Bunny for the special edition. On December 24, 2018, Bad Bunny released X 100 Pre, his debut studio album.
The diamond-certified record is still his best-selling album to date, peaking at number 11 on the Spanish and Billboard 200 album charts.
The rapper and J Balvin worked together to release the album Oasis on June 28, 2019, following his debut. On the Billboard 200 album chart, the album peaked at number nine.
Pop Realm’s introduction to Bad Bunny
Bad Bunny, whose full name is Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, is a rapper and an artist. Bunny was born in Puerto Rico on March 10, 1994. He is called the King of the Latin Trap.
Bunny holds the record for the best streaming year of any craftsman in Spotify history, with over 18.5 billion streams in 2022.
With in excess of 14 billion plays as of November 2023, his assortment “Un Verano Sin Ti” holds the record for most assortment streams on Spotify.
October 13, 2023, saw the appearance of the rapper’s last studio assortment, Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana.