After breaking countless records, receiving world domination in a short period of time, touring for most of 2022, and nabbing multiple Grammy nominations for his latest album Un Verano Sin Ti, Apple Music's Artist of The Year Bad Bunny has announced that he is taking a break from music.
Chatting with Billboard, the rapper - born Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio revealed the reason why he's taking a break.
“2023 is for me, for my physical health, my emotional health to breathe, enjoy my achievements,” the 28-year-old explained.
“We’re going to celebrate. Let’s go here, let’s go there, let’s go on the boat. I have a couple of sporadic commitments, and I’ll go to the studio, but there’s no pressure. Remember yourself, cabrón. You’ve worked your ass off,” he added.
In the article he also opened up about witnessing his career “flip” for the better after his El Último Tour del Mundo tour hit larger venues earlier this year.
“My career has had many flips, many points of inflection where I’m here, and then suddenly I’m there. So that tour was very, very cabrona, very euphoric,” he said. “When I went to the stadiums, my only point of reference was the stadium shows in Puerto Rico [in December 2021]. Those two shows in Puerto Rico were hard, hard, hard. I aged three years, I swear. I enjoyed it in the end, but there was a lot of pressure.”
“And I thought this tour would be the same, but from the very first show in Orlando, it has been so much fun,” he continued.
Bad Bunny, who has been dipping his toe in the acting world with roles in Narcos: Mexico and Bullet Trajn, is gearing up to star in his first lead role as a superpowered luchador in the superhero film El Muerto.
“I love wrestling. I’m a pro wrestler, I don’t know if you know,” the musician, born Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, told the CinemaCon crowd at the time, in a nod to his Wrestlemania debut last year. “This is why I love this character. I think it’s the perfect role for me. It will be epic.”
El Muerto has a theatrical release date set for January 12, 2024.
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