Bad Bunny is no stranger to making history and breaking records. He was Spotify’s most streamed artist of the year in 2021, with his songs streamed a total of 9.1 billion times that year and he hadn’t even released an album. Now, as the world begins to open up again, he’s able to perform the songs that have reached global audiences and it’s paying off – literally. The El Último Tour Del Mundo tour has officially become the highest-grossing tour by a Latin artist, according to Boxscore billboard. The 35-show tour grossed $117 million, or about $4.7 million and more than 23,000 tickets in each market since playing multiple shows in eight cities.
The album of the same name is a 16-song album that became the first all-Spanish language album to reach number one on the US Billboard 200 in its 64-year history. It was released on November 27, 2020 and won Best Urban Music Album at the Latin Grammy Awards and Best Urban Music Album at the Grammy Awards. “It’s completely different from YHLQMDLG. It’s a more sentimental, cooler album, the kind of thing you can listen to in your bedroom,” Bad Bunny said. Billboard. With the album being so successful, it’s no wonder the tour is making history as well.
“When El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo launched in April 2021, demand for tickets was unprecedented. According to Ticketmaster, it was the third highest selling day of any tour of all time, and it probably would have broken the record had there been more dates to add,” said Jbeau Lewis, Bad Bunny’s agent at United Talent Agency. Billboard.
Bad Bunny tops February’s Top Tours chart and is on the March list as well as April with all three Miami shows. In doing so, he became the first Spanish-speaking artist to top the monthly chart. El Ultimo Tour del Mundo is already over and it will start the World’s Hottest Tour in August, but bigger and better in stadiums this time around.
Beyond dominating the music charts, Bad Bunny has branched out into acting. He made an appearance on Narcos: Mexico and he also co-stars with Brad Pitt in High-speed train out this summer. The 28-year-old Puerto Rican star is shining brighter than ever, but don’t expect an English-language album anytime soon.
“People can smell me. I am Latino; I am Puerto Rican. Yo soy from Puerto Rico. People can feel that, you know? Whatever… no importa de tu se, lo vas sentilo, como que, why do I have to change? Nadie le pide a una artista gringo que cambien,” Bad Bunny said during an interview on The daily show with Trevor Noah. “No one told a gringo artist to change. People love your music. This is who I am. This is my music. This is my culture. If you don’t like it, Don’t listen to me. If you like it, you know.