Bad Bunny is no stranger to making history and breaking records. He was Spotify’s most streamed artist of the year for 2021, with his songs streamed a total of 9.1 billion times this year and he hadn’t even released an album. Now, as the world starts opening back up again, he’s able to perform the songs that having reached global audiences and it’s paying off — literally. El Último Tour Del Mundo tour has officially become the highest-grossing tour by a Latin artist, according to Billboard Boxscore. The 35 show arena tour earned $117 million, which breaks down to about $4.7 million and more than 23,000 tickets in each market since he played 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 came out Nov. 27, 2020 and went on to win Best Urban Music Album at the Latin Grammy Awards and Best Música Urbana Album at the Grammy Awards. “It’s completely different from YHLQMDLG. This is a more sentimental album, more chill, the kind of thing you can listen to in your room,” Bad Bunny told Billboard. With the album achieving such a massive success, it’s no wonder the tour is also making history.
“When El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo launched in April 2021, demand for tickets was unprecedented. According to Ticketmaster, it was the third-highest sales day for any tour of all time, and would likely have broken the record had there been more dates to add,” Jbeau Lewis, Bad Bunny’s agent at United Talent Agency, told Billboard.
Bad Bunny topped February’s Top Tours chart and he’s on the March list as well as April’s with the three Miami shows. In doing so, he became the first Spanish-language artist to top the monthly chart. El Ultimo Tour del Mundo already wrapped and he’ll begin the World’s Hottest Tour in August but bigger and better performing in stadiums this time around.
Beyond dominating music charts, Bad Bunny has been branching out into acting. He made a guest appearance on Narcos: Mexico and he’s also co-starring with Brad Pitt in Bullet 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 feel me. I’m Latino; I’m Puerto Rican. Yo soy de Puerto Rico. People can feel that, you know? No matter…no importa de tu sea, lo vas sentirlo, 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 has told a gringo artist that you have 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.”