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Bad Bunny Is Going All In On Wrestling And We Ain’t Mad About It

Bad Bunny has consistently been building upon what it means to be a music icon. He’s helped bring reggaeton into the worldwide mainstream and he’s created albums that mashup reggaeton with pop and indie sounds. He’s also landed acting roles in Netflix’s Narcos: Mexico.

But last month he took his stardom to a whole other level: the center ring of a WWE match! And he’s not done yet.

It looks like Bad Bunny will be taking center stage at WrestleMania 37 in April.

Bad Bunny is doing more in WWE than just assisting Damian Priest during his matches. According to reports, Bad Bunny is drawing massive WWE merchandise sales at the moment.

Bad Bunny has been involved with Damian Priest on WWE television since his first appearance at the Royal Rumble, and there has been speculation that he will be working with WWE heading into WrestleMania.

According to a report from Fightful Select, Bad Bunny has been a ‘gigantic’ hit for WWE when it comes to their merchandise. The report stated that last week, Bad Bunny held four of the top merchandise selling spots. His t-shirt took spots one, three (women’s), and four (youth). Along with this, his pullover hoodie was at number two as well.

So it makes sense that San Benito would be looking to further his wrestling career. He has been training at WWE‘s Performance Center and is set to appear in-ring at WrestleMania 37 on either April 10th or 11th.

eWrestlingNews has the scoop that Bad Bunny will be teaming with Booker T at the show. Booker T is of course the subject of Bad Bunny’s new mega-hit track; and now the 2-time WWE Hall of Famer will apparently be entering the ring with our beloved Conejo Malo.

Original Story Published February 1, 2021:

Bad Bunny turned his childhood WWE dreams into reality when he appeared on the Royal Rumble special on Jan. 31. The Puerto Rican superstar performed his song “Booker T” and also got into it with a few of the wrestlers.

Bad Bunny performed his new single “Booker T” for the first time.

On his latest album El Último Tour Del Mundo, Bad Bunny fanboyed over WWE legend Booker T while comparing his top reign in Latin music to the wrestler’s championship reign. In the music video, which was released last month, the actual Booker T appears alongside Benito singing his praises.

Bad Bunny reunited with Booker T for his first live performance of the song “Booker T” during the Royal Rumble. “Estoy en mi peak,” he spits as Booker T stood there statuesquely like in the music video. To wrap up the performance, Booker T dropped his signature line “Can you dig it, sucka?” That’s also a part of the swaggering anthem.

Bad Bunny also got into the ring for his wrestling debut.

During his short tenure on the show, Bad Bunny also got embroiled in a rivalry with wrestlers John Morrison and Mike “The Miz” Mizanin. After Bad Bunny finished his performance, The Miz destroyed his DJ set.

Bad Bunny was not very happy about that and he came out during the middle of the Royal Rumble event when wrestlers are eliminated when they’re tossed out of the ring. When The Miz and Morrison saw Benito approaching, they were distracted and pushed out of the ring. To add insult to injury, Bad Bunny got into the ring and jumped on top of them from the top rope.

The WWE commentators were doing the most during Bad Bunny’s wrestling debut. The guys doing the commentary in English said, “I’ve heard of flying squirrels, but flying bunnies?!” The ones doing the WWE Español commentary came through with the best anecdote of the night: “¡Los conejos brican!”

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Bad Bunny Is His Own Competition At 2021 Billboard Music Awards + More Latin Nominees

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Bad Bunny Is His Own Competition At 2021 Billboard Music Awards + More Latin Nominees

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The nominees for this year’s Billboard Music Awards are out. In one of the Latin categories, all three of Bad Bunny’s quarantine albums are nominated. The Puerto Rican superstar faces off with himself, J Balvin, and Anuel AA.

The winners at the Billboard Music Awards are based on sales, streaming, and chart performance.

The Billboard Music Awards gathers its nominees and winners from data on the charts this past year. If no one was buying or streaming your music, then you won’t get nominated. If you know the sales figures of the nominees, it’s easy to tell who will end up taking the award.

Good luck to whoever is nominated against Bad Bunny.

It should be no surprise that Bad Bunny dominated the nominations in the Latin categories. YHLQMDLG peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and El Último Tour Del Mundo became the first all-Spanish album in history to hit No. 1. To whoever is nominated alongside Benito, good luck.

All three of Benito’s albums that he dropped during the COVID-19 quarantine are nominated in one category.

In the Top Latin Album category, Bad Bunny is impressively nominated three times for YHLQMDLG, Las Que No Iban a Salir, and El Último Tour Del Mundo. His competition in the category includes fellow Boricua Anuel AA’s Emmanuel and Colombiano J Balvin’s Colores albums.

Karol G, Becky G, and La Rosalía face off for Top Latin Female Artist.

The Top Latin Artist nominees are all men, including Bad Bunny, his previous competition, Maluma, and Ozuna. In the Top Latin Male Artist category, it’s Benito against Ozuna and J Balvin. In the Top Latin Female Artist category, Chicana singer Becky G faces Colombiana Karol G and Spanish pop star Rosalía.

All of last year’s big hits are nominated in Top Latin Song category.

The Top Latin Song category captures all of the bangers from the past year. Bad Bunny is nominated twice for “Yo Perreo Sola” and “Dákiti” with Jhay Cortez. Maluma and The Weeknd’s “Hawái” remix is also up for the award with the Black Eyed Peas’ “Ritmo (Bad Boys for Life)” with J Balvin and Ozuna’s “Caramelo” remix featuring Karol G and Myke Towers.

The Billboard Music Awards will air on May 23. The live show will be broadcast on NBC and hosted by the Jonas Brothers’ Nick Jonas.

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Alternative Boricua Singer iLe Dazzles in “No Es Importante” Music Video

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Alternative Boricua Singer iLe Dazzles in “No Es Importante” Music Video

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Puerto Rican singer-songwriter iLe puts on a show in her music video for “No Es Importante.” The former Calle 13 member dances like there’s no tomorrow to her new single.

iLe was part of Calle 13 with her brothers.

Ileana Mercedes Cabra Joglar, who is better known as iLe, was in the Boricua group Calle 13 with her brothers, Residente and Visitante. Before their hiatus in 2015, the trio won an astonishing 21 Latin Grammy Awards. Calle 13 also has three Grammy Awards.

iLe collaborated with Residente and Bad Bunny on a musical takedown of Puerto Rico’s governor in 2019.

iLe went solo in 2016 with her debut album iLevitable, which garnered her the Latin Grammy Award for Best New Artist. She recently made waves around the world when she teamed up with Residente and fellow Boricua Bad Bunny for “Afilando Los Cuchillos.” The song was released in 2019 in response to Puerto Rico’s corrupt governor Ricardo Roselló. Following massive protests on the island, Roselló resigned from the job.

iLe moves on from a bad romance in “No Es Importante.”

“No Es Importante” marks iLe’s first release of 2021. In the tender tune, she sings about letting go of a toxic relationship. This is one of the most understated yet bluesy releases yet. Her epiphany that she deserves better is powerful.

“‘No Es Importante’ is a song that speaks from an intimate perspective,” iLe said in a statement. “When you need to make yourself realize that someone has been inhabiting your mind for too long and it’s time to let go.”

In the music video, she performs the heck out of the song.

In the music video for “No Es Importante,” iLe does karaoke to her own song in Puerto Rican restaurant. Even though no one is paying attention to her, she has the time of her life under a disco ball. When she disconnects the microphone at the end, it feels like she’s broken free of the romance.

“No Es Importante” previews iLe’s upcoming album. She won the Latin Grammy for Best Alternative Song last year thanks to her collaboration “En Cantos” with Natalia Lafourcade.

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