Bad Bunny Repeats as Billboard’s Top Latin Artist of the Year for Fifth Consecutive Year

It’s a sweet repeat for Bad Bunny

The 29-year-old Puerto Rican Grammy-winning superstar has repeated as Billboard’s Top Latin Artist of the Year for a record fifth consecutive year.

Bad BunnyNo other artist has been the year-end Top Latin Artist five times since the category began in 2011. Only one other artist has pulled a back-to-back winning streak since the category launched in 2011: Romeo Santos, who took home the first-place trophy in 2014 and 2015.

Unsurprisingly, Bad Bunny also echoes his past four years of achievements on the albums front: Thanks to Un Verano Sin Ti’s stronghold, the album wraps at No. 1 on the year-end Top Latin Albums chart for a second consecutive year.

Adding to his blockbuster year — with seven awards at the 2023 Billboard Latin Music Awards, including Artist of the Year, Tour of the Year and Global 200 Latin Artist of the Year — Benito also boasts four songs on the year-end Hot Latin Songs rundown, including “Un X100to” with Grupo Frontera at No. 3. His first foray into Regional Mexican music became the second Regional Mexican track to break the weekly top 10 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Billboard’s year-end music recaps represent aggregated metrics for each artist, title, label and music contributor on the weekly charts from November 19, 2022, through October 21, 2023. Rankings for Luminate-based recaps reflect equivalent album units, airplay, sales or streaming during the weeks that the titles appeared on a respective chart during the tracking year. Any activity registered before or after a title’s chart run isn’t considered in these rankings. That methodology detail, and the November-October time period, account for some of the difference between these lists and the calendar-year recaps that are independently compiled by Luminate.

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