Bad Bunny Notches Seventh Entry on YouTube’s “Billion Views Club” with “Dakiti,” Featuring Jhay Cortez

It’s Lucky No. 7 for Bad Bunny

The 27-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton superstar’s “Dákiti,” his collaboration with Jhay Cortez, has officially entered YouTube’s Billion Views Club.”

Bad Bunny, Dakiti

Bad Bunny and Cortez first joined the list with their 2019 banger “No Me Conoce” in collaboration with J Balvin.

The official music video for “Dákiti,” which shows the two artists performing the song at a beach setting, premiered on Oct. 20, 2020.

This marks Bunny’s seventh video (following “Te Bote Remix,” “Mayores,” “No Me Conoce,” “I Like It,” “Mia,” and “Tu No Vive Asi) and Cortez’s second visual to achieve the milestone.

Four other Bad Bunny videos are soon to hit one billion views, including “Si Tu Novio te Deja Sola” with Balvin, the Karol G-assisted “Ahora me Llama,” “Amorfoda,” and “Soy Peor,” all of which have more than 900,000 views.

“Working with Jhay is always a good experience,” Bad Bunny previously told Billboard. “We’ve worked together on the remix of ‘No Me Conoce,’ which was a global hit, and the remix of ‘Como Se Siente,’ and people have always enjoyed our collaborations. In this case, it’s the first time we were able to work together in the studio, unlike the other two songs that were done via phone. Sharing ideas in person is the key to the success of the song.”

On the Billboard charts, “Dákiti,” part of Bunny’s chart-topping album El Ultimo Tour del Mundo, hit No. 1 on January 2, 2021, and spent 27 consecutive weeks at the top.

The fiery joint also topped at No. 1 on Billboard’s Year-End Hot Latin Songs chart.

Bad Bunny Signs Exclusive Booking Deal with Cardenas Marketing Network

Bad Bunny is ready to take Latin America by storm… 

The 23-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton, a rising Trap star, has signed an exclusive booking deal with Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN) for select Latin American territories.

Bad Bunny

CMN, which also books Marc Anthony, Gente de Zona and Nicky Jam among other artists, will have exclusive booking rights for Bad Bunny in Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela.

The deal underscores the growing impact of Latin trap, which only a year ago, was the stuff of local clubs. Now, a roster of acts that includes Ozuna, Bryant Myers and Farruko is delivering the music to a much broader audience, and last April, the Billboard Latin Music Conference hosted its first-ever Latin trap panel.

“We are proud to add Bad Bunny to our booking roster, as he is continuing an upward trend playing in new venues, countries and continents,” said Henry Cardenas, CEO of Cardenas Marketing Network in a statement.

Bad Bunny is signed to indie Hear This Music. His current single, “Soy Peor,” is at No. 22 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart.

The song — a powerful get-even rant (“If I used to be an SOB now I’m worst, because of you,” says the chorus) — has generated dozens of “response” videos online from women who’ve created their own lyrics. In doing so, it underscores Bad Bunny’s growing popularity.

“This is a step in the right direction and I know it will help my career continue to grow exponentially,” said Bad Bunny in a statement.