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How Bad Bunny and Tainy’s ‘Callaita’ Was Produced

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Puerto Rican producer Tainy recently sat down with Genius to break down how he made his and Bad Bunny‘s crossover hit, “Callaita.”

With over 340 million streams on Spotify alone, the track peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, and No. 52 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. It adds to a growing list of Spanish-language songs that have crossed over into the US mainstream.

Born in Puerto Rico, Tainy has become one of the most in-demand producers in the Latin world. His credits include Cardi B‘s “I Like It,” Bad Bunny‘s “Solo de Mi,” and Ozuna‘s “Bebe.”

Watch Tainy break down “Callaita” above.

Related Post: Watch Bad Bunny’s ‘200 MPH’ Video Feat. Diplo

Watch Bad Bunny’s ‘200 MPH’ Video Feat. Diplo

Fresh off his performance at the Billboard Latin Music Awards last Thursday, Bad Bunny has returned with a video for his single, “200 MPH.” The Diplo-assisted track appears on the Latin trap star’s debut album, X 100PRE.

The video, which is packed with special effects, features Bad Bunny riding a jet ski through the sky and drinking beers on the beach with Diplo.

Watch it above and download “200 MPH” on DJcity.

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J Balvin, Bad Bunny, Ozuna Announce Las Vegas Residencies


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Latin superstars J Balvin, Bad Bunny, and Ozuna are bringing their flavor to Las Vegas with newly announced residencies at Palms Casino’s KAOS club.

Other newly announced residents include dance and electronic artists deadmau5, Eric Prydz, Armin van Buuren, Cheat Codes, Louis The Child, Gorgon City, Brooks, and Breathe Carolina, along with open-format DJs Vice and Politik.

Previously announced residents include Cardi B, G-Eazy, Marshmello, Skrillex, Jauz, Kaskade, Slushii, and Southside.

“We are incredibly proud to present the next generation of the Las Vegas nightclub and day club experience with programming that transcends so many genres of music,” said Jon Gray, manager of the Palms Casino Resort, in a press release. “Every performance at KAOS will be unique to each artist with next-level production and unique technology that we cannot wait to share with our guests.”

KAOS’ opening weekend will take place on April, 5, 6, and 7 with special performances by Travis Scott and Alicia Keys.

Check out the full list of dates from the newly announced residents below.

J Balvin
Nightclub: April 6, 26

Bad Bunny
Nightclub: April 25

Ozuna
Dayclub: April 28

deadmau5
Dayclub: April 14
Nightclub: April 20

Eric Prydz
Dayclub: April 26
Nightclub: April 13, May 11

Armin van Buuren
Dayclub: May 17, 26
Nightclub: May 16

Cheat Codes
Dayclub: April 19, May 12

Louis The Child
Nightclub: May 31

Brooks
Dayclub: April 12

Vice
Dayclub: April 7, May 10

DJ Politik
Nightclub: April 5, 6

Related: Sean Paul and J Balvin Connect for New Single, ‘Contra La Pared’

How Bad Bunny Took Over Pop

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Bad Bunny at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, CA on Aug. 25, 2018. (Credit: Alan Hess)

Of the Latin artists that have crossed over into mainstream popularity, none have done it quite like Bad Bunny. The Puerto Rican native has taken a progressive, often controversial path to become one of music’s biggest stars. And he’s done it while singing only in Spanish.

In a new feature story in Billboard, writer Eduardo Cepeda describes how “el conejo malo” managed to take over pop music by taking “risks few young male Latin stars would.” Bad Bunny chimes in with insights into his mindset and discusses why he’s not afraid to paint his nails or call out social issues.

Bad Bunny released his critically acclaimed debut album X 100PRE in December. The project peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 and currently sits at No. 19. It features the hit singles “MIA” featuring Drake, “Estamos Bien,” and “Solo de Mi.” The latest single is “Si Estuviesemos Juntos,” which the 24-year-old dropped on Thursday along with a music video.

Read Bad Bunny’s best quotes from the story and watch the video for “Si Estuviesemos Juntos” below.

Why he takes risks:

“When I came into this industry, I was never afraid to be myself … There were others who would advise me to tone down a bit, but I just always thought, ‘What’s the worst that could happen?'”

How calling out social issues comes easy to him:

“At the end of the day, these are basic messages .. Ultimately, I’m not doing that much. I’m only doing what a human being who feels wants to do — in my way, without stepping out of my flow, while staying in my lane. Without, I guess, boring people.”

Why he lets fans approach him in the street:

“That’s the whole point — that’s how it should be … Like, fucking trying to connect with people.”

Why he keeps his friends close:

“[It] makes you feel like you’re with family, makes you feel at home, makes you feel normal. It gives me that grounding I need to always stay within orbit and not forget Earth.”

Why he used the same two producers on X 100PRE:

“It influences not just the quality of the album, but also the sentimentality of it … That energy translates. You feel like you’re listening to an artist, not just music meant for radio play.”

Related: Watch Bad Bunny’s ‘Caro’ Video

Watch Bad Bunny’s ‘Caro’ Video

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Bad Bunny encourages people to know their worth in the video for his Latin trap song, “Caro.” The track, which translates to “expensive,” peaked at No. 24 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart.

“Caro” appears on Bad Bunny’s debut album, X 100pre. The project debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart, where it has remained for four straight weeks. It currently sits at No. 11 on the Billboard 200.

Watch the video above and download “Caro” on DJcity.

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Bad Bunny and Drake Drop a New Single and Video, ‘MIA’

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Bad Bunny has just released a Latin-pop crossover track called “MIA.” The song features a guest appearance from Drake, who sings a verse entirely in Spanish.

The highly anticipated collaboration, teased on Instagram earlier this year, features production from DJ Luian and Mambo Kingz. In the video, the pair are seen taking a break from stardom to play games and relax at a house party.

Watch the video above and download “MIA” on DJcity.

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