Image Credit: Apple

Apple Music announce their Artist of the Year, with plenty of exclusive music, videos, interviews and more.

Puerto Rican rapper and singer, Bad Bunny collects the award for Apple Music’s Artist of the Year 2022. This record comes after his record-breaking fifth album, Un Verano Sin Ti was released in May earlier this year. Apple Music have crowned the album the most streamed on Apple Music in 2022, as well as the biggest Latin album of all time on the music streaming service.

As with all streaming statistics on the platform, Apple aren’t giving any exact numbers away or giving a time period for when these records were claimed.

We’re thrilled to celebrate the achievements of Bad Bunny, whose influence on every corner of culture could not be ignored in 2022. Watching Bad Bunny ascend from an Apple Music Up Next artist in 2018 to our Artist of the Year this year has been nothing short of extraordinary. We congratulate him on his record-breaking year and for continuing to bring Latin music to a massive global audience.

Oliver Schusser, Vice President, Apple Music and Beats

When I started, I didn’t have a global fan base. I’m grateful for everything I’ve accomplished and everything I’ve experienced. The Latin music movement has grown so much. I would never take full credit or say, ‘It’s because of me.’ No, it’s every one of us. A whole generation. Our energy and presence is always felt. Thank you to Apple Music and to all the people who listen to my music every day. I’m super happy!

Bad Bunny

The announcement comes alongside an exclusive Apple Music film, detailing the meteoric rise, as well as the artist’s influence on Latin music as a whole. Find the film, plus a hub of information, music and interviews from Bad Bunny here.

Bad Bunny has taken over the La Fórmula playlist on Apple Music, with some of his favourite tracks from the likes of Myke Towers, Rauw Alejandro, Mora, Jhayco and others. Over on Apple Music 1, it’s all Bad Bunny, all day, with new specials, achived programming, early career interviews and playlists. Stream on

Finally, Apple Music highlight some of Bad Bunny’s biggest moments on Apple Music over the years:

  • Bad Bunny is the biggest Latin artist of all time by streams worldwide on Apple Music.
  • Upon its release on May 6, 2022, Un Verano Sin Ti became the biggest Latin album of all time on Apple Music, holding the record for first-day streams worldwide.
  • Bad Bunny’s “Moscow Mule” holds the record for the biggest Latin song of all time by first-day streams worldwide.
  • Bad Bunny has logged 22 songs on the Daily Top 100: Global, breaking the record for most simultaneous entries by a single Latin artist.
  • Bad Bunny’s songs have reached No. 1 on the Daily Top 100 in 34 countries worldwide — more than any other Latin artist. He’s hit the top 10 of the chart in 77 countries.
  • 44 of Bad Bunny’s songs have reached the Daily Top 100 in countries across the globe, and three of his songs have hit No. 1 on the Global chart — more than any other Latin artist.
  • Bad Bunny holds the No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3 Latin albums by first-day streams.
  • In February 2018, Bad Bunny became Apple Music’s first Latin Up Next artist for the platform’s rising artist program.
  • He also served as the debut host for Trap Kingz, the first Spanish-language global radio show on Beats 1 radio, and hosted the show’s first six episodes in 2017.

Have you got what it takes to make it big on Apple Music? Upload your music for free today to find out!