Los Angeles officials are giving Bad Bunny his flowers.
Earlier this week, the L.A. City Council officially declared Oct. 1 “Bad Bunny Day,” making it the second U.S. city—following Boston—to honor the artist with his very own day. The resolution was introduced by City Councilman Kevin de León on Friday, just hours before Bad Bunny kicked off his two-night performance at L.A.’s SoFi Stadium.
“The City of L.A.’s population is 50 percent Latino, one of the largest Latino populations in the world outside Latin American countries,” de León told the media. “Bad Bunny’s cultural impact will have a tremendous and positive influence on future generations and will redefine Latino culture in Los Angeles and beyond for years to come.”
The councilman will present Bad Bunny with a certificate ahead of his Saturday show. The Grammy-winning artist is in the midst of his World’s Hottest Tour, which kicked off back in August. Bad Bunny will kick off the trek’s Central American leg later this month.
The Puerto Rican-born singer released his fourth studio album, Un Verano Sin Ti (A Summer Without You), back in May. The project debuted at No. 1 and has since surpassed the Encanto soundtrack for the most weeks atop the Billboard 200 in 2022. Un Verano Sin Ti delivered 23 tracks with guest appearances by Chencho Corleone, Jhay Cortez, Tony Dize, and more.
“Since forever I’ve made it clear to people that I’m never going to make a record that’s the same as another,” he told the New York Times about Verano Sin Ti. “… It’s a record to play in the summer, on the beach, as a playlist. The album is very Caribbean, in every sense: with its reggaeton, its mambo, with all those rhythms, and I like it that way.”