Bad Bunny Takes Over Orlando Kia Center This May

There’s one musical artist who has taken the world by storm with his influence on Latin sounds, and his name is Bad Bunny. His next stop? The Orlando Kia Center. Here’s what to expect during his performance this May.

Bad Bunny: Most Wanted Tour

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Back by popular demand comes Bad Bunny, who’s once again taking over Kia Center in Orlando to put on the performance of a lifetime.

Clear your May calendar for a weekend of trap, rap, and reggaeton personified through San Benito’s melody. On May 17 and 18, secure your seats and enjoy a show unlike any other.

Doors open at 7 p.m., and tickets to these performances start at $151.

What to Expect

Bad Bunny first performed for his Orlando fanbase in March 2022 at the then-named Amway Center (now Kia Center), with two sold-out shows. He gave the city an encore that same year in August at Camping World Stadium downtown. Now, he’s making his return two years later on his Most Wanted Tour.

If you’re attending one of Bad Bunny’s shows at Kia Center, expect loads of Latin sounds, loud bass, excitable fans, and undeniably good vibes.

How Bad Bunny Came to Be

Hailing from the island of Boricua comes Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio — better known as Bad Bunny. This Puerto Rican artist, who’s only been on the musical app for a short period of time compared to other stars in his league, has quickly climbed to the top of the charts to take his place as the “King of Latin Trap.”

Bad Bunny was born and raised in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, just outside of San Juan where he fostered his passion for music from an early age. He grew up listening to salsa, merengue, and pop ballads and attended church weekly to sing in the choir until he was 13.

Following choir, Bad Bunny began getting his musical influences from songs he heard on the radio from artists such as Daddy Yankee and Héctor Lavoe.

Ocasio donned the name “Bad Bunny” from one of his childhood photos that depict him looking grumpy due to his teacher making him wear an Easter Bunny costume.

During his twenties, Bad Bunny created a healthy balance of focusing on his studies at the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo and crafting his sound.

He uploaded a variety of songs to SoundCloud such as “Get,” “Tentación,” and “Just Let Me Know.” However, it wasn’t until 2016 that his song “Diles” caught the attention of DJ Luian, who then signed Bad Bunny to his record label: Hear This Music.

It was only up from there for Bad Bunny. He went on to collaborate with a variety of renowned musical artists, including Cardi B and J Balvin on “I Like It” and released “Mia” with Drake in the same year, 2018.

On December 24, 2018, Bad Bunny released his debut album, “X 100pre.” His other albums include “YHLQMDLG,” “El Último Tour Del Mundo,” and his most recent album, “Un Verano Sin Ti.”

This Billboard chart topper is not only the first non-English language act to be the most streamed artist of the year on Spotify, but his latest album, “Un Verano Sin Ti,” amassed over 14 billion streams and stands as the most streamed album on Spotify as of December 2023.

The Perfect Hotel for Your Concert Needs

You’ll need somewhere close and cozy to stay before and after your concert. Rosen Inn is right next to all of Orlando’s major highways, so you won’t have to worry about not making it on time to Kia Center to see the King of Latin Trap himself: Bad Bunny.