On November 20, Time magazine announced the Best Album Award. This time, the award has been given to “Un verano sin ti”, by Puerto Rican Bad Bunny, given that according to the magazine “no other album has had such universal appeal”.
The album is made up of 23 different songs and has been seen by different media as a genre-mixing release that turns the artist into a cultural bridge. With this, the singer has included among his compositions artists of all kinds, going from “Party” with Rauw Alejandro, to “Ojitos lindos” with the Colombian rhythm Bomba Estéreo, passing from the artist’s own reggaeton to cumbia or merengue.
With this, the Puerto Rican’s fifth solo album has been awarded again after several nominations at the Grammy Awards, including Best Urban Music Album, in addition to being nominated for the main award: Album of the Year at the 2023 Grammy Awards, becoming the first Hispanic artist to be nominated for it.
Thus, the magazine wanted to describe him from admiration as “an album about heartbreak, but also an authentic love letter to his homeland, Puerto Rico, and a tribute to the Caribbean diaspora”.
But this is not the only award that the magazine has given to the artist. His single “Titi Me Preguntó” has also been awarded by the same magazine for Best Song of the Year.
The magazine’s list is also complemented with names such as “Renaissance“, by Beyoncé, or “Motomami“, by Rosalía, in tenth position.