r/dataisbeautiful OC: 4 Dec 01 '22

[OC] Bad Bunny tops Spotify for the third consecutive year OC

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u/thethrowupcat Dec 01 '22

This is an example of how Latin America is a sleeping giant. These folks have really taken the internet by storm and streaming is one basic way of observing that.

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u/cailanmurray99 Dec 01 '22

Not to be an ass but we’ve should have known their sleeper have u seen their concerts it’s insane.

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u/PugeHeniss Dec 01 '22

We like to party

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u/cailanmurray99 Dec 01 '22

For real them rock concerts even better then America down their.

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u/ICouldEvenBeYou Dec 01 '22

down their what?

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u/cailanmurray99 Dec 01 '22

My bad Latin America rock concerts are better than the North American concerts they go hard knowing the lyrics, jumping n dancing in NA they just hold up their phones n do nothing, the energy just better in Latin America.

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u/sohcgt96 Dec 01 '22

I know Iron Maiden and Metallica don't sleep on South America, I think they've done some pretty big live video shoots down there.

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u/BootScoottinBoogie Dec 01 '22

Latin America is also in North America fyi.

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u/cailanmurray99 Dec 01 '22

Shit I got it mixed up with South America brazil n stuff my bad again anyway South of the border concerts still better than the standing they do in the states n Canadian concerts.

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u/jmoincali Dec 01 '22

For some reason I thought it was Bhad Babie and lost all faith in humanity til I googled

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u/PoopFromMyButt Dec 01 '22

Mainstream media won't allow latin/hispanic artists to go mainstream. This is why they get almost zero representation in film and tv despite being over 30% of the population. The reason they aren't allowed to have representation is because the role they play in our economy as the most exploited and underpaid workers who form the backbone of everything. If they start to see themselves as equals they won't work for as cheap or accept such horrible working conditions.

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u/lapideous Dec 01 '22

There are 40-50 million Spanish speakers in the US. So about 15% of the population at most.

I assume Spanish language music isn’t mainstream because Spanish itself isn’t “mainstream”

There are plenty of Hispanic actors in Hollywood as far as I can tell

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u/Omar___Comin Dec 02 '22

Yeah totally, can't wait for Pitbull to finally be allowed to go mainstream!

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u/rammo123 Dec 01 '22

He didn't just break his record, he doubled it! Insane in an era where streaming has been the established norm for years.

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u/Angel_Muffin Dec 01 '22

Spotify said I was in the top 10% of his listeners... is that high?

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u/knowknowknow Dec 01 '22

The 3rd consecutive year! Great job, whoever you are!

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u/Fehler-Hund Dec 01 '22

He’s a pop artist out of Puerto Rico, so he has a ton of appeal across Latin America and the US.

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u/imacatnamedsteve Dec 01 '22

Glad I’m not the only one

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u/PointOfFingers Dec 01 '22

Congrats on having a ton of appeal across Latin America and the US.

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u/sunplaysbass Dec 01 '22

I’ve been to South America. I did very well there.

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u/chak100 Dec 01 '22

Pop? I thought he is a regueton artist

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u/Fehler-Hund Dec 01 '22

This guy doesn’t know who Bad Bunny, I doubt he knows Reggaetón. And besides, I’d argue Reggaetón falls under the broad brush stroke that is popular music. And if that’s not convincing enough, these stats demonstrate he is a “popular” artist. Ergo, pop artist.

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u/New-Establishment536 Dec 01 '22

No, reggaetón falls under Urban Latin, which also includes Latin trap.

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u/Apsylnt Dec 01 '22

Urban latin falls under pop. Genre’s are made up nonsense unless based around bpm. Bad bunny regardless what genre he makes is a pop artist no matter the technicality.

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u/chak100 Dec 01 '22

Calm down, it was just a comment. Some of my daughter’s friends like him

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u/Fehler-Hund Dec 01 '22

I apologize, I didn’t mean to sound aggressive or combative.

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u/dickthericher Dec 01 '22

I don’t think you did (:

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u/Deuscar Dec 01 '22

Spain too, obviously we are a lot less, but still, really REALLY famous here too.

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u/flyingcreeds Dec 01 '22

Lol I was gonna say, damn three years as number one streamed and I’ve never even heard of him

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u/-WhatsThatSmell- Dec 01 '22

Heard of him but never listened to a song…at first I thought this was the catch me outside girl who I think has a similar “artist” name/pseudonym

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u/fairie_poison Dec 01 '22

bhad bhabie

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u/International_4 Dec 02 '22

He's a reggaeton singer. His lyrics are trash but the rhythm is good. I do not personally hear him much, but everyone under 30 in Latin America hears him. It's the go-to party music.

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u/cannonballcruise Dec 01 '22

He was in bullet train that’s all I know him from

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u/Outrageous_Zebra_221 Dec 01 '22

lol... that was my reaction I literally said 'who' out loud.

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u/LeviathanGank Dec 01 '22

great job guy! cant wait to hear you some day

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u/newtownmail Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

Yeah didn't know who he was till I started dating my girlfriend this year. He's her favorite and she went to a concert of his back in April.

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u/hold_me_beer_m8 Dec 01 '22

Let me tell you...I moved to Puerto Rico last year and had never heard of him either. In Puerto Rico, this guy is basically Elvis.

Interestingly enough...not only did he have top streaming, but his concert tour last year was the top grossing tour in the US.

He's from the very small town I currently live in and used to be a bag boy at the small grocery store I shop at.

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u/Boyblunder Dec 01 '22

I see the appeal. He's insanely versatile as an artist. I've got quite a few of his songs on my "music for the lads" playlists.

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u/EbMinor33 Dec 02 '22

I read this as

Yeah didn't know who he was till he started dating my girlfriend this year.

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u/MorcillaFeroz Dec 01 '22

Same happens to me with Drake and Post Malone 😢

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u/doomsdaymach1ne Dec 01 '22

Never heard of the dude :D

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u/sreek4r Dec 01 '22

New username: 'dontknowdontknowdontknow'

Honestly, neither do I.

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u/jim-bie Dec 01 '22

Why did the most streamed numbers dip in 2019? People are spreading out their listening time?

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u/ch0c0_late Dec 01 '22

Yeah, could just be lots of popular songs rather than any particular ones standing out.

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u/skantanio Dec 01 '22

2019 was a crazy year for music esp American

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u/KBlahBlahBlah Dec 01 '22

Just guessing, but is it possible people migrated to other services like Apple Music, Amazon, Tidal, Qobuz etc? I mean I think I dabbled with an Apple free trial for a few months circa 2019.

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u/-OnlinePerson- Dec 01 '22

TikTok made a lot of small artists popular

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u/CalgaryChris77 Dec 01 '22

Good job Bad Bunny.... I have no idea who that is.

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u/IntellectualsOnly7 Dec 01 '22

He mostly makes music in Spanish, so his appeal among non Spanish speakers is limited

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u/Solstice89_ Dec 01 '22

I hear bad bunny everywhere I go…and I live in the US. I don’t think his appeal to non Spanish speakers is that limited. Even heard him throughout my trip to France and Italy.

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u/fijisiv Dec 01 '22

I hear bad bunny everywhere I go

Walk into Walmart - Bad Bunny
Take the car to Jiffy Lube - Bad Bunny
Trying to go to sleep - Bad Bunny
OMG it's 2:00am - Bad Bunny
Where TF is that coming from?!? - Bad Bunny
Hey Solstice89_, how was your weekend? - Bad Bunny
Our manager would like to see you. - Bad Bunny
We need to talk about your work lately. - Bad Bunny
Hun, are you listening to what I'm saying? - Bad Bunny
Sir, you need to step out of the car! - Bad Bunny
Do you know why you're in court today? - Bad Bunny

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u/mart1t1 Dec 01 '22

I live in France and litteraly no one knows him

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

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u/mart1t1 Dec 02 '22

Ye I did bro, with the help of u/DangerSpaghet .

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u/DangerSpaghet Dec 01 '22

Yeah bro, I helped.

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u/CalgaryChris77 Dec 01 '22

Rammstein had an awesome new album mostly in German this year. Everyone knows them.

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u/TrizzyG Dec 01 '22

Showing your age there lol there are many people who don't know Rammstein

Bad Bunny is definitely popular amongst non-Latinos but you also have to consider that the German diaspora is far smaller than Spanish so he's incredibly popular with a good chunk of the world and relatively popular with the rest.

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u/Failure707 Dec 01 '22

I’m sorry but saying you don’t know who bad bunny is and then saying everyone knows Rammstein reallllyy dates you lol.

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u/EbMinor33 Dec 02 '22 edited Dec 02 '22

Who?

I'm 23, American, and Black so I've pretty predictably never heard of them. Or at least, predictably if you consider that other people may have other perspectives. If I asked my multiracial friend group, I am 100% confident that all will know who Bad Bunny is and very few will know Rammstein..

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u/MrOobling Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

Bad Bunny is significantly more famous than Rammstein, especially among the youth. His cultural influence, press coverage, commercial success, radio airplay, etc... are all significantly greater than Rammstein's. However, everyone grows up in different cultural and social circles, so it makes sense that people know different artists. In the US and Latin America, very few people know Rammstein while almost everyone knows Bad Bunny. I assume you're European, hence you think everyone knows Rammstein.

Edit: rereading your comment, you do come off as flat-out culturally insensitive. You can't seriously expect that your PoV is representative of everyone's PoV's, but doing this has resulted in you dismissing an incredibly important piece of non-white culture.

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u/TrashyLolita Dec 01 '22

No lol I didn't know who Rammstein was until my boyfriend showed me who he is.

Bad Bunny is a prolific artist, regardless if you know who he is.

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u/soupyyyy Dec 01 '22

I thought bad bunny was a chick at first

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u/jethropenistei- Dec 02 '22

I thought it was a woman for a long time.

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u/Unemployed_Fisherman Dec 01 '22

He’s a popular artist but not because Spotify streams. In fact Spotify streams don’t mean shit, especially for Latin artists.

I’ve had my Spotify hacked by bot farms THRICE who’d use my account to stream various random artists (always Latin ones). Since then, I don’t trust stream counts for shit

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u/CalgaryChris77 Dec 01 '22

The thing that is true now and will always be is that popular music by most of the metrics used tends to skew a lot younger than the average population. The majority of the listens by metrics being tracked tend to go to people in the 12-25 range of age.

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u/pk10534 Dec 01 '22

Or maybe you aren’t a Spanish speaker living in the Caribbean, central, South America, and Hispanic neighborhoods in the US where he is massive. How does that make popular music a sham?

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u/conker1264 Dec 01 '22

I only speak a little Spanish and he’s by far my favorite artist. Good music is good music

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u/rosencrantz2014 Dec 01 '22

I'm spanish speaker living on South America and that fucking music is trash tbh, but I agree is really popular here. The genre is called Reggeaton.

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u/Joepicat Dec 01 '22

This is definitely surprising, since I thought it was gonna be Taylor, but that's definitely a great feat! Good for bad bunny!

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u/hurtloam Dec 01 '22

I was so confused at first because this was under an r/rabbits post

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u/samx3i Dec 01 '22

I must have shit taste in music.

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u/V_es Dec 01 '22

Popularity is irrelevant.

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u/marcosbowser Dec 01 '22

Nah. “The majority is always wrong” —Henrik Ibsen

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u/DilettanteGonePro Dec 01 '22

I have been an amateur musician for 30+ years and music is super important to me, but I am really picky about what I actually like to listen to. I was just thinking that the amount of music that I hate is so much greater than the amount that I love that the amount of music I love is statistically a rounding error. It would technically be more accurate to say I hate music at this point. Is that what it means to get old? I'll just be over here yelling at clouds.

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u/marcosbowser Dec 01 '22

I’m the same as a painter/visual artist for 30+ years. I hate almost everything but when I like something I REALLY like it.

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u/fijisiv Dec 01 '22

Sorry you had to find out this way.

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u/samx3i Dec 01 '22

I've long suspected.

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u/invisibledigits Dec 01 '22

Why’s that?

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u/samx3i Dec 01 '22

The most popular artists in the world and Post Malone is the only one I really fuck with, and even then, I like a few songs. I wouldn't call myself a fan.

As for the champ three years running, I've taken the time to listen to a few of his top songs on Spotify and I'm afraid Mr. Bunny isn't for me. Then again, I'm probably not his target demographic.

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u/JohnCocktoastener Dec 01 '22

Check out Post Malone sitting in with Billy Strings, pretty cool.

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u/cuby87 Dec 01 '22

No don’t worry, you aren’t missing out on anything.

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u/AlonsoFerrari8 Dec 01 '22

This isn’t beautiful it’s a basic bar chart

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u/rammo123 Dec 01 '22

From the FAQ:

"pretty pictures are not the aim of this subreddit. Posts should strive to present information as effectively as possible."

"Beautiful data" is data presently cleanly and concisely. It's not just aesthetically pleasing.

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u/shlam16 OC: 12 Dec 01 '22

DATA is beautiful.

I miss when this sub was actually about just presenting datasets rather than presenting stupid pieces of crap that are completely illegible because it's "bEaUtIfUl". Becoming a default sub ruined this place.

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u/Keystone-12 Dec 01 '22

Better than 5 minute videos to show growth over time.

I wonder if there is a better way to demonstrate change over time than making me watch a video...

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u/Alien_Cha1r Dec 01 '22

i always thought this was about the data itself being beautiful, not its representation

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u/Mouseklip Dec 01 '22

Bar charts are beautiful, have you seen some of the chaotic representations on here?

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u/errdayimshuffln Dec 01 '22

basic bar chart

just take one second and scroll through the top posts in this sub...

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u/Zenfreak96 Dec 01 '22

So you’re not beautiful cause you’re a basic human? I disagree 😘

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u/mumuix Dec 01 '22

Istg whenever Bad Bunny’s name exist in data reddit goes i don’t know him. Yet he is insanely popular everywhere that even I know him across the world lol.

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u/solracarevir Dec 01 '22

Nah, a big chunk of reddit traffic comes from the US, Bad Bunny is mostly known in Latin America. If you look at Spotify Data BadBunny is indeed the most streamed artist globally, but in the US is on the 3rd spot behind Taylor Swift and Drake.

https://newsroom.spotify.com/2022-11-30/the-top-songs-artists-podcasts-and-listening-trends-of-2022/

aaaand... while I have no proof. I'm pretty confident Bad Bunny ranked 3rd in US because latinos are the biggest group of immigrants there.

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u/conker1264 Dec 01 '22

They know him, they just think they’re cool for pretending not to know who the biggest artist in the world is. There’s almost 0% chance you haven’t read or heard his name at least once in the last 3 years unless you just don’t use technology

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u/ageoflost Dec 01 '22

First time reading his name here. But then I don’t know any Spanish people and never listen to Spanish music, so it isn’t that big a leap.

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u/TheSkiGeek Dec 01 '22

I got zero name recognition on this guy. And I at least kinda pay attention to music stuff.

Turns out I watched the Super Bowl performance he was in with Shakira back in 2020, but I had no idea who he was. I catch SNL sometimes but missed the episode where he was the musical guest last year. And he hasn’t been able to tour much since he got big because of the pandemic. Apparently he played Fenway Park this summer.

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u/gurneyguy101 Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 03 '22

I genuinely haven’t. I had 24k minutes of indie/pop/rap/etc on my Spotify [edit: this year]. I use technology more than most, yet I’ve honestly never heard of him. I live in the uk and only speak English, did I hear he’s a Spanish artist or something? It’s weird I’ve never heard of the biggest artist though

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u/Augen76 Dec 01 '22

Same. World is diverse and all of us have blind spots. Music is highly segmented. I listen to rock and all its sub genres so a rap or pop artist could sell out 100K stadiums and have a trillion streams all time and I'd have no clue who they are.

We get insulated in our worlds and project out against others. I love soccer and the world cup is going on and I know people who don't know who Messi is. Unthinkable to me, but if you don't follow sports why would you know?

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u/gurneyguy101 Dec 01 '22

Exactly, especially with an obvious language barrier and my total disinterest in Spanish music

There are loads of examples of this, like WeChat - god knows how many users it has and yet I wouldn’t be surprised if a big proportion of England/USA etc didn’t know what it was because it isn’t in any way relevant to us/them

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u/santimo87 Dec 02 '22

The language barrier seems to be unidirectional, it makes no sense to me for someone to only listen to music in their native language.

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u/conker1264 Dec 01 '22

He is, he’s actually extremely popular in Spain and other parts of Europe

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u/the5pacepope Dec 01 '22

there are millions of people who have never heard of him in America. you're being weird about this. I'm in my mid 30s and have never heard of him at all

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u/apollyon0810 Dec 01 '22

Literally my first time ever hearing the name is this very Reddit post.

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u/AustinLurkerDude Dec 01 '22

There’s almost 0% chance you haven’t read or heard his name at least once in the last 3 years

Dont think I ever heard his music before, just browsed his music on Youtube and none of them appear to be in English (or very good, maybe a language barrier thing). Its weird though, as I've heard of other big Latin artists like Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, and Luis Fonsi and enjoy their music (both English and non-English).

It just incredible how there's huge cultures of the world that are mainstream to some and unknown to others. Like there's Bollywood stars I've never heard of that have been in movies seen by over a Billion ppl and similarly there's starts in Taiwan/China/S. Korea that also have similar stardom that would just be ghosts here in USA.

Same with instant messengers, how Whatsup is popular but most in my circle use LINE and some places its only Wechat. Interesting world.

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u/amt346 Dec 01 '22

This is my first time seeing reference to his name. Use technology a lot, so, yeah.

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u/pmslady Dec 01 '22

I know all the other artists mentioned there but not Bad Bunny. I’ve seen his name being mentioned a lot here but just haven’t listened to his songs at all. I listen to some kpop so it’s not like I live under the rock. But I stopped listening to the radio so that’s prob why.

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u/conker1264 Dec 01 '22

But see that’s the difference. You’ve acknowledged you’ve heard his name being mentioned. I’m not saying you should know his music or have listened to his music even. But to act as you’ve never once heard his name mentioned ever is ignorant

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u/Royal_Milk Dec 01 '22

Or maybe stating that I've never heard his name before is just a fact, not ignorance. I see what I see on the internet and apparently it was never anything about him, even just his name, until this post. Idk why you have such a hard time believing that

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u/RickJLeanPaw Dec 01 '22

I’m aware of his / their existence, but up until now did not know that he was a he (not a band), nor which genre of music he was into. I’d not come across any of his music, perhaps as listening to music is a more private, curated experience now than in the broadcast heydays of previous decades.

Still, given him a listen, and not to my taste (can’t stand auto tune and I prefer to listen to whole songs rather than snippets of other peoples’), but I’m better informed than before, so a good use of 5 mins to get down wit da yoof ;-)

Plus, Pete Rodriguez sounds great, so going to give some of that genre of music a spin tomorrow!

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u/Slaiden_IV Dec 01 '22

People really think not knowing who bad bunny is is something to brag about.

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u/corythegreatdeesnuts Dec 01 '22

Reddit moment

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

Yes, bragging about not knowing who BB is in fact a Reddit moment.

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u/NoTrollGaming Dec 02 '22

Bragging about not knowing anything popular is a Reddit moment

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u/liguy181 Dec 01 '22

Tbh I wouldn't know who he was either if I didn't have Hispanic friends

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u/polecy Dec 01 '22

Same Redditors gonna be back next year when he gets top artist again saying "congrats I don't even know who you are still 🤪"

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u/daedelous Dec 01 '22

...who is bragging?

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u/BlueWaterMansion Dec 01 '22

I bet this mfs don't even know one word in spanish 😭

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u/Royal_Milk Dec 01 '22

I can assure you I do. Taco

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u/conker1264 Dec 01 '22

Yup, like no you just look like you’re 80 years old

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u/fubinistheorem Dec 01 '22

reddit is so corny. not knowing one of the most popular artists in the world doesn't make you cool, it means you're old/ out of touch

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u/bullseye2112 Dec 01 '22

I would love to know the demographics of r/dataisbeautiful because anytime bad bunny is mentioned, 99% of users don’t know who he is, when literally everyone I know knows who bad bunny is, regardless of any demographic factors.

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u/Irontwigg Dec 02 '22

Huh, who is this guy? Never heard of him before.

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u/jim_johns Dec 02 '22

Never heard of him… am I wrong?

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u/toshgiles Dec 01 '22 Gold

He’s been in my top-streamed 5 for 3 years.

He’s dropped 4 top albums in the last 24 month, and a 5th right before that… and he’s pushing culture (especially Latin culture) forward while combatting gender stereotypes and discrimination, lifting up his people across Puerto Rico and Latin America (and beyond), and bringing attention to important topics like corruption in the energy company and other contracts in Puerto Rico… all while staying humble and personable.

You don’t have to like his music… but so much respect for this artist!

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u/SwingyWingyShoes Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

“I’ll let you live if you can name one Bad Bunny song”

Not sure how everyone is getting implications of ‘bragging’ not knowing who this person is, more like disbelief that the top listened thing on Spotify isn’t something obvious (to most of us, my bad conker1264 ) like drake. When I googled it last year I was confused and that was it.

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u/iTradeBonds Dec 01 '22

I love how everyone is bragging about not knowing him assuming it’s because he’s for younger generations or too mainstream for them. You guys don’t know him because you don’t speak Spanish and forget that the United States isn’t the only country in the world.

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u/knowknowknow Dec 01 '22

Meanwhile you forget that not speaking Spanish does not mean I'm American! Am European, never heard of Bad Bunny!

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u/Ares6 Dec 01 '22

Bad Bunny is popular mostly in Latin America, US and Spain.

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u/Drumbelgalf Dec 01 '22

forget that the United States isn’t the only country in the world.

What does that have to do with not knowing him?

Im german and I also never heard of him.

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u/schwenn002 Dec 01 '22

Some people just hate the USA and try to shit on it any chance they get. Same old shit.

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u/LogicallyCross Dec 01 '22

Not from the United States also didn’t know him the last time something about him was posted. Decided to give him a listen on Spotify got part way through a song and bailed. Not for me.

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u/sls35work Dec 01 '22

You might have the only valid position supporting an approval of Bad Bunny. that being said this is Reddit, and it is white as fuck, and doesn't really care for pop music in general. Also this is dataisbeautiful, not we like boring bar charts for people we don't care about being famous.

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

Exactly, there is nothing beautiful about this bar chart.

It's plain and boring and ugly.

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u/iTradeBonds Dec 01 '22

Totally, not saying this post belongs here at all, just that the top 8 comments are equally terrible

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u/FrenchMaisNon Dec 01 '22

From Canada, my reaction is who tf

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u/ummizazi Dec 01 '22

First Bad Bunny is from the United States.
Second there were plenty of bangers by Puerto Ricans on rap stations when I was a kid. I know who Daddy Yankee is.

I think the reason why more people don’t know who Bad Bunny is because no one is actively trying to market him to English speaking Listeners. He has features with Cardi B and featured Drake but they didn’t seek heavy rotation on English stations.

I didn’t know who he was so I checked out a few songs and I think that if they marketed him on Black rap stations the audience would like it.

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u/LupusDeusMagnus Dec 01 '22

From Brazil, no idea who that is.

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u/Ares6 Dec 01 '22

What? Bad Bunny is American. And he has sold out shows in the US. The guy is selling out stadiums in the US. And has plenty of hits in the US top 10.

The people that don’t know him are likely old, European or Asian, or totally out of touch.

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u/Royal_Milk Dec 01 '22

Everyone is out of touch with things they don't follow really. I'm young and don't follow pop culture or music charts. I couldn't even tell you who the top artists in the genres I listen to are.

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u/ZaraVT Dec 01 '22

I mean, he’s from PR. That actually IS America….except PR doesn’t get to vote on elections, because that’s “America Fair / Alternative Fair”

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u/GB847 Dec 01 '22

Who the shit is Bad Bunny? Why does he look like Pitbull's little brother?

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u/Sucrose-Daddy Dec 01 '22

He’s very popular in the younger demographics. His shows sold out so much people are willing to just stand outside the venue just to listen to him.

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u/jonbristow Dec 01 '22

I read that he made $1mln per day this year

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u/Some-Function954 Dec 01 '22

Latin singer, latinas go crazy for him

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u/domestic_omnom Dec 01 '22

Only reason I know who this guy is, is because of my Latina gf.

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u/newtownmail Dec 01 '22

Same. He's pretty good, just not the kind of music I listen to

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

hey that's not fair! my Latino boyfriend also goes crazy for him too. He's so fucking hot in 'Yo Perreo Sola' I don't blame him, Maluma could never tbh.

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u/Naifmon Dec 01 '22

He’s American singer from the territory of Puerto Rico who sings in Spanish.

Very famous specially among Spanish speakers.

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u/bougienative Dec 01 '22

He's currently the most successful American Musician. Probably a name to know, just off of his cultural impact. But he's from Puerto Rico so anglos ignore him lol.

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u/THEmandingoBoy Dec 01 '22

There's a cult-like following for this dude. Kinda wild.

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u/vvMario Dec 01 '22

You can say that about literally any music artist that has a big enough following

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u/GreyGoosey Dec 01 '22

Who the fuck is Bad Bunny

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u/PugeHeniss Dec 01 '22

Ol boy from PR

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u/SAPPHYBIRB Dec 01 '22

Puerto Rican here 🇵🇷 very proud of our Benito

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u/DapperDisplay Dec 01 '22

Never heard of him but I will check him out now lol

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u/CivilChampionship333 Dec 01 '22

I’m not sure I’ve ever played one of his songs.

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u/JSebastianReyes Dec 01 '22

We love to see it

Btw who even listens to Drake??

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u/LupusDeusMagnus Dec 01 '22

Why have I never heard of this guy? (I'm from S. Brazil).

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u/Fuskeduske Dec 01 '22

Does anyone outside the US or Latin American countries even know who he is?

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u/astral1 Dec 01 '22

i mean... excuse me... but..

who tf is Bad Bunny????

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u/mrscotty99 Dec 02 '22

who tf is bad bunny? what is he a naughty furry? wtf?

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u/skibbady-baps Dec 02 '22

Who the fuck is Bad Bunny?

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u/phdoofus Dec 01 '22

Where's the beautiful part of this?

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u/FaerWar Dec 01 '22

Look in the mirror king

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u/OfficialModAccount Dec 01 '22

Why is this banal bar chart posted here?

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u/BlueWaterMansion Dec 01 '22

Me siento mal por los que no conocen a Bad Bunny 😖

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u/robitwossin Dec 01 '22

Gringos hptas

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u/Skitterwigget Dec 01 '22

Who the fuck is bad bunny?

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u/Aldodzb Dec 01 '22

Sure grandpa let's take you to bed

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u/conker1264 Dec 01 '22

Knew all the comments would just be a bunch of people living under a rock saying WhO Is THat as if he isn’t one of the biggest artists in the world

He’s fucking incredible and deserves every bit of success he has gotten

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u/sls35work Dec 01 '22

I think this might just be a you thing. You are in every thread trying to OK Boomer people over a pop artist most of us don't care about or have never heard of. In fact most people really dislike pop music in general for a variety of reasons. Add to that a decent chunck of Reddit being English speaking and you have a perfect storm of "why would they ever interact with Bad Bunny"

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u/santimo87 Dec 02 '22

"Most people dislike pop music" is the most out of touch thing I have ever read.

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u/ufuckinwotm8illreku Dec 01 '22

“Most people dislike pop” uhhh pop literally means popular because it appeals the most amount of people

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u/FaerWar Dec 01 '22

I dont think that most people dislike pop music lmao, if that were the case, why its bad bunny most listened artist? A bit contradictory dont you think

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u/conker1264 Dec 01 '22

The fact that you think being English speaking is an excuse. Ever heard of anime? Most people are familiar with it despite it being in Japanese. They might not like it but they acknowledge it’s existence. He’s also not a pop artist

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u/LogicallyCross Dec 01 '22

I assume you are familiar with the most popular Chinese musician? You don’t need to speak the language after all. Billions of people love them.

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

You have like 20+ comments in here acting salty as all fuck that some people have never heard of this guy, some of your comments are attacking people for it. It's like the thought of people having not been exposed to his music is actually offensive to you. This is obsessive.

You should probably chill tf out, Stan.

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u/Nietzzzz Dec 01 '22

I thought this was a meme for a sec

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u/Pythonx135 Dec 01 '22

100% of my ubers and lyft in Vegas were playing him

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u/Lubadbitches Dec 01 '22

I was gonna say, get ready for the mob of cave dwelling redditors who don’t know who bad bunny is lol. Every fuckin time hahah

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u/busigabosse Dec 01 '22

This comment section is so full of insecurity it is breathtaking. A lot of people here are chronically online and are exposed to all sorts of random facts and people, without ever searching for them. Do you not think that it is an interesting fact that so many of us have litterally never heard of the most streamed artist in the world?

I am one of the people that hadn't heard of him. Seeing that I'm by no means not alone is an interesting anecdotal piece of data to me. He is nr 1 in streams by a long shot but "only" nr 11 by monthly listeners which is super interesting to me. Just looking around wikipedia for a few minutes i found out that despite BTS (who I have heard of) being nr 3 in streams 2021 and nr 5 in 2022 they have "only" the 45th most listeners per month. Both of them are statistical anomalies in that their average listener listens to them a lot more than the average top 50 artist.

And to the other semisapient group of comments from unemployed graphic designers about the bar chart not being pretty enough.

DataIsBeautiful is for visualizations that effectively convey information. Aesthetics are an important part of information visualization, but pretty pictures are not the sole aim of this subreddit.

The data in the chart, the comments about all the people who have never heard about him and what it potentially could imply is what is beautiful about this.

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u/Man0nTheMoon915 Dec 01 '22

Why do people think it’s cool to brag about not knowing who Bad Bunny is

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u/Augen76 Dec 01 '22

The amazing aspect about music in the modern era is on Spotify I listened to ~700 bands for around 30K minutes in 2022.

All of those 700 bands combined 2022 totals likely don't have as much as this one guy in 2022. Never heard of him, and this is just staggering in scale.

I wonder sometimes "what other massive cultural aspects am I completely blind to?"

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u/wesblog Dec 01 '22

I have never even heard of this person.

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u/Naifmon Dec 01 '22

I guess because you don’t speak Spanish.

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u/XMORA Dec 01 '22

Latin America has a population of 660 million and regueton remains popular. On top of that it is also popular in USA.

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u/ByteWhisperer Dec 01 '22

Never heard of him, but that is an awesome achievement.

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u/Blueberry_Mancakes Dec 01 '22

I have no idea who that is.
Hi, I'm 40.

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u/BassLB Dec 01 '22

I thought this was the Catch me Outside girl, I was so confused how she got that popular.

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

spanish is #2 most spoken language in the US. get with the times….

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u/ZaraVT Dec 01 '22

Congratulations to everyone on here who has never heard of Bad Bunny. What a treat you have in store if you bother to take the 2 minutes to pick any of his tunes to educate yourself. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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u/databeestje Dec 01 '22

I did. I regret doing so. Mumbling, auto-tuned, a-musical garbage with uninspiring canned beats. I can respect a lot of music I don't personally like, but this was awful.

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u/vvMario Dec 01 '22

Bad bunny slaps bro

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u/dsokolino Dec 01 '22

This is literally the first time I've ever heard of him

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u/THOTDESTROYR69 Dec 01 '22

Redditors on their way to brag about how they’ve never heard of the world’s most popular artist because they don’t live in the region where he is popular