X 100pre

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X 100pre
X100pre.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 24, 2018
Genre
Length53:57
LanguageSpanish
LabelRimas
Producer
  • Tainy (exec.)
  • Diplo
  • DJ Luian
  • Ezequiel Rivera
  • Henry de la Prida
  • La Paciencia
  • Mambo Kingz
Singles from X 100pre
  1. "Estamos Bien"
    Released: June 28, 2018
  2. "Mía"
    Released: October 11, 2018
  3. "Solo de Mi"
    Released: December 14, 2018
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork8.2/10[2]

X 100pre (an acronym of "Por siempre" in Spanish, meaning "Forever"[A] and stylized in all caps) is the debut studio album by Puerto Rican Latin trap singer Bad Bunny. It was announced on December 23, 2018, and released on Christmas Eve, by Rimas Entertainment.[3] It features guest appearances from Diplo, El Alfa and Drake.

Background[edit]

Bad Bunny embarked on his La Nueva Religión Tour Part I and Part II in 2018, which concluded in September. The tour grossed more than $16 million worldwide.[4]

After releasing various singles during 2018, on December 23 he announced via social media that his debut album would be released at midnight on Christmas Eve.[5]

Following the release of the album, Bad Bunny revealed in an Instagram live video that he was not working under his first label Hear This Music and his previous manager DJ Luian because he was not able to release albums under his previous management.[6]

Promotion[edit]

Singles[edit]

"Estamos Bien" was the first single to be released, accompanied by a music video on June 28, 2018.[7]

On October 18, 2018, he released the single "Mía" featuring Drake, marking Drake's second song in Spanish.[8]

Following the success of "Mía", Bad Bunny released "Solo de Mi" on December 15, 2018.[9]

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from Spotify and Tidal.[10][11]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Ni Bien Ni Mal"Benito Martinez
3:56
2."200 MPH" (featuring Diplo)Martinez
2:51
3."¿Quién Tú Eres?"Martinez
  • Tainy
  • La Paciencia
2:39
4."Caro"
  • Tainy
  • La Paciencia
3:49
5."Tenemos Que Hablar"Martinez
  • Tainy
  • La Paciencia
3:45
6."Otra Noche en Miami"Martinez
3:53
7."Ser Bichote"Martinez
  • EZ Made da Beat
  • Henry de la Prida
  • La Paciencia
3:13
8."Si Estuviésemos Juntos"
  • Martinez
  • Camilo Echeverry
  • Tainy
  • La Paciencia
2:49
9."Solo de Mí"Martinez
  • Tainy
  • La Paciencia
3:18
10."Cuando Perriabas"Martinez
  • Tainy
  • La Paciencia
3:09
11."La Romana" (featuring El Alfa)
  • Bad Bunny
  • Tainy
  • La Paciencia
  • Chael Betances
5:01
12."Como Antes"Martinez
  • Bad Bunny
  • Tainy
  • La Paciencia
3:51
13."RLNDT"
  • Martinez
  • Jesus Cortez
  • Tainy
  • La Paciencia
4:45
14."Estamos Bien"
  • Martinez
  • Ismael Flores
  • Bad Bunny
  • Tainy
  • La Paciencia
3:28
15."Mía" (featuring Drake)
  • Aubrey Graham
  • Ocasio
  • Joseph Velez
  • Noah Assad
  • Elvin Peña
  • Xavier Vargas
  • Francis Diaz
  • Edgar Vargas
  • Henry Pulman
  • Luian Nieves
  • Mambo Kingz
  • DJ Luian
3:30
Total length:53:57

Notes

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[11]

  • Noah "40" Shebib – mixing (track 15)
  • Noel "Gadget" Campbell – mixing (track 15)
  • Greg Moffett – mixing assistance (track 15)
  • Chris Athens – mastering (track 15)
  • David "D.C." Castro – engineering (track 15)
  • Lindsay Warner – engineering (track 15)
  • Les "Bates" Bateman – engineering (track 15)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[13] 36
Italian Albums (FIMI)[14] 66
US Billboard 200[15] 11
US Top Latin Albums (Billboard)[16] 1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In Spanish, x (indicating multiplication) is pronounced 'por' and 100 is pronounced 'cien', sounding like "por siempre".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leight, Elias (December 24, 2018). "Review: Bad Bunny Mastered the Hit Single. With 'X100PRE,' He Arrives as an Album Artist". Rolling Stone]]. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Ruiz, Matthew Ismael (January 3, 2019). "Bad Bunny: X 100PRE". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Cobo, Leila (December 24, 2018). "Bad Bunny to Drop Debut 'X100PRE' Album on Christmas Eve: Exclusive Interview". Billboard. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  4. ^ Frankenberg, Eric (September 14, 2018). "Bad Bunny's La Nueva Religion Tours Have Earned $16 Million (And Counting)". Billboard. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  5. ^ Wicker, Jewel (December 23, 2018). "Bad Bunny will drop his album at midnight". The Fader. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  6. ^ https://www.diaadia.com.pa/fama/problemas-entre-bad-bunny-y-dj-luian-bunny-confiesa-todo-lo-que-paso-348846
  7. ^ Ch, David (June 29, 2018). "Bad Bunny Sets Out On Vacation In 'Estamos Bien'". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  8. ^ Hussein, Wandera (October 11, 2018). "Bad Bunny and Drake team up for 'Mia'". The Fader. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  9. ^ Renshaw, David (December 14, 2018). "Listen to Bad Bunny's new song 'Solo de Mí'". The Fader. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  10. ^ "X 100PRE". Spotify. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  11. ^ a b "MIA (feat. Drake) / Bad Bunny – TIDAL". Tidal. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  12. ^ NotiCel (December 24, 2018). "Bad Bunny sorprende con colaboración junto a Ricky Martin". Perú.21 (in Spanish). Retrieved December 25, 2018.
  13. ^ "Bad Bunny Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  14. ^ "Album – Classifica settimanale WK 6 (dal 01.02.2019 al 07.02.2019)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  15. ^ "Bad Bunny Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  16. ^ "Bad Bunny Chart History (Top Latin Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 1, 2019.