Daddy Yankee

Daddy Yankee

 

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Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez (born February 3, 1977), known by his stage name Daddy Yankee, is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, actor, rapper, and record producer. Ayala was born in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, and was raised in the neighborhood of Villa Kennedy Housing Projects.[6] According to the New York Times, he is known as the "King of Reggaetón" by music critics and fans alike.[7]

Ayala aspired to be a professional baseball player, and tried out for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball.[6] Before he could be officially signed, he was hit by a stray round from an AK-47 rifle while taking a break from a studio recording session with reggaeton mix tape icon DJ Playero.[6] Ayala spent roughly one and a half years recovering from the wound; the bullet was never removed from his hip, and he credits the shooting incident with allowing him to focus entirely on a music career.[6] In 2004, Daddy Yankee released his internationally acclaimed single "Gasolina", which is credited with introducing reggaeton to audiences worldwide, and making the music genre a global phenomenon.[8] Since then, he has sold around 20 million records.[9] Daddy Yankee's album Barrio Fino made history when it became the top-selling Latin music album of the decade between 2000–2009.[10][11]

Daddy Yankee has received various awards and nominations throughout his career. As of 2017, he has won 82 awards from 270 nominations since his rise to international fame in 2004. He has won 5 Latin Grammy Award, 2 Billboard Music Awards, 14 Billboard Latin Music Awards, 2 Latin American Music Awards, 8 Lo Nuestro Awards, an MTV Video Music Award and 6 ASCAP Awards. He also received a Puerto Rican Walk of Fame Star, special awards by People en Español magazine, and the Presencia Latina at Harvard University. He was named by CNN as the "Most Influential Hispanic Artist" of 2009, and included in Time 100 in 2006.[12]

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Highlights10

Dura
 
"Dura" is a single by Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee from his upcoming studio album El Disco Duro.
Vuelve
 
"Vuelve" (English: "Come Back") is a single by Puerto Rican rappers Daddy Yankee and Bad Bunny from the former's upcoming studio album El Disco Duro.
Yo Contra Ti
 
"Yo Contra Ti" is a single by Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee featuring the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra.
El Combo Me Llama
Song
El Combo Me Llama is a song by musical artist Daddy Yankee, released on May 22, 2017.

Photos - Daddy Yankee512

People Recently Photographed with Daddy Yankee5

Popular Albums13

Album Appearances & References138

Popular Songs42

Song Appearances & References30

Popular Live Albums2

Musical Groups1

Films1

Soundtrack Film Appearances1

Minor Film Appearances & References2

Video Game References1

Collaborators & Influencers56

Other Music-Related Relationships10

Personal & Professional Relationships1

Awards & Nominations14

Events2

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Videos42

Spotify - Albums & Singles253

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts3

News Articles11

Daddy Yankee Shares Rare Photo to Celebrate Wedding Anniversary
  –  March 27, 2018
Daddy Yankee's long musical career has almost never barely focused ... Surprisingly, it has nothing to do with music. Yankee shared a post of what appears to be a private jet full of balloons and gorgeous flower arrangements for his wife, Mireddys González.
Watch Steve Aoki, Desiigner, Daddy Yankee, Play N Skillz & More Take Over Ultra Music Festival Miami 2018
  –  March 26, 2018
On Friday night, 2x Grammy-nominated producer/DJ Steve Aoki returned to the ULTRA Miami stage for its 20th Anniversary to perform one of his most monumental sets yet. Aoki brought out some of the biggest names in music to perform their hit collaborations ...
Daddy Yankee & Elvis Crespo Perform at Ultra With Steve Aoki
  –  March 25, 2018
As the sun set over the Miami skyline the energy reached full volume when Dj Steve Aoki introduced onto the Ultra Mainstage the man responsible for bringing Reggaeton music out of the underground and onto the mainstream, Mr. Daddy Yankee! #AZUKITA live for ...
Steve Aoki Plans To Bring Out Daddy Yankee & Elvis Crespo At Ultra 2018
  –  March 22, 2018
During a recent interview with Billboard, Steve Aoki revealed that he will be bringing out Daddy Yankee, Elvis Crespo, and Play-N-Skillz during his Ultra Music Festival 2018 live set. Aoki collaborated with all of the artists on his new hit Latin single ...
Steve Aoki, Daddy Yankee, More Join Forces On 'Azukita'
  –  March 1, 2018
(Radio.com) Steve Aoki, Daddy Yankee, Elvis Crespo and Play-N-Skillz join forces for a new music video that will entice music lovers to hit the dance floor. "Azukita" is the latest track from Aoki and Daddy Yankee that features slick beats and rapid fire ...
Daddy Yankee gets the world dancing again with viral song
  –  February 18, 2018
"I'm beyond honoured and feel very blessed. You make music for an audience," Daddy Yankee told AFP. "And the audience has made this song in their own organic, spontaneous way." Daddy Yankee helped bring reggaeton -- a Latin dance music, with roots in ...
Daddy Yankee gets the world dancing again with viral song
  –  February 18, 2018
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee perform onstage at the Billboard Latin Music Awards at Watsco Center on April 27, 2017 in Coral Gables, Florida. (GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP/Sergi Alexander) It's another viral dancing sensation. And once again ...
Daddy Yankee gets the world dancing again with viral song
  –  February 18, 2018
“I’m beyond honoured and feel very blessed. You make music for an audience,” Daddy Yankee told AFP. “And the audience has made this song in their own organic, spontaneous way.” Daddy Yankee helped bring reggaeton – a Latin dance music, with ...
Daddy Yankee gets the world dancing again with viral song
  –  February 17, 2018
"I'm beyond honored and feel very blessed. You make music for an audience," Daddy Yankee told AFP. "And the audience has made this song in their own organic, spontaneous way." Daddy Yankee helped bring reggaeton -- a Latin dance music, with roots in ...
Daddy Yankee Tells the Story of 'Azukita,' His Hot New Track with Steve Aoki
  –  February 7, 2018
Now the Asian-American DJ and music producer, who remixed “Mi Gente,” is pairing up with another Latin music powerhouse: Daddy Yankee. Aoki’s new song “Azukita” features the reggaeton singer, Merengue-pop artist Elvis Crespo and Texas hip-hop ...
Steve Aoki, Daddy Yankee, Elvis Crespo and Play-N-Skillz Team Up for New Song, Azukita
  –  February 2, 2018
About Daddy Yankee: DADDY YANKEE remains one of the most recognized and influential names in urban music and Latin dance. He was named one of the most influential Hispanics in the world by both CNN and Time Magazine. He has sold over 17 million albums ...

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