Daddy Yankee

Daddy Yankee



Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez (born February 3, 1977), known by his stage name Daddy Yankee, is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, rapper, actor 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 raise 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]



Otra Cosa
Otra Cosa is a song by musical artist Daddy Yankee, released on December 9, 2016.
Vuelve is a song by musical artist Daddy Yankee, released on September 29, 2017.
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
El Combo Me Llama is a song by musical artist Daddy Yankee, released on May 22, 2017.

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Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Discuss the Making of Their Global Hit 'Despacito'
  –  December 22, 2017
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee are on the cover of Billboard‘s 2017 Year In Music issue, out on newsstands now. Luis on the making of his hit 2017 song: “I woke up with ‘Des… pa… cito’ in my head so clear, I had to research if this was a song I ...
2017 No. 1s: 'Despacito' Stars Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee on Making a Culture-Changing Hit
  –  December 21, 2017
Billboard Hot 100 (16 weeks), Digital Song Sales (17 weeks), Streaming Songs (16 weeks), Hot Latin Songs (35 weeks); year-end Top Hot Latin Song and Latin Artist (Daddy Yankee) Pictured from left: Universal Music Latino/Machete Music/Capitol Latin GM ...
Manveer Gurjar, Prince Narula, Gautam Gulati – a look at what former Bigg Boss winners are doing now
  –  December 23, 2017
Prince was seen in a couple of music videos as well. He is also a mentor on Roadies ... Devadutt in the movie Siddhartha-The Buddha. Gautam went on to win the Big Boss Season 8 in 2015. He played the role of Indian cricketer Ravi ...
Book explores the lives of the notorious New Jersey mobsters not named Tony Soprano
  –  December 17, 2017
Jersey’s other favorite singer, Bruce Springsteen, makes an appearance related to his music rather than any mob ties ... Gunmen waited and only whacked the man they were assigned to kill. And the big boss had his hit men do the dirty work.
Donald Duck Is a Music Pirate, and His Nephews Too
  –  December 11, 2017
The latest issue of the Donald Duck magazine in The Netherlands features Donald and his nephews as music pirates and (who else) Uncle Scrooge as the big boss of a record label threatening with fines. Has the anti-piracy lobby infiltrated the Donald Duck ...
Where to go for New Year's Eve in Reno-Tahoe
  –  December 26, 2017
A drawing for alcohol for a year takes place at 12:15 a.m. Details: 775-882-8770. CIRCUS CIRCUS: DJ Chris English provides the music at El Jefe’s Cantina. The cover charge is $20 in advance. A limited venue access pass for the party and a hosted premium ...
Sasha & Alan Fitzpatrick Deliver Rare Back-to-Back Interview: Exclusive
  –  December 15, 2017
Like many collaborations, “El Jefe” was born out of an initial impasse ... I get my inspiration for the music I make from all sorts of things, but usually not other music. The spark for a track usually comes from a particular emotion or feeling ...
Harvard Affiliates Raise $27,000 for Injured Football Freshman
  –  December 14, 2017
El Jefe’s owner John Schall announced Tuesday’s fundraiser ... Members of the football team wiled away the hours blasting music on the sidewalk and occasionally dancing with customers in line. Jerrica H. Li ’20, a student who participated in the ...
LETTER: Ten reasons to celebrate in Sydney Waterfront District
  –  November 23, 2017
The third annual Sydney Credit Union Makin’ Waves Music Festival in Wentworth Park providedg a sense ... Several businesses opened or expanded in the District such as Geebo Device Repair, El Jefe Mexican Restaurant, Cape Breton Fish and Marine Supply ...
Beer Calendar: Yetis, Monsters and a Turkey Beer
  –  November 15, 2017
Thursday, November 16 4 Noses Brewing will release El Jefe, an imperial stout with coffee and cinnamon ... The Barbed Wire Reef food truck will be out front, and there will be live music from Dave Connelly from 7 to 9 p.m. Resolute Brewing in Centennial ...
Baha Mar is changing the Bahamas for foodies
  –  October 25, 2017
That is if you don't want to wander out to the lawn, where local live music and a flaming light show set the air on fire. Street food fans will stay parked at El Jefe, Baha Mar’s retro-styled, hot pink, aluminum Airstream eatery serving a variety of ...


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