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, 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 over 18 million albums.[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 April 2017, he has won 82 awards from 270 nominations since his raise to international fame in 2004. He has won a 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 by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential in the World in 2006.[12]

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Highlights10

Vuelve
Song
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
Song
El Combo Me Llama is a song by musical artist Daddy Yankee, released on May 22, 2017.
Hula Hoop
Song
Hula Hoop is a song by musical artist Daddy Yankee, released on March 3, 2017.

Photos - Daddy Yankee1000

People Recently Photographed with Daddy Yankee7

Popular Albums13

Album Appearances & References119

Popular Songs38

Song Appearances & References22

Popular Live Albums2

Musical Groups1

Films1

Soundtrack Film Appearances1

Minor Film Appearances & References2

Video Game References1

Collaborators & Influencers50

Other Music-Related Relationships10

Personal & Professional Relationships1

Awards & Nominations14

Events2

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Spotify - Albums & Singles249

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts1

News Articles10

Daddy Yankee Up For Four American Music Awards, Keith Urban Gets Three Nods
  –  October 12, 2017
The nominations for the 45th American Music Awards were announced on Thursday (November 12) morning by Ciara on ABC's Good Morning America. Bruno Mars was the big name on the list with eight nominations spread across Pop/Rock, Soul/R&B and Adult ...
5 Times Zumba and Daddy Yankee Partnered Up to Create Magic
  –  October 12, 2017
Zumba instructors everywhere discovered a long time ago that Daddy Yankee's music is perfect for the upbeat pace of the dance workout, sharing thousands of videos choreographed to songs like "Gasolina" and "Rompe." The singer has totally embraced Zumba ...
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee's 'Despacito' Is First Clip to Hit 4 Billion Views on YouTube
  –  October 12, 2017
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito" is still outsprinting every other ... The track also racked-up 4.6 billion streams in just six months, another record, according to Nielsen Music's U.S Mid-Year Report.
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee's Despacito makes YouTube history after passing four billion views
  –  October 11, 2017
Making history, that is how they do it down in Puerto Rico... The official music video for Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's Despacito broke YouTube records back in August when it came the most viewed clip ever on the platform and the first to surpass three ...
Mark Zuckerberg, Daddy Yankee and more stars add to Hurricane Maria relief efforts
  –  September 30, 2017
Daddy Yankee donated an additional $1 million to relief efforts ... Country group Lady Antebellum is using the power of music to heal the island where they shot the latest video for their single Heart Break. The CMA-nominated group, which consists of ...
The Set list: Live music in Sonoma Oct. 6 to 9
  –  October 6, 2017
2 p.m. Sonoma Speakeasy and American Music Hall, 452 First St. E ... 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7: Full Circle 5 p.m. Scarlett Letters. 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8: King Daddy Murr and the Prince of Thieves. 5 p.m. Acoustic Blues Jam. 8:30 p.m. Sonoma Valley ...
Small bites: Pedal to Plate cycles back through Madison County
  –  September 12, 2017
This year’s participating businesses include King Daddy’s Chicken and Waffles ... The event will feature tiki drinks, live music and a whole-hog barbecue prepared by The American Pig, a local boutique charcuterie business. The Pig Out Luau runs ...
Daddy Yankee at Los Dells: ‘The hood gives you confidence,’ and other performances
  –  September 5, 2017
Over two dozen Latinx artists and bands, including legendary rock band Mana, reggaeton king Daddy Yankee, and regional mexican band Los Tucanes De Tijuana, made Los Dells 2017 a one of a kind music festival in the Midwest.
Luis Fonsi’s ‘Despacito’ Is the New Most-Watched YouTube Video of All Time
  –  August 4, 2017
This time, the Spanish-language song from Luis Fonsi, featuring reggaeton king Daddy Yankee, has finally taken the crown ... I recognize the influence that the platform has,” he said. “The music industry has changed. The rules of music have changed.
This Is the New Most-Watched YouTube Video of All Time
  –  August 4, 2017
This time, the Spanish-language song from Luis Fonsi, featuring reggaeton king Daddy Yankee, has finally taken the crown ... I recognize the influence that the platform has," he said. "The music industry has changed. The rules of music have changed.

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