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Daddy Yankee

Top Songs
  1. 01 Shaky Shaky
  2. 02 Gasolina
  3. 03 Limbo
  4. 04 Hula Hoop
  5. 05 Rompe
  1. 06 Sigueme Y Te Sigo
  2. 07 King Daddy
  3. 08 La Despedida
  4. 09 Vaivén
  5. 10 Que Tengo Que Hacer
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About
via Wikipedia

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, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and was raised in the neighborhood of Villa Kennedy Housing Projects. According to the New York Times, he is known as the "King of Reggaetón" by music critics and fans alike. Ayala aspired to be a professional baseball player, and tried out for the Seattle Mariners of the Major League Baseball. 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. 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. 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. Since then, he has sold over 18 million albums. Daddy Yankee's album Barrio Fino made history when it became the top-selling Latin music album of the decade between 2000–2009. 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.

Tour
Aug 18 Brampton, ON Tickets
Sep 21 Brooklyn, NY Tickets
Sep 22 Chicago, IL Tickets
Sep 23 Mashantucket, CT Tickets
Nov 12 Dallas, TX Tickets
Twitter
@daddy_yankee

Good morning ☀️/ Buenos días !

What are you listening on This is Daddy Yankee? https://t.co/yGZI66ZeRp

Te espero el 8 de octubre para caminar junto a todas las guerreras que día a día dan la batalla.#TeamYankee… https://t.co/UlQuj7z80x

Me disfrute mucho el show de esta noche. Gracias #Guayaquil https://t.co/qyqu8zLvAu

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