Daddy Yankee

Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez. Born 3 February 1977
Daddy Yankee
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1977-02-03
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Daddy Yankee

Daddy Yankee Biography (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, Puerto Rico, and was raised in the neighborhood of Villa Kennedy Housing Projects. Daddy Yankee is the artist who coined the word Reggaeton in 1994 to describe the new music genre that was emerging from Puerto Rico; 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 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 artist 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 international hit single "Gasolina", which is credited with introducing Reggaeton to audiences worldwide, and making the music genre a global phenomenon. Since then, he has sold around 20 million records. Daddy Yankee's album Barrio Fino made history when it became the top-selling Latin music album of the decade between 2000–2009. In 2017, Daddy Yankee, in collaboration with Latin pop singer Luis Fonsi, released the hit single "Despacito". It became the first Spanish-language song to hit number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 since "Macarena" in 1996. The single gained global success. The video for "Despacito" on YouTube received its billionth view on April 20, 2017, and became the most watched video in YouTube's history. Its success led Daddy Yankee to become the most listened artist worldwide on the streaming service Spotify in June 2017, the first Latin artist to do so.

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Despacito
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Despacito
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Con Calma
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Con Calma
Luis Fonsi
Despacito (Remix) (feat. Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber)
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Despacito (Remix) (feat. Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber)
Luis Fonsi
Despacito (feat. Daddy Yankee)
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Despacito (feat. Daddy Yankee)
N.O.R.E.
Oye Mi Canto (feat. Nina Sky & Daddy Yankee)
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Oye Mi Canto (feat. Nina Sky & Daddy Yankee)
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