Daddy Yankee

~ Person

Legal name: Raymond Ayala


Ramón Ayala Rodríguez (born February 3, 1977), known by his stage name Daddy Yankee, is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, 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.

Ayala aspired to be a professional baseball player, and tried out for the Seattle Mariners Major League baseball team. 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. Since then, he has sold over 18 million albums.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 No Mercy Yankee 1
1998 El Cartel Daddy Yankee 1
2002 El Daddy Yankee 1
2004 Barrio fino Daddy Yankee 4 3
2007 El Cartel: The Big Boss Daddy Yankee 4 2
2010 Mundial Daddy Yankee 4
2012 Prestige Daddy Yankee 5
2013 King Daddy Daddy Yankee + Los de la Nazza 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 El Cartel II: Los Cangris Daddy Yankee 1
2003 Los Homerun-es Daddy Yankee 2
2006 Coleccion 2006 Daddy Yankee 1
2006 Tormenta tropical, Volume One Daddy Yankee 1
Grayskull: Abusando Daddy Yankee, Wisin & Yandel, Héctor y Tito 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Ahora le toca al cangri live Daddy Yankee 1
2005 Barrio fino en directo Daddy Yankee 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Gasolina Daddy Yankee 1
2005 Lo que pasó, pasó Daddy Yankee 3 1
2005 Get Down / Gasolina N.O.R.E. / Daddy Yankee 1
2006 Rompe (remix) Daddy Yankee 1
2006 Rompe Daddy Yankee 1
2007 Impacto Daddy Yankee 1
2008 Llamado de emergencia Daddy Yankee 3 1
2010 Descontrol Daddy Yankee 5 1
2010 Grito mundial Daddy Yankee 5 1
2010 Rescate Alexis & Fido feat. Daddy Yankee 1
2011 Ven conmigo Daddy Yankee feat. Prince Royce 5 1
2011 Lovumba (Prestige) Daddy Yankee 5 1
2013 More Than Friends Inna feat. Daddy Yankee 1
2015 Nota de amor Wisin + Carlos Vives feat. Daddy Yankee 1
2015 We Wanna Alexandra Stan & Inna feat. Daddy Yankee 1
2015 Sígueme y te sigo Daddy Yankee 1
2016 Andas en mi cabeza Chino & Nacho feat. Daddy Yankee 1
2016 Shaky Shaky Daddy Yankee 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 La pregunta (official remix) J Alvarez feat. Tito 'El Bambino' & Daddy Yankee 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Talento de barrio mundial 09 Daddy Yankee 5 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Pa' romper la discoteca Farruko feat. Daddy Yankee , Yomo , Zion & Lennox 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Talento de barrio Daddy Yankee 4.65 3

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