Daddy Yankee (Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez)

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Legal name: Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez


Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez (born February 3, 1977), known professionally as Daddy Yankee, is a retired Puerto Rican rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor. He is also known as the "King of Reggaeton" by music critics and fans alike. He is often cited as an influence by other Hispanic urban performers.

Ayala was born in Río Piedras and was raised in the Villa Kennedy Housing Projects neighborhood. He 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 a year and a half 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 30 million records, making him one of the best-selling Latin music artists. Daddy Yankee's album Barrio Fino made history when it became the top-selling Latin music album of the decade between 2000 and 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 one 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 on the platform. 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. In March 2022, Daddy Yankee announced that he would be retiring from music after the release of his seventh studio album Legendaddy and its supporting tour.

During his career, Daddy Yankee earned numerous accolades, including five Latin Grammy Awards, two Billboard Music Awards, 14 Billboard Latin Music Awards, two Latin American Music Awards, eight Lo Nuestro Awards, an MTV Video Music Award, and six 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.

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1995No MercyYankee11
2002El cangri.comDaddy Yankee31
2004Barrio finoDaddy Yankee3.55
2007El cartel: The Big BossDaddy Yankee4.52
2010MundialDaddy Yankee44
2012PrestigeDaddy Yankee56
2013King DaddyDaddy Yankee + Los de la Nazza41
2022LEGENDADDYDaddy Yankee43

Album + Compilation

1998El cartelDaddy Yankee11
2001El cartel II: Los cangrisDaddy Yankee21
2003Los Homerun-esDaddy Yankee32
2006Colección 2006Daddy Yankee1
2006Tormenta tropical, Volume OneDaddy Yankee41
2019Con calma & mis grandes éxitosDaddy Yankee1

Album + Soundtrack

2008Talento de barrioDaddy Yankee4.754

Album + Live

2005Ahora le toca al cangri liveDaddy Yankee31
2005Barrio fino en directoDaddy Yankee42
20202K20 Part 1Daddy Yankee41
20202K20 Part 2Daddy Yankee41
20202K20 Part 3Daddy Yankee41


2004Oye mi cantoN.O.R.E. feat. Daddy Yankee, Nina Sky, Big Mato & Gemstar52
2005GasolinaDaddy Yankee53
2005Lo que pasó, pasóDaddy Yankee4.351
2005Get Down / GasolinaN.O.R.E. / Daddy Yankee1
2005RompeDaddy Yankee42
2007ImpactoDaddy Yankee51
2008Llamado de emergenciaDaddy Yankee3.51
2010DescontrolDaddy Yankee51
2010Grito mundialDaddy Yankee41
2010RescateAlexis & Fido feat. Daddy Yankee41
2011LovumbaDaddy Yankee51
2012PasarelaDaddy Yankee51
2012Ven conmigoDaddy Yankee featuring Prince Royce51
2012SeñoritaReykon feat. Daddy Yankee31
2013More Than FriendsInna feat. Daddy Yankee41
2013Self MadeDaddy Yankee feat. French Montana1
2014Ora por míDaddy Yankee1
2014Palabras con sentidoDaddy Yankee1
2014This Is Not a Love SongDaddy Yankee feat. Duncan1
2014Experimentan la perseDaddy Yankee featuring Farruko, Benni Benny, Gotay & Pusho51
2014La calle me hizoBenny Benni feat. Daddy Yankee, Nicky Jam, Farruko, Ñejo, J Álvarez, Gotay el Auténtiko, Baby Rasta & Cosculluela51
2015Nota de amorWisin + Carlos Vives featuring Daddy Yankee4.51
2015ImaginándoteReykon ft. Daddy Yankee53
2015Sábado rebeldeDaddy Yankee ft. Plan B1
2015Sígueme y te sigoDaddy Yankee51
2015We WannaAlexandra Stan & Inna feat. Daddy Yankee51
2015Fronteamos porque podemosDe La Ghetto ft. Daddy Yankee, Yandel & Ñengo Flow31
2015VaivénDaddy Yankee31
2015Mayor que yo 3Luny Tunes presents Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, Wisin & Yandel52
2015Estás aquíDJ Nelson y OnellFlow presentan Zion, Daddy Yankee, Nicky Jam & J Álvarez51
2015CorazónClaudia Leitte feat. Daddy Yankee1
2016Andas en mi cabezaChino & Nacho feat. Daddy Yankee51
2016Not a Crime (No es ilegal)Play-N-Skillz & Daddy Yankee52
2016A donde voyCosculluela & Daddy Yankee1
2016Tú y yoTommy Torres feat. Daddy Yankee3.51
2016Otra cosaDaddy Yankee & Natti Natasha51
2016Shaky ShakyDaddy Yankee51
2017DespacitoLuis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee54
2017La rompe corazonesDaddy Yankee x Ozuna51
2017Hula HoopDaddy Yankee31
2017Yo contra tiDaddy Yankee featuring Orquesta Sinfónica de Puerto Rico41
2017La fórmulaDe La Ghetto, Daddy Yankee & Ozuna41
2017VuelveDaddy Yankee x Bad Bunny31
2017Tú no metes cabra (remix)Bad Bunny feat. Daddy Yankee, Anuel AA & Cosculluela51
2017Boom BoomRedOne, Daddy Yankee, French Montana & Dinah Jane51
2017El desordenOzuna x Daddy Yankee x Plan B1
2017Bella y sensualRomeo Santos ft. Nicky Jam & Daddy Yankee51
2018DuraDaddy Yankee51
2018AzukitaSteve Aoki, Daddy Yankee, Play-N-Skillz & Elvis Crespo51
2018HieloDaddy Yankee21
2018Zum zumDaddy Yankee x RKM & Ken-Y x Arcángel31
2018ComoKim Viera & Daddy Yankee1
2018Buena vidaNatti Natasha x Daddy Yankee21
2018Made for NowJanet Jackson & Daddy Yankee52
2018Como soyPacho, Daddy Yankee & Bad Bunny1
2018AdictivaDaddy Yankee & Anuel AA51
2018El combo me llama 2.1Benny Benni x Pusho x Daddy Yankee x Bad Bunny x Almighty x Pacho x Amarion x Juanka1
2019Con calmaDaddy Yankee feat. Snow52
2019Be MineAlex Sensation, Daddy Yankee, Sean Paul & Pinto41
2019No lo tratesPitbull, Natti Natasha & Daddy Yankee41
2019RunawaySebastián Yatra, Daddy Yankee, Jonas Brothers & Natti Natasha31
2019Si supierasDaddy Yankee, Wisin & Yandel51
2019InstagramDimitri Vegas & Like Mike, David Guetta, Daddy Yankee, Afro Bros & Natti Natasha1
2019ChinaAnuel AA, Daddy Yankee, KAROL G, Ozuna & J Balvin4.51
2019Que tire pa lanteDaddy Yankee41
2020MuéveloNicky Jam & Daddy Yankee52
2020DefinitivamenteDaddy Yankee & Sech41
2020BésamePlay N Skillz, Daddy Yankee, Zion & Lennox51
2020Don DonDaddy Yankee, Anuel AA & Kendo Kaponi51
2020De vuelta pa' la vueltaDaddy Yankee & Marc Anthony51
2020CoronaDaddy Yankee1
2021PROBLEMADaddy Yankee2
2021EL PONYDaddy Yankee51
2021SÚBELE EL VOLUMENDaddy Yankee, Jhay Cortez & Myke Towers1
2021MÉTELE AL PERREODaddy Yankee51
2021El gran robo 2Lito MC Cassidy & Daddy Yankee1
2022Mayor que ustedNatti Natasha + Daddy Yankee = Wisin & Yandel41
2022BAILAR CONTIGOBlack Eyed Peas & Daddy Yankee1
2022UlalaMyke Towers & Daddy Yankee1
2023PANTIES Y BRASIERESRauw Alejandro, Daddy Yankee1

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