Daddy Yankee

Daddy Yankee, born Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez on February 3, 1976, is a Puerto Rican rapper and singer. He gained global fame in 2004 with the hit single “Gasolina,” which introduced reggaeton to audiences worldwide. Known as the “King of Reggaeton,” he has sold around 30 million records and earned accolades like five Latin Grammy Awards. His collaboration with Luis Fonsi on “Despacito” made history as the first Spanish-language song to top the Billboard Hot 100 since 1996. Daddy Yankee retired in 2023 after completing his final tour, leaving an enduring legacy in urban music.

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