Daddy Yankee

Reggaeton Artist
Born Feb 3, 1977

Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez, known by his stage name Daddy Yankee, is a Latin Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rican Reggaeton and Rap songwriter and recording artist. Ayala was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, and was raised in the Villa Kennedy Housing Projects. While still dabbling in music, Ayala aspired to be a professional baseball player. As a teenager, Ayala tried out for the Seattle Mariners Major League baseball team.… Read More

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    Daddy Yankee Says 'el Imperio Nazza' Album Will Have 'mystic Touch'
    Huffington Post - Oct 29, 2013
  • Zumba Creates New Fan Base For Latin Stars
    Yahoo News - Aug 20, 2013
  • Zumba Is Creating A New Fan Base For Latin Stars
    Yahoo News - Aug 19, 2013
  • Daddy Yankee's 'noche De Los Dos' Music Video Featuring Natalia Jimenez Premieres (Video)
    The Huffington Post - Jun 14, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Daddy Yankee.


1977 Birth Born on February 3, 1977.


1995 18 Years Old His first official studio project as a solo artist was No Mercy, which was released on April 2, 1995 through White Lion Records and BM Records in Puerto Rico. … Read More


1997 20 Years Old He released two compilation albums: El Cartel and El Cartel II, in 1997 and 2001, respectively. … Read More
2003 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2003, Ayala collaborated for the first time with the prestigious reggaeton producers Luny Tunes in the album Mas Flow, with his commercial success song "Cógela Que Va Sin Jockey" (a.k.a. "Métele Con Candela").
Barrio Fino was released in 2004, and the album received numerous awards, including Lo Nuestro Awards and a Latin Billboard, as well as receiving nominations for the Latin Grammy and MTV Video Music Awards. … Read More
2005 28 Years Old Barrio Fino also won the "Reggaeton Album of the Year" award in the Latin Billboard that took place on April 28, 2005, where he performed a mix of three of his songs in a duet with P. … Read More
2006 29 Years Old …  He made an exception in 2006 when he spoke about his relationship with his wife and children in an interview with María Celeste Arrarás in Al Rojo Vivo. … Read More


He appeared on the 2008 Rockstar Games' videogame Grand Theft Auto IV as the DJ of Radio San Juan Sounds, with spanglish lines. … Read More
On February 27, 2009, he performed at the Viña del Mar International Song Festival in Chile. … Read More
2010 33 Years Old The second single, "Descontrol", was released on January 12, 2010, and topped the Billboard Latin Rhythm Airplay. … Read More
2011 34 Years Old 1 More Event
The first single, "Ven Conmigo," featuring bachata singer Prince Royce, was released on April 12, 2011 and peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Latin Charts.
2012 35 Years Old It was also nominated for Best Urban Song at the 2012 Latin Grammy Awards. … Read More
Later in 2013, the three artists performed songs like "Hipnotízame", "Mayor Que Yo" and "Noche De Entierro" in two concerts (one in Puerto Rico and another in Colombia). … Read More
…  During an interview in a radio station in January 2014, Ayala announced the film, but he only mentioned that many reggaeton exponents would take part of it. … Read More
2016 39 Years Old On April 28, 2016, Daddy Yankee was awarded the "Industry Leader Award" during the 2016 Latin Billboard Awards. … Read More
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