Puerto Rican rapper, Daddy Yankee who gave famous songs like Despacito and Gasolina, has announced his retirement. Daddy Yankee has picked up a unique method to bid adieu to his musical career. Yankee, who is 45 will release ‘Legendaddy,’ his first new studio album in ten years. Further, his globe tour will cap off his musical tenure, which began with the smash ‘Gasolina’ in 2004.
His music ushered in a new genre that revolutionized the sound and business of Latin music and became a worldwide success. During an interview at Billboard’s Latin Music Week last year, Daddy Yankee hinted at retirement and a last album and tour, but he had yet to make an official statement. Although the news of his retirement is confirmed.
Daddy Yankee whose original name is Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez is also a song-writer and singer. All of the music critics and fellow musicians call Yankee the “King of Reggaeton”. Reggaeton is basically a music form originating from Daddy Yankee’s homeland only. Hence he was referred to as the king for the same.
Addressing all the past rumors and greys, Daddy Yankee confirmed his retirement in an official statement to a press release. In a statement released on March 20, Daddy Yankee said, “Today, I’m declaring my retirement from music by delivering you my finest production and my best concert tour.”
“With this new collector’s item, the album ‘Legendaddy,’ I’ll say farewell to these 32 years of expertise.” In one album, I’m going to give you all of the styles that have characterized me.” Daddy Yankee’s next album, “Legendaddy,” will be released on May 24 at 8 p.m. ET. His La Ultima Vuelta World Tour, which will last five months, will begin on August 10 in Portland, Oregon, and end in December.
On March 25, pre-sale tickets will go on sale, followed by a full public sale on March 30. Starting with 2004’s ‘Barrio Fino,’ the first-ever reggaeton album to score at No. 1, Daddy Yankee has had six No. 1s on the Top Latin Albums list. He has 76 entries on Latin Airplay and 86 on Hot Latin Songs as of March 2022, including the record-breaking ‘Despacito’ with Luis Fonsi.
Daddy Yankee has a remarkable and memorable career throughout. All his work of music is a testimonial of his skills and talent. Yankee is also the recipient of many famous awards. Reportedly, Daddy Yankee has 184 different awards for his work and 484 nominations in total, which is a lot as an artist.
Not only this Daddy Yankee has two billboard awards and five most famous Latin Grammy Awards. Apart from all this, he has also won American Music Awards and MTV’s award for best music videos. His achievements and feats are unmatchable and so was his music. Following Hurricane Maria’s damage, Daddy Yankee contributed $100,000 to the Food Bank of Puerto Rico in 2017.
The funds were used to feed around 9,000 households on the island. On July 8, 2019, Daddy Yankee awarded Pete Alonso with the HR Derby Champ medallion after he won the MLB HR Derby.