Amazing Latin rapper, singer and record producer Daddy Yankee was nominated for MTV Video Music Award
Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez or Daddy Yankee wanted to become a professional baseball player in the Major League Baseball. However, he could not take part in sport competitions because of the trauma – he was hit in the leg. Rapper even wrote a few songs about shooting accident.
That is why he started music career in 1992. His first album No Mercy was released in 1995. After long searching for the unique style, the man finally started to perform reggaeton (mix of rapping and singing).
Best Known For
El Cangri.com is the first Yankee’s album that raised to a level of international appreciation. It was about different social problems like religion, corruption and terrorism.
He won different Latin Music Awards: Latin American Music Awards, Latin Grammy Award and some others.
He is a person with Christian beliefs. Sometimes he use Christian language and imagery in writing songs.
The singer is straight. In 1994, he married Mireddys Gonzalez. They have two sons, Jesairis and Jeremy, and a daughter Yamilette.
Worth To Know
He supported Republican Party during the election in 2008.
Rapper has his own independent label – El Cartel Records.
He grew up in a musical family. There are numerous musicians from his mother’s side; his father was a salsa percussionist.
His album Barrio Fino was sold 500, 000 copies only in United States. The latest albums – over 1 million copies.