It is a sad day for those who love reggaetón, especially those who grew up on Daddy Yankee all over the globe. The icon has just announced to the fans everywhere his retirement from music. He plans to release his final album “Legendaddy” and a worldwide tour to accompany the music. There is no doubt that Daddy Yankee has created a legacy that will be forever cherished in the world of Latin hip-hop.

“I will say goodbye celebrating these 32 years of experience with this new collector’s item, the album “Legendaddy”. I’m going to give you all the styles that have defined me, in one single album.” – Daddy Yankee (Billboard)

His musical record has gone even beyond “Gasolina”. From “Despacito” to “Yo Voy” and “PROBLEMA””, he has stood the test of time with top tracks. The King of Reggaetón was born Ramón Luis Ayala Rodriguez; originating from the island of Puerto Rico. His stage name came from “big shot” being a popular term for performers in Puerto Rico. After establishing himself as an entertainer to watch, he took his act to the mainland and made an impression to never be forgotten.

Daddy Yankee exploded on the scene and blew up the charts when his hit “Gasolina” took over the airwaves in 2004. He changed the game when introducing his latin flair to music and brought to the mainstream, a new genre known as reggaetón. For over 30 years, he has gifted his fans countless hits and created memories for many people. Not to mention, he has served as inspiration for the next generation of artists. He has opened the doors for other popular creators such as Bad Bunny and J Balvin.

Daddy Yankee has already staked his claim that this will be his best tour yet titled La Última Vuelta. The tour is slated to start in August in Portland and ends in September in the “Big Apple”, New York. His impact is everlasting as his hits are still trending on popular app, Tik Tok. He noted this new album, set to be released March 24, will feature Plan B, Zion & Lennox, and Ivy Queen. This isn’t goodbye for Daddy Yankee, it is hello to the rest and relaxation he has more than earned.


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