Daddy Yankee is a Puerto Rican singer, rapper, actor, and composer. He is known as the king of Reggaeton by some fans and critics alike. In the music industry, Yankee is considered one of the most successful and famous artists. The net worth of Daddy Yankee is $40 Million. For 30 years, he has been giving numerous hits in the industry; however, he announced retirement from the world of music in March, 2022. You might have heard the song ‘Despacito’ which gained the first rank on Hot Billboard for continuous 3 months, and still, it is the 2nd most viewed video song in YouTube history with around 8 Billion views.
The real name of the artist is Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez, popularly known as Daddy Yankee by his fans. He was born on February 3, 1977, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is married to Mireddys Gonzalez and has 3 children from her wife. The height of a Yankee is 1.7 m.
He was born in the largest district of San Juan on February 3,1977. He was born into a family of the musician as his father was a musician, and his mother also came from a family of musicians. However, she has a manicurist. Nomar is the name of his brother.
When he was a child, he was a good baseball player, and his dream was to be a Major League Baseball player. But due to some tragedy, he could not follow up on his dream profession. He was caught in the barrio gun battle and got a wound from AK-47 in his leg.
Yankee started writing when he was 13 years old. He was inspired by the artist DJ Playero, Vico C, DJ Drako, and DJ Nelson. However, he did something different as he combined the styles of all artists and made his own style. Yankee is the first artist to perform a Spanish dancehall style, Reggaeton.
In 1995, Yankee came up with solo music, No Mercy, which was released through MB records and White Lion Records in Puerto Rico.
In 19997, he made a collaboration in the song “The Profecy” with rapper Nas and later released two of his famous albums:
El Cartel” in 1997
El Cartel II” in 2001
He got enough success in the international music industry, but the true success came in 2002 when he released the album El Cangri.com.
Some other albums are:
Los Homerun-es in 2003
Mas Flow 2003
Mas Flow 2 in 2005
Albums of Daddy Yankee
- Talento De Barrio
- Barrio Fino
- Daddy Yankee Live
- Barrio Fino en Directo
- No Mercy
- El Dosco Duro
- 2k20 Part 2
These are some top albums of Daddy Yankee.
Awards he received
- American Latino Media Arts Awards for outstanding male performer
- American Music Awards in 2017 for Despacito
- ASCAP Latin Awards in 2006 for Lo Que Paso Paso, 2014 for Limbo
- Billboard Music Awards in 2005 for Barrio Fino, 2014 for Limbo, 2017 for Shaky Shaky
- Billboard Latin Music Awards for various songs
- Echo Awards in 2018 for Despacito
- Casandra/Soberano Awards in 2009 and 2018
- El Premio de la gente in 2005 for Gasolina
- Gaffa Awards in 2018 for Despacito
- Gaygalan Awards in 2018 for Despacito
- Grammy Awards in 2018 for Despacito
Wrapping up the article: What is Daddy Yankee’s Net Worth? We have shared all the relevant information regarding the artist. Moreover, Daddy Yankee is known as the king of Reggaeton by some fans or critics alike. In the industry of music, Yankee is considered as one of the most successful and famous artist. The net worth of Daddy Yankee is $40 Million. Since 30 years, he has been giving numerous hits in the industry; however, he announced retirement from the world of music in March, 2022. You might have heard the song ‘Despacito’ which gained the first rank on Hot Billboard for continuous 3 months and still it is the 2nd most viewed video song in the YouTube history with around 8 Billion views.