Spotify hails Daddy Yankee as the first Latin American artist to land on the no. 1 spot dethroning Ed Sheeran. Daddy Yankee becomes famous for his songs, "Gasolina" (2004), "Shaky Shaky" (2016), and was featured in the Luis Fonsi's "Despacito" (2017).
Daddy Yankee exceeded Spotify listeners' monthly figures of 44,735,586. Spotify announced on Sunday (July 9) that the Latin American artist's achievement made him climb to the top global position.
Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez famously known as Daddy Yankee stated in an email, "Being the first Latin artist to reach #1 in Spotify marks a precedent not only for my career but for the industry in general." He added, "The musical digital revolution has unified the world and this is the proof. We are all in the same boat with no labels or stereotypes."
Currently, the "Despacito" remix which also features Justin Bieber is on Spotify's No. 1 worldwide charts. After more than 10 years since Daddy Yankee's most-sought after album, Barrio Fino with the hit single "Gasolina" made him a worldwide superstar, the Latin American artist is considerably still one of the most significant and distinguishable personality when it comes to reggaeton, according to Billboard.
"Despacito" was released this year through the collaboration between Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi. The hit single and has transformed as the first Spanish-verbal song to hit the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 after "Macarena" in 1996.
Daddy Yankee's Barrio Fino album was co-produced by Luny Tunes and DJ Nelson. In collaboration with El Cartel Records and VI Music, the album was released in July 2004 and was the most awaited album among the reggae community.
The Fader claims that Daddy Yankee's recent hit single "Shaky Shaky" has reached more than a billion views on YouTube. The Latin American singer is presently busy with his European tour titled "Tamo En Vivo".
Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez aka Daddy Yankee was born February 3, 1977, in Río Piedras, San Juan in Puerto Rico. He was cited the "Industry Leader Award" at the time of the 2016 Latin Billboard Awards.