DADDY YANKEE AND LUIS FONSI With three billion views, Despacito becomes the most seen clip on YouTube

The clip of the song “Despacito” became Friday the most watched video in the history of the YouTube platform, new sign of the global popularity of this tube reggaeton, coming from Puerto Rico.


With a little more than three billion views, Despacito has surpassed the title “See You Again” by rapper Wiz Khalifa, soundtrack of the film “Fast and Furious 7”, which showed Saturday morning 2.996 billion views. Long the top of the ranking, the “Gangnam Style” of the South Korean singer Psy is now distanced, with 2.919 billion views.


Already the most listened song in streaming


Mid-July, “Despacito”, performed by the Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi had already become the most played song in streaming of all time. The rhythm with which the clip climbed to the top of YouTube (7 months) is unheard of.


“Despacito”, a Latin song full of sexual undertones has become viral soon after its release in January. The title expanded its audience in April, when Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber put his voice in a remix.






Maxima and her mini-mes! Queen joins King Willem-Alexander and their trio of  blonde daughters for the Dutch royal family’s annual summer

It was a case of like mother like daughters today as the Dutch royal family gathered for their annual summer photo.

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander were joined by their trio of young daughters, Princesses Amalia, 13, Alexia, 12, and Ariane, 10, all of whom bear more than a passing resemblance to their glamorous mother – though Princess Alexia appears to have inherited her father’s red hair.

The royals arrived at the riverside spot in Warmond by boat to pose for their annual snap, and Maxima wore an appropriately nautical top for the occasion.

The 46-year-old Queen teamed her stripy top with ankle-grazing trousers and navy ballet pumps.

She wore her blonde hair down and completed her outfit with oversized white drop earrings and sunglasses.

She and King Willem-Alexander looked proud as punch to pose with their daughters to be with their daughters for the day and treated them to a boat ride in Warmond

Queen Maxima’s three daughters looked strikingly similar with their long loosely-curled hair.

Eldest daughter Princess Amalia wore a long blue top with embellished detailing on the front and white skinny jeans.

The two younger siblings, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane also kept their outfits relaxed and matched in their white blouses.

King Willem-Alexander stood up as he steered the family’s boat towards the waiting photographers who had gathered to see them.

Queen Maxima helped with the rope as they arrived and prepared to pose together.

The sun held out for their boating trip and they were able to all sit on the grass with the beautiful backdrop behind them.



Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. … Queen Máxima of the Netherlands (born Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti; 17 May 1971) is the wife of King Willem-Alexander. On 30 April 2013, she became the first Dutch queen consort since Princess Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, the second wife of King William III in 1890

Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 17 May 1971. Queen Máxima is the daughter of Jorge Zorreguieta (born 1928), Secretary of Agriculture under General Jorge Rafael Videla during Argentina’s last civil-military dictatorship (1976-1983), and his second wife, María del Carmen Cerruti Carricart (born 1944). She has two brothers, a sister, and three half-sisters by her father’s first wife, Marta López Gil.

She is named after her paternal great-grandmother Máxima Bonorino González (1874–1965). Her father is a scion of the Zorreguieta family who had been landed gentry, professionals, regional politicians, and statesmen for generations. Her maternal great-grandfather was also from the landed gentry; Domingo Carricart Etchart (1885-1953) was a landowner, politician, Director of the Banco Provincial de Buenos Aires, first mayor of González Chaves, and mayor of Tres Arroyos.

She grew up in the Recoleta neighbourhood of Buenos Aires city, and studied at Northlands School, a bilingual school of the city of Olivos. She graduated with a degree in Economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina (UCA) in 1995. This private university is governed by a directory of local bishops, including the current Pope Francis, then Archbishop of Buenos Aires and Grand Chancellor of UCA. During her student years, Francis presided over the traditional Mass at the beginning of classes. She later completed her studies with a Master’s degree in the United States.

From 1989 to 1990, while still in college, she worked for Mercado Abierto Electrónico S.A. From 1992 to 1995, she worked in the sales department of Boston Securities SA in Buenos Aires, where she conducted research on software for financial markets. From July 1996 to February 1998, the current queen Máxima worked for HSBC James Capel Inc. in New York City, where she became vice president of institutional sales for Latin America. From then until July 1999, she was vice president of the emerging markets division of Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in New York. From May 2000 to March 2001 she worked in the Deutsche Bank in Brussels.


She also worked as an English language teacher to children and adults, and of mathematics for high school students and freshmen.

Máxima met Willem-Alexander in April 1999 in Seville, Spain, during the Seville Spring Fair. In an interview, they stated that he introduced himself only as “Alexander”, so that she did not know he was a prince. She thought he was joking when he later told her that he was not only a prince, but the Prince of Orange and heir apparent to the Dutch throne. They agreed to meet again two weeks later in New York, where Máxima was working for Dresdner Kleinwort Benson. Their relationship apparently began in New York, but she did not meet his parents, Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus, for some time.

The news of the couple’s relationship and eventual marriage plans caused controversy in the Netherlands, due to the involvement of Máxima’s father Jorge Zorreguieta as a cabinet minister during the National Reorganization Process, the most recent Argentinian dictatorship. Her father’s tenure as a minister took place during the beginning stages of the Dirty War, a period of repression that saw 10,000–30,000 people killed or disappeared during the seven-year military regime. At the request of the States General, Michiel Baud, a Dutch professor in Latin American studies, carried out an inquiry into the involvement of Zorreguieta in the Dirty War (roughly, 1974–83).

Zorreguieta claimed that, as a civilian, he was unaware of the Dirty War while he was a cabinet minister. Baud determined that Máxima’s father had not been directly involved in any of the numerous atrocities that took place during that period. However, Baud also concluded that Zorreguieta was almost certainly aware of them; in Baud’s view, it was highly unlikely that a cabinet minister would not have known about them. Even so, his possible presence at the royal wedding was debated for several months.



The couple announced their engagement on 30 March 2001; Máxima addressed the nation in Dutch (which at the time she only spoke to basic conversational extent) during the live televised broadcast.

Máxima was granted Dutch citizenship by Royal Decree on 17 May 2001 and now has dual citizenship: Argentine and Dutch.

The engagement was formally approved by the States General later that year—a necessary step for Willem-Alexander to remain heir to the throne.

Máxima and Willem-Alexander were married on 2 February 2002 in a civil ceremony in the Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, which was then followed by a religious ceremony at Amsterdam’s Nieuwe Kerk (“New Church”).

She remained a Roman Catholic after her marriage

She is the first Dutch queen consort to have been born outside Europe although, through her father, she is a descendant of King Afonso III of Portugal and other noble families of the Iberian Peninsula who moved to the Argentine viceroyalty during the early nineteenth century.

Máxima’s parents were not present at the wedding; her father was told he could not attend due to his role as a cabinet minister during the National Reorganization Process, and her mother chose not to attend without her husband.

The couple has three daughters:


Máxima is also godmother of:

By a decree issued on 25 January 2002, upon the solemnization of marriage, Máxima Zorreguieta was granted the titles Princess of the Netherlands and Princess of Orange-Nassau, and the style Royal Highness was formally conferred upon her. She also became “mevrouw van Amsberg (Mrs. van Amsberg)”.

Another decree issued on the same day also granted her own personal coat of arms and a personal standard

On 13 May 2011, the Dutch parliament confirmed that Máxima would become queen consort of the Netherlands upon her husband’s accession, after a debate over her future title and style.

On 28 January 2013, it was announced that Queen Beatrix would abdicate on 30 April in favour of Willem-Alexander.[33] Máxima is the Kingdom’s first queen consort since Princess Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, the second wife of William III. She is the first Dutch queen consort to have been born as a commoner, and the first to have been born outside Europe.



Titles and styles

  • 17 May 1971 – 2 February 2002: Miss Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti
  • 2 February 2002 – 30 April 2013: Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, Mrs. van Amsberg
  • 30 April 2013 – present: Her Majesty The Queen


Royal Standard of Máxima

National honours

Foreign honours






In the absence of his father, Prince Ernst August of Hanover was able to count on the presence of his mother Princess Chantal, her brother Prince Christian and her sister Princess Alexandra of Hanover but also relatives and friends like her Princess Alexandra of Hanover and her husband Prince of Leiningen, the families of Baden, Prussia, Schaumburg-Lippe and von Thurn und Taxis, the whole Casiraghi sibling together with Prince Paul and Princess Marie Chantal of Greece with their sons Prince Constantine and prince Aristide. Queen Frederika of Greece, paternal grandmother of Prince Paul, was born Princess of Hanover

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Farruko (born May 2, 1991) is the stage name of Carlos Efrén Reyes Rosado, a Puerto Rican Latin pop and reggaeton singer from Bayamón, Puerto Rico.

At the tender age of 16 Rosado had been singing and producing songs, and utilising the music and social media site MySpace to find an audience for his music. In 2007 Rosado released his first single “Sexo Fuera del Planeta” which before long gained the singer thousands of followers on numerous social media sites. Due to this online pubic appeal, Rosado became known to radio and music industry executives who utilised the singer’s talents on other artists’ records.

In 2009 came Rosado’s debut album “El Talento del Bloque” which became popular in a very short period of time largely due to the collaborative singles “Su Hija Me Gusta”, “Ella No Es Facil” and “Traime a Tu Amiga”. Shortly after came the highly popular single “Pa Romper la Discoteca” with Daddy Yankee and Yomo, which didn’t feature on the singer’s debut.

Three years later in 2012 Rosado returned with his sophomore release “TMPR” The Most Powerful Rookie”. The album had five hit singles including the first “Feel the Rhythm” and glorified Farruko’s reputation as a talented pop and reggaeton singer. The album was ultimately nominated for a Latin Grammy the same year. Rosado’s subsequent album “Farruka Presenta los Menores” (2014) featuring a host of collaborations, expands the musician’s genre appeal with fusions into electro, neo-soul and funk.








Don Omar is a singer and songwriter born on the 10th of February 1978 who hails from Santurce, Puerto Rico. Since his debut in 1999 he has become one of the most succesful reggaeton artists in the world, with several gold and platinum albums to his name.

  • Born William Omar Landrón Rivera, Omar was a musical child from the very beginning. Soaking up the sounds of Vico C among many others, to the extent that he left behind what could have been a promising career in the protestant church to take up singing full time. He hit the ground running after deciding to pursue a singing career, appearing on a variety of underground compilation CD’s before truly finding his feet as a backup singer for Latin Pop sensations Héctor and Tito. He hit it off with them to the extent that the duos very own Héctor Delgado produced Omar’s first album, 2003’s “The Last Don”, and his life changed dramatically.

    “The Last Don” was a pretty astonishing hit for a reggaeton artist releasing his debut album. It went on to sell 300’000 copies in Latin America and, to this day, has sold over four million copies all over the world. Don Omar had arrived with style, and he was only going up from there. His second album, the aptly titled “King Of Kings”, broke him in America by reaching number seven on the Billboard 200, at the time the highest charting Reggaeton album in history.

    Since then, Omar’s had absolutely nothing to prove, and it’s allowed him to release albums at whatever pace he’d like with whatever new talent he finds. He shows the same kind of adventurous spirit that Héctor and Tito showed when working with him, passing that kind of opportunity down to a new generation of artist. He’s an artist with one eye constantly on the future, and he’s a true talent for that reason. Highly recommended.






This morning, The Queen led the nation in Remembrance during the annual service at the Cenotaph on Whitehall.

Other members of the Royal Family laid wreaths in tribute to the fallen, including Prince Harry, who laid his own wreath for the first time (he laid The Prince of Wales’s in 2009 and 2013).

This year, King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands attended the service at the invitation of The Queen to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of The Netherlands.







Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon (French:  born 8 November 1935) is a French actor and businessman, with French-Swiss dual citizenship since 1999. Delon became one of Europe’s most prominent actors and screen “heart throbs” in the 1960s. He achieved critical acclaim for roles in films such as Rocco and His Brothers (1960), Purple Noon (1960), L’Eclisse (1962), The Leopard (1963), Lost Command (1966) and Le Samouraï (1967). Over the course of his career Delon worked with many well-known directors, including Luchino Visconti, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Melville, Michelangelo Antonioni and Louis Malle.

Delon acquired Swiss citizenship on 23 September 1999, and the company managing products sold under his name is based in Geneva. He is a citizen of the community of Chêne-Bougeries in the canton of Geneva.
By now Hollywood studios were very interested in Delon and he decided to make a bid for American stardom. He was quoted in 1965 as saying:
I don’t know whether I’ll succeed or not. If I were to concentrate on working entirely here and flop it would be a disaster for me in Europe. Everything would dissolve and I would have nothing. My dream is to do one picture a year in America and one in Europe… [But America is] the top, the last step. It’s a kind of consecration… If you want to be an international star you must establish yourself in American pictures, because only they will get adequate world wide distribution. It takes only a year for an American star to become known throughout the world. But European actors consider it a big break to get their pictures shown in New York. Because of my accent I would not attempt to play Americans. I am working on removing the distinctly French inflections from my speech so that I can play all continental nationalities.

Any Number Can Play had been distributed in the US by MGM, who signed Delon to a five picture contract. The first movie of this deal was Joy House (1964), shot in France with Jane Fonda. He then followed it up with two more films for the studio: the all-star The Yellow Rolls Royce, in which Delon had a relatively small role, and Once a Thief, where he co-starred with Ann-Margret.

MGM also announced him for a Western Ready for the Tiger directed by Sam Peckinpah but the film was never made.

Delon signed a three picture deal with Columbia, for whom he appeared in the big budget action film Lost Command (1966). The studio also announced would appear in the biopic Cervantes, but this was never made.

Universal Studios used Delon in a Western, opposite Dean Martin, Texas Across the River. Seven Arts wanted to use him in The Night of the Iguana and This Property is Condemned. He did not appear in either film but was in that studio’s Is Paris Burning?. This was a massive hit in France but performed disappointingly at the US box office – as did all of Delon’s Hollywood financed films.

Along with Steve McQueen and Sean Connery he was one of the biggest stars in Japan. However he could not make headway in America.

Return to France

After six Hollywood movies Delon returned to France to make The Last Adventure. He was meant to reteam with Visconti in The Stranger but did not end up playing it

Delon then made Le Samourai with Jean-Pierre Melville, which became another classic.

Alain Delon in Belgrade, 1962
On 20 March 1959, Delon was engaged to actress Romy Schneider, whom he met when they co-starred in the film Christine (1958).

During their relationship, he had an affair with German actress, singer and model Nico. On 11 August 1962, Nico gave birth to a son, Christian Aaron “Ari”, fathered by Delon. The child was raised mostly by Delon’s parents.

In December 1963, Schneider and Delon decided to break the engagement.

On 13 August 1964, Delon married Nathalie Barthélemy. Their son, Anthony Delon, was born in September. Delon filed for divorce in late 1967 but they continued to live under the same roof.The couple divorced on 14 February 1969.

In 1968, during the shooting of the film Jeff, he met French actress Mireille Darc with whom he started a 15-year relationship, lasting until 1982.

In 1987, Delon met Dutch model Rosalie van Breemen on the set of the music video for his song “Comme au cinéma” and started a relationship. They had two children: Anouchka (25 November 1990) and Alain-Fabien (18 March 1994). The relationship ended in October 2002.

During an interview in 2013 Delon came out in support of the French far-right political party National Front, saying “The National Front, like the MCG [Geneva Citizens’ Movement] in Geneva, is very important…I encourage it and I perfectly understand it”.

Alain Delon lives in Chêne-Bougeries in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland with his two youngest children.

Alain Delon was good friends with, among others, Argentine world champion boxer Carlos Monzon.







12219430_10153896132756159_4133525133346200892_nNovember 19 will be in Latin grammy awards is confirmed, he will sing a new song.






CharlesAznavourTelAviv1NRJ Music Awards “: Adele ignites Cannes for his first stage since the Oscars

PERFORMANCE – A few days after the release of his song “Hello”, Adele is back on stage for the first time since the Oscars in 2013. And for a great time, she chose the “NRJ Music Awards 2015,” for show unfortunately registered in advance.

“Hello, it’s me …”. These words, you inevitably hear them: they are those of the brand new single from Adele. British singer will soon be back in stores with his album “25”, but in the meantime it is on the stage of “NRJ Music Awards” regaining its audience.

This was indeed more than two years she had not performed on stage. And for a size of opportunity: in 2013, she sang his worldwide hit “Skyfall” on the stage of the Oscars, the US. And since nothing, not one single concert or the least. The star had focused on his mom’s life and preparing for his new album.

A service registered in advance

The audience as viewers were delighted with this provision, and did not hesitate to inform their joy, their respect and emotion on social networks. Their only complaint? The provision for beautiful she was, was recorded in advance: it was not direct. But this has clearly not enough to disappoint them. The proof !





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Massimo Ranieri: My 40-year career …
– 1964 at age 13 under the name of Gianni Rock recorded his first disc arrives in New York and on tour as support of Sergio Bruni.

– 1966, the turning point that led him to choose the name of Massimo Ranieri.
That year Canzonissima is called a Royal Flush and a fifteen Ranieri captivates the audience with ‘Love is a wonderful thing’.
– 1967 he won the Cantagiro in Group B dedicated to promising young with ‘mercy for those who love you’.
– 1968 participates in Sanremo with the song ‘a child’ paired with the Giants, a success that confirms him Cantagiro with the song ‘Prayer for her’.
– 1969 returns to Sanremo with ‘When love becomes poetry’ in tandem with Orietta Berti and back to Cantagiro winning it with ‘Red Roses’ that remains even for 13 weeks at the top spot in the standings.
Canzonissima edition of ’69 comes in second with ‘If you burn the city’. He released his first LP Massimo Ranieri.
Directed by Mauro Bolognini debuts next to Lucia Bose and Ottavia Piccolo in “Metellus” that led him to win the David di Donatello and the “International Critics Prize” in 1970.
– 1970 he participated in Canzonissima winning with ‘Twenty Years’, he released his second LP just twenty years.
He interprets “Meeting” Peter Schivazappa beside Florinda Bolkan; “Try to understand me” with Beba Loncar; “The lighthouse on top of the world” next to two stars like Kirk Douglas and Yul Brynner. He won the “Silver Mask” for the movie “Metellus.”
– 1971 back to where Canzonissima presents ‘Via del Conservatorio’, with the latter song reached the final and placed second. Take part in Eurovision with ‘Love is a moment’, it is released the album ‘Street of the conservatory’.
He interprets “Bubù” next to Ottavia Piccolo and “Allegations of murder” with Pino Colizzi and Martin Balsam always directed by Mauro Bolognini.
He realizes for the TV movie “chanteuse” next great Anna Magnani.
– In 1972 he recorded his first LP ‘O surdato nammurato’ with songs from the classic Neapolitan repertoire, recorded live at the Teatro Sistina in Rome for the stage direction by Vittorio De Sica and recorded by the cameras of RAI.
Participates again ’72 edition of Canzonissima repeating the win with ‘Grass in my house’ from which the eponymous album. He won the National Award “The numbers 1”. He won the Radio Monte Carlo’s popularity. • 1973 he participated again in Eurovision with ‘Who will’. He recorded a new LP ‘Family Album’. Vince Telegatto “Vote Voice” for Best Male Singer.
– 1974 the theater director Mauro Bolognini recorded at the Teatro Valle in Rome a show taken from TV and from which live affects the ‘LP’ Napulammore ‘.
Takes part in the last edition of Canzonissima ’74 ranking second with ‘For a woman’, he follows the eponymous album. Comedy plays “Cousin”. He won the “Great fun.”
– 1975 comes the tribute to the policeman “Salvo D’Acquisto” directed by Romolo Guerrieri next Enrico Maria Salerno and Lina Polito;
It takes part in a TV show in 5 episodes “A city down the road.”
– 1976 he recorded the LP ‘Meditation’ with arrangements by Eumir Deodato containing passages from the classical repertoire. Done to the Teatro Valle in Rome, directed by Mauro Bolognini, from a poem by Raffaele Viviani, ‘spots’ and culore’, which is made into a live album and a television show.
Yul Brynner plays with Barbara Bouchet and “Death Rage” and then with Eleonora Giorgi “The last time”.
The debut prose happens with “Napoli who stays and who leaves” Raffaele Viviani directed by Joseph Patrons Griffi. The Spoleto Festival decreed immediately successful, so that in the same year and always with Patrons Griffi realizes the play “In memory of a lady friend.”
– 1977 “The Waltz of the dogs”, directed Patrons Griffi with Romolo Valli. “Twelfth Night” and “The Imaginary Invalid” both directed by Giorgio De Lullo.
– 1978 records the album dedicated to the Odyssey, ‘The face of the sea’.
– 1979 is the turn of “The hot potato” with Renato cockpit and Edwige Fenech.

– 1980 toured Europe with “The Good Person of Szechwan” by Brecht and directed by Giorgio Strehler.
– 1981 he recorded another anthology of Neapolitan songs ‘Skip lu time and munno s’avota’. He interprets “The Policeman” alongside Fabio Testi, Enrico Maria Salerno and Valeria Valeri; “The last time together” always with Enrico Maria Salerno, “Priest of Love” and “Casta and pure” with Laura Antonelli.
– 1982 realizes directed by Gianfranco Mingozzi the film in two episodes “Sailing Away”.
– 1983 Become a tightrope walker and juggler in “Barnum,” opposite to Ottavia Piccolo. The album ‘Barnum’.
He interprets “The boys celluloid” that will follow in 1985. # 2.
– 1984 “Bound by tender friendship” and “In the shadow of the oak.” He won the “Positano Top” for the show “Barnum”.
– 1985 “Act of Love” directed by Alfredo Giannetti.
– 1986 meeting with Maurizio Scaparro will lead to the creation of the play “Variety” that evokes the splendor of variety.
– 1987 “The squander” and “The black shadow of Vesuvius” film in four episodes directed by Steno filmed on the Camorra in Naples. Always directed by Scaparro plays the “Pulcinella” by Mario Santarelli. He won the Taormina Arte.
– 1988, the return to Sanremo, where he won with the song ‘Lose the love’, the album which is named after the success Sanremo. Reinterprets the musical Garinei Giovannini and that was by Domenico Modugno, “Rinaldo in the field,” which comes out even the album.
– In 1989 he recorded the album ‘A beautiful day’ where she played the theme song of his Fantastic combined with the Lottery Italy the same year. Leads “Fantastic-Cinema” with Anna Oxa and Giancarlo Magalli, Alessandra Martinez. Until 1991 he will create the TV movie “The Proposal” (1 and 2).
– 1990-91 proposes “Pulcinella”.
– 1991-92 always directed by Maurizio Scaparro proposes “Liolà”.
Participate again in the Sanremo Festival with the song ‘Do you think’ that will be inserted in the homonymous album.
– 1993 plays in the theater “Teatro Excelsior”.
– In 1994 he took part in “The Island of Slaves” by Marivaux, directed by Giorgio Strehler.
– 1995 in the Festival of Sanremo with ‘Terry’, which precedes the release of ‘Ranieri’. Released “The price of money.”
– 1996 E ‘the voice of Quasimodo in Disney animated film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame Still directed by Scaparro brings to the stage “One Thousand and One Nights”.
– 1997 he returned to Sanremo with a song written by Gianni Togni ‘You speak of love’ which anticipates the release of the album ‘Songs in progress’ that collects pieces by famous Italian singers. He interprets “Flying”.
She takes part in “The house where he lived Corinne,” and the film “The price of money.”
– 1998 is in the cast of “Black Angel”
It tells the love story between John Gilbert and Greta Garbo in a musical, “Hollywood-portrait of a star” which released the album in 1999. • 1999 participates in “Love your enemy” of Damiano Damiani and “A kiss in the dark. ” He won the Premio Flaiano theater.
– 2000 proposes theater in the musical based on the love story of the boxer Marcel Cerdan with Edith Piaf in “The great champion.”
– 2001 back for a few weeks to tell on RAI with “You are all invited … Calone buzz”. Exits’ Today or dimane’ed begins the successful series of albums of great Neapolitan classics arranged by Mauro Pagani.
Back to perform in concert after 25 years with the theatrical tour of the show-concert ‘Today or morrow’.
Fellini won the prize for Best Actor for the film “Backdrops night Nino Russo.

– 2002 interprets “Backdrops night” with Ida Di Benedetto and “Family Ties.” He interprets “Spellbound” alongside Riccardo Scamarcio Cristiana Capotondi and Simone Corrente, and “History of war and friendship” next to Elena Sofia Ricci.
He was appointed Goodwill Ambassador of FAO.
– 2003 continues the collaboration with Mauro Pagani ‘Nun is water’ which is followed by the theatrical tour of the show-concert of the same name.
– 2004 under the direction of Claude Lelouch plays “Les Parisiens” beside Mathilde Seigner, Arielle Domblase and Michel Leeb. The album where he plays the songs of the film written by Francis Lai.
– 2005 participates in the sitcom House Café. The album ‘accussi grande’sempre arranged by Mauro Pagani and tours of the show-concert. He directed the opera “L’Elisir d’Amore” by Donizetti at the “Teatro San Carlo” in Naples.
He won the Baroque. Wins Prize Sirmione Catullo as Artist of the Year.
He won the New Spoleto Art and the Performing Arts.
– Channel 5 in 2006 dedicated a prime time where traces his artistic life, the evening takes its name from the stage and from the album “that’s what great”. Released “I sing because I can not swim … for 40 years,” the double album that celebrates 40 years of career. He directed the opera “La Traviata” by Verdi at the “Teatro Verdi” in Trieste with
baton of Daniel Oren.
– 2007 back for a few weeks in RAI to tell the Friday night with a show of his own “All women except me”, to be followed by a theatrical tour of the same name. He released his first book “My mother did not want” published Rizzoli. For RAI interprets “Operation Pilot”. For CHANNEL 5 plays “No way out” with Anna Galiena. And ‘the voice of the narrator in “Peter and the Wolf” in a concert with the Solisti Veneti conducted by Claudio Scimone.
Start the highly successful tour “I sing because I can not swim … for 40 years!” That you continue to have strong support from the public, which rewards him with a SOLD OUT all over Italy. Released film “Civic 0” Citto Maselli in which the protagonist with Ornella Muti.
He directed “La Traviata” at the National Opera of Tirana and at the “Teatro San Carlo” in Naples.
– 2008 continues the success of his show-concert, which is taken to the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento becoming a double dvd “I sing because I can not swim … for 40 years! Live “. The first for Ranieri. It ‘still ranks among the best-selling DVD.
He directed opera “La Cenerentola” by Rossini at the Teatro Verdi in Teramo.
And ‘the director of the musical “Poor But Beautiful” from the famous film by Dino Risi, produced by Teatro Sistina and Titanus with White Guaccero, Antonello Angiolillo and Michele Carfora.
film “The Last Pulcinella” directed by Maurizio Scaparro.
Comes the triple album “Gold Edition Massimo Ranieri” which contains a live Naples, the best of the double album “I sing because I can not swim … for 40 years!” And the album “Songs in Progress”, a tribute to contemporary songwriters.
Won the Premio De Sica delivered at the Quirinale Palace by President Giorgio Napolitano.
Peace of the International Confederation of Crusader Knights of Malta in Italy. Lifetime Achievement Award to the “Capri Patrons Griffi Award 2008”.
He won the “I Will Fly, The best of Made in Italy” as Person of the Year
– 2009 continues the tour of the show -concerto “I sing because I can not swim … for 40 years!” Comes to 300 replies by February 2007.
He won the Golden Burlamacco. He won the Special Jury Prize of the Festival of Busto Arsizio with the film “The Last Pulcinella” which also won the prize for best director Maurizio Scaparro.
– 2010 airs in November “Filomena Marturano”, the first of four plays by Eduardo De Filippo directed and performed by Massimo Ranieri and adapted for Rai Uno, which he sees as Mariangela Spalato co-star in his latest commitment before his disappearance. There will then, in 2011 “Naples Millionaire” with Barbara De Rossi and Enzo Decaro, “These Ghosts” with Donatella Finocchiaro and Gianfranco Iannuzzo. To conclude the quartet “Saturday, Sunday and Monday,” in which Ranieri sees his side an unprecedented Monica Guerritore. With these productions, enhanced by the music of Ennio Morricone, Ranieri finally realizes his dream of theater that makes TV and TV that makes theater, with excellent results in terms of auditel and critics.
– 2011 The famous show “I sing because I can not swim … for 40 years” given the success continues to be replicated, so as to change the title and become “I sing because I can not swim … 500 replies” (although now we are almost 700 and the figure will continue to rise thanks to the huge public demand).

– 2011 plays the protagonist Mackie Messer in “The Threepenny Opera” the most famous text by Bertolt Brecht, directed by the Neapolitan Luca De Fusco in a new translation edited by the writer Paola Capriolo. In the role of charming rogue, Ranieri performs as a true star of the stage, singing, dancing and acting restless further confirming his eclectic talent. In the same year comes to light yet another success BACKHOE the box office of the Italian theaters: “Viviani Variety”, poems, words and music of the Theatre of Raffaele Viviani, in evidence on the steamer Duilio traveling from Naples to Buenos Aires in 1929, directed by Maurizio Scaparro.
-2013 Dream and are awake – Between songs and monologues, in the new recital Massimo Ranieri crosses, besides the great Neapolitan songs, her beloved repertoire with all his hits, from “Losing Love” to “If you burn the city” along with the tunes of the most celebrated songwriters and Italian international Fabrizio De Andrè Charles Aznavour. The show, titled playful and provocative, is dedicated to the latest and dreamers: beside his most popular songs, such as “Grass of my house” and “Red Roses”, the histrionic artist ‘giving voice’ to men and women sung by the music of Raffaele Viviani and Pino Daniele and the theater of Eduardo De Filippo and Nino Taranto.
– He made his debut in 2013 at the Shakespeare Festival of Verona, the famous tragedy Richard III in the version directed by and starring Massimo Ranieri. Set in the 40 takes shape under the direction of the artist, a thriller with fast pace, in which no one will be spared from the machinations dell’astuto Duke of Gloucester, but not without merit it; in fact to claim victims more than Riccardo will be a disease which all the characters of the tragedy are suffering: the thirst for power. In a totally original and surreal are perfectly positioned in the words of Shakespeare in the adaptation of Masolino D’Amico, marked by the brilliant music of Ennio Morricone. The costumes were meticulously designed by Nana Cecchi and the impressive set design by Lorenzo Cutuli.
– 2014 Dream and are awake is a variety of Massimo Ranieri, produced by Ballandi that RAI 1 broadcasts for three Saturdays from 11 January 2014 Dear direct from the production center of Rome. The show, based on the project by the eclectic theatrical Neapolitan actor and singer (who wrote with Walter Peirce), mixed moments of music (songs of his repertoire but also of De Andrè, Battisti, Tenco, De Gregori, Modugno and Aznavour), with other theater (from Strehler to Patrons Griffi, Bolognini in Scaparro) and pure entertainment in the company of Italian and international guests.

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I want to congratulate Valentino for his gold record for the song ” THE NIGHT


Yo por el día la llame
y le pregunte
que si la podía ver
y ella a mi me dijo
que no podía
que no andaba sola
que estaba con el

Lento pasa el tiempo
la paciencia se agota
mirando el teléfono
y no me escribe ni un hola
voy a enloquecer
así me tiene tu mujer
de tanta la espera
este coro invente
y esto dice así

Que llegue la noche
pa’ hacer un desorden
deseo tu cuerpo
ya no aguanto más
quiero verte ya

Que llegue la noche
pa’ hacer un desorden
deseo tu cuerpo
ya no aguanto más
quiero verte ya  (oye baby)

Llego la noche tú y yo
besándonos, tocándonos
haciéndote el amor
así yo me siento mejor

Mami te soy sincero
esperar mas no puedo
contigo ni el dinero me hace falta
estoy entero

Y yo quiero tenerte junto a mi
yo se que yo te hago feliz
tu me das ganas de vivir

Y es que yo quiero tenerte junto a mi
yo se que yo te hago feliz
tu me das ganas de vivir

Que llegue la noche
pa’ hacer un desorden
deseo tu cuerpo
ya no aguanto más
quiero verte ya

Que llegue la noche
pa’ hacer un desorden
deseo tu cuerpo
ya no aguanto más
quiero verte ya  (quiero verte ya)

Pensando en tu belleza
como tú me besas
cada vez que te toco
siento que tu a mi me elevas
no aguantare las ganas
y pensare mañana
ya llego la noche
mami asómate a la ventana

Y yo quiero tenerte junto a mi
yo se que yo te hago feliz
tu me das ganas de vivir

Y es que yo quiero tenerte junto a mi
yo se que yo te hago feliz
tu me das ganas de vivir

Que llegue la noche
pa’ hacer un desorden
deseo tu cuerpo
ya no aguanto más
quiero verte ya

Que llegue la noche
pa’ hacer un desorden
deseo tu cuerpo
ya no aguanto más
quiero verte ya

Valen, Tino
oye baby
siempre deseo que llegue la noche
a fin de cuenta, jajaja
tu eres mía
saga White black (muy fuerte)
la industria  inc.
Dímelo ciego (jajaja)
oye nicky con esto nos fuimos lejos






Jose BALVIN November 28, 2015 in Medellin (Colombia)

J Balvin (born May 7, 1985), whose real name is José Álvaro Osorio Balvín, is a Colombian singer of reggaetón. Balvin was born in Medellín, the largest city in Antioquia, where he became interested dice his youth rap, reggae, and bachata1 champeta. He is known for his song “Yo Te Lo Dije“. He is present on Colombian version of “Blurred Lines” Robin Thicke duet with Pharrell Williams & IT.





Tarantino knows “there are some police who are getting away with murder and the system is not holding them accountable,” Carl Dix tells TheWrap

As Quentin Tarantino stands his ground in the controversy over his comments about police brutality, the organizer of the rally where Tarantino spoke out is coming to the director’s defense.

“[It] really is a Mafia-style protection racket thing, only the payoff is toeing the political line, not cash,” Carl Dix told TheWrap Thursday as he lashed out against the police groups threatening to boycott Tarantino’s upcoming western “The Hateful Eight.”

Tarantino has been under fire since Oct. 24, when he declared during a rally in Manhattan, “When I see murders, I do not stand by… I have to call a murder a murder and I have to call the murderers the murderers.”

Also Read: Defiant Quentin Tarantino to Cops: ‘Stop Shooting Unarmed People’ (Video)

In the wake of numerous calls by police groups to boycott his work, the Oscar winner has dug in his heels, defending his stance in an interview with the Los Angeles Times and telling MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Wednesday, “They want to slander me and imply I’m saying things I didn’t say.”

Dix, lead organizer of the Rise Up October movement, explained why the group reached out to Tarantino and he revealed that the “Django Unchained” director was one of the few celebrities to respond.

Below is TheWrap’s interview with Dix.

See video: Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’ Comes Out Guns Blazing in First Full Trailer

TheWrap: How did Quentin Tarantino come to be involved with the protest?
Carl Dix: We approached him. What we did is we tried to reach out to everybody that we could from many different sections of society. We adopted a plan to bring 100 families of people murdered by police to New York City to participate in the rally. We reached out to college students, we reached out to the clergy, to different professional groupings of people. And we reached out to prominent people who we felt there was some reason to think that they might be interested in participating, based upon how they had responded to different developments that had been going on. Not that many of the prominent people responded, but Quentin was one who did.

What in particular made you think he was a good fit?
He had done an interview where he talked about the process he goes through in making movies, and how over the past few years the developments that had been going on in society and the research he had been doing around movies had brought together that there was a problem with white supremacy in society, I think is how he put it. And we felt, “OK, let’s try to reach him” as well as all the other people we were trying to reach. Few responded of those who were well-known people, and he was one of them.

Also Read: New York’s Top Cop Slams Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Murderers’ Comment: ‘Shame on Him’

Were you surprised by the calls to boycott “The Hateful Eight” by police groups?
Well, we did expect that the authority figures would not like it. We did not expect that Quentin Tarantino would become the focus of it.

What are your thoughts on the calls for boycotting the movie?
I think we have to actually say what they have said, because in addition to calls for boycotts, several of the police organizations have said that Tarantino should be denied permits to film, that police should not do things like reroute traffic or provide protection for his filming. That is beyond the question of not buying tickets to his film. That is saying, “Let’s use our institutional role to punish someone for a political statement that they made.” And it really is a Mafia-style protection racket thing, only the payoff is toeing the political line, not cash. In other words, don’t criticize police brutality, or we can do this to you. So they’re actually talking about using the institutional power of the police department to punish Quentin Tarantino. It’s not only a message to him, it’s a message to other people: “If you do this, we could to the same to you,” in order to try to chill other prominent voices of conscience into passivity on this question.

When Tarantino was talking to you about appearing, was he concerned about any kind of backlash?
I talked with him before things got started. The officer had been killed a couple days before our protest, and we said to him, “They’re saying that everyone should support the police, and it wouldn’t surprise us if they turned that against our protest.” And he said at the time that he wasn’t concerned, because he was only going to speak to what he knows to be true. And he knows [it] to be true that there are some police who are getting away with murder and the system is not holding them accountable, and that that needed to stop. Which is eventually what he said.






Daddy Yankee is in concert November 8, 2015 in Mexico City

Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez (San Juan, February 3, 1977), known as Daddy Yankee, is a singer, actor, film producer, radio host, and Puerto Rican Affairs.
Various sectors of the criticism he considered “The King of Reggaeton” and one of the most respected and influential artists of the genre, while the US 18 portal Allmusic says Puerto Rican singer “helped establish reggaeton as a style music during the twenty-first century ”

Daddy Yankee was recognized by the prestigious Time magazine as one of 100 most influential people in 2006, and the CNN cable news network also named one of the most important and influential Hispanic celebrities in 2009. At least four of their studio albums have topped the sales charts in Billboard Latin Top Albums. is a singer of reggaeton with more sales after Wisin & Yandel, he has sold over 18 million albums Worldwide.

Part of its success lies in popularizing reggaeton anglosajón on the market. His album Barrio Fino (2004), managed to place in the first place in sales of Billboard Top Latin Albums, reaching two million units worldwide in addition to being listed the “album of the decade” in category of Latin Album by Billboard, and one of the best albums of the 2000s, by the About.com site, was also the musical production he planned to internacional. level has received several awards, including eleven Billboard Latin Music Artist award category and Latin Album of the Year 2005. reggaeton album and song of the year and artist of Latin Album 2006. and 2008. of ‘reggaeton year one Spirit of Hope Award in 2009 and three in 2011 prices, was also winner of two MTV Awards in 2006 and 2007.

Daddy Yankee has worked with other famous artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, Busta Rhymes, Nelly Furtado, Sean Paul, Paul Wall, Nas, Inna, Carlos Vives, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Fergie, 50 Cent, Ricky Martin, Will.I.Am, Akon, Nicole Scherzinger, Wisin & Yandel, Tego Calderon, Archangel, Don Omar, among other important artists.




Nicky Jam will be presented at the 16th. Annual Annual Latin Grammy that will take place on November 19 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The artist, whose song “Forgiveness” has reached the first radial positions in countries like the United States,Colombia ,Argentina, Spain and Italy and achieved Diamond disc in Colombia, double platinum in Italy and platinum in Holland has three award nominations for Best Urban Interpretation of “An Appointment (Remix)” with alkylated Ft. J Alvarez & the Roockie for Forgiveness” with Enrique Iglesias in that category and Best Urban Music Album by Greatest Hits .



Nicky Jam real name NICK RIVERA CAMINERO is a singer and composer of reggaetón. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1980 a port Rican father and a Dominican mother needed. Nicky Jam has worked with personalities like Daddy Yankee, Don Chezina, Lito y Polaco in the past.

He is one of the most interesting and popular singers in the genre right now.

He began his rhythms on “I’m not your husband”, “yo no soy tu marido” much appreciated on similar themes rather merengue.

The last of the albums to which he has contributed is El Disco de Reggaeton, which compiles some of the best success of the largest reggaetoneros, Nicky Jam brought it: Dile, La Gata and Me voy pal party.

Nicky Jam has just received 4 times Platinum Awards Sony Music Italy with his song “EL PERDON” a duet with Enrique Iglesias which allowed him to emerge from the shadows and makes a great return on the scene.For the first time he “

for the year 2015.”

Congratulations around Europe singing.





               Nicky Jam in concert At Paris ( France) 10 october 2015 .

Nick Rivera Caminero (born March 17, 1980),known by his stage name Nicky Jam, is a singer and songwriter. He is best known for the hit “El Perdón“.

Nicky Jam was born in Boston, Massachusetts to a Puerto Rican father and a Dominican mother, however he later moved with his family to Barrio Obrero in Puerto Rico when he was six years old. He has been in reggaeton since his youth. The name “Nicky Jam” was jokingly given to Caminero by a homeless man. Caminero’s family was low-income and as a minor he performed illegal work in a grocery store in order to help support them, in his free time improvising in front of his workplace. One day a music executive noticed his talent and signed him, and at the age of eleven he recorded his first album “Distinto a los Demas”. The album was not successful, but it did gain him recognition in the music industry, and warranted the attention of some music producers such as DJ Joe, DJ Playero and DJ Chiklin.

Yankee and Nicky Jam: Los CangrisAfter his first album, he continued working in the music industry creating many hits. Thanks to those hits, Nicky Jam had the opportunity to meet Daddy Yankee. They met when they were recording with Guatauba and DJ Playero. Daddy Yankee offered Nicky Jam to work with him and thanks to this opportunity a strong friendship began. During the late ’90s and early 2000s, they became close friends and formed the unofficial Daddy Yankee and Nicky Jam duo, also known as, Los Cangris. They created many well known hit singles such as “Sabanas Blancas”, “Guayando”, “Sentirte” and many others. They also worked together on the album “Los Super Amigos” in 2000 which was never released. Due to personal issues, they ended their friendship in 2004 and stopped working together. Nicky Jam continued working as a solo artist and created many hits as well as Daddy Yankee.

Nicky Jam: solo career

Nicky Jam rose to fame after the release of Haciendo Escante in 2001. However he didn’t gain international recognition until 2004 with the release of Vida Escante. He and Daddy Yankee separated due to many arguments and conflicts between the two thus resulting in a rivalry. This rivalry led both artists to “tiraera”. Due to Daddy Yankee‘s popularity at the time, many saw Nicky Jam as the “bad guy” in the whole rivalry and became very disliked. His most recent studio album is The Black Carpet released in 2007. Throughout his career, Nicky Jam, has worked with many artists like Daddy Yankee, R.K.M & Ken-Y, Héctor & Tito (Hector el Father and Tito El Bambino), Lito & Polaco, Big Boy, Magnate & Valentino and many others. However by the late 2000s, his career suffered a decline. He decided to move to Medellin, Colombia in 2010 after performing a few concerts there. In Colombia, Nicky Jam found the attention from the fans he needed and had the opportunity to restart his career. Thanks to the Colombian audience, he made a powerful comeback with his successful singles: “Tu Primera Vez”, “Piensas en Mi”, “Curiosidad”, “Juegos Prohibidos” and, most notably, “Voy A Beber”. He also worked with Daddy Yankee again, after 8 years of not working together, on the album Prestige by Daddy Yankee. Nicky Jam has appeared in many reggaeton albums, currently holding the record for most appearances on various artist albums, which was formerly held by Daddy Yankee. His most recent album appearance is with Daddy Yankee‘s album Prestige, with the track “El Party Me Llama”.

CONTACT NICKY JAM : booking@nickyjampr.net






In Catalonia, the time is now for meditation. Friday the Catalans observed a minute of silence to pay tribute to the victims of the attacks of La Rambla and Cambrils.

The King of Spain, Felipe VI was present, surrounded by the president of the government, Mariano Rajoy and the Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont. Several thousand people had also gathered in Catalonia Square, where the minute of silence ended with a burst of applause.

Even before the national tribute began, the Barcelonans had already begun to gather at the spot where the van killed 14 people and injured a hundred others. Flowers, candles and messages had been deposited on La Rembla.



The couple has been married before the watchful eye of numerous faces of the world of soccer.

After more than 20 years of love …

Leo Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo have been married this Friday in the city of Rosario, where they met when they were children. The couple has been given the ‘Yes, I want’ to more than 260 guests among which were several colleagues with their respective women.

On honeymoon on the beaches of Antigua and Barbuda, after marrying Antonella Roccuzzo, the player learned everything through his father, who called him to warn him. “I think Leo, in fact, does not even know her. What will you know! If she lived in the countryside, “explained Jorge, from the outset, to the Argentine milieu. He added: “He is dying with laughter, he is on vacation. He does not give him a ball. “

The one who was affected by the statements of Susana was Celia Maria Cuccitini, the mother of the striker. “I feel very sorry because I went to see him before he went to Barcelona (Leo) and the mother did not open the door,” was one of the things said the controversial aunt. On that, Jorge affirmed that he “bittered” everything he heard and the same thing happened to his “lady, who has nothing to do”. “He was crying,” he said.


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La pareja se ha casado ante la atenta mirada de numerosos rostros del mundo del fútbol.

Tras más de 20 años de amor…

Leo Messi y Antonella Roccuzzo se han casado este viernes en la ciudad de Rosario, donde se conocieron cuando eran unos niños. La pareja se ha dado el ‘Sí, quiero’ ante más de 260 invitados entre los que se encontraban varios compañeros de profesión con sus respectivas mujeres.

De luna de miel en las playas de Antigua y Barbuda, después de contraer matrimonio con Antonella Roccuzzo, el jugador se enteró de todo a través de su padre, quien lo llamó para avisarle. “Creo que Leo, en realidad, ni la conoce. ¡Qué la va a conocer! Si ella vivía en el campo”, explicó Jorge, de entrada, al medio argentino. Y agregó: “Él se muere de risa, está de vacaciones. No le da ni bola”.

Quien sí se sintió afectada por las declaraciones de Susana fue Celia María Cuccitini, la madre del delantero. “Me da mucha pena porque yo fui a verlo antes de que se fuera a Barcelona (Leo) y la madre no me abrió la puerta”, fue una de las cosas que dijo la polémica tía. Sobre eso, Jorge afirmó que a él le “amargó” todo lo que escuchó y lo mismo le pasó a su “señora, que no tiene nada que ver”. “Estuvo llorando”, afirmó.




Daddy Yankee did more than anyone to establish reggaeton as a marketable music style during the early 21st century. Yankee’s success was so phenomenal in the wake of his 2004 mainstream breakthrough, Barrio Fino — and in particular the international hit single “Gasolina” — that he transcended cultural boundaries and genre trappings. He became more than just a reggaetonero, having transformed himself into an international name brand by the time his 2007 follow-up album, El Cartel: The Big Boss, was released. Daddy Yankee’s name, image, and music were used to sell soft drinks for Pepsi and footwear for Reebok, as well as a syndicated show for ABC Radio Networks (Daddy Yankee on Fuego) and a feature film for Paramount Pictures (Talento de Barrio). Daddy Yankee indeed had become a business empire, of which the primary asset — his music — remained independent from major-label control: he keenly operated his own independent label, El Cartel Records, and chose to partner with labels such as Interscope only for purposes of marketing and distribution. Although the business side of Daddy Yankee threatened to overshadow his music, Barrio Fino stands tall as the definitive reggaeton album of its time. Boasting a pair of fantastic hits, “Gasolina” and “Lo Que Pasó, Pasó,” the album was a standard-bearer, influencing a legion of followers and establishing the production duo Luny Tunes as reggaeton’s hottest hitmakers. Barrio Fino was also the first reggaeton album to reach number one on the Top Latin Album chart, a position it held for roughly a year’s time while selling over a million copies in the United States alone.


Born Ramón Ayala (aka Raymond) on February 3, 1977, in Río Piedras, the largest district of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Daddy Yankee grew up in a musical family. His father was a bongosero (i.e., a salsa percussionist), his mother’s family included numerous musicians, and he himself sang from an early age, with a knack for improvisation. As Daddy Yankee grew older, he took an interest in Spanish-language hip-hop, especially the socially aware raps of Vico C, and he became increasingly drawn into the street life of his neighborhood, the Villa Kennedy housing project in San Juan. The “Yankee” moniker arose from the Puerto Rican slang for “someone tall, who is big in what he does” (according to a 2005 interview with Billboard magazine); “Big Daddy” is thus the rough English translation of Daddy Yankee. He got into reggaeton just as it was taking shape in the early ’90s, when San Juan DJs would spin hip-hop alongside dancehall reggae while vocalists would freestyle over the beats. This convergence of hip-hop, dancehall, and freestyling proved popular in San Juan, most notably at the Noise, a long-running club night that spawned a collective of DJs and rappers. Besides the Noise, the other key proprietor of proto-reggaeton was Playero, a mixtape DJ/producer with whom Daddy Yankee got his start, debuting as a featured guest on Playero 37 (1992). A few years later, at age 18, Daddy Yankee made his full-length album debut, No Mercy (1995), again working with Playero. Little came of No Mercy, however, and he continued to work the reggaeton underground for the remainder of the ’90s. Toward the end the decade, he began performing alongside Nicky Jam as a duo and had one of his songs, “Posición,” a collaboration with Alberto Stylee, featured on the 1998 One Tough Cop soundtrack.


Beginning in 2000, Daddy Yankee furthered his career significantly with independently released albums. El Cartel (2000) and El Cartel, Vol. 2 (2001) came first, each laden with featured guests in mixtape fashion; however, El Cangri.com (2002) was the one that really gave his career the boost it needed to break outside Puerto Rico. Driven by “Latigazo,” a single that found airplay in Miami and New York, El Cangri.com climbed all the way to number 43 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart despite no major-label backing whatsoever (released instead by VI Music, a Puerto Rican indie). In the wake of this success, Daddy Yankee assembled Los Homerun-es (2003), a Top Ten album comprised of odds and ends, including a newly recorded hit single, “Segurosqui,” as well as some old Playero tracks from a decade prior. Reggaeton was on the cusp of breaking big-time at this point; touchstone albums such as Don Omar’s The Last Don (2003), Tego Calderón’s El Abayarde (2003), and Luny Tunes’ Mas Flow (2003) were making significant impacts in Miami and New York, in addition to Puerto Rico, and a wave of lesser albums were being released also. The stage was well set for Daddy Yankee’s mainstream breakthrough, Barrio Fino (2004), which was released in July 2004 (by VI Music in conjunction with Universal Music Group Distribution) and debuted at number one on the Top Latin Albums chart. The first reggaeton album to reach the number one spot, Barrio Fino would dominate the top of the Latin albums chart for roughly a year’s time, lodged there well into 2005. It sold over a million copies in the U.S. alone during this chart reign.


The long shelf life of Barrio Fino was partly on account of “Gasolina,” a party-oriented single whose appeal was so phenomenal that the song itself became synonymous with reggaeton in the minds of many (and perhaps remains so), especially English-speakers who were unacquainted with the music style. The appeal of “Gasolina” was such that it’s been compared to “Macarena,” another Latin party song that broke through cultural boundaries to become a dance club staple internationally. It took “Gasolina” awhile to become a craze, several months after the release of Barrio Fino, in fact, yet by November 2004 it had broken into the Billboard Hot 100 and eventually made it all the way to number 32 a couple months later (a genuine Top 40 hit, albeit a novel one). On the Latin charts, though, “Gasolina” didn’t even break the Top Ten, only reaching number 17. Rather, “Lo Que Pasó, Pasó” was the album’s big hit on the Latin scene, charting at number two. Barrio Fino spawned a few other singles as well: “Sabor a Melao” (featuring salsa superstar Andy Montañez), “No Me Dejes Solo” (featuring Wisin & Yandel), and “Like You” (an English-language song). The success of the album was such that it catapulted Luny Tunes — an industrious duo who’d produced half the album, and all the key hits — to stardom of their own, as they became widely recognized as reggaeton undisputed go-to hitmakers. The success of the album also drew significant major-label attention. Machete Music, a Universal company specializing in Latin urban, signed a deal with Daddy Yankee to re-release Los Homerun-es in March 2005 (and later Barrio Fino in December 2006). Meanwhile, VI Music cashed in with Ahora le Toca al Cangri (2005), a live CD/DVD recorded in Puerto Rico in 2003.


In 2005, while the major labels were courting Daddy Yankee, the president of Interscope, Jimmy Iovine, whose roster includes Eminem, 50 Cent, and Dr. Dre, actually flew down to Puerto Rico to discuss business in person. A joint venture deal resulted between Interscope and Daddy Yankee’s own label, El Cartel Records. The first release under this partnership was Barrio Fino en Directo (2005), a CD/DVD comprised of live in-concert and newly recorded material. “Rompe,” one of the newly recorded songs, was issued as the lead single and charted even better than “Gasolina” had, reaching number 24 on the Hot 100. Moreover, it spent 15 weeks atop the Hot Latin Tracks chart. The Interscope deal was only one of many struck by Daddy Yankee at this point. He began lending his name, image, and music to everything from footwear (Reebok) and soft drinks (Pepsi) to automobiles (Citroën) and radio (ABC); he founded his own charity, Corazón Guerrero, to help ex-convicts; and he teamed with CMN (Cardenas Marketing Network, an event marketing and sponsorship agency) to mount an international tour throughout North, Central, and South America. All the while, he worked intermittently on his next album, El Cartel: The Big Boss (2007), a big-budget affair bringing together an ensemble cast of marquee-name collaborators, including pop-rap hitmakers will.i.am, Akon, and Scott Storch. The buildup to the album was well planned and pervasive, with “Impacto” (and its bilingual remix featuring Fergie) released as the lead single well in advance of the eagerly anticipated June release date. Daddy Yankee then starred in a movie, Talento de Barrio, which broke attendance records in Puerto Rico and helped fuel sales of the film’s soundtrack, which Daddy Yankee performed with a host of guests. His 2010 effort Mundial featured less hip-hop and pop, more Latin flavors, and the hit single “Descontrol.” His sixth album Prestige followed in 2011, posting several singles high in the charts, including “Ven Conmigo” and “Lovumba.”


 In 2012, when El Cartel house producers Musicologo & Menes began issuing a series of collaboration albums titled Imperio Nazza, it was only natural that Yankee would appear at some point; he finally stepped up a year later with the King Daddy Edition. which also featured Divino, Yandel, Farruko, Arcángel, and J Alvarez. Its success sparked the planning of a second volume for 2015. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi






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