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 (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 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, 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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No one who as paying attention to David Bowie’s career was surprised When he starting acting in movies.

Though his filmography is a varied one,it’s a regrettably small one. From “LABRYNTH” to Zoolander here are highlights from the late rocher’s side gig.David Bowie we left 69 years.Goodbye David.




“Nobody is a prophet in his own land” … So I decided to move to Colombia and try your luck, I say luck, blessing, and looked in Medellin, Colombia what I love most: music.

Change country led me to write several songs, one of them made the whole world to know me with the song “Forgiveness” with Enrique Iglesias.

Happy ever said: “It is the best moment of my career, my comeback” and said, “No betting on me.”

Here we show you seven things you did not know this papurri lol
1.Nací in Boston, Massachusetts.
2.Mi favorite song is “Billie Jean” the great King Michael Jackson.
3. In my car I always listen to the tracks of the issues that I write. I am excited to show them to others to give me his opinion.
4.Me love to dance to Cheearleader Remix and materialistic. Pure flavor.
5. My favorite singer is Juan Luis Guerra.
6.For I love composing songs at the time depending on the woman.
7.Always I dreamed to be a successful solo artist, and I’m getting there.





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.





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.



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 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.