Daddy Yankee is the stage name of Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, rapper, actor and record producer Ramón Ayala, who is one of the pioneering reggaetón artists who helped establish a mainstream market for the music style. Influenced by traditional hip-hop, as well as Spanish-language dancehall reggae, he is one of the musicians who first fused different styles of music to create and popularize a new genre of music. From humble beginnings with independently released mixtapes that he himself produced, he went on to become the co-owner of the record company 'El Cartel Records'. The company also released his first commercially successful international album 'Barrio Fino', which made him an international star after a decade of struggle. He won the 'Latin Grammy Award' for the album, which also included his best known single 'Gasolina'. Following his international success, he was named among 100 most influential people by 'Time' magazine, bagged endorsements for brands like Reebok and Pepsi, and signed a $20 million contract with Interscope Records. He later branched into acting and producing, and is known for the movie 'Talento de Barrio'.
February 3, 1977
Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
Also Known As
5'7" (170 cm)
El Cartel Records
Jeremy Rodriguez, Jesairis Rodriguez, Yamilette Rodriguez
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BOONE COUNTY, Mo. (KMIZ) A Clark woman has died after a wreck at 11:30 a.m. on Highway 63 at Route CC in Boone County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, 88-year-old Betty Smith was driving a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer and attempted to cross the southbound lanes of Highway 63 when the Trailblazer
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A George Floyd statue was vandalized in Brooklyn with the name of a white supremacist group.Black paint was thrown on the bust of Mr Floyd and the name of the right-wing Patriot Front extremists was daubed on it.The vandalism came just days after the statue was unveiled in the city.Mr Floyd, 46, was murdered in May 2020 by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who will be sentenced to prison for the killing on Friday.His killing came after police officers responded to a call that he had used a counterfeit $20 bill at a convenience store in the city.The murder...
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