Daddy Yankee Celebrates Historic Run at el Coliseo de Puerto Rico with Three-Part “DY2K20” Special on YouTube

Daddy Yankee’s celebrating his history-making run at el Coliseo de Puerto Rico that’s sure to get you to dame más gasolina 

A year after making history at the San Juan, Puerto Rico venue with a streak of 12 sold-out shows, the 43-year-old Puerto Rican rap superstar has gifted fans with DY2K20, a three-part special of his Con Calma Pal’ Choli concerts.

Daddy Yankee

The YouTube concert special, which encourages fans to make donations to Feeding America, kicked off last Friday, December 4, with a 50-minute first part, where Yankee sang some of his biggest hits, including “Rompe,” “Lo Que Paso, Paso,” “Shaky Shaky,” “Machucando,” “Mayor Que Yo” and many more.

Showcasing the epic concerts that took place in December 2019 at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot in San Juan, the second part will premiere on December 14 and the final part on December 21 on the artist’s official YouTube page.

“This year has been difficult for all of us and what better way to start the Christmas season, if not by remembering and celebrating the anniversary of one of my greatest achievements as an artist and I hope it fills you all with great joy,” the reggaeton superstar said in a press statement.

“Con Calma Pal’ Choli,” produced by Yankee’s longtime manager Rafael Pina, marked Yankee’s first show in 12 years at the prolific concert venue. Selling more than 170,000 tickets in a month, Yankee also set the record as the artist with the most shows at the venue, surpassing Wisin & Yandel, who in 2018 performed eight shows.

In case you missed part one of DY2K20, check it out below.

Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato’s “Échame La Culpa” Among 19 Latin Videos to Reach 1 Billion Views on YouTube

Échale la culpa a Luis Fonsi

Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato

YouTube has released the official list of the new Latin videos that have reached the billion views, with the 40-year-old Puerto Rican singer-songwriter’s collaboration with Demi Lovato making the grade.

In 2018, nineteen Latin videos have joined the elite club, including Fonsi’s clip for his single with the 26-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress, “Échame La Culpa.”

It all started when “Bailando” by Enrique Iglesias featuring Gente de Zona and Descemer Bueno reached the coveted figure in 2015.

Then, in 2016, four new videos joined the list: Shakira‘s “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa),” Romeo Santos with “Propuesta Indecente,” “Ay Vamos” by J Balvin and Jennifer Lopez with “On The Floor” featuring Pitbull.

In 2017, everything changed. After the overwhelming success of Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” clip — currently the most-viewed video  with 5.7 billion views — 17 more videos (including “Despacito”) earned access to the famous list. Among those videos are “El Amante” by Nicky Jam, J Balvin‘s “Mi Gente” with Willy William, Daddy Yankee’s “Shaky, Shaky,” Maluma‘s “Felices Los 4,” and his collaboration with Shakira, “Chantaje,” among others.

And now in 2018, 19 other videos have joined the prestigious club, including “El Farsante” by Ozuna with Romeo Santos; Becky G and Bad Bunny’s “Mayores;” and Manuel Turizo with “Una Lady Como Tu.”

Interestingly, two of the billion-view members are official audio clips: Camilla Cabello’s “Havana” and Danny Ocean’s “Me Rehúso.”

Here’s the complete list:

Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato – “Échame La Culpa,” 1,669,863,461 views
Natti Natasha, Ozuna – “Criminal,” 1,643,680,995 views
Casper, Nio García, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny, Ozuna – “Te Bote Remix,” 1,409,583,342 views
Camila Cabello – “Havana” (Official Audio) featuring Young Thug, 1,408,373,008 views
Becky G, Bad Bunny – “Mayores,” 1,394,630,929 views
Nicky Jam, J Balvin – “X (Equis),” 1,378,002,840 views
Maluma – “Corazón” featuring Nego do Borel, 1,269,801,392 views
Danny Ocean –  “Me Rehúso” (Official Audio), 1,230,850,189 views
Piso 21 – “Déjala Que Vuelva” featuring Manuel Turizo, 1,219,424,146 views
Daddy Yankee – “Dura,” 1,170,766,172 views
Manuel Turizo – “Una Lady Como Tú,” 1,169,161,359 views
Ozuna, Romeo Santos – “El Farsante (Remix),” 1,092,873,729 views
Enrique Iglesias – “Subeme La Radio” featuring Descemer Bueno, Zion & Lennox, 1,085,524,380 views
MC Fioti – “Bum Bum Tam Tam,” 1,085,457,581 views
Becky G, Natti Natasha – “Sin Pijama,” 1,076,318,062 views
Wisin – “Escápate Conmigo” featuring Ozuna, 1,066,699,954 views
Prince Royce – “Darte un Beso,” 1,030,461,056 views
Don Omar – “Danza Kuduro” featuring Lucenzo, 1,023,426,878 views
Shakira – “La La La” featuring Carlinhos Brown,1,015,400,871 views

Luis Fonsi’s “Echame La Culpa” with Demi Lovato Debuts at No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart

Luis Fonsi is doubling up on the Billboard Latin charts…

Following the smash hit “Despacito,” the 39-year-old Puerto Rican singer and songwriter is back with his follow-up single, “Echame La Culpa,” with Demi Lovato.

Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato

The song debuts at No. 3 on the Hot Latin Songs chart, following his former No. 1 “Despacito,” with Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber.

The new single opens with 9.7 million streams and 33,000 downloads sold in the week ending November 23, with 2.5 million in audience impressions (week ending Nov. 23), according to Nielsen Music.

Fonsi collects his 31st charted title and becomes the third act in 2017 to have two songs concurrently in the top three.

Previously, Daddy Yankee did it on the February 4 list with “Despacito” and his own “Shaky Shaky” and Maluma notched four weeks in a row in June with “Felices Los 4” and his featured turn on Shakira’s “Chantaje.”

Meanwhile, “Despacito” — which was awarded four Latin Grammy Awards on November 16 and is nominated for three more for the 2018 Grammy Awards — earns the chart’s Greatest Gainer/Streaming award, climbing to 21.7 million. The single holds at No. 2.

Daddy Yankee Becomes First Latino Artist to Lead Spotify’s Global Artist List

Daddy Yankee is the latest Spotify sensation…

The 40-year-old Puerto Rican rapper, known as the King of Reggaetón, has ousted Ed Sheeran from the No. 1 spot on Spotify to become the first Latino artist to lead the music platform.

Daddy Yankee

Daddy Yankee has hits that include “Gasolina,” ”Shaky Shaky” and “Despacito,” a song co-written with Luis Fonsi.

He’s surpassed 44,735,586 monthly listeners to reach the first global spot, Spotify announced on Sunday in an email sent to the Associated Press.

“Being the first Latin artist to reach #1 in Spotify marks a precedent not only for my career but for the industry in general,” Daddy Yankee, whose real name is Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez, said in an email. “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.”

He recalled that when he started his career in 1992 in Puerto Rico, many didn’t believe he would last more than three years, much less that he would become an international sensation.

“But I never stopped,” he said. “I had to keep fighting. I had to make big sacrifices, to miss important moments with my family, to feel the prejudice of many people that didn’t open the doors for me.”

Rocio Guerrero, Spotify’s head of Latin culture, shows and editorial says: “Spotify has been supporting Latin music for many years, and this is the moment that shows our passion and love for the genre are equally supported by our audience. We are grateful for all of our artists, and specifically for Daddy Yankee’s influence in bringing global appreciation to Latin music.”

The remix to “Despacito,” featuring additional vocals by Justin Bieber, is No. 1 on Spotify’s global charts.

More than a decade after Daddy Yankee’s best-selling album Barrio Fino and the single “Gasolina” that made him a global star, the Latin Grammy winner is still one of the most influential and recognizable names in reggaeton.

“Today, this genre is the most listened to in the world,” Daddy Yankee said. “Thanks to all the fans and colleagues that gave me the opportunity to collaborate with them. We did it!”

Maluma Wins Big at Univision’s Premios Juventud

Maluma is having a supersonic year…

The 23-year-old Colombian urban singer took home two awards at this year’s Premios Juventud.


The awards, whose theme was “Betting on the Future,” focused on social messages, with artists presenting awards to young citizens.

The show, which aired live on Univision from the Watsco Center at the University of Miami, kicked off with Maluma and Marc Anthony performing a salsa rendition of Maluma’s hit “Felices Los 4.”

Fans got to vote for the winners in 10 categories, with two of those — best fashionista and best Instagram — going to Maluma. He was also honored with a special supersonic award.

The only other multiple winners of the night were Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, who won perfect combo for “Despacito,” deemed the best collaboration between two musical artists. “Despacito” also won best song for singing, while Yankee’s “Shaky Shaky” won best song for dancing.

The breakthrough artist award went to Ozuna, who is in the midst of his first U.S. tour, while J Balvin won best video for “Sigo Extrañándote.”

Here’s the full list of winners:

Best collaboration between two musical artists.
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee – “Despacito” 

The perfect song for parties and the gym.
“Shaky Shaky” –Daddy Yankee

The best song for karaoke or shower concerts.
“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi (Ft. Daddy Yankee) 

The best song for the bedroom, the couch…or the back seat of a car.
“Ya Me Enteré” – Reik 

The best song for daydreaming or hanging out with friends.
“Reggaetón Lento (Bailemos)” –CNCO 

The Mexican regional song that sounds the best blasting in your “troca” (pickup truck).
“Siempre Te Voy a Querer” – Calibre 50 

The video that best demonstrates artistic and creative integrity.
“Sigo Extrañándote” – J Balvin 

The artist who really kick-started his/her career.

The artist who best leads or creates fashion trends.

Artist who best connects with his/her Instagram followers.

Daddy Yankee Scores 50th Hit on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart with “Hula Hoop”

Daddy Yankee is officially in the same circle as some of Latin music’s superstars…

The 40-year-old Puerto Rican singer/rapper has earned his 50th hit on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, as “Hula Hoop” earns the Hot Shot Debut, arriving at No. 30 on the March 25-dated tally.

Daddy Yankee

The reggaetonero becomes one of only seven acts, and the only urban artist, to have placed 50 or more songs on the 30-year-old chart.

Even more impressive, Daddy Yankee earns the feat quicker than anyone other act, netting his first 50 hits in 12 years, four months, and three weeks. (Luis Miguel had previously accomplished it the fastest: 16 years, five months, two weeks).

Daddy Yankee debuted on the Hot Latin Songs chart in 2004 with his international hit, “Gasolina.” In total, he has gathered 21 top 10s and five No. 1s on the list.

“Hula Hoop” bows with 3,000 downloads sold in the tracking week ending March 9, according to Nielsen Music, concurrently notching a No. 3 debut on the Latin Rhythm Digital Song Sales chart. Streaming totaled 740,000 in its first week, with 54 percent stemming from YouTube, where a lyric video has amassed 16 million global views since its release on March 2.

Elsewhere, the new single lands at No. 25 on the Latin Rhythm Airplay chart, with 1 million audience impressions in the week ending March 12. WLZL, Washington DC, was the track’s biggest supporter, supplying 74 spins.

Artists With at Least 50 Hot Latin Songs hits:
Number of chart hits, artist
66, Los Tigres del Norte
58, Vicente Fernandez
57, Luis Miguel
53, Ednita Nazario
53, Intocable
50, Daddy Yankee
50, Marc Anthony

The new track originates from a remix for Daddy Yankee’s “Shaky Shaky,” featuring Nicky Jam and Plan B. Released in October, the remix included a “hula hoop” line, not present in the song’s original version, inspiring Yankee to derive a new song based on the catchy hook.

Meanwhile, Daddy Yankee remains at No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs for a fifth straight week, as a featured guest on Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito.” The track earns its best streaming week yet, collecting over 8.8 million streams in the most recent tracking week (a four percent increase). It slips 52-56 on the Billboard Hot 100 in its eighth charting frame on the overall-genre ranking.

Daddy Yankee Releases New Zumba Insta-Hit Single “Hula Hoop”

Daddy Yankee is giving Zumba fans some serious hoop dreams…

The 40-year-old Puerto Rican singer, rapper and songwriter has joined forces with Zumba to create another instant hit for the Latin workout franchise.

Daddy Yankee

It’s called “Hula Hoop,” and, true to its name, the choreography for the track involves a lot of hip swiveling. But there’s no plastic ring required to do this dance.

Yankee’s “Hula Hoop” – not to be mistaken with Omi’s hit song of the same name – was born out of the remix of the Puerto Rican star’s “Shaky Shaky,” in which the “hula hoop” lyric and dance moves were first used.

The new song and choreography will be coming to a Zumba class near you soon.

Daddy Yankee’s “Shaky Shaky” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart

Daddy Yankee is shaking up the Billboard charts…

The 39-year-old Puerto Rican singer has earned his fourth No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart as “Shaky Shaky” vaults 7-1 in its 25th charting frame (on the list dated Nov. 5).

Daddy YankeeA new remix released October 14, featuring Nicky Jam and Plan B, triggers the climb.

The Hot Latin Songs chart blends airplay, sales and streams to rank the top 50 most popular Latin songs of the week in the U.S.

Yankee spoke to Billboard about the track, which was not originally intended to be a single.

“It was an improvisation in the studio. We recorded it in one take, like it used to be done,” he says. Last year, Yankee posted a Facebook Live video from the recording session (with producers DJ Urba and Rome), sharing the beginning stages of the song. The post was viewed over 1 million times and shared over 8,000 times. The video sparked a series of fan-uploaded clips, using the track. From there, Yankee says, “This song grew very organically.”

“I simply decided to improvise and created a blend of the old-school [reggaeton] sound and incorporating the sound of the new generation [of the genre]. The viral impact of this track was so big that I had to release it as a single even though I was preparing to release another song.”

The original song’s music video has amassed over 357 million global views on YouTube, becoming his third-highest-viewed video on the platform (behind “Sigueme y Te Sigo,” with 376 million and “Limbo,” with 607 million).

“With the video,” he says, “we incorporated the element of dance, and a lot of the success had to do with that. It’s the root of the reggaeton movement, and it hasn’t been done in a while.”

The new version — which is combined with the original version of the song for charting and tracking purposes — causes a 20 percent jump in streams (to 2.8 million U.S. clicks in the week ending Oct. 20, according to Nielsen Music), thrusting the track 2-1 on the Latin Streaming Songs chart, where he scores his first No. 1. A lyric video released Oct. 14 has collected nearly 7 million views so far. A 46 percent lift in digital sales (to over 3,000 downloads, according to Nielsen Music) also supports the song’s rise to the top of the chart. Of those sales, 56 percent stem from the new version.

When asked how the remix came to be, the reggaeton pioneer says, “I tried to get collaborators that know this sound and that were pillars of reggaeton, so I called Nicky Jam and Plan B.”

The latest version has even spawned plans for a completely new song from the three urban acts. “The fans are already requesting a new track based on the ‘hula hoop’ hook from the remix, which we are going to release in the near future.” A representative for Daddy Yankee confirms that he is currently working on the new track. The artist predicts the song “promises to be viral by the response that we are seeing on social networks.”

In all, Yankee has dotted Hot Latin Songs with 44 hits since debuting in 2004, more than any other urban act. He previously crowned the chart with “Rompe” (15 weeks in 2005), “Lovumba (Prestige)” (one week in 2012), and “Limbo” (15 weeks in 2013). He first appeared on the then-radio-based chart with his breakout hit “Gasolina,” which reached No. 17 (and peaked at No. 32 on the Billboard Hot 100).

When asked about how it feels to have earned his latest No. 1 hit, he says, “I am very surprised. I did not expect that a one-take improvisation was going to become an anthem. Everything has been very spontaneous, organic.”

Since the chart began in 1986, only five other songs have taken 25 weeks or more to reach the peak; the longest trek was when Marco Antonio Solis topped the chart with “Mas Que Tu Amigo” after a 32-week ascent in 2004. Most recently, J Balvin’s “Ay Vamos” spent 26 weeks marching to No. 1, reaching the top on the March 7, 2015-dated chart.