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Daddy Yankee

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Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez (born February 3, 1976), known professionally as Daddy Yankee, is a Puerto Rican singer, rapper, songwriter, actor, and record producer. He was born in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, and was raised in the Villa Kennedy Housing Projects neighborhood. Daddy Yankee is the artist who coined the word Reggaeton in 1994 to describe the new music genre that was emerging from Puerto Rico that synthesized hip-hop, Latin Caribbean music, and reggae rhythms with Spanish rapping and singing. He is known as the “King of Reggaetón” by music critics and fans alike. Daddy Yankee is often cited as an influence by other Latin urban performers.

Awards

Puerto Rican rapper and singer Daddy Yankee has won 151 awards from 462 nominations. He has been nominated for 78 Billboard Latin Music Awards, 28 Latin Grammy Awards, 20 Latin American Music Awards, 15 Billboard Music Awards, nine American Music Awards, and four Grammy Awards. He has received 29 Billboard Latin Music Awards, eight Billboard Music Awards—the most by any Latin artist—, six Latin Grammy Awards, four Latin American Music Awards, and three American Music Awards

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