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Daddy Yankee retiring from music?

Daddy Yankee retiring from music?

Daddy Yankee, the singer of the Puerto Rican urban genre, fueled the rumors about his early retirement from the stage announcing in their social networks “one last” tour around the world in 2022.

Ramón Ayala Rodríguez, the first name of the artist Daddy Yankee, accompanied a video on his Instagram account of the following message: “This year 2022 I will give my last round in the world, In which country are you waiting for me?“.

The nicknamed Big Boss also included in the publication the label “The last round”, which may be the title of the tour. The 11-minute video is a recap of the singer’s concerts at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico in 2019, where he offered 12 performances before some 170,000 people.

“The road is hard, but the hard remains on the road. I dreamed of what I’m living; now, I am the living dream “, says the artist at the beginning of the video.

The so-called King of Reguetón, author of global hits such as Gasolina, Con Calma y Dura and winner of multiple awards, will perform this Friday 31st in the farewell special of the year in Puerto Rico.

The Puerto Rican Artist Daddy Yankee Surprised With A Message Announcing His Retirement.  Ap Photo

The Puerto Rican artist Daddy Yankee surprised with a message announcing his retirement. AP Photo


In March, Daddy Yankee was recognized as composer of the year by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), which announced the winners of its Latin Music Awards.

The reggaeton star received the honor after having been named artist of the year in 2019 and 2017. And he also won four other awards as a composer -as author or co-author of the songs. Definitely, The Saint, Move it Y To pull forward, to bring his total ASCAP awards to a record 42.

In 2021, Daddy Yankee Was Chosen As The Best Composer By Ascap.  Ap Photo

In 2021, Daddy Yankee was chosen as the best composer by ASCAP. AP Photo

“Hey, nice day! And better day with the news I just received,” Yankee said smiling about this new recognition and record in a video posted on YouTube. “Thank you very much to all the media that continue to spread my music, to all the fans, because without you all these songs would not become hits.”

Daddy Yankee rose to international stardom in 2004 with Gasoline and since then it has sold some 30 million records around the world. In 2017 he released the mega-hit Despacito with Luis Fonsi, which became the first song in Spanish to top Billboard’s Hot 100 chart since 1996 and the best-selling single of the decade, and its respective video the most viewed on YouTube.

Pandemic problems

Daddy Yankee, fond of hamburgers and pastrami sandwiches, said that gained 23 kilos during the pandemic of Covid-19, specifically because of the anxiety that he created to stay locked in his residence and not being able to offer recitals or go on tour.

Luis Fonsi And Daddy Yankee, Protagonists Of The Hit &Quot;Despacito&Quot;.  Photo Efe

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, protagonists of the hit “Despacito”. Photo EFE

Because of this, she decided to take another indoor season to dedicate herself to taking care of her health, away from the kitchen and especially from the refrigerator.

The strategy was to combine a diet and exercise plan, which include marathon morning runs, jump rope and bulk weights. In this way, Daddy managed to lose weight considerably and change his physique, according to the photos, videos and posts that the artist himself published on his social networks.

“Before launching Trouble, I was focused on what my health is, on losing weight, being focused on my health honestly, one hundred percent. He had gained almost 50 extra pounds at the time of the pandemic because of the anxiety of being locked up, “said Daddy Yankee in a video that he downloaded to his Instagram account.

Reference from clarin