DADDY YANKEE’S LEGENDADDY RECEIVES A GRAMMY® AWARD NOMINATION FOR
“BEST MÚSICA URBANA ALBUM” AT 2023 GRAMMY® AWARDS
FAREWELL ALBUM LEGENDADDY OUT NOW
Global music icon Daddy Yankee has received a GRAMMY®Award nomination in the category “Best Música Urbana Album” for his chart-topping farewell album, LEGENDADDY. This notably marks his fifth career nomination at the GRAMMY® Awards.
The ceremony airs live from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on February 5, 2023.
LEGENDADDY remains a phenomenon, with over 3 billion streams worldwide. It not only became the #1 Latin album in the world, but the album’s global hit “REMIX” vaulted to #1 on the Latin Airplay chart leading radio charts in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, while “RUMBATÓN” reached #1 on the Latin Urban Airplay chart in the US this week.
In addition, the track “HOT” in collaboration with Pitbull, reached No. 25 on the chart.
LEGENDADDY was also the first album of 2022 to be certified multi-platinum by the RIAA with over one billion streams and was listed as the mid-year Top Latin Album. The album reached #1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart, consecutively achieving his fifth #1 debut on the chart. Additionally, it entered the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 chart at #8, marking his highest chart position to date and his first Top 10 hit in 15 years since 2007’s El Cartel: The Big Boss. It also placed at #1 on the Weekly Top Albums chart on Spotify.
He also sold-out his farewell tour “La Última Vuelta“ in the U.S. The tour began this past July 25 at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado with a completely sold-out show and continued at The Forum in Los Angeles, California where they made history with 5 sold out shows, and Phoenix, AZ. Promoted by Cardenas Marketing Network and Raphy Pina, MR Sold Out, the five-month trek includes some of the rapper-songwriters’ biggest headline shows in North America and Latin America to date. In addition, Daddy Yankee announced three tour dates for Puerto Rico on January 6, 7 and 8. Tickets are now available HERE (United States).
ABOUT DADDY YANKEE
As a culture creator, game changer, agent of change, and groundbreaker, Daddy Yankee has consistently inspired, impacted, and influenced generations of creators. An indisputable icon, he remains one of the most influential artists of all time, bringing reggaeton worldwide for the first time. Latin music and culture would not look, sound, or feel the same without him. It’s hard to even imagine the genre itself without “Gasolina,” “Despacito” [with Luis Fonsi], or “Con Calma” [with Snow], and more.
Since 1995, he has consistently conquered charts, toppled records, and made history on his own terms. The magnitude of his accolades proves nearly impossible to match or exceed. Living up to the title of “King of Reggaeton,” he has moved north of 30 million records as “one of the best-selling Latin music artists of all-time.” Out of hundreds of awards, he has scored five Latin GRAMMY® Awards, two Billboard Music Awards, 14 Billboard Latin Music Awards, two Latin American Music Awards (including the Icon Award), eight Lo Nuestro Awards, an MTV VMA, and six ASCAP Awards in addition to earning a spot on the Puerto Rican Walk of Fame and the“Presencia Latina” at Harvard University. He also stands out as “the only Latin Artist with four Spanish-language entries on the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100.” He received “Songwriter of the Year” three times at the 2021 ASCAP Latin Music Awards and distinguished himself as “the first urban Latino artist to enter the Billboard Hall of Fame.”
Most importantly, he runs and leads his charity “Daddy’s House,” which Billboard commended with the Spirit of Hope Award.
After changing the face of Latin music forever, he leaves on the highest note possible in 2022 with his twelfth full-length offering and final album, LEGENDADDY, brought to life with his farewell tour, LA ÚLTIMA VUELTA (The Last Round). The album combines the essence of Reggaeton with salsa, dancehall, rap, trap bachata, EDM, and Caribbean music like never before.