Daddy Yankee, who began his music career in 1992, has won approximately 82 awards from 270 nominations that also includes five Latin Grammy Awards
Puerto Rican singer and rapper Bad Bunny had hinted at retirement in November 2020 and it is now the Latin musician Daddy Yankee who is now planning to hang up his boots. The iconic rapper, who coined the word Reggaeton, was awarded Hall of Fame honor at the recent Latin Billboard Music Awards and the multi-platinum crooner used this opportunity to speak out his heart.
While giving a speech at the award ceremony on September 23, the 45-year-old rapper asked his loyal fans to enjoy the last musical round that was coming around. This sent the Internet ablaze as his fans rushed to Twitter to voice their concern. Speaking of the coveted award show, fans enjoyed a stellar performance from Daddy Yankee along with Rosalia, Rauw Alejandro, Natti Natasha, Carlos Vives, Jhay Cortez, Myke Towers, Nicky Jam, and others. Artists namely Bad Bunny and the Black Eyed Peas were the big winners of the evening.
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Is Daddy Yankee retiring from music?
Daddy Yankee, who is often dubbed as the “King of Reggaeton”, left his loyal fans stunned after he dropped a big clue that he might be retiring from music for good. While addressing the audience after getting honored with the big award, the ‘No Mercy’ hitmaker said, “Like you all know, I was 15 years old with big dreams when I started just like some of you maybe be right now. And, it took me three decades to understand that with discipline, wisdom and determination you can arrive at this moment.” In the end, Daddy Yankee said, “Los invito a que, no se pierdan mi última ronda musical que, viene por ahí! Jefe!” which loosely translates to, “Thank you very much, I have no other words, and enjoy my last musical round that is coming around.”
Daddy Yankee, who began his music career in 1992, has won approximately 82 awards from 270 nominations that also includes five Latin Grammy Awards, two Billboard Music Awards, 14 Billboard Latin Music Awards, two Latin American Music Awards, eight Lo Nuestro Awards, an MTV Video Music Award, and six ASCAP Awards. In 2009, he was named the “Most Influential Hispanic Artist” by CNN whereas, in 2006, the rapper made it to the list of Time. Brinkwire Brief News.