The King of Reggaeton, Daddy Yankee rose to fame with the release of his acclaimed single, Gasolina in 2014. One of the “Most Influential Artists in the World” according to Time Magazine, he has come out with over half a dozen albums throughout his career. To learn more about the singer, be sure to read on below.
Daddy Yankee – 2017 Facts
Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez
Occupation and Job
Singer-songwriter, record producer, rapper, actor
Daddy Yankee first gained international recognition for his single, Gasolina in 2004. Since then, he has earned himself the title of “King of Reggaeton” by fans and critics alike.
Age – How Old is He?
He is currently 40 years old
Birthday/Date of Birth
He was born on February 3, 1977
Place of Birth/Hometown
Daddy Yankee was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he spent his youth.
He is Puerto Rican
Daddy Yankee Height, Weight & Body Facts
How Tall – Height in Feet
He is 5’7″ tall
How Tall – Height in Meters
He is 170cm tall
Weight in Pounds
He currently weighs 173 pounds
Weight in Kilograms
He currently weighs 79kg
Chest- 107 inches or 42cm, biceps- 16 inches or 39cm
35 inches or 89 cm
His show size has not been disclosed
Daddy Yankee’s Personal Life in 2017
Is Daddy Yankee in a Relationship?
Daddy Yankee has been with his wife, Mirredys Gonzalez Ayala for many years- though it’s unclear when exactly they had married. Like many celebrities, however, he has chosen to keep most of his personal life behind wraps. Having said that, he has stated that his relationship with his wife is strong, as they are good friends.
Daddy Yankee’s Girlfriends
At this time, we do not have any information on the Puerto Rican singer’s previous relationships.
As far as we know, he does not have any sisters
Daddy Yankee has two brothers named, Melvin and Nomar Ayala
Daddy Yankee has two children; his oldest was born when he was just 17 years old. In terms of raising his daughter as a teen, he has described it as being a “hard experience.” With his wife, he also has another child.
At this time, we do not have any information available on his education history.
Did Daddy Yankee Go to College
No, as far as we can tell, the Puerto Rican star has not gone to college.
At this time, we do not have any details on Daddy Yankee’s salary.
As of 2017, Daddy Yankee has an estimated net worth of $15 Million.
It’s assumed that he enjoys listening to music in his free time
Favorite TV Show
Red and Black
Favorite Music Artists
Born on February 3rd, he is an Aquarius
This information is currently unknown
This information is currently unknown
Daddy Yankee’s Social Media Accounts & Usernames
Daddy Yankee’s Facebook Account
Daddy Yankee’s Twitter Username
Daddy Yankee’s Instagram Username
Daddy Yankee’s Youtube Channel
Daddy Yankee’s Snapchat Username
Daddy Yankee’s Snapchat username is @daddyyankee
Other Interesting Facts:
- Wanting to become a professional baseball player, he once tried out for the Seattle Mariners
- In 2009, he was hailed as “The Most Influential Hispanic Artist” by CNN
- He has appeared in a few films including, Talent de Barrio in 2008, which he also helped to produce
- In 2010, he played a recurring role in the CBS soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful
- Throughout his music career, he has won several accolades including a Latin Grammy, six ASCAP Awards, over a dozen Billboard Latin Music Awards, among others
- As of June 2017, he became the first Latin artist to become the most listened to singer on the popular streaming platform, Spotify
- He has collaborated with several prominent artists over the years including Eddie Dee, Luny Tunes, Ricky Martin, Alexandra Stan, and Yandel
- He is the spokesperson for “I Clean Puerto Rico” (Yo Limpio a Puerto Rico), an environmental organization founded by Ignacio Barsotti
- In 2015, he appeared as a guest diner on the popular reality cooking show, Hell’s Kitchen
Daddy Yankee Bio – 2017 Update
Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Daddy Yankee originally aspired to become a professional baseball player; it wasn’t until he suffered a shot to the leg that he decided to go through with a music career. His first studio album, No Mercy was released in the spring of 1995. Still, it wasn’t until 2004 that he gained widespread attention for the record Barrio Fino. Certified platinum, it spawned a few charting singles including, Lo Que Paso, Paso, Like You, and Gasolina. Since then, the artist has released the titles, El Cartel: The Big Boss, Mundial, and Prestige, all of which have charted in the United States. Some highlights from said projects include Pose, Limbo, Pasarela, and La Despedida.
Still, as active as ever, the singer has churned out a few singles this year including, Vuelve (Feat. Bad Bunny), Boom Boom, Hula Hoop, and La Rompe Corazones (Feat. Ozuna). This January, he was also featured in Luis Fonsi’s smash hit, Despacito, which dominated the music charts at number one. Speaking of musical endeavors, he has also put on a number of concerts across the globe over the past few months. Most recently, he held a show at New York’s Barclays Centre in Brooklyn. From the looks of it, the Puerto Rican star still has a couple of upcoming shows, more specifically one in Dallas, Texas, and another in Mexico.
What else has Daddy Yankee been up to? Outside of music, he has also appeared a few times on television- for instance, he was invited as a guest on the talk shows, Dani & Flo, and New Day.