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Daddy Yankee Is The First Latino Artist To Reach # 1 On Spotify


Singer Daddy Yankee ousted Ed Sheeran from # 1 spot on Spotify to become the first Latino artist to lead the music platform.

The Puerto Rican reggaeton superstar has hits that include Gasoline, trembling trembling and Despacito, a song co-written with Luis Fonsi. It topped 44,735,586 monthly listeners to hit the world’s number one spot, Spotify reported in an email to The Associated Press on Sunday.

“Being the first Latin artist to reach # 1 on Spotify sets a precedent not only for my career but for the industry in general,” Daddy Yankee, real name Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez, said in an email.

Unite with music

“The digital music revolution has unified the world and it is proof. We are all in the same boat without labels or stereotypes.”

He recalled that when he started his career in 1992 in Puerto Rico, many didn’t think he would last more than three years, let alone become an international sensation.

“I had to keep fighting. I had to make big sacrifices.”– Daddy Yankee on his success

“But I never stopped,” he said. “I had to keep fighting. I had to make big sacrifices, miss important moments with my family, feel the prejudices of many people who did not open the doors to me.”

Rocio Guerrero, Head of Latin Culture, Programming and Editorial at Spotify, said Spotify has been supporting Latin music for several years.

Despacito remix features Justin Bieber

“This is the moment that shows that our passion and love for the genre is also supported by our audience. We are grateful to all of our artists, and in particular for the influence of Daddy Yankee in the global appreciation of music. Latin. “

The remix at Despacito, with additional vocals from Justin Bieber, is number one on the Spotify global charts.

Over a decade after Daddy Yankee’s best-selling album, Barrio Fino, and the bachelor Gasoline who made him a global star, the Latin Grammy Award winner is still one of the most influential and recognizable names in reggaeton.

“Today this genre is the most listened to in the world,” said Daddy Yankee. “Thank you to all the fans and colleagues who gave me the opportunity to collaborate with them. We did!”


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