Daddy Yankee

  1. Romeo Santos, Andres Castro, Daddy Yankee Honored at ASCAP Latin Music Awards

    March 18, 2014 8:10 PM EDT Romeo Santos, who last month scored the top-selling debut on the Top Latin Albums chart in eight years, and guitarist/producer Andrés Castro, who has scored a series of No. 1 hits co-written with Carlos Vives, shared the Songwriter of the Year awa ...

  2. Daddy Yankee Vows to Fight $6 Million Penalty

    November 25, 2013 8:58 PM EST Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee’s legal team is seeking a judgement not withstanding verdict following a jury’s decision to impose a $6 million penalty against the artist, his label El Cartel Records, plus his ex-booking agent Edgar Baldiri Martínez a ...

  3. 6 Questions with DADDY YANKEE

    August 30, 2012 12:55 PM EDT A decade ago, before most artists fully understood the power of branding and DIY promotion, Raymond Ayala, better-known as Daddy Yankee, took charge of his career as a reggaeton artist. He created his own label -- El Cartel -- and started to relea ...

  4. Daddy Yankee Signs Strategic Agreement With Capitol Latin

    July 11, 2012 6:08 PM EDT Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee has signed a distribution and licensing deal with Capitol Latin for the release of his upcoming studio album, Prestige . Yankee, who releases his albums on his own El Cartel Records, was previously distributed by Sony M ...

  5. Premios Juventud VIP Tour to Feature 3BallMTY, Luis Enrique, Others

    May 22, 2012 6:13 PM EDT Ball MTY, Jerry Rivera, Larry Hernandez, Luis Enrique, Plan B and Sensato will perform as part of the 2012 Premios Juventud VIP Tour. Billboard Latin Music Conference Leaders Panel Talks Morphing Scene, Success of Prince Royce, 3Ball MTY The seri ...

  6. Backbeat: Daddy Yankee, Telemundo Execs, More at Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists Announcement

    March 01, 2012 10:19 AM EST Daddy Yankee with Billboard's Leila Cobo at Telemundo Studios. Dozens of journalists from around the country flew to Telemundo Studios in Miami to the set of morning show Levántate (Wake Up!) for the live announcement of the finalists to the ...

  7. Daddy Yankee, Puerto Rican Rapper, To Release Signature Headphones Line

    January 13, 2012 3:13 PM EST Reggaeton star Daddy Yankee has signed on with Section 8 to create a signature line of headphones, according to a spokesperson for the artist. News of the partnership was officially announced this week at the 2012 International CES, the largest co ...

  8. Daddy Yankee Presents Winner of Western Union Contest at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 27, 2011 4:24 PM EDT Latin music superstar Daddy Yankee happily announces rapper/hip hop artist Alex Moncada as the winner of Western Union's "Love in Any Language" contest (Photo: Arnold Turner/A. Turner) Last month, Alex Moncada was a struggling songw ...

  9. Watch: Don Omar Talks 'Fast Five,' Busta Rhymes and More at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 27, 2011 3:07 PM EDT Fresh off his Billboard Latin Music Conference panel, "My Big Vast Social Network," Reggaeton superstar Don Omar sat down for a video interview with Billboard's Leila Cobo, Executive Director of Content and Programming for Latin Mus ...

  10. Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards 2011: The Hottest Concerts

    April 25, 2011 6:39 PM EDT Every sector of the Latin music industry will convene for the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards, presented by State Farm in association with AT&T, at the Eden Roc Renaissance in Miami Beach on April 25-28. Artist showcases are a hi ...

  11. Daddy Yankee Sues Universal Music For Copyright Infringement

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Daddy Yankee has sued Universal Music for $10 million over alleged copyright infringement and unjust enrichment, stemming from what the reggaeton star says is the company's unauthorized exploitation of his albums. The lawsuit, filed last week ...

  12. Daddy Yankee To Perform On 'The Bold And The Beautiful'

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Daddy Yankee will perform on CBS soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful" during a five-episode story arc airing June 1-7. The reggaeton star (real name: Raymond Ayala) will perform songs from his forthcoming album, "Mundial," i ...

  13. El Compa Chuy, Los Dareyes Storm Billboard Stage

    April 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT CDs, bras and shoes went flying at the stage Saturday night at the Los Angeles installment of "Billboard en Concierto," the nationwide Latin concert series leading up to the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Regional Mexican stars El Compa C ...

  14. Daddy Yankee Formally Announces Deal With Sony Music Latin

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Daddy Yankee formally announced his new distribution and licensing deal with Sony Music Latin during a press conference on Jan. 26 in Miami. The singer, who will release his new album, “Daddy Yankee Mundial,” later this Spring, will release the al ...

  15. Coors Light To Promote Daddy Yankee Single Release

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Coors Light will sponsor a series of intimate appearances by reggaetón star Daddy Yankee promoting his new single “Grito Mundial” as a prelude to the release of his new album in 2010. Coors Light will present Yankee in six single release events th ...

  16. Daddy Yankee Eyes New Distro Deal

    October 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee is in the process of negotiating a new distribution deal, sources confirm. Yankee's albums, which he releases on his own El Cartel Records, have long been distributed by Universal Music Video Distribution, but that ...

  17. Puerto Rico Cancels Calle 13 Concert After Insult

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Puerto Rican officials said they have canceled a concert featuring Grammy-winning band Calle 13 after the group's lead singer insulted the governor and other Latin American politicians during an MTV awards show. San Juan Mayor Jorge Santini s ...

  18. Don Omar Sings Jingle In AT&T Campaign

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Don Omar stars in a new TV and radio campaign for AT&T promoting the LG Neon phone. The 30-second TV spots were shot on the set of Don Omar’s video for his single “Sexy Robotica” and directed by music video veteran Carlos Perez. The spots feat ...

  19. Billboard To Honor Santana, Daddy Yankee, Alarcon

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As part of the 20th anniversary celebration of its Latin Music Conference and Awards, Billboard will honor icon Carlos Santana, reggaetón star Daddy Yankee and industry maverick and impresario Raul Alarcón Sr. with special discretionary awards. Sa ...

  20. 'Ugly Betty' Strikes A 'Pose'

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Daddy Yankee's "Pose" will air on ABC's "Ugly Betty" this Thursday. It will play during a Mode magazine party scene, according to label Universal. Written by the artist (aka Raymond Ayala), the song is at No. 17 on Bi ...

  21. Maya Grabs Daddy Yankee Rights

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Film and entertainment company Maya Entertainment has acquired the U.S. rights to Daddy Yankee's debut film, "Talento de Barrio." The film, starring the reggaetón star in the title role, will be released theatrically across the Unit ...

  22. Daddy Yankee Bosses Latin Tour

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Following his performance at the Latin Grammys Nov. 8, Daddy Yankee will take his "El Cartel: The Big Boss" tour to several Latin American cities. Yankee has already played some 20 shows, including a few South of the border. This second ...

  23. Daddy Yankee Ups The Game On ‘El Cartel: The Big Boss’

    June 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Daddy Yankee: “El Cartel: The Big Boss” Producers: various El Cartel/Interscope Release Date: June 5 There's a lot riding on Daddy Yankee's first full studio set under his new deal with Interscope. Perhaps that explains why this disc is ...

  24. Wal Mart, MTV Tr3s Get Behind Daddy Yankee

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Daddy Yankee's June 5 release "El Cartel: The Big Boss" will get a boost from Wal-Mart and bilingual entertainment channel MTV Tr3s. The El Cartel/Interscope album will be available at Wal-Mart as an exclusive MTV Tr3s-branded packa ...

  25. Daddy Yankee To Hit The Road

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee will support his upcoming album "The Cartel: The Big Boss," due June 5 via El Cartel/Interscope, with a 40-city tour of the U.S. and Latin America, starting Aug. 31 at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Billb ...

  26. Reebok, Daddy Yankee Open Shoe Line To The Fans

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reebok and reggaeton sensation Daddy Yankee are opening their DY collection to the fans. Starting today, consumers can create their own individualized version of Daddy Yankee's signature DY shoe via the Web site rbkcustom.com. Launched in 200 ...

  27. Daddy Yankee Wins Big At Latin Ascap Awards

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Takes honors for songwriter, Latin song of year. Reggaetón’s rule over the Latin airwaves was ratified March 7 at the El Premio Ascap Latin Music Awards, with Daddy Yankee taking home honors for songwriter of the year and his song “Lo Que Pasó Pas ...

  28. Jamster! Partners With Ritmo Tunes

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deal moves content provider in Latin Market. Digital content provider Jamster! is entering the Latin music world via a partnership with Ritmo Tunes, a new Latin mobile content distribution company. Ritmo Tunes main shareholder is DJ Nelson, who wi ...

  29. Daddy Yankee, RBD Lead Billboard Finalists

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee and Mexican pop phenomenon RBD - both part of the youth movement that dominated Billboard's Latin charts last year - are the leading finalists for the 2006 Billboard Latin Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee and Mexican po ...

  30. Making The Brand

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rbk--Reebok's more street-inspired imprint--will unveil new shoes from the IceCream (Pharrell Williams), Derrty One (Nelly) and DY (Daddy Yankee) in March and April. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Rbk--Reebok's more street-inspired ...

  31. Making The Brand

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rbk--Reebok's more street-inspired imprint--will unveil new shoes from the IceCream (Pharrell Williams), Derrty One (Nelly) and DY (Daddy Yankee) in March and April. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Rbk--Reebok's more street-inspired ...

  32. DRA Gets Daddy Yankee Exclusive

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Will distribute 'Barrio Fino.' Independent digital music aggregator and distributor Digital Rights Agency won the exclusive rights to distribute Daddy Yankee’s “Barrio Fino” album via digital and mobile channels. Daddy Yankee is signed t ...

  33. DADDY YANKEE

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST "Barrio Fino En Directo" is a live collection, culled from Daddy Yankee's recent U.S. and Latin American tour. It is also a bridge to his upcoming studio album, "El Cartel," due out in 2006. Five new "Barrio Fino En D ...

  34. Daddy Yankee Partners With Reebok

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Like 50 Cent, Jay-Z and Nelly before him, reggaetón superstar Daddy Yankee has partnered with Reebok for his own collection. The signature collection, DY, will encompass athletic footwear, apparel an Like 50 Cent, Jay-Z and Nelly before him, regga ...

  35. Making The Brand

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake and his friends/business partners Trace Ayala and Danny Guez last month introduced their fashion line, William Rast Clothing. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Justin Timberlake and his friends/business partners Trace Ayala an ...

  36. Daddy Yankee To Host Weekly Radio Show

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton star to be syndicated by ABC. Reggaeton star to be syndicated by ABC. News ...

  37. Daddy Yankee To Host Weekly Radio Show

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton star to be syndicated by ABC. Daddy Yankee mania continues. The reggaeton star has signed a deal to host a weekly radio show that will be syndicated by ABC Radio Networks. The two-hour show is expected to run Saturday evenings beginning ...

  38. Latin Notas

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony ATV Music Publishing Latin America signs Puerto Rican crooner Luis Fonsi to a co-publishing deal, marjking Fonsi's first major publishing deal despite his sturdy recording and writing career. Rea Sony ATV Music Publishing Latin America s ...

  39. LunyTunes Sign With EMI Publishing

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Producing duo prolific and influential in reggaeton. Producing duo prolific and influential in reggaeton. News ...

  40. Daddy Yankee Sets U.S. Tour

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stint includes five stops in Latin America. Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee is set to announce his "Who's Your Daddy" tour at a press conference tomorrow (July 27) in New York City. The jaunt, presented by C árdenas Marketing Network, w ...

  41. Daddy Yankee Strikes EMI Pub Deal

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ex-U.S. pact covers 'Barrio Fino,' catalog. Ex-U.S. pact covers 'Barrio Fino,' catalog. News ...

  42. Daddy Yankee Strikes EMI Pub Deal

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee has struck a publishing pact with EMI Music Publishing for the world excluding the United States, Billboard.biz has learned. Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee has struck a publishing pact with EMI Music Publishing fo ...

  43. Daddy Yankee Strikes EMI Pub Deal

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ex-U.S. pact covers 'Barrio Fino,' catalog. Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee has struck a publishing pact with EMI Music Publishing for the world excluding the United States, Billboard.biz has learned. The deal covers catalog and his hugely s ...

  44. Daddy Yankee To Pitch Pepsi

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT First campaign begins in Puerto Rico before summer's end. Reggaeton star Daddy Yankee has signed an endorsement deal with PepsiCo International in Puerto Rico. Daddy Yankee, who received a cash incentive as part of the deal, will now be part ...

  45. Two Reggaeton Labels Launch

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Founders of Perfect Image Records form own labels. Two new reggaeton labels have launched, one founded by Anthony Perez, the other by Jorge Guadalupe and Ivy Queen. Perez and Guadalupe, two of reggaeton's most established entrepreneurs were f ...

  46. Tego Calderon Signs With Atlantic Records

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Is first reggaeton artist to sign with a major. Is first reggaeton artist to sign with a major. News ...

  47. UMG's Machete Picks Up 50% Of VI Music

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton label storming Latin chart. Reggaeton label storming Latin chart. News ...

  48. Latin Notas

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Daddy Yankee's reggaetón hit "Gasolina" has sparked on multiple singles charts, including The Billboard Hot 100. Read Leila Cobo's column. Daddy Yankee's reggaetón hit "Gasolina" has sparked on multiple ...

  49. Latin Notas

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Latino offers Don Dinero a three-album joint venture deal with his own Mr. Money Music label. Read Leila Cobo's column. Universal Music Latino offers Don Dinero a three-album joint venture deal with his own Mr. Money Music lab ...

  50. Sirius Picks Up Iovine

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Interscope boss to consult. Interscope boss to consult. News ...

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