Gasolina

  1. 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 ...

  2. Brothers of the Road

    June 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Five years ago, Machete Music broke ground with reggaetón, a Latin urban sound that caught on like fire to Daddy Yankee’s “Gasolina.” While the genre has evolved in a more pop-friendly direction, the Universal Music Latin Entertainment label is st ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Bebe Leads Latin Grammy Nominations

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Spanish singer/songwriter Bebe pulled off a surprise today (Aug. 23), netting a leading five nominations for the sixth Latin Grammys. Her nods include album of the year for her debut, "Pafuera Telaran Spanish singer/songwriter Bebe pulled off ...

  7. Green Day Dominates MTV VMA Nominations

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Awards will be broadcast live Aug. 28. With eight nods, Green Day tops the list of nominees for the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards, include six for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and two for "American Idiot." Gwen Stefani and Missy ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...