Daddy Yankee, ‘King of Reggaeton,’ Announces Retirement (VIDEO)

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In a video posted to YouTube Sunday night, the King of Reggaeton announced his retirement from music.

“This race (music), which has been a marathon, I finally see the finish line,” he says.

The video, titled, “AL FIN VEO LA META / DADDY YANKEE ANUNCIA SU RETIRO” (AT LAST I SEE THE FINISH LINE / DADDY YANKEE ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT), starts with the artist acknowledging that without his audience, his fans, nothing would have been possible.

“It is the greatest treasure I can have in my career,” he says.

On March 30, Daddy Yankee will announce tickets for his final tour directly through his website.

About Daddy Yankee

From the artist’s website: “Global music icon Daddy Yankee is known as the ‘King of Reggaeton’ by music critics and fans alike. He is often cited as an influence by other Latin urban performers. In 2004, released his international hit single ‘Gasolina,’ which is credited with introducing Reggaeton to audiences worldwide, and making the music genre a global phenomenon. Since then, he has sold around 30 million records, making him one of the best-selling Latin music artists.’

 

Featured image: Puerto Rican rapper and singer-songwriter Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez, known professionally as “Daddy Yankee” (Facebook)

Sandra Treviño is a music journalist, DJ and radio host living in Chicago. Listen to her on the radio Friday afternoons on 91.1FM Vocalo and every second and fourth Monday at 6 PM CST on 105.5FM Lumpen Radio. she is also one half of the female selecta duo The Ponderers. #futurerootz #theponderers #djangelfuk

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