Daddy Yankee announces retirement with album and concert tour | shows

The singer Daddy Yankee announced his retirement from the stage with the Lengendaddy tour, tied to an album of the same name, the first he has released in a decade.

“I will say goodbye celebrating these 32 years of experience with this new collection piece… I am going to give you all the styles that have defined me, in a single production,” said the Puerto Rican.

The five-month tour, led by Cardenas Marketing Network and Raphy Pina, MR Sold Out, will begin on August 10, in Portland, Oregon and will extend through the United States and Latin America. It was not specified when it will arrive in Puerto Rico.

DY has sold close to 30 million records. His 2004 song Gasolina is credited with globalizing the urban genre, and his Barrio Fino album was the best-selling album of the 2000–2009 decade. While his collaboration with Luis Fonsi in 2017 with Despacito, it became the first song in Spanish to reach number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart since 1996. The video was the most viewed on YouTube and the best-selling single of the decade 2010-2019.

In 2017, he became the most listened to artist worldwide on Spotify and the song Con Calma with Ft. Snow was the Best Latin Song of 2019 and appeared in the Top 10 of the most listened to songs worldwide. It became his most viewed video on YouTube, generating over 2.4 billion views.

Over more than three decades, the Puerto Rican has won 102 awards from more than 310 nominations, and has been named one of the “most influential Hispanics” by Time magazine and CNN.

He recently entered the Billboard Hall of Fame, becoming the first Latino urban artist to do so.

Pre-sale tickets for the tour, which will include cities in the United States and Latin America, will be available beginning Friday, March 25.

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