Spotify revealed on Sunday that the Puerto Rican superstar of reggaeton surpassed more than 44 million monthly listeners to reach the first global spot.
Gracias @spotify por esa sorpresa en #TimesSquare #NYC 🗽🗽 en especial a @rocig @ajelkallejero @angiejromero que trabajan fuerte por todos los artistas; y a todo el equipo alrededor del mundo./ Thank you @spotify for the amazing surprise in #TimesSquare 🗽🗽, specially to the latino squad who works very hard for all the artist in the platform. Also big thanks to the whole team around the world. #latinoswinning
Daddy Yankee’s hits include “Gasolina,” ”Shaky Shaky” and “Despacito,” a song co-written with Luis Fonsi.
The Latin Grammy Award winner is still one of the most influential and recognizable names in reggaeton more than a decade after his best-selling album, “Barrio Fino,” made him a global star.
Daddy Yankee, whose real name is Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez, said being named No. 1 marks a precedent for his career and also for the music industry.