Daddy Yankee: the author of “Despacito” ends his career

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Daddy Yankee, known for titles such as “Despacito” and “Gasolina”, has announced that he is ending his career. He recently explained this radical choice.

Impossible to get it out of his head. Second most viewed video in the history of Youtube with 8.3 billion views, “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee shook the musical world when it was released in January 2017. Also known for “Gasolina”, the singer of reggaeton Daddy Yankee recently delivered some shocking news to his fans.

While the Puerto Rican artist unveiled his twelfth album in 2022, Raymond Luis Ayala Rodriguez, his real name, recently announced that he was ending his career. At the beginning of December, the performer gave the reasons for this decision.

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In an Instagram post from December 4, the date of his last concert, Daddy Yankee announced that he had found faith. Thus, the author of “Gasolina” decided to devote his life to religion and to Jesus Christ: “ This day is the most important of my life… Tonight I recognize, and I am not ashamed to tell the whole world, that Christ lives in me and that I will live for him. It’s the end of one chapter and the beginning of a whole new one “.

The Puerto Rican star concluded his message by quoting Christian religious writings : What good does it profit a man to gain the whole world if he loses his life? Or how much can man pay for his life? » With this sentence, the interpreter of “Con Calma” seems to have drawn a line under his fruitful life as an artist. According to the Spanish equivalent of the media Rolling Stonethe artist’s final tour would have brought in $125 million, enough to afford a nice retirement!


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