Daddy Yankee says he’s retiring: ‘I see the end line’ – ARAB TIMES

NEW YORK, March 22, (AP): Daddy Yankee stunned his followers by asserting his imminent retirement from music with an album and a farewell tour, greater than three many years after beginning a profession that put reggaeton on the world map with hits together with “Gasolina”, “Somos de Calle”, “Con Calma” and “Despacito.” His success has made him one of many largest idols in Latin music and a winner of six Latin Grammy Awards.

“This profession, which has been a marathon, finally I see the end line,” the 45-year-old Puerto Rican star stated in Spanish in a video posted Sunday evening on his web site. “This style, folks inform me that I made it international, but it surely was you who gave me the important thing to open the doorways to make this style the most important on the planet. “At this time I announce formally my retirement from music by supplying you with my greatest manufacturing and my greatest live performance tour,” added Yankee, who in 1995 launched his first album, “No Mercy,” and reached worldwide stardom a couple of years later with the long-lasting “Barrio Fino.” Yankee, whose actual title is Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez, will launch “Legendaddy” on Thursday evening, which he outlined as “a collector’s merchandise” that can embody all of the types which have outlined him.

“‘Legendaddy’ is wrestle, occasion, struggle, romance,” he stated of the album, his first in a decade since 2012’s “Status.” In the summertime, he’ll launch “La Última Vuelta” (which implies the final lap or the final spherical,) a 41-date tour kicking off August 10 in Portland, Oregon that can take him throughout the US, Canada and Latin America, ending on December 2 in Mexico Metropolis. Pre-sale tickets will likely be accessible on Friday, whereas the final sale begins on March 30.

“I all the time labored to not fail you, to not search for any issues, with plenty of self-discipline, to have the ability to encourage youngsters to be leaders, to dream of development, to not take into consideration limitations, and to work for his or her households and their folks,” stated the singer generally known as the “King of Reggaeton.” “Within the neighborhoods the place we grew up, most of us wished to be drug sellers. At this time, I am going right down to the barrios and small villages and most of them need to be singers. Which means so much to me.” He concluded by expressing his gratitude to his followers, his colleagues, producers, broadcast media and press, “and particularly you, who’ve been with me from the underground, from the roots, from the start of reggaeton.”


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