As of April 2017, he has won 82 awards from 270 nominations since his raise to international fame in 2004.
He has won a Latin Grammy Award, 2 Billboard Music Awards, 14 Billboard Latin Music Awards, 2 Latin American Music Awards, 8 Lo Nuestro Awards, an MTV Video Music Award and 6 ASCAP Awards.
Speaking in Spanish in a video posted to Twitter, Daddy Yankee, whose real name is Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez, looked back on his decision to commit to the music industry in 1992."No one believed in me, it cost me many sacrifices, many moments lost with my family," Daddy Yankee said.
"I had to face prejudice and discrimination.""But today this genre called reggaeton is the most listened to in the world," he continued, thanking his fans.
Daddy Yankee has been quite secretive about his personal life information.
He is never spotted talking and sharing his personal life in the media.
1 artist on Spotify, the first Latino artist to reach the global spot.
The 40-year-old surpassed 44,735,586 monthly listeners and ousted Ed Sheeran to top the list, Spotify announced Sunday.If this particular question is striking on your mind, then there is sad news for you.Daddy Yankee is a married man and father of three children.Ayala was originally going to become a professional baseball player but he was shot in his leg while taking a break from a studio recording session.The bullet was never removed and he credits this incident with allowing him to pursue a musical career.Daddy Yankee's rise to the top of the charts marks a milestone for the Latin music industry.