REGGAETON ICON DADDY YANKEE ANNOUNCES HIS LAST TOUR –
LA ÚLTIMA VUELTA AND FINAL ALBUM RELEASE “LEGENDADDY”
ORLANDO, FLORIDA [March 21, 2022] - Global music icon Daddy Yankee stunned the world by announcing the dates for his farewell tour La Última Vuelta and his latest album “Legendaddy,” which is now available for pre-order on the artist’s website. Last night, the artist published an emotional message for his fans on www.daddyyankee.com, where he expressed his retirement from the music industry. Promoted by Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN) and Raphy Pina, the U.S. leg of La Última Vuelta World Tour kicks off on August 10, 2022, in Portland, Oregon and includes a return and final visit to Orlando’s Amway Center on Friday, August 26. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, March 30 at 10 a.m. ET.
Known as the “King of Reggaeton” by music critics and fans alike, Daddy Yankee is also frequently cited as a pioneer of reggaeton by other Latino urban artists. In 2004, he garnered international notoriety with his hit single “Gasolina,” which is credited with introducing reggaeton to audiences worldwide and making the music genre a global phenomenon, cementing his status as one of the most successful Latin artists of the 2000s. Since then, he has sold nearly 30 million records, making him one of the best-selling Latin music artists. Daddy Yankee’s third studio album, “Barrio Fino,” made history when it became the best-selling Latin music album of the 2000s.
In 2017, Daddy Yankee, in collaboration with Latin pop singer Luis Fonsi, released the hit single “Despacito,” which became the first Spanish-language song to reach number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart since 1996. The single was a worldwide success and “Despacito” became the most-viewed video on YouTube and the best-selling single of the 2010 decade. His success led him to become the most-listened-to artist worldwide on Spotify in June 2017, the first Latin artist to do so. In 2019, his single “Con Calma,” featuring Canadian reggae musician Snow, earned the Best Latin Song of 2019 and reached the top 10 of the most-listened-to songs worldwide. It was his most-viewed video on YouTube, generating more than 2.4 billion views. Daddy Yankee has also won 102 awards, earned more than 310 nominations, and was named one of the “most influential Hispanics” by Time magazine and CNN. In mid-December, one of his biggest dreams, to record together with Marc Anthony, became a reality when they collaborated on his favorite Christmas song, “De Vuelta Pa’ La Vuelta.” With 300 million views, the song reached number one on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay chart and debuted at number five on the Hot Latin Songs chart. Daddy Yankee released “Problema,” his first song of 2021, which surpassed one billion views since its release. He performed “Problema” on the ABC Network from the city of Miami on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and the following day on Good Morning America. Additionally, he was awarded Songwriter of the Year for the third time at the 2021 American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Latin Music Awards and was recently inducted into the Billboard Hall of Fame becoming the first Latin urban artist Hall of Famer.
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About Amway Center
Amway Center, owned and operated by the City of Orlando on behalf of the Central Florida community, hosts major national events, concerts and family shows since its opening in fall 2010. The Orlando Magic served as the developer and the facility was designed to reflect the character of the community, meet the goals of the users and build on the legacy of sports and entertainment in Orlando. The building’s exterior features a modern blend of glass and metal materials, along with ever-changing graphics via a monumental wall along one facade. A 180-foot tall tower serves as a beacon amid the downtown skyline. The 875,000 square foot, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified building features a sustainable, environmentally-friendly design and unmatched technology, including 1,100 digital monitors, the tallest high-definition video board in an NBA venue and multiple premium amenities available to all patrons in the building. Amway Center was honored with the International Association of Venue Managers' 2017 Venue Excellence Award, which is bestowed upon facilities that excel in the management and operation of public assembly venues. Amway Center was the only arena to garner this distinction. Additionally, the arena has earned numerous awards, which most notably includes TheStadiumBusiness Awards’ 2013 Customer Experience Award and was named SportsBusiness Journal's 2012 Sports Facility of the Year. For more information about the Amway Center, visit AmwayCenter.com.