Is Daddy Yankee retiring? Latin musician's fans worried he's ‘giving up his throne’

Daddy Yankee, who began his music career in 1992, has won approximately 82 awards from 270 nominations that also includes five Latin Grammy Awards


                            Is Daddy Yankee retiring? Latin musician's fans worried he's ‘giving up his throne’
Daddy Yankee hints at possible retirement (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

Puerto Rican singer and rapper Bad Bunny had hinted at retirement in November 2020 and it is now the Latin musician Daddy Yankee who is now planning to hang up his boots. The iconic rapper, who coined the word Reggaeton, was awarded Hall of Fame honor at the recent Latin Billboard Music Awards and the multi-platinum crooner used this opportunity to speak out his heart.

While giving a speech at the award ceremony on September 23, the 45-year-old rapper asked his loyal fans to enjoy the last musical round that was coming around. This sent the Internet ablaze as his fans rushed to Twitter to voice their concern. Speaking of the coveted award show, fans enjoyed a stellar performance from Daddy Yankee along with Rosalia, Rauw Alejandro, Natti Natasha, Carlos Vives, Jhay Cortez, Myke Towers, Nicky Jam, and others. Artists namely Bad Bunny and the Black Eyed Peas were the big winners of the evening.
 
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Is Daddy Yankee retiring from music?

Daddy Yankee, who is often dubbed as the “King of Reggaeton”, left his loyal fans stunned after he dropped a big clue that he might be retiring from music for good. While addressing the audience after getting honored with the big award, the ‘No Mercy’ hitmaker said, “Like you all know, I was 15 years old with big dreams when I started just like some of you maybe be right now. And, it took me three decades to understand that with discipline, wisdom and determination you can arrive at this moment.” In the end, Daddy Yankee said, “Los invito a que, no se pierdan mi última ronda musical que, viene por ahí! Jefe!” which loosely translates to, “Thank you very much, I have no other words, and enjoy my last musical round that is coming around.”

Daddy Yankee, who began his music career in 1992, has won approximately 82 awards from 270 nominations that also includes five Latin Grammy Awards, two Billboard Music Awards, 14 Billboard Latin Music Awards, two Latin American Music Awards, eight Lo Nuestro Awards, an MTV Video Music Award, and six ASCAP Awards. In 2009, he was named the "Most Influential Hispanic Artist" by CNN whereas, in 2006, the rapper made it to the list of Time 100 Influential People.



 

 



 

‘It's like he's giving up his throne’, claims Twitter

The loyal fans of Daddy Yankee thronged to Twitter as soon as they got to know about him retiring from the scene. One devastated fan shared, “Can’t believe @daddy_yankee  is retiring makes me sad. I enjoyed his music for years since i was little. Still love his music. But sometimes is good to take break from making music. I will miss his songs so I’ll start a marathon I do hope he collab with @BTS_twt soon.” Whereas, another stunned user shared, “Wtf Daddy Yankee is retiring?!?!?!? no he can't. bitch why are you thanking the other reggaeton singers??? it's like he's giving up his throne and crown to the newer generations this is so f**king sad.”
 
The next one claimed, “The news about Daddy Yankee retiring has me all the way f**ked up yo.” And, another added, “I still don’t want to believe Daddy Yankee retiring is real… he must be joking or smthing right.” Meanwhile, one user tweeted, “Just found out daddy yankee is retiring from the industry and i never felt more depressed. I've been listening to his music since i was a little girl and i have no words to say how talented the man is. He has contributed so much to the urban genre...such a legend.” Another added, “I refuse to believe that Daddy Yankee is retiring!!!! This can't be real.” While one concluded, “Daddy Yankee retiring is so sad bro he’s given us so many bops but he’ll forever be a legend so love that for him.”



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

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