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Reggaeton star Daddy Yankee ends career to ‘follow Jesus’

Reggaeton star Daddy Yankee ends career to ‘follow Jesus’

People News

December 8, 2023 at 11:12 amDecember 8, 2023 at 3:11 pm

Daddy Yankee, one of the most famous singers in Latin America, announced the end of his artistic career because of his Christian faith. He achieved his international debut in 2004 with the song “Gasolina”.

Daddy Yankee at his farewell concert in Puerto Rico on November 30, 2023.Image: Cornerstone

At a live show in his native Puerto Rico, the 47-year-old rapper, songwriter and actor, whose real name is Luis Ayala Rodriguez, said he was now focused on starting a new life. He commented on the end of his career last Sunday.

“Living a successful life is not the same as living a meaningful life.”“Lo que paso paso,” who can also be heard on Luis Fonsi’s international hit “Despacito” (2017), told surprised fans. According to a report in Cathpress, he wanted to devote his life entirely to Jesus Christ from now on, without explaining in further detail how this would happen.

Ayala Rodriguez initially appeared in her career as a DJ Playero and first attracted attention in 1997 with the song “Posicion.” With the hit single “Gasolina” in 2004, Daddy Yankee created one of the most successful reggae and Latin pop songs of all time. At the same time, he starred in films and founded his own record label. In addition to numerous international awards, he was also named “Role Model of the Year” in his native Puerto Rico. (saw/dp/apa)

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