Top 5 Contemporary Puerto Rican Musicians You Need to Know

3. Daddy Yankee


Daddy Yankee hit it big in 2004 with his hit album Barrio Fino, which spawned what is now considered by many to be a classic reggaeton song, “Gasolina”. Since helping reggaeton enter the mainstream and internationalize in the mid 2000s, Yankee has been all over the Latin music charts, released a movie, and founded a label called El Cartel Records. Over the course of his career his music has explored different genres, although he continues to collaborate with other reggaeton heavyweights and peers.

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