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Background information
Birth name Llandel Veguilla Malavé
Also known as
  • Yandel
  • El Capitán Yandel
  • I Griega
  • La Leyenda Viviente[1]
Born (1977-01-14) January 14, 1977 (age 37)
Cayey, Puerto Rico
  • Singer-songwriter
  • record producer
Years active 1995–present
Website yandellaleyenda.com
Musical career
Associated acts

Llandel Veguilla Malavé, (born January 14, 1977) better known by his stage name Yandel, is a Puerto Rican Reggaeton musician, songwriter and record producer, who emerged in the music scene in 1995, born and raised in Cayey, Puerto Rico.[2] He is best known as a member of the Reggaeton duó Wisin & Yandel. He released his first solo album Quien Contra Mí in 2003, his second solo studio album, De Líder a Leyenda was released in 2013.

Music career[edit]

Yandel met Wisin in school.[3] They began performing as a duó in the late '90s (Yandel then billing himself as "Llandel") and made their album debut in 2000 with Los Reyes del Nuevo Milenio. They later made the jump to a major label in 2003 with Mi Vida... My Life, their first for Universal subsidiary Machete Music. Pa'l Mundo then catapulted them to mainstream success in 2005. Subsequently, Wisin & Yandel established their own label, WY Records, and presented an affiliate group, Los Vaqueros.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Before he became a singer, Yandel worked as a barber in his hometown.[5] He has a younger brother, Gadiel Veguilla, who is also a singer.[1] In July 2004,[6] Veguilla married his long-time girlfriend,[7] Edneris Espada Figueroa[6] and the couple has two children; Adrián Yandel Veguilla (Born January 25, 2002; Age 12) and Dereck Adrián Veguilla (Born May 27, 2004; Age 10).[8]

Yandel performing in 2008.


Main article: Yandel discography



Year Title Role Notes
2003 Mi Vida: La Pelicula Himself Biographical film
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Verano de amor Himself Special guest
2013 La Voz... México Judge Season 3

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Yandel: Discography, songs, biography, and listening guide". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  2. ^ "Biografía de Yandel". CMTV. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  3. ^ "El adiós de Los Líderes". Milenio. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  4. ^ "Yandel Bio". MTV. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  5. ^ "Wisin & Yandel llegan revolucionando". People en Español. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  6. ^ a b "Yandel celebra 10 años de matrimonio". Ritmoson Latino. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
  7. ^ Cruz Candelaria, José L. (June 18, 2004). "Yandel disfruta a su segundo hijo". Retrieved May 27, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Yandel celebra su aniversario en Las Bahamas". Primera Hora. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
  9. ^ "Yandel – De Líder a Leyenda VIP Tour". wisinyandelpr.com. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 

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