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Yandel Conferencia Mexico - De lider a Leyenda.jpg
Yandel in press conference in Mexico City.
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 1998–present
Website yandellaleyenda.com
Musical career
Associated acts

Llandel Veguilla Malavé (born January 14, 1977 in Cayey, Puerto Rico), better known by his stage name Yandel, is a Puerto Rican reggaeton musician, songwriter and record producer, who emerged in the music scene in 1998.[2] He is best known as a member of the reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel. He released his first solo album Quien Contra Mí in 2003, and his second solo studio album, De Líder a Leyenda was released in 2013, which was certified Gold (Latin) by the RIAA in 2014.[3]

Music career[edit]

Yandel met Wisin in school.[4] 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.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Before he became a singer, Yandel worked as a barber in his hometown.[6] He has a younger brother, Gadiel Veguilla, who is also a singer.[1] In July 2004,[7] Veguilla married his long-time girlfriend,[8] Edneris Espada Figueroa[7] and the couple has two children; Adrián Yandel Veguilla, born (2002-01-25) 25 January 2002 (age 12) and Dereck Adrián Veguilla, born (2004-05-27) 27 May 2004 (age 10).[9]

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

Awards and nominations[edit]

Latin Grammy Awards

Year Recipient Award Result
2014 De Líder a Leyenda Best Urban Music Album Nominated

Lo Nuestro Awards

Year Recipient Award Result
2015 Yandel Urban Artist of the Year Pending
De Líder a Leyenda Urban Album of the Year Pending
"Hasta Abajo" Urban Song of the Year Pending
"Hablé de Ti" Video of the Year Pending
"Mi Peor Error" (with Alejandra Guzmán) Pop Collaboration of the Year Pending

Premios Juventud

Year Recipient Award Result
2014 Yandel Favorite Urban Artist Nominated

Premios Tu Mundo

Year Recipient Award Result
2014 Yandel Favorite Urban Artist Nominated

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. ^ "American album certifications – Yandel – De Lider a Leyenda". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 12, 2014.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  4. ^ "El adiós de Los Líderes". Milenio. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  5. ^ "Yandel Bio". MTV. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  6. ^ "Wisin & Yandel llegan revolucionando". People en Español. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  7. ^ a b "Yandel celebra 10 años de matrimonio". Ritmoson Latino. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
  8. ^ Cruz Candelaria, José L. (June 18, 2004). "Yandel disfruta a su segundo hijo". Retrieved May 27, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Yandel celebra su aniversario en Las Bahamas". Primera Hora. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
  10. ^ "Yandel – De Líder a Leyenda VIP Tour". wisinyandelpr.com. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  11. ^ "A petición de su fanaticada Yandel lanza Legacy - De Líder a Leyenda Tour EP". Yandellaleyenda.com. Retrieved 2014-08-28. 
  12. ^ "YANDEL – LEGACY – 02/03/2015". WisinyYandelPR. Retrieved December 18, 2014. 

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