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Single by Daddy Yankee
from the album Barrio Fino en Directo
Released September 2005
Genre Reggaeton
Length 3:10
Label El Cartel Records
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Daddy Yankee singles chronology
"Tu Príncipe"
"Gangsta Zone"

"Rompe" (English: "Break It") is a song recorded by Latin reggaeton artist Daddy Yankee. The song held the number 1 spot of Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks chart for over three months and reached a peak position of number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart of the same publication, showcasing an evident trend among Latin songs having great cross-over appeal among the mainstream American market (since Shakira's "La Tortura" entered the Top 20 on the same chart).


A remix has been released that features G-Unit members Lloyd Banks and Young Buck and the Canadian singer Nelly Furtado. It was nominated for "Best Latin/Reggaetón Track" at the 22nd Annual International Dance Music Awards in 2007, which was ultimately won by Shakira and Wyclef Jean with their number one single "Hips Don't Lie".[1][2]

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (2005–06) Peak
German Singles Chart[4] 64
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 24
US Billboard Mainstream Top 40[3] 19
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[3] 89
US Billboard Hot Latin Songs[3] 1
US Billboard Latin Pop Airplay[3] 39

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[5] Platinum 1,000,000+^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ "22nd Annual International Dance Music Awards". International Dance Music Awards (United States: Winter Music Conference). 2007. Archived from the original on 2013-03-05. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  2. ^ Slomowicz, Ron. "22nd Annual International Dance Music Awards - Time to Vote". Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Daddy Yankee Chart Positions on Billboard. Retrieved April 8, 2008.
  4. ^ a b Rompe worldwide chart positions and trajectories. Retrieved April 8, 2008.
  5. ^ "American single certifications – Daddy Yankee – Rompe". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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Preceded by
"La Tortura" by Shakira featuring Alejandro Sanz
Billboard Hot Latin Tracks number-one single
December 10–17, 2005
Succeeded by
"Amor Eterno" by Cristian Castro
Preceded by
"Amor Eterno" by Cristian Castro
Billboard Hot Latin Tracks number-one single
December 31, 2005 - March 25, 2006
Succeeded by
"Llamé Pa' Verte (Bailando Sexy)" by Wisin & Yandel
Preceded by
"Amor de Una Noche" by N'Klabe featuring Voltio
Billboard Latin Tropical Airplay number-one single
November , 2005 - February 4, 2006
Succeeded by
"Anda y Ve" by Akwid