Talk:Daddy Yankee

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Former good articleDaddy Yankee was one of the Music good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
Article milestones
February 19, 2008Good article nomineeListed
January 28, 2009Good article reassessmentKept
January 3, 2013Good article reassessmentDelisted
Current status: Delisted good article


There's currently a suspicion that Daddy Yankee has died today due to a car accident. Can someone please verify this information? Best, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 00:05, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Hey — Preceding unsigned comment added by V bucio (talkcontribs) 19:26, 29 January 2013 (UTC)


I have reversed the user edition Bluefist as incorrect. Daddy Yankee is a reggaeton singer. Not a rapper. Someone please include references from reliable sources that show you are a rapper.--Thknny (talk) 21:05, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

See new section down below regarding this ThanksL3X1 My Complaint Desk 18:25, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

Shooting accident[edit]

I seriously doubt the credibility of the story. AK-47 and "the bullet was never removed from his hip". Come ON! And it's sourced from MTV website which is as credible as a teen's facetube account. Le Grand Bleu (talk) 03:53, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Years active[edit]

Is there any evidence proving that Daddy Yankee started his career in 1990 in the album Playero 34 with the song "So' Persígueme, No Te Detengas"? I don't even think it's a real song, as I can't find one source of its existence. If not, it should say 1992 and Playero 37 instead. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:15, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

((Double parentheses))[edit]

What are all the pairs of double parentheses in the discography about? I thought they were an error for double brackets, which would link to a article, but the one that I changed produced a redlink, meaning there was no article by that name, so I changed it back. Are they actually part of the titles? Is somebody using them under the impression that they are a kind of quotation mark? I'm not going to remove or change them because I'm not familiar with this singer or the conventions of Latino Reggaeton, but somebody knowledgeable ought to have a look at this. --Thnidu (talk) 05:18, 25 July 2016 (UTC) Thnidu (talk) 05:18, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Rapper or no???[edit]

Per the the broad consensus of the community based on a plethora of WP:RS depicting him as a rapper and his own interview there's plenty of reason and rationale about why the article shall mention-- He is a rapper.Winged Blades Godric 12:50, 5 March 2017 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

I have seen several editors attempt to remove or add "rapper" to his BLP. However, the sources are contradictory.

  • I am not going to accept this source because it appears to just be facts aggregated from Wikipedia, and it neither confirms nor denies him being a rapper. It calls him a "World Music Singer" and a "Popular Latin recording artist".
  • Google displayed this hit: It says "For anybody that says that reggaeton is not really rapping, let us point you to “Gata Gangster.” This single is basically Puerto Rican rap, and that’s a good thing as the track is easily listenable and likeable, unlike most of the gangster rap that’s out today." That is what it says for number 9. check out the desc. for 7 and 4. Daddy Yankee may be the closest thing to a Spanish gangster rapper since, well, anybody.…though most of his tunes were geared towards “Latin gangster rap,”…
  • Billboard in 2012 called him both "Daddy Yankee, Puerto Rican Rapper" and "Reggaeton star Daddy Yankee " and "The Grammy-winning rapper" and "said the rapper". [1]

So it is obvious to me at least that these music sites consider him to be a rapper, either because of his work, or because they consider Reggae/reggaeton to be rap. I am calling this RfC (my second) to see what yall think, and to save me having to prove this over and over again as editors attempt to change one way or the other. Nominator has very little bias towards or against the subject. L3X1 My Complaint Desk 18:35, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Orphaned references in Daddy Yankee[edit]

I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of Daddy Yankee's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.

Reference named "billboard2014":

  • From Barrio Fino: "Daddy Yankee Remembers 'Gasolina' 10 Years Later: 'I Knew It Was a Home Run'". Billboard. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
  • From Jowell & Randy: "Billboard Latin Music Awards: Complete List of 2014 Finalists". New York: Billboard. February 5, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2017.

I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT 04:01, 5 August 2017 (UTC)

Popularity of Despacito[edit]

Katherine.Holt (talk) 16:18, 23 October 2017 (UTC)