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Yandel in 2008
Yandel in 2008
Background information
Birth nameLlandel Veguilla Malavé
Also known as
  • Yandel
  • El Capitán Yandel
  • Yandel La Leyenda[1]
Born (1977-01-14) January 14, 1977 (age 44)
Cayey, Puerto Rico
  • Singer
  • record producer
Years active1998–present
Associated acts

Llandel Veguilla Malavé (born January 14, 1977), better known by his stage name Yandel after the phonetic spelling of Llandel, is a Puerto Rican reggaeton singer and record producer, who emerged in the music scene in 1995.[2] He is best known as a member of the reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel. He released his first solo album, Quien Contra Mí, in September 2003. His second solo studio album, De Líder a Leyenda, was released in November 2013, which was certified Gold (Latin) by the RIAA in 2014.[3]

Early life and family[edit]

Llandel Veguilla Malavé was born on January 14, 1977, in Cayey, Puerto Rico,[4] the son of Julio Veguilla and Lucy Malavé. Veguilla has two siblings, including younger brother Gadiel,[1] who is also a singer, and sister Linnette.[5] Before he became a singer, Yandel worked as a barber in his hometown.[6]

In July 2004,[7] Veguilla married his long-time girlfriend,[8] Edneris Espada Figueroa.[7] The couple have two children: Adrián Yandel Veguilla, born (2001-01-25) January 25, 2001 (age 20), and Dereck Adrián Veguilla, born (2004-05-27) May 27, 2004 (age 17).[9]

Music career[edit]

Yandel met Wisin in school.[10] They began performing as a duo in 1998[2] (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 Fresh Productions. 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.[11] In November 2013, after the duo's Líderes tour, they went on hiatus.[12] Since then he has continued to tour.[13] A third album, Dangerous, was released in November 2015.[14][15]



Yandel performing in 2008

Studio albums[edit]


Live albums[edit]


Year Film Director Character Notes
2011 Game Of Thrones David Benioff & D. B. Weiss Soundtrack & Mentor In Spanish "Juego De Tronos
2005 Wisin & Yandel: Mi Vida... My Life Jessy Terrero El Mismo Película sobre la Trayectoria de Wisin & Yandel


Year Television show Character Notes
2010 Victorious Soundtrack & Mentor "Make It Shine" by Sony Music
2009 Verano de amor Himself Guest star[21] (with Wisin)
2013 La Voz... México Coach Season 3[22] (with Wisin)

Awards and nominations[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Yandel: Discography, songs, biography, and listening guide". Rate Your Music. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Yandel: Legacy-De Líder a Leyenda Tour..." Terra. Retrieved March 11, 2015.
  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. ^ "Biografía de Yandel". CMTV. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  5. ^ "Yandel status: MUCHO SOL!!!" DE PLAYA CON MI HERMANITA..." Twitter. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  6. ^ "Wisin & Yandel llegan revolucionando". People en Español. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  7. ^ a b "Yandel celebra 10 años de matrimonio". Ritmoson Latino. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  8. ^ Cruz Candelaria, José L. (June 18, 2004). "Yandel disfruta a su segundo hijo". Archived from the original on May 28, 2014. Retrieved May 27, 2014.
  9. ^ "Yandel celebra su aniversario en Las Bahamas". Primera Hora. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  10. ^ "El adiós de Los Líderes". Milenio. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  11. ^ "Yandel Bio". MTV. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
  12. ^ "Yandel Denies Reggaeton Duo Will Be Breaking Up". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved December 16, 2014.
  13. ^ "Yandel Announces New Solo 'VIP Tour'". Billboard. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  14. ^ "Dangerous By Yandel". iTunes. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  15. ^ "Yandel Is First Latin Artist to Live Stream Concert on Tidal; Boxing Champ Miguel Cotto to Produce". Billboard. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  16. ^ "Yandel – De Líder a Leyenda VIP Tour". wisinyandelpr.com. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
  17. ^ "A petición de su fanaticada Yandel lanza Legacy - De Líder a Leyenda Tour EP". Yandellaleyenda.com. Retrieved August 28, 2014.
  18. ^ "Fechas De Conciertos". Yandel La Leyenda. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  19. ^ "Yandel - Dangerous Tour". Wisin Y Yandel PR. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  20. ^ C. Gutierrez, Evan. "Mi Vida: La Pelicula – Wisin & Yandel". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved January 3, 2015.
  21. ^ "Wisin & Yandel actúan con Dulce María". PeopleEnEspanol.com. Retrieved February 12, 2015.
  22. ^ "Wisin & Yandel Named Newest Coaches on 'La Voz…Mexico'". Billboard.com. Retrieved February 12, 2015.

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