Yandel

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Veguilla and the second or maternal family name is Malavé.
Yandel
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 39)
Cayey, Puerto Rico
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active 1998–present
Website yandellaleyenda.com
Musical career
Genres
Labels
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 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, and 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] and the couple have two children; Adrián Yandel Veguilla, born (2001-01-25) 25 January 2001 (age 15) and Dereck Adrián Veguilla, born (2004-05-27) 27 May 2004 (age 12).[9]

Music career[edit]

Yandel met Wisin in school.[10] They began performing as a duó 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 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.[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.

Tours[edit]

Discography[edit]

Main article: Yandel discography

Studio albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

Live albums[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Director Character Notes
2005 Mi Vida: La Pelicula David Impelluso Himself An autobiographical documentary focusing on Wisin & Yandel's life.[21]
Television
Year Television show Character Notes
2009 Verano de amor Himself Guest star[22] (with Wisin)
2013 La Voz... México Judge Season 3[23] (with Wisin)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Totals Wins Nom.
2014 0 7
2015 0 10
2016[a] 2 11

Latin American Music Awards

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2015 Himself Favorite Urban Male Artist Nominated
2016 "Encantadora" Song of the Year Pending
Favorite Urban Song Pending
Dangerous Album of the Year Pending
Urban Album of the Year Pending
Himself Favorite Urban Artist Pending
"El Perdedor" (with Maluma) Favorite Collaboration Pending

Latin Billboard Music Awards

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2014 Himself Latin Rhythm Songs Artist of the Year, Solo Nominated
De Líder a Leyenda Latin Rhythm Album of the Year Nominated
Himself Latin Rhythm Albums Artist of the Year, Solo Nominated
2015 Latin Rhythm Songs Artist of the Year, Solo Nominated
Latin Rhythm Albums Artist of the Year, Solo Nominated
2016 Legacy: De Líder a Leyenda Tour Latin Rhythm Album of the Year Nominated
Himself Latin Rhythm Albums Artist of the Year, Solo Nominated

Latin Grammy Awards

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2014 De Líder a Leyenda Best Urban Music Album Nominated
2015 "Calentura" Best Urban Performance Nominated
Legacy: De Líder a Leyenda Tour Best Urban Music Album Nominated

La Musa Awards

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2016 Himself Hero's Award Won[b]

Lo Nuestro Awards

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2014 "Hablé de Ti" Video of the Year Nominated
2015 Himself Urban Artist of the Year Nominated
De Líder a Leyenda Urban Album of the Year Nominated
"Hasta Abajo" Urban Song of the Year Nominated
"Mi Peor Error" (with Alejandra Guzmán) Pop Collaboration of the Year Nominated
2016 Himself Urban Artist of the Year Nominated

Premios Juventud

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2014 Himself Favorite Urban Artist Nominated
2015 De Líder a Leyenda VIP Tour Favorite Concert Nominated

Premios Tu Mundo

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2014 Himself Favorite Urban Artist Nominated

Tecla Awards

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2016 Himself Best Musician/Band/Group on Social Media Won

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ As of September 2, 2016.
  2. ^ La Musa Awards 2016 are going to be celebrated on October. Although, Yandel was confirmed by the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame to be the winner of the Hero's Award (Premio Triunfador in spanish).[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Yandel: Discography, songs, biography, and listening guide". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  2. ^ a b "Yandel: Legacy-De Líder a Leyenda Tour...". Terra. Retrieved 2015-03-11. 
  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 2014-02-27. 
  5. ^ "Yandel status: MUCHO SOL!!!" DE PLAYA CON MI HERMANITA...". Twitter. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  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". Archived from the original on May 28, 2014. Retrieved May 27, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Yandel celebra su aniversario en Las Bahamas". Primera Hora. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
  10. ^ "El adiós de Los Líderes". Milenio. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  11. ^ "Yandel Bio". MTV. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  12. ^ "Yandel Denies Reggaeton Duo Will Be Breaking Up". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Yandel Announces New Solo 'VIP Tour'". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-11-02. 
  14. ^ "Dangerous By Yandel". iTunes. Retrieved 2016-02-17. 
  15. ^ "Yandel Is First Latin Artist to Live Stream Concert on Tidal; Boxing Champ Miguel Cotto to Produce". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-11-02. 
  16. ^ "Yandel – De Líder a Leyenda VIP Tour". wisinyandelpr.com. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  17. ^ "A petición de su fanaticada Yandel lanza Legacy - De Líder a Leyenda Tour EP". Yandellaleyenda.com. Retrieved 2014-08-28. 
  18. ^ "Fechas De Conciertos". Yandel La Leyenda. Retrieved April 16, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Yandel - Dangerous Tour". Wisin Y Yandel PR. Retrieved April 16, 2016. 
  20. ^ León Luna, Ariel. "Yandel se pone peligroso". ElUniversal.com.mx. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  21. ^ C. Gutierrez, Evan. "Mi Vida: La Pelicula – Wisin & Yandel". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved January 3, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Wisin & Yandel actúan con Dulce María". PeopleEnEspanol.com. Retrieved February 12, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Wisin & Yandel Named Newest Coaches on 'La Voz…Mexico'". Billboard.com. Retrieved February 12, 2015. 
  24. ^ Flores, Griselda (June 16, 2016). "Yandel to Receive Special Award at La Musa Awards 2016". Billboard. Retrieved June 16, 2016. 

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