Daddy Yankee announces retirement from music with farewell tour
Singer-rapper Daddy Yankee, whose career exploded with 2004's hit 'Gasolina', will culminate his musical run with 'Legendaddy', his first new studio album in 10 years, along with a world tour.
His music launched a genre that altered the sound and business of Latin music and became a global phenomenon.
Daddy Yankee had hinted at retirement and a last album and tour during an interview at Billboard's Latin Music Week last year but had yet to make an official announcement.
"Today, I'm announcing my retirement from music by giving you my best production and my best concert tour," Daddy Yankee said in a statement in a press release issued on March 20.
"I will say goodbye celebrating these 32 years of experience with this new collector`s item, the album 'Legendaddy'. I'm going to give you all the styles that have defined me, in one single album."Daddy Yankee's 'Legendaddy'` is set to be released on May 24 at 8 pm ET.
His La Ultima Vuelta World Tour, a five-month trek, is set to kick off on August 10 in Portland, Oregon and run through December.
Pre-sale tickets will go on sale on March 25, with a general public sale to follow on March 30.
Daddy Yankee has had six No. 1s on the Top Latin Albums chart, starting with 2004's 'Barrio Fino', the first-ever reggaeton album to hit that spot. As of March 2022, he's seen 76 entries on Latin Airplay and 86 on Hot Latin Songs, including the record-shattering 'Despacito' alongside Luis Fonsi.