A page of reggaeton is turning. Daddy Yankee, one of the most prominent artists of the 21st century with his hit hit Despacito, announced that he was ending his musical career during a concert on his native island of Puerto Rico. The artist later confirmed this to his fans on social media.
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At the age of 47, he decided to put an end to his musical career to dedicate himself to Jesus Christ. "This is the most important day of my life... Tonight I recognize and am not ashamed to tell the whole world that Christ lives in me and that I will live for him. It's the end of a chapter and the beginning of a new one," he wrote in an Instagram post published in the wake of his concert.
Despacito, the second most viewed clip in YouTube's history
The artist had already hinted that the end of his career was approaching. In 2022, he claimed that his twelfth album Legendaddy, which would be released a few weeks later, was his last. A word that the singer has therefore decided to respect.
In 2017, Daddy Yankee released the song Despacito in collaboration with Luis Fonsi, later covered by Justin Bieber. The song was a resounding international success and broke all sales records one by one. Six years after its release, Despacito's music video is the second most-viewed video in YouTube history, with 8.3 billion views. The children's song Baby Shark is well in the lead, with 13 billion views.