Daddy Yankee was born on February 3, 1976, in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. One of the top reggaetón (Spanish-language dancehall reggae) artists, he started to rhyme and sing at the age of 13. One of his first major appearances on record was on DJ Tony Touch's album "The Piece-Maker." Daddy not only sings and rhymes, he has his own record label, El Cartel Records, and, since his album "Cartel de Yankee" was certified for platinum sales in Puerto Rico. Yankee is best known for his hit single "Gasolina" back in 2009. He has won the Billboard Latin Music Award for Latin Rhythm song and Artist of the Year in 2014 and was nominated again in 2016.