Daddy Yankee’s critically acclaimed chart-topping magnum opus and final album, Legendaddy, is officially the biggest Latin album of 2022!
The album just went platinum (Latin), and the RIAA has recognized it with the “Top Latin Album Released in 2022 At Mid-Year” Award. Thus far, it has impressively racked up over 1 billion streams and counting.
The impact of Legendaddy only continues to grow. The recent music video for “X Última Vez” has amassed over 69 million YouTube views and counting. Rolling Stone fittingly declared, “Legendaddy is Daddy Yankee’s final victory lap, marking the end of a lengthy career for the undisputed king of reggaeton.” It’s just the beginning though of a massive summer for Daddy Yankee.
Speaking to the excitement around the last chapter of his genre-defining career, his farewell tour ‘La Última Vuelta’ (The Last Round) has already sold out in advance of its launch this summer.
Upon release, Legendaddy landed as the #1 Latin Album in the World! It bowed at No.1 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums Chart, arriving as his fifth consecutive #1 debut on the respective chart. Additionally, it catapulted into the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 at No.8, marking his highest position on the chart to date and first Top 10 in 15 years since 2007’s El Cartel: The Big Boss. Additionally, it soared to No.1 on the Spotify Weekly Top Albums Chart.
Legendaddy incited widespread critical applause. Variety proclaimed, “Spanning over three decades of music, the 19-track collection captures the essence of reggaeton, salsa, dancehall, rap, trap, bachata, EDM, and Caribbean influencers,” and The New York Times noted, “The most dynamic moments come when Yankee reaches for the magic of the past – whether indulging in boastful hubris or summoning listeners into dance floor reverie.” Rolling Stone awarded the record “4-out-of-5 stars” and raved, “He’s going out in a blaze of glory.”
Right out of the gate, Legendaddy took over Spotify worldwide, ascending to No.1 on the Global Album Chart, achieving the biggest streaming day of his career on Spotify with a staggering 35.7 million streams—almost double his prior career-best. Additionally, five of the album’s music videos vaulted into the Top 10 on YouTube. He has bested his own personal records with the album – and it has only just begun to catch fire too!