He is one of the most-famous and successful musical artists in the entertainment industry
He was named by CNN as the "Most Influential Hispanic Artist" of 2009, and included in Time 100 in 2006.
In March 2022, Daddy Yankee announced that he would be retiring from music after the release of his upcoming seventh studio album Legendaddy and its supporting tour.
With "Despacito", both Yankee and Luis Fonsi achieved multiple worldwide records, including the most-viewed YouTube video.
Daddy Yankee has won 184 awards from 484 nominations. He has won five Latin Grammy Awards, two Billboard Music Awards, 14 Billboard Latin Music Awards.
Ayala has worked in the film industry as both an actor and producer. His acting debut was as an extra in the 2004 film Vampiros, directed by Eduardo Ortiz and filmed in Puerto Rico.