Daddy Yankee's farewell
The urban artist shared several messages with his followers before the end of his Legendaddy tour.
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After completing more than 80 concerts since July 16th, 2022, Daddy Yankee has been sharing on his social media several inspirational messages about his career, his inspiration and the memories he has left after 20 years in the music industry.
In one of the videos posted by the artist, he makes a compilation of great moments experienced in the shows he has performed and mentions that 1.9 million tickets have been sold.
"You were the ones who gave me the key to open the doors to turn this genre into the biggest in the world. Thank you to my entire team. Thanks to all the fans around the world for your support, and for making my dreams come true," Yankee mentioned in another of his publications.
In addition, the "king of reggaeton" also dedicated a special video to his wife Mireddys, where he thanked her for all her support during the many years she has accompanied him in his different musical projects.
"I want to remind the world who was the true inspiration of my career. Thanks to my wife Mireddys. Without you, nothing would have been possible. I love you," said the artist along with a compilation of photos and videos of the couple.
The last concerts of the tour will be at the Hiram Bithorn Stadium in Puerto Rico on January 6th, 7th and 8th, 2023.
The future of reggaeton
Isabella Gomez Sarmiento, producer of Culture Desk and NPR's Book of the Day podcast, mentioned that Daddy Yankee "set a precedent of social and artistic resistance by taking a genre from the working-class neighborhoods of the Caribbean and popularizing it into one of the most recognizable and profitable sounds on the scene today."
Therefore, Yankee's retirement is a void for this musical genre that seeks to continue making its way with lyrics that go beyond "perreo" and transcend to social protests in the region.