Daddy Yankee now holds 10 Guinness World Records!

By Bryan Durham - October 31, 2018

‘Another item taken off my bucket list’, he said

Puerto Rican superstar singer Daddy Yankee (real name: Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez) is a household name globally. And has been recognised by the Guinness World Records, 10 times over!

The Latino superstar holds seven records for Despacito alone. He holds one for being the first Latin artist to reach #1 on Spotify’s Global chart. And two records for charting on Billboard’s Latin Rhythm Airplay.

“It is a pleasure for Guinness World Records to recognize these records for Daddy Yankee,” said Kimberly Patrick, official adjudicator for Guinness World Records. “His music has a global appeal that has enabled him to break these long-standing industry records.”

These are the records he now holds…
-First Latin artist to reach No. 1 on Spotify’s Global Artist chart
-Most No. 1 singles on the Billboard Latin Rhythm Airplay chart
-Most titles charted on the Billboard Latin Rhythm Airplay chart
-Most viewed video online (for “Despacito”)
-Most viewed music video online (for “Despacito”)
-Most viewed music video on YouTube (duet) (for “Despacito”)
-Most weeks at No. 1 in the USA (single) (for “Despacito”)
-Most liked video online (for “Despacito”)
-First YouTube video to receive 5 billion views (for “Despacito”)
-Most streamed track worldwide (for “Despacito”)

“It is an honor to add these Guinness World Records titles to my list of accomplishments and acknowledgments — to be named the first Latino artist to reach No. 1 on Spotify and to break records in the Billboard charts for my career in the genre,” he said.


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