Reggaeton icon Daddy Yankee Reaches 1 Billion Spotify Streams with Latest Single “Con Calma” featuring Snow
Following this achievement, he makes history as the “Only Latin Artist to Tally Over 1 Billion Spotify Streams on Three Tracks,” following his other anthems in the billions club “Despacito” with Luis Fonsi and “Despacito (Remix)” [feat. Justin Bieber].
The single vaulted to #1 on the iTunes Latino Charts in 50 countries. It also notably went gold, platinum, or multiplatinum in ten countries, diamond in two countries, and 41x-platinum (Latin) in the US. Not to mention, the music video has amassed over 2.3 billion YouTube views. Katy Perry joined him for a blockbuster remix as they tuned up together for the debut performance on the season finale of American Idol. It also landed a high-profile placement in Spies in Disguise.
Daddy Yankee is one of the most popular and followed artists in the world today, with more than 60 million followers across social media and more than 7 billion streams in the last 12 months alone on YouTube, where he is among the Top 20 Global Artists. He has additionally sold more than 17 million albums, charted 50 hit songs on Billboard charts and he is the only Latin Artist with four Spanish-language songs to reach the Top 20 of Billboard’s Hot 100.
In 2018, his single “Dura” was the 2nd Most Watched Video in 2018 and in 2019, “Con Calma” marked the number “Most Watched” video globally on YouTube. Other global hits by Daddy Yankee are “Gasolina,” “Rompe,” “Limbo” and “Que Tire Pa’Lante.”
Among his many accomplishments, Yankee has also received over 100 awards including Latin Music Billboard Awards, Latin GRAMMYs, American Music Awards, Latin American Music Awards, among others. In 2014 Daddy Yankee was also honored with the ASCAP “Voice of Music Award.”