Daddy Yankee keeps up with spitfire verses. Meanwhile, the song leans into a reggaeton bounce as he delivers the unshakable and undeniable hook. The video directed by Daniel Durán for 2 Wolves Films and filmed in Miami, FL. kinetically jumps from vibrant settings with dancers taking over a stable, a carousel, and even riding unicorns through the clouds as the superstar dominates each frame.
Daddy Yankee says, “Without any doubt, my inspiration for ‘El Pony’ is Ismael Rivera. In 1957, he released his version of ‘El Caballito,’ so I’ve been listening to this song since I was a young boy. Ismael Rivera inspired the concept behind this song, but I wanted to update it with this generation’s language and reggaeton style. It’s not the same genre, but it’s certainly the same theme that Ismael Rivera and Cortijo did. I wanted to reunite all my ideas and their legendary style and song into ‘El Pony’ and that’s what we managed to accomplish“
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.
Daddy Yankee is considered the King of Reggaeton and one of the founders of the global movement. He continues to reign with the global success of “Despacito,” which was named the most streamed song and the most watched video of all time. 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.
Yankee has also received over 100 awards including Latin Music Billboard Awards, Latin GRAMMYs, American Music Awards, Latin American Music Awards, among others. Earlier last month, he Takeover Good Morning America With a Huge Performance Of “Problema”