GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ RECOGNIZES DADDY YANKEE AS THE FIRST LATIN ARTIST TO REACH THE NUMBER 1 IN SPOTIFY
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MIAMI, FL (October 29, 2018) - GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS, the global authority in record breaking, officially presented Daddy Yankee with the title for his achievement as the First Latin artist to reach the number one on Spotify, confirmed as of July 9, 2017, as well as seven titles for the success of the hit song “Despacito,” performed alongside Luis Fonsi, and two additional titles for topping the Billboard Latin Rhythm Airplay lists.
From the start of his career through his current hit "Dura," he has created songs that captivate audiences to become instant successes. With an impeccable track record of success within the last 20 years, the international music icon, whose greatest hits include "Gasoline," "Shaky Shaky," and "Despacito - Remix," has surpassed 44,735,586 monthly listeners on Spotify.
The "Big Boss" singer celebrates other Guinness World Records titles including:
- 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)
"Another item was taken off of my 'bucket list'," adds Daddy Yankee. "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 number 1 on Spotify and to break record records in the Billboard charts for my career in the genre. I’m honestly very grateful for the support of my fans."
Kimberly Partrick, official adjudicator for Guinness World Records presented Daddy Yankee with the certificates added: "It is a pleasure for Guinness World Records to recognize these records for Daddy Yankee. Both as a collaborator and a solo artist, his music has a global appeal that has enabled him to break these long-standing industry records."
Check out several of Daddy Yankee’s hits within the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2019 edition, which is currently available in stores and online ($28.95 USD).
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