wikiamp

Yandel

Llandel Veguilla Malavé (born January 14, 1977), better known by his stage name Yandel after the phonetic spelling of Llandel, is a Puerto Rican reggaeton singer and record producer, who emerged in the music scene in 1995. He is best known as a member of the reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel. He released his first solo album, Quien Contra Mí, in September 2003. His second solo studio album, De Líder a Leyenda, was released in November 2013, which was certified Gold (Latin) by the RIAA in 2014.

Early life and family

Llandel Veguilla Malavé was born on January 14, 1977, in Cayey, Puerto Rico, the son of Julio Veguilla and Lucy Malavé. Veguilla has two siblings, including younger brother Gadiel, who is also a singer, and sister Linnette. Before he became a singer, Yandel worked as a barber in his hometown.

In July 2004, Veguilla married his long-time girlfriend, Edneris Espada Figueroa. The couple have two children: Adrián Yandel Veguilla, born , and Dereck Adrián Veguilla, born .

Music career

Yandel met Wisin in school. They began performing as a duo in 1998 (Yandel then billing himself as "Llandel"), and made their album debut in 2000 with Los Reyes del Nuevo Milenio. They later made the jump to a major label in 2003 with Mi Vida... My Life, their first for Universal subsidiary Fresh Productions. Pa'l Mundo then catapulted them to mainstream success in 2005. Subsequently, Wisin & Yandel established their own label, WY Records, and presented an affiliate group, Los Vaqueros. In November 2013, after the duo's Líderes tour, they went on hiatus. Since then he has continued to tour. A third album, Dangerous, was released in November 2015.

Tours

  • De Líder a Leyenda VIP Tour (2014)
  • Dangerous Tour (2016)

    Discography

    Studio albums

  • Quien Contra Mí (2003)
  • De Líder a Leyenda (2013)
  • Dangerous (2015)
  • Update (2017)
  • The One (2019)

    EPs

  • Legacy: De Líder a Leyenda Tour (EP) (2014)

    Live albums

  • Legacy: De Líder a Leyenda Tour (2015)

    Filmography

    Awards and nominations