Wisin & Yandel Biography
Wisin and Yandel are a
reggaeton duo from Cayey, Puerto Rico. Wisin was born
Juan Luis Morera Luna on December 19, 1978. Yandel was
born Llandel Veguilla Malavé Salazar on January 14, 1977.
The duo began collaborating
in music in 1998. Over the course of their career, the
group has earned 11 Platinum plaques in the United States and
Under a different sales
tier in Latin America, the duo received 11 Platinum and eight
Since 2005, the duo holds
the record for most "Number One" positions held on the
Billboard "Latin Rhythm Airplay" charts with nine different
songs. Wisin and Yandel also holds the record for most
Number One positions for a group on the Billboard "Latin
Songs" chart, with six distinct songs.
In 2008, Wisin & Yandel
received two Latin Grammy awards for their album "Los
Extraterrestres" The same album would later earn the duo
a Grammy award for "Best Urban Latin Album." Wisin &
Yandel were also voted "Favorite Latin Artist" at the American
Music Awards for two straight years.
Wisin & Yandel have
collaborated with a wide variety of American recording
artists, including 50 Cent, Nelly Furtado, Enrique Iglesias,
T-Pain, Eve, R Kelly, and Akon.
The duo are also known for
their acts of charity. In 2009, they donated a portion
of their tour proceeds towards "Habitat for Humanity."
The artists donated over $150,000 to the program, which builds
homes for needy families. They also contributed $100,000
towards the rebuilding of an orphanage in Port Au Prince,
following the devastating earthquake in Haiti.
On Saturday, July 26 2008,
Wisin married fellow Puerto Rican Yomaira Ortíz Feliciano.
His girlfriend since 2004, Yomaira was already the mother of
Wisin's nine-month old daughter Yelena Ortiz. The
wedding ceremony and reception were held in Jájome Terrace
restaurant in Cayey, Puerto Rico. In June of 2009,
Yomaira give birth to Dylan, their first son together.
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