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Yandel
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Background information
Birth name Llandel Veguilla Malavé
Also known as
  • Yandel
  • El Capitán Yandel
  • I Griega
  • La Leyenda Viviente
Born (1977-01-14) January 14, 1977 (age 43)
Cayey, Puerto Rico
Occupations
  • Singer-songwriter
  • record producer
Years active 1995–present
Associated acts
  • Wisin & Yandel
  • Enrique Iglesias
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Inna
Website yandellaleyenda.com


Llandel Veguilla Malavé, (born January 14, 1977) better known by his stage name Yandel, is a Puerto Rican Reggaeton musician, songwriter and record producer, who emerged in the music scene in 1995, born and raised in Cayey, Puerto Rico. He is best known as a member of the Reggaeton duó Wisin & Yandel. He released his first solo album Quien Contra Mí in 2003, his second solo studio album, De Líder a Leyenda was released in 2013.

Music CareerEdit

Yandel met Wisin in school. They began performing as a duó in the late '90s (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 Machete Music. 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.

Personal lifeEdit

Before he became a singer, Yandel worked as a barber in his hometown. He has a younger brother, Gadiel Veguilla, who is also a singer. In July 2004, Veguilla married his long-time girlfriend, Edneris Espada Figueroa and the couple has two children; Adrián Yandel Veguilla (Born January 25, 2002; Age 12) and Dereck Adrián Veguilla (Born May 27, 2004; Age 10).

DiscographyEdit

  • Quien Contra Mí (2003)
  • De Líder a Leyenda (2013)

SinglesEdit

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
LATIN
US
RHYTHM
US
LATIN
POP

US
TROPICAL
SPA
"Te Suelto El Pelo" 2003 Quien Contra Mí
"Yo Ya Me Cansé" 2004
"Say Jo!"
"Hablé de Ti" 2013 5 1 3 6 De Líder a Leyenda
"Hasta Abajo" 9 1 1 29
"Moviendo Caderas"
(featuring Daddy Yankee)
2014 10 2 4 21 27
  • PROMUSICAE: Gold
"Déjate Amar"
"En La Oscuridad (Salsa Version)"
(featuring Gilberto Santa Rosa)
"—" denotes a title that was not released or did not chart in that territory

As featured artistEdit

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
LATIN
<
US
RHYTHM
US
LATIN
POP

US
TROPICAL
SPA
"Permítame"
(Tony Dize featuring Yandel)
2008 18 2 20 La Melodía de la Calle
"Sexo Seguro" 2009 Welcome to the Jungle
"Mi Música Buena"
(Franco "El Gorila" featuring Yandel)
2011 La Verdadera Maquina
"Amor Real"
(Gocho featuring Yandel)
2013 6 1 13 10 N/A
"In Your Eyes"
(Inna featuring Yandel)
31 Party Never Ends
(Japanese deluxe edition)
"Prometo Olvidarte (Remix)"
(Tony Dize featuring Yandel)
2014 La Melodía de Ustedes
"Humanos a Marte (Urbano Remix)"
(Chayanne featuring Yandel)
En Todo Estaré
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles Edit

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
LATIN
US
RHYTHM
US
LATIN
POP

US
TROPICAL
"En La Disco Me Conoció"
(featuring Fido)
2003 Quien Contra Mí
"Mami Yo Quisiera Quedarme"
(featuring Alexis)
"Da Show" 2013 De Líder a Leyenda

At Own Eurovision Song ContestEdit

OESC #29Edit

Together with Inna, they represented Romania in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 29 contest held in Baku, Azerbaijan.

At the end of the voting "In your eyes" placed 8th in the Grand Final, receiving a total amount of 142 points.

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Alexandra Stan vs Manilla Maniacs
with All my people
Romania in Own Eurovision Song Contest
OESC #29
Succeeded by
Andreea Bălan feat. Mike Diamondz
with Things u do 2 me
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