Daddy Yankee May Be Inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame

24 nominees have been selected for the 2019 class of the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame including one of the biggest reggaeton superstars of all time, Daddy Yankee.

Not bad for a guy who was originally set on becoming a pro baseball player and nearly made the Seattle Mariners if not for a freak accident.

He’s gone on to receive an unbelievable 270 nominations for music awards over the year, taking home 5 Latin Grammys in the process.

Only 6 of the 24 finalists will actually be inducted, but voting is up to the public and considering Daddy Yankee’s global popularity it seems likely he’ll make the cut. The poll is open through April 15th.

Check out the full list of Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame nominees below and click here to vote.


Alejandro Lerner (Argentina)

Erasmo Carlos (Brazil)

Pablo Milanés (Cuba)

Ivy Queen (Puerto Rico)

Mario Quintero Lara - (Mexico)

Ruben Blades (Panama)

Willie Colón (Puerto Rico)

Daddy Yankee (Puerto Rico)

Johnny Pacheco (Dominican Republic)

José María Cano (Spain)

Joan Manuel Serrat (Spain)

Oscar D’ León (Venezuela)


Chico Navarro (Argentina)

Michael Sullivan (Brazil)

Fabio Alonso Salgado “Estéfano” (Colombia)

Armando Larrinaga (Cuba)

Carlos Lara (Mexico)

José Antonio Rodríguez (Dominican Republic)

Yoel Henríquez (Puerto Rico)

Luis Gómez Escolar (Spain)

A.B. Quintanilla (USA)

José Enrique Sarabia “Chelique” (Venezuela)

Andrés Castro (Colombia)

Guadalupe García García (Cuba)


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