Wisin y Yandel
- country:Puerto Rico
- label:WY Records
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Top-selling Latin artists and Grammy award winning duo Wisin & Yandel, born Juan Luis Morera and Llandel Veguilla respectively, began their career together more than ten years ago in their native Puerto Rico within the Latin music genre Reggaeton, which started as a fusion of Jamaican dancehall and Panamanian Reggae Root and has since evolved to include Hip Hop, Pop, Rap, Dance and R&B rhythms.
Wisin & Yandel have set themselves apart from the crowd by creating their own brand of Latin Urban/Popular music and continually raising the bar for themselves and the industry with each musical production. Driven, positive and innovative, Wisin & Yandel are simply a breath of fresh air, and it is working for them, so much so, that they have become nothing less than a PHENOMENON.
In the past five years, Wisin & Yandel have accumulated an impressive record-breaking 11 Platinum Album Awards in the United States as well as 10 Platinum Album Awards and 8 Gold Album Awards across Latin America.
The duo holds the record for most number ones on Billboard's Latin Rhythm Airplay Chart having placed NINE different songs since the chart's creation in 2005. They also hold the record for most number ones for a duo or group on Billboard's "Latin Songs" chart (which includes song from Latin genres) with SIX songs. In 2009 alone, they have had three number one US Latin radio singles.They have garnered a 2009 Grammy Award for Best Latin Urban Album for "Los Extraterrestres" and two Latin Grammy Awards: in 2008 for Best Urban Album for "Los Extraterrestres"; and in 2009 for Best Urban Song for "Abusadora". They currently have a 2010 Grammy nomination for Best Latin Urban, Alternative or Rock Album, as well as five Premios Lo Nuestro Nominations.Wisin & Yandel have also become the Latin leaders of the digital age. . . having surpassed 10 million digital music downloads world-wide, acquired more than 160 million "hits" on YouTube and becoming the #1 Latin Artist on MySpace and the #1 Latin Artist on Facebook (with more than one million fans).
Because of their Internet exposure the duo is becoming world-renown, having already transcended the Reggaeton and Urban Music genres. They are achieving universal fame and acceptance amongst young people everywhere, overcoming barriers of language, genre and nationality.