Daddy Yankee is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, rapper, actor, and record producer. He is one of the most influential and successful Latin American artists of all time, often called The Kind of Reggaeton. He is credited with popularizing the musical genre of reggaeton, and is known for his hit singles "Gasolina," "Rompe," and "Lo Que Paso, Paso." Born Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Daddy Yankee began his career as a reggaeton artist in the early 1990s. He released his debut album El Cartel in 1995, which was followed by El Cartel II in 1997. His third album, El Cangri.com, was released in 2002 and was a major success, spawning the hit singles "Gasolina" and "Lo Que Paso, Paso." Since then, Daddy Yankee has released several more albums, including Barrio Fino (2004), Talento de Barrio (2008), Mundial (2010), Prestige (2012), and King Daddy (2013). He has also collaborated with numerous other artists, including Justin Bieber, Luis Fonsi, Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, and Snoop Dogg.