After promoting a whopping 10 shows during his “Con Calma pa’l Choli” run at Puerto Rico’s José Miguel Agrelot Coliseo, Daddy Yankee already appears to have earned millions in ticket sales. According to a new business report by El Nuevo Día, the 42-year-old master reggaetonero accomplished this feat while also setting several new records for himself.
Not only is Daddy Yankee expected to exceed the $6 million record generated by his contemporaries, Wisin & Yandel, by the end of December — his 10 shows at El Choli also mark him as the male solo artist with the highest audience attendance in the venue’s history. We get it, El Cangri; you break records in your sleep.
And as if the venue accolades weren’t already enough, the Boricua legend has simultaneously racked in more radio and streaming records over the past few weeks. Most recently, Daddy Yankee pulled off his 30th top ten Billboard Hot Latin Songs hit with “Que Tire Pa’ ‘Lante.” Released on October 18, the track debuted at No. 10 on Billboard’s chart, and led at No. 1 on the Latin Digital Song Sales chart thanks to a throng of paid downloads.
As news of Daddy Yankee’s accomplishments continue to roll in, however, fans are beginning to wonder how his success can contribute to his homeland of Puerto Rico. As we know, Borinquén is still recovering in the wake of 2017’s Hurricane Maria. While we can certainly laud the advances of one of Puerto Rico’s international legends, his earnings on the island at El Choli do trigger a question of responsibility.
Commenters across social media and under El Nuevo Día’s report are desperate to know what Daddy Yankee’s next plan is when it comes to giving back to the island that supports him. The reggaetonero has partnered with Feeding America and Habitat for Humanity in the past — yet counterparts like Bad Bunny and Marc Anthony continue to initiate funding projects and foundations of their own today.
Now, eyes are on the record-breaker — at least 140,000 of them, that is, from fans who already purchased tickets to his El Choli concert series. Only time will tell if he’ll pay it forward.