Born Juan Luis Morera and Llandel Veguilla respectively, the duo of Wisín & Yandel are a bright hot comet of rhythm and dynamic energy making their mark in a genre that fuels today’s hottest musical movement, Reggaeton. A musical genre that distinguishes itself and sets itself apart by fusing Jamaican dancehall with Panamanian reggae root. Setting themselves apart with music so unique that it has the ability to cross gender lines and appeal to all races and ages, Wisín & Yandel have quickly become household names on the music scene and as respected artists.
Hailing from Puerto Rico and crediting their musical influences to Reggaeton pioneers Vico C and El General, this dynamic duo lays down their own particular stamp on the world of Reggaeton, making them not only original, but a breath of fresh air with insightful lyrics and a drive for excellence that refuses the thought of mediocrity. Their love for music is their bond and their unique chemistry lyrically and as performers is what sets them apart. Evidenced by their hits Rákata and Mayor que yo, their forthcoming album “Pal’ Mundo” promises to be their best album yet, as respected friends and colleagues the likes of Grupo Aventura, Daddy Yankee, Don Omar and Hector “el Bambino” collaborate and lend their particular styles to this dynamic twosome. They consider as their driving force the support received from their families, something well evidenced in their upcoming album where their excellent fusions reflect growth and maturity, while continuing to honor the genre for which they are known.
They have raised the bar and set the standard as the first rappers to receive a nomination to the prestigious Billboard Awards, and have seen all of their albums go gold. They have been awarded at Premios Tu Música in 2002, and continue to strive not only for excellence amongst their peers but amongst their fans. Most recently, they had a highly successful appearance at the awards show Premios Juventud, where they not only presented an award, but also delighted the audience with their song “Rakata” and sang the hit song “Mayor que Yo” with Daddy Yankee, Baby Rasta and Tony Tun Tun. As an added bonus in their strive for excellence, they are men with a purpose and a social conscience. They lend both their time and their name to foundations and charities like the Carlos Arroyo Association, and the Home for Children Living with AIDS to name a few. And, as all men with a purpose, they will continue to deliver their own brand of reggaeton , determined to keep us not only dancing, but expecting from them the same degree of excellence that they expect from themselves.