Daddy Yankee will get to swing for the fences in his new position as ambassador for the 2023 World Baseball Basic (WBC).
As a part of his ambassadorial duties, the reggaeton artist throws his famous person standing behind an anthem for the present match, “Chispa,” which he co-produced with Play-N-Skilz.
In accordance with a press release from organizers, “Chispa” will likely be featured throughout WBC and MLB social platforms, and with the Basic’s protection, in-park activations and extra.
Additionally, Daddy Yankee is predicted to attend a number of video games performed at loanDeport park in Miami all through the match, which he launched by throwing out the primary pitch final Sunday (March 12) earlier than the Venezuela vs. Puerto Rico sport.
A lot has occurred within the 12 months since Yankee introduced his retirement from music.
The Puerto Rican artist (born Raymond Ayala) ends his touring profession on a excessive, along with his La Ultima Vuelta trek raking-in $197.8 million and 1.9 million tickets offered over 83 reveals in 2022, in line with figures reported to Billboard Boxscore.
That’s by a ways the most important tour of his profession, and behind solely Dangerous Bunny amongst Latin artists.
Yankee’s collaboration with Luis Fonsi, “Despacito,” final 12 months prolong its reign because the most-viewed music video on YouTube, by hitting the magical 8 billion streams milestone. And his closing album, 2022’s Legendaddy, gave Yankee a career-high No. 8 peak on the Billboard 200, his second prime 10 look on the all-genres chart.
The 46-year-old artist’s beloved Puerto Rico is one in all 20 nations competing within the Basic, which reaches its climax March 21 in Miami. Sanctioned by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), it’s the game’s premier worldwide competitors — basically, the world cup for baseball.