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Prestige is the sixth studio album and eleventh overall by Puerto Rican reggaeton singer-songwriter Daddy Yankee. It was released through El Cartel Records and Sony Music on September 11, 2012.[2] The album currently has three singles, the lead "Ven Conmigo" was released on April 12, 2011. The second single "Lovumba" was released on October 4, 2011. The third single "Pasarela" was released on July 10, 2012. It was nominated for Urban Album of the Year at the Lo Nuestro Awards of 2013.[3]

Prestige
Prestige by Daddy Yankee cover art.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 11, 2012
RecordedEarly 2011–2012
Genre
LabelEl Cartel Records, EMI Music & Capitol Latin
ProducerMusicologo & Menes, MadMusick[1]
Daddy Yankee chronology
Daddy Yankee Mundial
(2010)
Prestige
(2012)
King Daddy
(2014)
Singles from Prestige
  1. "Ven Conmigo"
    Released: April 12, 2011
  2. "Llegamos A La Disco"
    Released: Jul 6, 2011
  3. "Lovumba"
    Released: October 4, 2011
  4. "Pasarela"
    Released: July 10, 2012
  5. "Limbo"
    Released: October 27, 2012
  6. "La Noche De Los Dos"
    Released: June 2013

PromotionEdit

Official singles

  • "Ven Conmigo" was released as the first official single on April 12, 2011 to radios and digitally on April 19, 2011. It features Bachata artist Prince Royce. It was produced by Musicologo and Menes. The music video for "Ven Conmigo" was released on June 3, 2011. As of September 9, 2012 the song had more than 60 million views on YouTube.[4] It peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Latin Songs chart. It also peaked at No. 2 on both the Billboard Latin Tropical Airplay chart and the Billboard Latin Rhythm Airplay.
  • "Lovumba" was released as the second official single digitally on October 4, 2011. The song is a fusion of mambo, soca and dance beats. The name "Lovumba" is a blend of the words Love and Rumba. The song was also produced by Musicologo and Menes. The music video for "Lovumba" was recorded in Puerto Rico in December 2011 and was directed by Carlos "Bambam" Martin and was released on January 11, 2012. It peaked at No. 1 on both the Billboard Latin Songs and the Billboard Latin Pop Songs.
  • "Pasarela" was released as the third official single on July 10, 2012. The music video was released on June 22, 2012.
  • "Limbo" is the fourth official single from the album. It was produced by MadMusick.[1] The music video was released on October 27, 2012 and as of September 2013 it has more than 140 million hits on YouTube. It peaked at No. 1 on both the Billboard Latin Songs and the Billboard Latin Pop Songs just like Lovumba, but staying at this position more than three months being the most successful commercial single from the album to date. The official remix features Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel. The hit also was performed by Daddy Yankee at the opening of the 2013 Latin Billboard Awards where afterwards he attended the official El Cartel Tequila after party at Blue Martini in celebration of 13 straight weeks at #1 in the top spot.[5][6]

ReleaseEdit

The album was released on September 11, 2012 through El Cartel and Sony Music. In an interview in Miami Daddy Yankee said: "My fans are the best. Prestige is a production for everyone to access what is good, what is great and prestigious in music." The album was nominated at the Latin GRAMMYS for best urban music album. Songwriters and engineers include Eliezer Palacios, Giencarlo Rivera, Tom Coyne, Mike Couzzi, Jose Ramon Florez, Oscar Vinader, Jonathan Rivera & Francisco Saldaña.[7] On March 26, 2009, the album received a Latin album gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipping 30,000 copies.

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     

Allmusic gave the album a positive review and said the "Prestige would be cumbersome at 17 tracks if an overflow of flash, swagger, and talent didn't make that number right-sized". Also, defined the single Ven Conmingo as a "Another career high point for the one they rightfully call "The Big Boss."[8]

Commercial performanceEdit

In the United States, The album debuted at number 39 on the U.S.Billboard 200 and at number one on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart, selling 8,000 copies in its first week.[9] Also, it peaked at number 93 at Swiss album chart.

On March 8, 2013, the album received a Latin album gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipping 50,000 copies.[10] The album was a commercial succes in Chile to and was certified gold.[11]

Track listingEdit

All lyrics written by Daddy Yankee (co-writing in collaboration songs); all music composed by Los De La Nazza (except on track 7 and 10).

Standard edition[12]
No.TitleWriter(s)MusicLength
1."Perros Salvajes"Ramón Luis Ayala RodríguezLos De La Nazza3:10
2."Miss Show"AyalaLos De La Nazza2:48
3."Pon T Loca"AyalaLos De La Nazza2:59
4."El Amante" (Featuring J Alvarez)Ayala, Javid David Álvarez FernándezLos De La Nazza3:40
5."Pasarela"AyalaLos De La Nazza3:13
6."Po' Encima"AyalaLos De La Nazza2:32
7."La Noche De Los Dos" (Featuring Natalia Jiménez)Ayala, Antonio Rayo GiboRayito3:44
8."Llegamos A La Disco" (Featuring De La Ghetto, Ñengo Flow, Arcángel, Farruko, Baby Rasta & Gringo, Alex Kyza & Kendo Kaponi)Ayala, Rafael Castillo, Edwin Rosa, Austin Santos, Wilmer Alicea, Samuel Gerena, Alex Kyza, Jose Rivera MoralesLos De La Nazza7:33
9."Switchea"AyalaLos De La Nazza3:05
10."Limbo"Ayala, Eliezer Palacios, Giancarlos Rivera, Jonathan Rivera, Francisco SaldañaMadMusick3:44
11."La Calle Moderna"AyalaLos De La Nazza3:32
12."After Party" (Featuring De La Ghetto)Ayala, CastilloLos De La Nazza3:45
13."La Maquina De Baile"AyalaLos De La Nazza2:43
14."Más Que Un Amigo" (Featuring Farruko)Ayala, Carlos Efrén Reyes RosadoLos De La Nazza4:05
15."Baby" (Featuring Randy)Ayala, Randy Ariel Ortiz AcevedoLos De La Nazza3:03
16."Lovumba"AyalaLos De La Nazza, Raffy Lind3:38
17."Ven Conmigo" (Featuring Prince Royce)Ayala, Geoffrey Royce RojasLos De La Nazza, Melvin Garica3:39

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Songs
Year Song Peak chart positions
US Hot Latin Songs US Tropical Songs US Latin Airplay US Latin Digital Songs US Latin Pop Songs SPA FRA VEN VEN
LATIN
COL
2011 "Ven Conmigo" 9 2 2 2 11 19
"Lovumba" 1 2 1 6 1 33 135 9 3
2012 "Pasarela" 4 3 4 6 2 2 12
"El Amante" 40 46
"La Noche De Los Dos" 19 19 23 6
"Limbo" 1 4 2 2 1 46 141 19 8 2
"La Máquina De Baile" 42

Sales and certificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[20] Gold (Latin) 50,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

AccoladesEdit

Year Ceremony Award Result
2013 Latin Billboard Music Awards Latin Rhythm Album of the Year Nominated
Latin Grammy Awards Best Urban Music Album Nominated
Lo Nuestro Awards Urban Album of the Year Nominated
Los Premios 40 Principales América Best Album Nominated
Premios Juventud Just Play It All Nominated

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Daddy Yankee Prestige Album Review
  3. ^ "List of Nominees – Premio Lo Nuestro Latin Music Award 2013" (PDF). Univision (in Spanish). Univision Communications. 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 13, 2013. Retrieved April 16, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ Daddy Yankee – Ven Conmigo ft. Prince Royce on YouTube
  5. ^ https://twitter.com/Daddy_Yankee
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-05-06. Retrieved 2013-04-28. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  8. ^ "Prestige - Daddy Yankee | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-05-03.
  9. ^ https://www.americanradiohistory.com/hd2/IDX-Business/Music/Archive-Billboard-IDX/IDX/00s/2012/BB-2012-09-29-OCR-Page-0046.pdf
  10. ^ "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved 2019-05-03.
  11. ^ Univision. "Daddy Yankee recibió Disco de Oro en Viña del Mar". Univision (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-05-03.
  12. ^ "Daddy Yankee – Prestige". Allmusic. Rovi.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Daddy Yankee – Prestige". Hung Medien.
  14. ^ "Billboard 200 2012-09-29". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2012-11-06.
  15. ^ "Top Rap Albums 2012-09-29". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2012-10-31.
  16. ^ "Top Latin Albums 2012-09-29". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2012-11-06.
  17. ^ "Latin Rhythm Albums 2012-09-29". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2012-10-31.
  18. ^ "Top Latin Albums 2013-01-26". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2017-02-13.
  19. ^ "Top Latin Albums 2017-03-04". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2017-02-22.
  20. ^ "American album certifications – Daddy Yankee – Prestige". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click Type, then select Latin, then click SEARCH.