Llandel Veguilla Malavé (born January 14, 1977 in Cayey, Puerto Rico), better known by his stage name Yandel, is a Puerto Rican reggaeton musician, songwriter and record producer, who emerged in the music scene in 1995. He is best known as a member of the reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel. He released his first solo album Quien Contra Mí in September 2003, and his second solo studio album, De Líder a Leyenda was released in November 2013, which was certified Gold (Latin) by the RIAA in 2014.

Early life and family

Llandel Veguilla Malavé was born on January 14, 1977, in Cayey, Puerto Rico, the son of Julio Veguilla and Lucy Malavé. Veguilla has two siblings, including younger brother Gadiel, who is also a singer, and sister Linnette. Before he became a singer, Yandel worked as a barber in his hometown.

In July 2004, Veguilla married his long-time girlfriend, Edneris Espada Figueroa and the couple have two children; Adrián Yandel Veguilla, born (2001-01-25) 25 January 2001 and Dereck Adrián Veguilla, born (2004-05-27) 27 May 2004 .

Music career

Yandel met Wisin in school. They began performing as a duó in 1998, (Yandel then billing himself as "Llandel") and made their album debut in 2000 with Los Reyes del Nuevo Milenio. They later made the jump to a major label in 2003 with Mi Vida... My Life, their first for Universal subsidiary Machete Music. Pa'l Mundo then catapulted them to mainstream success in 2005. Subsequently, Wisin & Yandel established their own label, WY Records, and presented an affiliate group, Los Vaqueros. In November 2013, after the duo's Líderes tour, they went on hiatus. Since then he has continued to tour. A third album Dangerous was released in November 2015.

Tours

Discography

Studio albums

EPs

Live albums

Filmography

Film
YearFilmDirectorCharacterNotes
2005Mi Vida: La PeliculaDavid ImpellusoHimselfAn autobiographical documentary focusing on Wisin & Yandel's life.
Television
YearTelevision showCharacterNotes
2009Verano de amorHimselfGuest star (with Wisin)
2013La Voz... MéxicoJudgeSeason 3 (with Wisin)

Awards and nominations

Latin American Music Awards

YearNominee/workAwardResult
2015HimselfFavorite Urban Male ArtistNominated
2016"Encantadora"Song of the YearPending
Favorite Urban SongNominated
DangerousAlbum of the YearWon
Urban Album of the YearNominated
HimselfFavorite Urban ArtistPending
"El Perdedor" (with Maluma)Favorite CollaborationNominated

Latin Billboard Music Awards

YearNominee/workAwardResult
2014HimselfLatin Rhythm Songs Artist of the Year, SoloNominated
De Líder a LeyendaLatin Rhythm Album of the YearNominated
HimselfLatin Rhythm Albums Artist of the Year, SoloNominated
2015Latin Rhythm Songs Artist of the Year, SoloNominated
Latin Rhythm Albums Artist of the Year, SoloNominated
2016Legacy: De Líder a Leyenda TourLatin Rhythm Album of the YearNominated
HimselfLatin Rhythm Albums Artist of the Year, SoloNominated

Latin Grammy Awards

YearNominee/workAwardResult
2014De Líder a LeyendaBest Urban Music AlbumNominated
2015"Calentura"Best Urban PerformanceNominated
Legacy: De Líder a Leyenda TourBest Urban Music AlbumNominated

La Musa Awards

YearNominee/workAwardResult
2016HimselfHero's AwardWon

Lo Nuestro Awards

YearNominee/workAwardResult
2014"Hablé de Ti"Video of the YearNominated
2015HimselfUrban Artist of the YearNominated
De Líder a LeyendaUrban Album of the YearNominated
"Hasta Abajo"Urban Song of the YearNominated
"Mi Peor Error" (with Alejandra Guzmán)Pop Collaboration of the YearNominated
2016HimselfUrban Artist of the YearNominated

Premios Juventud

YearNominee/workAwardResult
2014HimselfFavorite Urban ArtistNominated
2015De Líder a Leyenda VIP TourFavorite ConcertNominated

Premios Tu Mundo

YearNominee/workAwardResult
2014HimselfFavorite Urban ArtistNominated

Tecla Awards

YearNominee/workAwardResult
2016HimselfBest Musician/Band/Group on Social MediaWon