Wisin & Yandel are a Puerto Rican reggaeton duo, consisting of Llandel Veguilla Malavé Salazar (Yandel) and Juan Luis Morera Luna (Wisin).
In 2000 Wisin & Yandel released their debut album “Los Reyes del Nuevo Milenio.” It peaked at #35 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. Released in 2001, “De Nuevos A Viejos,” their second studio album, peaked at #12 on the Billboard Latin Pop chart and #26 on the Top Latin Albums chart. Their third studio album, “De Otra Manera,” was released in 2002, by then independent label Lideres Entertainment Group.
“Mi Vida... My Life,” their fourth studio album, was released in October 2003, by Lideres Entertainment Group. It peaked at #19 on the Billboard Latin Pop chart and #56 on the Top Latin Albums chart.
In 2004, the duo released two separate solo efforts, “El Sobreviviente” by Wisin and “Quien Contra Mí” by Yandel, which sparked speculation about a possible separation. Sales of the albums were unimpressive, and the duo remained together.
Their fifth studio album “Pa'l Mundo” was released in November 2005 by Machete Music. It is notable for being their first commercially successful album. It has sold over 3,000,000 albums worldwide. The album includes hits such as “Rakata,” “Llamé Pa' Verte (Bailando Sexy),” and “Noche de Sexo,” each of which were Top 5 hits on the U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart.
“Wisin vs. Yandel: Los Extraterrestres,” their sixth studio album, was released in November 2007 by Machete Music. The album has sold over 1,500,000 albums worldwide and received the Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Music Album. It also won the Best Latin Urban Album at the Grammy Awards of 2009. The album entered the Billboard 200 Albums chart at #15, the fourth highest rank in reggaeton history.
Their seventh studio album “La Revolución,” was released in May 2009 by Machete Music and WY Records. The album featured collaborations with rapper 50 Cent, Ivy Queen, Yaviah, Ednita Nazario and Yomo. “La Revolución” debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart while reaching #1 on the Top Latin Albums chart.
“Los Vaqueros: El Regreso,” their eighth studio album was released in January 2011 through Universal. It featured guests signed to WY Records, and also English speaking hip-hop artists such as T-Pain, 50 Cent and Sean Kingston. In the U.S., the album debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. It became Wisin & Yandel's second Top 10 album and highest album debut after “La Revolución” debuted at #7 in 2009. It also debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart, becoming their fifth #1 album on the chart. On the Top Rap Albums chart the album debuted at #2, becoming on their highest debut on the chart.
Their next album, “Líderes,” was issued by Machete/WY in July 2012. It featured collaborations with artists including Chris Brown, T-Pain, Jennifer Lopez, O’Neill, Franco "El Gorila" and Alberto Stylee. It went to #1 on the Billboard Latin Albums chart and #6 on the Rap Albums chart, while peaking at #42 on the Billboard 200.
Wisin & Yandel announced their separation in late 2013. Yandel issued the solo album, “De Líder a Leyenda,” in November 2013. The record debuted at #1 on the Billboard Latin Albums chart, at #9 on the Rap Albums chart and at #76 on the Billboard 200. Don Omar, Daddy Yankee, J Alvares and Gadiel appeared on the album.
Wisin released the solo album, “El Regreso del Sobreviviente,” in March 2014. Guests on the album included 50 Cent, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Tempo, Chris Brown, Pitbull, Sean Paul, Franco de Vita, Zion and Michel Teló. It peaked at #3 on the Billboard Latin Albums chart.