Puerto Rican artist Daddy Yankee dedicated his Latin Grammy nomination, in the category of Best Urban Fusion / Performance for the single "Yo Contra Ti", to women who fight against breast cancer.
The singer, who in that single is accompanying with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, informed today through a statement that the dedication is also in support of the organization Susan G. Komen Puerto Rico, the island's subsidiary of an organization international fight for awareness against breast cancer.
"Seeking to be a motivator, 'Yo Contra Ti' became one of the most important songs of my career, 'Me Contra Ti' has been converted through music into a spiritual and mental medicine, our purpose has always been to inspire and make it a hymn for the warriors who fight in the fight against cancer, "said the artist.
The musical piece performed by the historical union between Daddy Yankee and the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, directed by maestro Ángel Peña, was inspired by the stories of five breast cancer survivors, with whom the singer-songwriter met personally.
For her part, Amarilis Reyes, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen Puerto Rico, thanked Daddy Yankee for his creative and contagious awareness of society about the importance of timely diagnosis, encouraging a healthy life and giving support. to these patients.
"It's the first time that a topic in support of a non-profit entity is nominated for a Latin GRAMMY, and we are proud that the artist Daddy Yankee praises the awareness message about breast cancer that represents our organization from the beginning" added Reyes.
The video of the theme, concept created by the advertising agency J. Walter Thompson Puerto Rico, obtained more than 14 million views on YouTube and, so far, the single received six international awards, which are El Sol Awards, SME Digital Awards, Radio Mercury Awards, Summit Awards, The One Show and Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
"Yo Contra Ti" can be purchased on all digital platforms at a cost of $ 1.99, whose proceeds will go to the organization Susan G. Komen Puerto Rico.