Updated 06:42 AM EDT, Sat, Apr 10, 2021

Yandel to Give BTS Look on First Solo Concert in HBO Documentary Special

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Yandel's concert special titled "Yandel: Legacy - De Líder a Leyenda Tour" on HBO Latino premiered recently.

According to Billboard, the reggaeton singer, whose real name is Llandel Veguilla Malavé Salazar, was a part of the duo Wisin & Yandel alongside Juan Luis Morera Luna. The pair separated in 2013 and has since moved on to become solo artists.

"This was my first concert [as a solo act]," Yandel told Billboard, referring to the documentary. "With the duo, I did 17 sold-out performances at the arena and, for this concert, I wanted to make sure that everything was perfect."

Prior to the concert, HBO Latino also aired a half-hour special titled "Yandel: Camino al Concierto" or "Yandel: Road to the Concert" 30 minutes before the show, Billboard noted.

The Puerto Rican singer also revealed that the concert served as a turning point in his career in an effort to establish himself as a solo artist, the news outlet noted. The concert was filmed at Coliseo Jose Miguel Agrelot in San Juan, Puerto Rico, last fall. Aside from Yandel's concert special, HBO Latino also featured other Hispanic artists such as Shakira, Thalia, Carlos Santana, and Romeo Santos, Fox News Latino wrote.

Providing a behind-the-scenes peek, Yandel said in a special screening of the documentary that the concert special holds much significance for him because his family was a part of it.

"Those were nice times I spent, even my family was there - you can see my kids in the documentary, too. I'll be in Isla Verde, I'll be in San Juan, and I'm going to show a bit of El Morro, play some pool. I will do a little bit of everything," the 38-year-old musician said, as reported by Fox News Latino.

"Yandel: Legacy - De Líder a Leyenda Tour" opened on HBO Latino at 8 PM ET on April 10, Billboard noted. Wisin, Tego Calderón, Farruko, and salsa singer Gilberto Santa Rosa also made cameos in the documentary to support Yandel. New York-based DJ Alex Sensation, actor J.W. Cortes, and rapper 50 Cent was also featured in the concert special, Fox News Latino added.

Yandel also revealed that he is enjoying his career as a solo artist because he can make his "own decisions" and do the music that he likes, Fox News Latino wrote. However, he also admits that establishing his own music signature is not that easy.

"The music is the heart of my success. The movements that I've done are very interesting," he told Billboard. Yandel's first solo album, "De Lider a Leyenda," debuted at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums on 2013. He is also set to release a new record in November titled "Dangerous," with the single "Calentura" already out.

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