Born Llandel Malavé, he is one half of the Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel alongside Juan Luis Morera Luna, AKA Wisin. The group released their debut album, Los Reyes del Nuevo Milenio, in 2000.
He and Wisin were first heard in 1998 on DJ Dicky's album "No Fear 3" and "The Mission Vol. 1," a compilation album from the label Fresh Production.
Wisin & Yandel became known for such hits as "Rakata," "Llamé Pa' Verte (Bailando Sexy)," "Pam Pam," and their collaborations with R. Kelly, Paris Hilton, Ja Rule, and Lenny Kravitz.
He and his wife, Edneris Espada Figueroa, have two children, Adrian and Dereck.
He and Wisin featured Jennifer Lopez on their 2012 song "Follow The Leader."