8. In 2009, Yankee was the recipient of Billboard’s Spirit of Hope Award for his humanitarian work with his charity, Corazón Guerrero, which works to improve education and quality of life for thousands of under served kids in Puerto Rico, Colombia and the Dominican Republic.
9. He starred in 2008’s Talento de Barrio, a film loosely-based on his early years in a Puerto Rican housing project. It became the highest-grossing Puerto Rican film ever.