It’s worldwide fun on the #AOTW today jamming and vibing to Mr Worldwide music telling us that he is a global brand, not just local to his home. He’s a Grammys award winner. His music genres and styles include: Latin Pop/Rock., Latin Rap, Reggaeton, Pop and Dancehall. He may look as like he’s on hiatus but hey he’s got so much going apart from making appearances as guest artist in hits songs with the likes of Jlo, Usher, Enrique Iglesias among other collaborations. He’s got his song featured on the soundtrack to the film 2 Fast 2 Furious back in 2003. He’s got 10 successful albums.
It interesting how far Pitbull has come despite all criticism. Some claim he’s not talented. He can’t sing. He’s got shallow lyrical content. He’s arrogant and boastful. They even say he doesn’t have good looks for a pop star. They said he’s a terrible rapper even ranked worst rapper (Gentleman’s Quarterly ranked him as the 9th worst rapper of all time) at some point. C’mon guys!
Perhaps Pitbull chose to ignore all criticisms and decided to be called Pitbull instead- a dog name for a type of dog descended from bulldogs and terriers. He said he chose that stage name “because the dogs “bite to lock. The dog is too stupid to lose”. What does that mean though? Moving on! The American rapper Pitbull was born Armando Christian Pérez on January 15, 1981 (37), in Florida (Miami) to Cuban immigrant parents. He attended South Miami High School and later attended Miami Coral Park High School where he focused his career on rapping.
In 2001, Pitbull was signed on to Luther Campbell’s Luke Records the same year he was introduced to an independent label and management company specializing in developing artists, who saw the eagerness and hunger for music in Pitbull and began to develop him. Pitbull’s career kicked off fully after he was offered a solo track on a 2002 album called Kings of Crunk. He then released his debut album M.I.A.M.I (Money Is A Major Issue ) under TVT Records in 2004 . The album peaked at #14 on the US Billboard 200 chart in September and was certified Gold in April 2005 for reaching sales of 500,000. He did a to the same album titled ”Money Is Still a Major Issue” in November 2005. His2nd studio album – El Mariel came through end of October 2006, peaked at #17 on the Billboard 200 .
He released his 3rd album -The Boatlift in November 2007. The album debuted at #50. Pitbull’s first 3 albums in summary weren’t that big according to reviews by critics. He got signed on to another label -Polo Grounds/J Records through his own imprint, Mr. 305 (the area code of Miami) and dropped his 4th studio albumRebelution, in September 2009. The album spawned fifth singles that were commercially successful. His 4th album was his break through album!
NO 4: I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) (his breakthrough hit single off 4th album Rebelution. The single peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100)
Pitbull dropped his 5th studio album -Armando- his first primarily Spanish album in November, 2010 spawning four singles: “Watagatapitusberry”, “Maldito Alcohol”, “Bon, Bon”, and “Tu Cuerpo“. Greater news in 2011 when Pitbull dropped his 6th studio album -Planet Pit. The album was preceded by two singles: “Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor)”, which peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and “Give Me Everything” made his first number-one single in UK and US peaked #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album Planet Pit peaked in the top ten on the national album charts of several territories. It is Pitbull’s most commercially successful album (to date).
Pitbull’s released his 7th studio album -Global Warming in November 2012. He produced the hit singles. On October 7, 2013, he released a song with Kesha, named “Timber” followed by the Meltdown EP then Global Warming. In November, 2014, he released his 8th studio album -Globalization preceded by four: singles as well as lead single Celebrate” from the 2014 animated film Penguins of Madagascar. then another single “Fun” with Chris Brown before he worked on his Pitbull’s 9th studio album Dale which is his second Spanish album released in 2015. His last album Climate Change dropped on 17th March 2017. It debuted at #29 on the Billboard
NO 3 Give Me Everything Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer (off Planet Pit 2011- his first US number-one single. Peaked at #1 in JUL 2011 and spent 45 WEEKS on the billboard hot 100 chart) (won Top Radio Song at the Billboard Music Awards in 2015
No 2: “Bad Man” featuring Robin Thicke, Joe Perry and Travis Barker (off his 10th album Climate Change) released in February 14, 2016. It was performed the following night as the closing number to the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. The official music video was uploaded to Pitbull’s VEVO channel on April 20, 2017.
Bonus: AMORE feat Leona Lewis (one of the 3 solo tracks off his 2018 Gotti Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Earlier in 2018, Pitbull announced the release of Gotti Original Motion Picture Soundtrack via the web pitbullmusic.com. It was a movie released theatres on June 15, 2018. The soundtrack includes three solo Pitbull tracks, one of them being the single AMORE featuring Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Leona Lewis
Leona Lewis says about the soundtrack: “I love working with Pitbull. It’s always so much fun and his energy is just infectious. This record was really interesting to put together as it was something new for me. Being a big movie fan, the fact that the song is in the GOTTI movie is so exciting.”
AWARD & NOMINATION
He had lots of self winning albums as well among other awards. He’s won about 45 awards and nominated for about 142times: some of his major awards won: American Music Awards. Grammy Awards. Billboard Music Awards. Billboard Latin Music Awards. Latin Grammy Awards in 2013. Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. Teen Choice Awards.
NO1: I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)
Peaked at #2 on 20th June 2009 on the Billboard Hot 100 reaching the top ten in several European territories. Pitbull’s breakout into international success
Pitbull is said to be single but he has four children from his previous relationships (with two 2 baby mamas). He’s featured and has been featured by top music acts
Pitbull has sold over two million albums throughout his career. His 2011 Sony Music album Planet Pit debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200. He won Grammy Award for Best Latin Urban Album and sold multi platinum albums (Planet Pit, Global Warming).
American Music Awards:
2013 – Timber won Best Song Rap
2014 – Pitbull won Best Artist Rap/Hip-Hop
2015 DALE won Best Album Latin
2013 – Pitbull Won Best Artist Latin/Best Artist Urban
2016 – Pitbull Won Best Album Rock/Best Artist Urban.
iHeartRadio Music Awards:
2014 – Best Collaboration For the song “Timber”
2016 – Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album for DALE
Billboard Music Awards:
2011 – “Bon, Bon” won Top Latin Song
2014 – “Timber” won Top Rap Song
2015 – Give Me Everything” WonTop Radio Song
Billboard Latin Music Awards:
2011 – I Like It” (with Enrique Iglesias) won Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event
2012 – “Give Me Everything” Won Song of the Year
2013 – “Bailando Por El Mundo” (with Juan Magan) won Song of the Year
Latin Grammy Awards:
2013 – Echa Pa’lla (Manos Pa’rriba) won Best Urban Performance