From Mr. 305 to Mr. Worldwide, Armando Christian Perez, aka Pitbull, rose from the streets of Miami to exemplify the American Dream and achieve international success. His relentless work ethic transformed him into a Grammy®-winning global superstar and business entrepreneur. Along the way, he’s has been the subject and host of prestigious cable and network specials.
His music has appeared in “Men In Black III” and “The Penguins of Madagascar,” and he even had a starring voiceover role in the animated 3D movie “Epic.” Landing No. 1 hits in over 15 countries, 9 billion YouTube/VEVO views, 70 million single sales and 6 million album sales, Pitbull does not stop. His social networking channels include 58 million Facebook followers (@Pitbull), 23 million Twitter followers (@Pitbull) and 5 million Instagram followers (@Pitbull), plus more than 8 million YouTube subscribers (PitbullVEVO and PitbullMusic). Making global music, Pitbull flaunts a style that’s indisputably his own.
Releasing his full-length debut, M.I.A.M.I in 2004, followed by the success of 2006’s El Mariel and 2007’s The Boatlift. In tribute to his father, he delivered his first Spanish-language album, Armando, in 2010. He grinded it out on the road and touched down everywhere from the Far East and South America to Europe and all across the U.S. His success continued as he went on to release additional chart-topping platinum hits, including ‘Timber’ [featuring Ke$ha], ‘Fireball’ [featuring John Ryan] and more.
In March 2017, Pitbull will release his 10th full-length album, Climate Change, after wrapping his second headlining arena run – “The Bad Man Tour,” named after the Climate Change hit single performed on the 2016 Grammy Awards.
Pitbull also continues to forge a presence in the business world with his vodka Voli, fragrance line “Pitbull,” a strategic alliance with Playboy Enterprises and brand partnerships such as Norwegian Cruise Line. His Honey I’m Home production company has partnered with Endemol Shine North America for three New Year’s Eve Revolution live TV shows on FOX, and Pitbull’s Globalization (Ch. 4) on Sirius XM features some of the most prominent DJs from around the world.
In “Freedom,” another track on Climate Change, he sums everything up: “Went from a poor kid to a well-known all-around-the-globe world-class citizen, man I paid all my dues and earned my stripes took all the wrong in my life and I made it right.” That’s the dream, and Pitbull is showing everybody it’s possible. Dale!