Armando Christian Perez – stage name Pitbull, was born on January 15, 1981. He is an American rapper and Latin Grammy winning artist from Miami, Florida. His first recorded mainstream performance was on a solo track from Lil Jon’s 2002 album “Kings of Crunk” which featured Pitbull rapping over Jon’s production. He has released seven albums and one EP
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Albums by Pitbull
In 2004, Pitbull released his debut album titled M.I.A.M.I (short for Money Is A Major Issue). This is how his journey started, and he released the following album: El Mariel in 2006, The Boat in 2007, Rebelution in 2009 containing the hit single “I know you want me (Calle Ocho)”, Planet Pit in 2011 featured the single “Give me everything”. This song reached No.1 worldwide and featured fellow artists Ne-Yo Nayer and Afrojack. Pitbull also released “Timber” in October 2013.
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Performances by Pitbull
He performed and hosted different award shows including the 2013 American Music Awards. Pitbull has performed as a featured artist in other hit singles such as “Tik Tok”, “Scream & Shout”, “Lo Hecho Esta Hecho”, “Bad”, “Papi, “Diamonds”,”How Low”, “Tonight (I am Loving You), “VideoPhone”, “Over To You Now”, “Bumpy Ride”, and “Dark Horse”. He was chosen by FIFA and Sony Music to write and record “We Are One (Ole Ola)” along with Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte which served as the official song of the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Early life and education of Pitbull
Pitbull was born in Miami, Florida. When he was 3, he could recite the works of Cuba’s national hero and poet Jose Marti. He encountered problems early in his career as a rapper because of his physical appearance. “My career has been a constant fight for me before I met Lil Jon in Miami: said Pitbull!
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Crisis in early life of Pitbull
Perez’s parents separated when he was young and he was raised by his mother. He later spent time with a foster family in Roswell Georgia. His mother later kicked him out of her house at age of 16 when he became a drug dealer as his father was.
Education of Pitbull
He attended South Miami Senior High School before graduating from Miami Coral Park High School and focused his career on rapping.
Personal Life of Pitbull
Pitbull was the featured speaker at the official opening of the new charter middle and high school Sports Leadership and Management commonly known as (SLAM) which he helped build on August 19, 2013 in Miami’s Little Havana, the neighborhood where he grew up. The school will be run by the non-profit Mater Academy.
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Product endorsements (approval)-Pitbull
In 2010, Pitbull took part in the “So Kodak” campaign for the Kodak brand with Drake, Rihanna and Trey Songz. He also launched a partnership with the soft drink giant Dr Pepper as part of the campaign for which he recorded the song specifically featured on his album “Amando”. Pitbull also announced he has become the spokesperson for “Voli Vodka” in which he holds a majority equity stake and Budweiser has chosen Pitbull to promote its Bud Light line of beer. The commercials currently highlight Pitbull dancing and gyrating on stage holding up a bottle of Bud Light. Pitbull has also purchased an equity stake in Miami Subs Pizza and Grill.
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Campaign by Pitbull
In 2012, Pitbull was involved in an advertising campaign with Walmart in which the Walmart store received the most Facebook “likes” from June 18 to July 15, 2012 would have Pitbull visit and put on a show there. An orchestrated started by The Boston Phoenix reporter David Thorpe and a writer Jon Hendren urged people to vote for a remote location namely Kodiak, Alaska. In an email to the Associated Press, Walmart confirmed that Kodiak was the winning location. Pitbull visited Kodiak on July 30 where he received a key to the city from Mayor Patricia Branson and then made an appearance before a crowd of hundreds at the Coast Guard base. The original orchestrator of the campaign to whom Pitbull had extended a public invitation was present for the event.
His All Hit Songs in last Six Months
- Timber with 166,923 likes
- Wild Wild Love with 46,355 likes
- We Are One (Ole Ola) [The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Song] with 38,938 likes
- Feel This Moment 27,789 likes
- Give Me Everything with 22,927 likes
- Timber (feat. Kesha) with 22,173 likes
- International Love with 13,420 likes
- Don’t Stop The Party with 11,169 likes
- I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) with 11.065 likes
- Rain Over Me with 9,911 likes
- Hotel Room Service with 8,845 likes
- Back in Time – featured in “Men In Black 3” with 7,890 likes
- Feel This Moment (feat. Christina Aguilera) with 7,719 likes
- Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor) with 7,209 likes
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