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Pitbull (born Armando Christian Pérez; January 15th, 1981) Pitbull is an American rapper. Pitbull: Net worth Pitbull's net worth is $50 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth (2014).
Childhood: Pitbull was in Miami, Florida. His parents separated when he was still a child and he was brought up by his mother before living with a foster family in Roswell. At the age of 3, Pitbull could recite works of Cuban poet José Martí. His mother kicked him out at 16 after she discovered he was drug dealing. He attended South Miami Senior High School and later Miami Coral Park High School. After deciding to become a rapper, he chose the name 'Pitbull' because pitbulls 'bite to lock' and the fact that they are outlawed in Dade County.'
Musical Career: Pitbull was initially signed to Luke Records in 2001 before being taken on by independent label Famous Artist Music & Management who moulded Pitbull's sound to be more radio friendly. He was then introduced to Lil Jon resulting in Pitbull getting his own song, 'Pitbull's Cuban Ride Out' on Jon's album 'Kings Of Crunk', which helped Pitbull's career. Pitbull released his debut album, 'M.I.A.M.I.' in 2004. The title is an abbreviation for 'Money Is A Major Issue'. The album peaked at number fourteen in the US Billboard 200 albums charts.
Lil Jon featured on five of the album's tracks. Pitbull's second album 'El Mariel' came out in 2006. It debuted and peaked at number 17 on the Billboard 200, selling 48,000 copies in its first week. The album received mixed reviews. Pitbull's third album 'The Boatlift' in 2007. This album didn't do quite as well as his previous albums, debuting at number fifty selling 32,084 copies in its first two weeks.
Pitbull released his fourth album 'Rebelution' in 2009. This album was his most successful at the time, debuting at number eight in the Billboard 200 and selling 410,000 copies in its first week. The album's guests included Akon, B.oB, Ke$ha, Avery Storm, Nayer and Lil Jon. In 2010, Pitbull released his first Spanish language album, 'Armando'. The album was not as successful as 'Rebelution', as it peaked at number 65 in the Billboard 200, however Pitbull was one of the most nominated acts at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. 'Planet Pit', Pitbull's sixth album was released in 2011, debuting at number seven in the Billboard 200, selling 55,000 copies in its first week, making it Pitbull's highest charting album in the United States to date.
The album received generally positive reviews. The album featured Enrique Iglesias, T-Pain, Ne-Yo, Sean Paul and Jamie Foxx. Pitbull released his seventh album, 'Global Warming' in 2012. The album debuted at number fourteen in the Billboard 200. The album was met with generally positive reviews and included guests Christina Aguilera, Usher, The Wanted and Enrique Iglesias. Pitbull has featured on many other artists' songs such as Enrique Iglesias' 'I Like It', Usher's 'DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love' and Jennifer Lopez's 'On The Floor'.
Personal Life: Pitbull was the featured speaker at the opening of the new charter middle and high school Sports Leadership and Management, as he helped build it on August 19, 2013.
Pitbull and Becky G have teamed up to give the official anthem of the 100th anniversary of the Copa America soccer tournament a Latin flavour.
Superstar, which was written by the rapper, was released on Thursday (26May16), a week before the big event's kick-off at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
"Music is the universal language, and soccer is the world's sport," said Pitbull in a statement. "It's an honour to team up with Copa America Centenario and an upcoming superstar like Becky G, who I'm very proud of."
This isn't Pitbull's first soccer anthem - he shared the stage with Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leite at the 2014 World Cup opening ceremony in Brazil, singing We Are One (Ole Ola).
Continue reading: Pitbull & Becky G Release Summer Soccer Anthem
A backup dancer for Ricky Martin is facing a domestic violence charge after an alleged incident with his girlfriend, a dancer for Pitbull.
Sherhan Rodriguez, who hit the road with the Musica + Alma + Sexo (M.A.S.) Tour in 2011, has been in an on-and-off relationship with Magdielle Bracoviche, who has worked with the Cuban-American rapper.
In November (15), Sherhan reportedly found questionable pictures and text messages on his girlfriend's phone, and when he confronted Magnielle about it, he allegedly became aggressive while he was a passenger in her car.
According to a police report obtained by People magazine, two witnesses claim they saw Sherhan slap Magdielle across the face numerous times, before striking her, with the impact of the latter so forceful that she almost crashed her vehicle.
Continue reading: Ricky Martin And Pitbull's Dancers Embroiled In Domestic Violence Case
Rapper Pitbull has recruited Latin heartthrob Prince Royce to join him on his upcoming summer tour.
The Fireball star will be heating up venues across North America with his The Bad Man trek, named after his recent single which features Robin Thicke, Aerosmith's Joe Perry and drummer Travis Barker.
The tour will begin almost a month after the release of Pitbull's 10th studio album, Climate Change, which is due out 3 June (16).
Continue reading: Pitbull And Prince Royce Heading Out On Joint Tour
Jennifer Lopez returned to the spotlight in Las Vegas over the weekend, but this time as Pitbull's guest.
The 46-year-old recently wrapped up her first string of dates for her All I Have residency at the Axis theater inside Planet Hollywood, but she was back in the gambling mecca on Saturday (12Mar16) for a performance with her rapper pal, who hit the same stage for his own concert.
J.Lo stunned in a very short shimmering gold mini-dress as she surprised fans by teaming up with Pitbull onstage.
Posting a shot of the performance on Instagram, she wrote: "Back home... At the #AXIS at #planethollywood Gracias Armandito #Pitbull #familia #OntheFloor."
Continue reading: Jennifer Lopez Shimmers At Pitbull Gig
Jennifer Lopez Surprised The Audience By Bringing Out Guests Including Pitbull And Ne-yo During The Opening Night Of Her Las Vegas Residency On Wednesday (20jan16).
The singer/actress celebrated the start of her Jennifer Lopez: All I Have residency by inviting her early collaborator Ja Rule onto the stage at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on two separate occasions during the evening, for their duet I'm Real and a remix of Ain't It Funny.
The guest appearances kept coming during the two-hour show with Ne-Yo, a singer who has never featured on a Jennifer Lopez single, replacing LL Cool J's lines on All I Have, the title of the show, and a cover of Debra Laws' Very Special, which is sampled on the track.
Jennifer performed both old and new songs during the concert, with classic hits including If You Had My Love and Jenny From the Block to newer singles Booty and Dance Again plus cover tracks including Lee Ann Womack's I Hope You Dance and Latin classic Quien Sera (Sway).
Continue reading: Jennifer Lopez Brings Out Special Guests As Residency Kicks Off
Sean 'Diddy' Combs Is Focusing On His "Mind, Spirit And Body" In The New Year.
The 46-year-old music mogul and entrepreneur is famous for his lavish lifestyle, flamboyant taste and his annual White Party, which has become a star-studded bash equalling the post-Oscars festivities and the Met Ball, but in 2016 his passion for having fun will come in second to other more personal pursuits.
"I would say that my number one focus is mind, spirit and body - making sure that I’m just as passionate about my mind, spirit and my body as I am about one of my records or one of my companies," he explained to USA Today about his New Year's resolution.
Diddy is looking to accomplish this holistic balance by eating right, chilling out more frequently and tuning into himself.
Continue reading: Sean 'Diddy' Combs Shares His Surprising New Year's Resolution
Pitbull Gave Newlyweds Sofia Vergara And Joe Manganiello The Wedding Gift Of A Lifetime By Performing A Surprise Concert At Their Reception On Sunday (22nov15).
The Modern Family beauty and Magic Mike hunk tied the knot at the luxury The Breakers resort in West Palm Beach, Florida in front of nearly 400 friends and family, and following the ceremony, the couple was treated to a superstar performance by the rapper.
Pitbull performed his hit songs, including Fireball and Give Me Everything (Tonight), as Sofia and other revellers danced alongside him.
The Colombian actress also took the dancefloor earlier in the evening with her new husband, as they had their first dance as man and wife to the strains of standard The Way You Look Tonight.
Continue reading: Pitbull Performed Surprise Set At Sofia Vergara's Wedding
Taylor Swift Gave Her Boyfriend A Night To Remember When He Checked Out Her Latest 1989 Tour Concert In Miami, Florida On Tuesday Night (27oct15).
As Scottish DJ Calvin Harris watched the Love Story singer strut her stuff at the American Airlines Arena, she treated him with a trio of top stars.
Miami sports hero Dwyane Wade was also part of the show - he stepped out and presented the headliner with her own Miami Heat basketball jersey.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Brings Pitbull And Ricky Martin Onstage At Miami Show
A Mother's Tough Love Inspired Rapper Pitbull To Turn His Back On A Life Of Crime At 17.
Appalled by his drug-dealing ways, the future hitmaker and businessman's mum, Alysha Acosta, kicked him out of the family's home, and told him he was lost to her until he mended his ways.
That moment prompted Pitbull, real name Armando Christian Perez, to sort his life out and make a career plan that would make him an international superstar.
"My mom goes to me, 'I don't want to see you until you figure out what you're going to do'," the 34 year old tells People en Espanol magazine. "It wasn't that she scolded me and was punishing me, it was more like giving me freedom to make that choice, and it woke me up."
Continue reading: Pitbull: 'My Mum Made Me A Man'
Pitbull Can't Wait For The Chance To Perform In Cuba, Insisting Such A Gig Would Be A "Dream" For His Family.
Now U.S. leaders have relaxed embargoes with Cuba, allowing stars to plan concerts there after a decades-long ban, the Florida-based entertainer is looking forward to performing in Havana, where his family once lived.
"To be able to perform in Cuba would not only be living the dream, it would be living the dream for my family," the Timber hitmaker tells U.S. network CNBC. "My father, my grandfather, everybody that wants a Cuba libre, and Cuba libre not just being a drink, but Cuba libre being like, wow.
"To be able to enjoy that, I can't even put that in words to be honest with you, but it's gonna happen (and) it's going to be historical.
Continue reading: Pitbull Dreaming Of Cuba Gig
Date of birth
15th January, 1981
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