Pitbull (rapper)

American rapper and singer

Armando Christian Pérez (born January 15, 1981), better known by his stage name Pitbull, is an American rapper, singer and businessman.[4] He was born in Miami, Florida, to parents who are Cuban.[5]

Pitbull in 2014
Armando Christian Pérez

(1981-01-15) January 15, 1981 (age 42)
Miami, Florida, U.S.A.
Other names
  • Mr. 305
  • Mr. Worldwide
EducationMiami Coral Park High School
Alma materDoral College (Hon)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • businessman
  • actor
Years active2001–present
AwardsFull list
Musical career

In 2004, he released his first album M.I.A.M.I. under TVT Records. Pitbull later released his second album, El Mariel, in 2006. His third album, The Boatlift, followed in 2007.[6]

His fourth album, Rebelution (2009), included the hit single "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)". It was his first internationally popular song. "I Know You Want Me" peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100.[7]

Product Endorsement change

In 2012, Pitbull was in an advertising campaign with Walmart. The advertising campaign would have Pitbull visit, and put on a show, in the location of the Walmart store that received the most Facebook "likes" from June 18 to July 15, 2012, . An online campaign entitled "#exilepitbull" started by journalist David Thorpe of The Boston Phoenix, [8] and Jon Hendren, writer for the comedy website SomethingAwful.com. The campaign urged people to vote for a remote location, this location being Kodiak, Alaska.[9] In an email to the Associated Press, Walmart confirmed that Kodiak was the winning location.[10] Walmart did not go ahead with the visit, regardless Pitbull decided to visit Kodiak and thier Walmart on July 30. He did a performance for the city, and received a key to the city from Mayor Patricia Branson. David Thorpe, who had started the "#exilepitbull" campaign, was invited to attend, and showed up.[11][12][13]

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 Taylor, Patrick (November 20, 2007). "Feature for November 20, 2007 - Pitbull's "The Boatlift"". RapReviews. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 David, Jeffries. "Pitbull Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved November 8, 2010.
  3. "Pitbull Drops Powerful New Anthem and Donates All Proceeds Against Coronavirus Effort". April 13, 2020.
  4. Rebecca Brayton. "Pitbull: Biography of the Cuban-American Rapper". Mojo Supreme. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  5. Mario Tarradell (June 17, 2013). "Pitbull: A look at a bling-less rapper that heeded mama's words and forged an "old money" image". The Dallas Morning News Inc. Archived from the original on August 8, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  6. Jeffries, David. "Pitbull – Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved November 16, 2009.
  7. "Pitbull". Billboard. Archived from the original on July 15, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  8. The Big Hurt: Help us help Wal-Mart exile Pitbull to Alaska – Big Hurt. The Phoenix (July 11, 2012). Retrieved on July 11, 2013.
  9. O'Leary, Joseph (July 5, 2012). "Contest may send rapper Pitbull to Alaska Walmart". Reuters. Retrieved July 7, 2012.
  10. "Walmart: Rap star Pitbull to appear in Kodiak". Anchorage Daily News. July 21, 2012. Archived from the original on July 27, 2012. Retrieved July 22, 2012.
  11. Pitbull Walmart Challenge. Pitbull. YouTube. July 17, 2012. Retrieved October 4, 2023.{{cite AV media}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  12. Pitbull Visits Kodiak, Alaska - Walmart and Sheets Challenge. Pitbull. YouTube. July 31, 2012. Retrieved October 4, 2023.{{cite AV media}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  13. "Pitbull performs in Kodiak". New York Daily News. July 31, 2012. Retrieved August 4, 2012.