Pitbull (rapper)

American rapper and singer from Florida

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]

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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]


  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.