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Pitbull is an American rapper, singer, actor, and record producer who began his career in the early 2000s, recording reggaeton, Latin hip hop, and crunk music under a multitude of labels. On August 3, 2004, Pitbull released his debut studio album M.I.A.M.I. (an abbreviation of Money Is a Major Issue) via TVT. The album contains 16 songs in length, more than an hour long. The album peaked at number 14 on the US Billboard 200 chart. It was able to sell 644,000 album copies just in the U.S.

Pitbull later released his second album, El Mariel, in 2006 and his third, The Boatlift, in 2007. His fourth album, Rebelution (2009), included his breakthrough hit single “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)”, which peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number four on the UK Singles Chart. His next English-language album, Planet Pit (2011), featured his first US number one single “Give Me Everything” (featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack, and Nayer). He performed the song “We Are One (Ole Ola)” (with Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte), which served as the official theme of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He released his latest album Libertad 548 on September 27, 2019.

He has worked alongside Lil Jon, Eminem, 50 Cent, Afrojack, NeYo, Ying Yang Twins, Twista, Adassa, JLo, and more during his career work. He appeared as himself in the 2012 documentary film La Gasolina: Reggaeton Explosion which was his debut film. In 2007, he appeared in an episode of the American hidden camera-practical joke reality television series Punk’d (debut TV show). He is nicknamed Lil’ Chico, Mr. 305, Mr. Worldwide. 

What is Pitbull Known For?

  • Pitbull is an American rapper and businessman.
  • He is known for featuring in the Jennifer Lopez song “On the Floor”. The song was a massive worldwide hit, peaking at #1 in many countries and reaching #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. This gave major international exposure to Pitbull, increasing his profile substantially. 

What is Pitbull’s Real Name?

Pitbull was born on January 15, 1981, to Cuban emigrants. He is from Miami, Florida, USA. His real name is Armando Christian Pérez. He is the son of Alysha Ángela Acosta and José Antonio Armando Pérez Torres. He holds American nationality and his ethnicity is Cuban-Spanish. His present age is 41 as of 2022. His zodiac sign is Capricorn and he follows the Christianity religion. His parents divorced when he was young and he was supported by his mother alone. He later spent time with a foster family in Roswell, Georgia.

He became interested in music at an early age. Jose Marti, a Cuban national hero, and poet influenced him and even at the age of 3, he could recite his most famous works. He spent his childhood listening to Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Bass Music, Hip-Hop, Techno, House, and Rave.

He completed his education at South Miami Senior High School and graduated from Miami Coral Park High School. After that, when he was 16, he was kicked out of his house as his mother found him selling drugs. So, homeless Pitbull focused on his singing career. He said he chose his stage name of Pitbull because the dogs “bite to lock.

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Pitbull Career Timeline (Music)

  • After meeting Lil Jon in Miami, Pitbull was featured on Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz’ album Kings of Crunk in 2002. 
  • His song “Oye” was featured on the soundtrack to the film 2 Fast 2 Furious the following year.
  • Next, he released several mixtapes, composed of freestyles and remixes of popular rap music.
  • He was signed to Luther Campbell’s Luke Records by Jullian Boothe in 2001. 
  • He released his debut album “M.I.A.M.I.” (Money Is A Major Issue) in the year 2004 with the lead single being “Culo” produced by Lil Jon and the Diaz Brothers. It peaked at No. 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and No. 11 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. 
  • He joined the Anger Management Tour, the 2000 hip-hop concert tour headlined by Eminem and 50 Cent.
  • In 2005, Pitbull and rapper Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs co-founded Bad Boy Latino, a subsidiary of Combs’ Bad Boy Records label. It primarily focuses on Latin hip hop, Latin soul, Latin pop, and other tropical music and has offices in New York and Miami, Florida.
  • He guest-starred in UPN’s “South Beach” in January 2006.
  • On October 31, 2006, his second album “El Mariel” came out. Some chart-topping tracks from the album are: “Bojangles”, “Ay Chico”, “Fuego” and “Dime”.
  • In November 2007, his third album “The Boatlift” was released. Some famous singles and collaborations in the album are: “Secret Admirer” with Lloyd, “Go Girl” with Trina, “The Anthem” with Lil Jon, and “El Africano” with Wilfrido Vargas.
  • In 2009, he teamed up with Ultra Records.
  • His fourth album, “Rebelution” was released in 2009. Some famous tracks from the album are: “I Know You Want Me”, “Hotel Room Service”, “Shooting Star” and “Blanco”.
  • In 2010, he did several collaborations. Some of these include “Somos El Mundo” (We Are The World) with Emilio and Gloria Estefan. “Heart, Beat, Love” with Janet Jackson. “Armada Latin” in the album ‘Rise Up’ with Cypress Hill (Latin rap legend), “All Night Long” with Alexandra Burke, and “DJ Got Us Fallin in Love” with ‘Usher’.
  • His fifth album “Armando” was released on 2nd November 2010. 
  • In April 2011, he featured in two singles with Jennifer Lopez on her album “Love?”; they are: “Fresh Out The Oven” and “On The Floor”.

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  • His sixth album “Planet Pit” was released on 21st June 2011. “Hey Baby”, featuring T-Pain was the first single and it was a huge hit. 
  • His seventh album “Global Warming” came out on November 19, 2012. The album featured singles such as, “Get It Started” with Shakira and “Feel This Moment” with Christina Aguilera. 
  • In 2013, he released a Diss Track on Lil Wayne.
  • On November 24, 2014, his eighth album “Globalization” was released. 
  • He received humungous crowds for his concerts, which were ‘Rebelution Tour'(2009-11), ‘Planet Pit World Tour’ (2012), ‘North American Tour’ (2013), ‘Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias Tour'(2014) and finally ‘Pitbull Live in Hong-Kong'(2015).
  • On May 8, 2015, he released a teaser video on Twitter of his upcoming second Spanish studio album and ninth studio album overall titled Dale. The album was officially released on July 17, 2015, and included the singles “Como Yo Le Doy”, “Piensas (Dile la Verdad)”, “El Taxi”, and “Baddest Girl in Town”. 
  • His tenth studio album titled “Climate Change” was released on 17th March 2017. 
  • He collaborated with American girl group Fifth Harmony on “Por Favor” before announcing his 5th compilation album, titled Pitbull Greatest Hits. The compilation album was released worldwide on December 1, 2017.
  •  He released his first full-length soundtrack album for the film Gotti on 16th June 2018. 
  • He collaborated with Indian singer-songwriter Guru Randhawa on the song “Slowly Slowly”, released by T-Series on April 19, 2019.
  • His eleventh studio album, Libertad 548, was released on September 27, 2019. 
  • On June 22, 2021, Pitbull announced across all of his official social media platforms the I Feel Good Tour, named after his single of the same name, and his first dedicated tour since 2017’s Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull Live! North American tour.
  • On February 24, 2022, Pitbull performed with IAMCHINO and DJ Deorro on the live debut of their late-2021 single, “Discoteca”, at the 2022 Premio Lo Nuestro awards.
  • On April 11, 2022, Pitbull announced the Can’t Stop Us Tour with Iggy Azalea and Sean Paul.
  • The tour will begin on July 28, 2022, in Raleigh, North Carolina, and will conclude in Hollywood, Florida on October 19, 2022.
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Pitbull’s Awards and Achievements

  • American Music Awards
  • ALMA Awards
  • Billboard Music Awards
  • Billboard Latin Music Awards
  • BMI Awards
  • Grammy Awards
  • iHeartRadio Music Awards
  • Latin American Music Awards
  • Latin Music Italian Awards
  • Latin Grammy Awards
  • Los Premios MTV
  • MP3 Music Awards
  • MTV Video Music Awards
  • MTV Europe Music Awards
  • MTV Video Music Awards Japan
  • MuchMusic Video Awards
  • Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards
  • Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Colombia
  • Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards México
  • Meus Prêmios Nick 
  • NRJ Music Awards
  • People’s Choice Awards
  • Premio Lo Nuestro
  • Premios Juventud
  • Los Premios 40 Principales
  • Premios 40 Principales America
  • Premios Tu Mundo
  • Teen Choice Awards
  • American Academy of Achievement
  • San Diego International Film Festival

How much is Pitbull’s Net Worth?

Pitbull is a Cuban-American rapper and songwriter who has a net worth of $100 million as of 2022. He is making his annual salary in millions of dollars. His main source of wealth comes from the music industry. He is in the industry since the year 2001, and also works as a businessman, brand ambassador, and songwriter. He is living a lavish lifestyle at present.

He has amassed a global sales total of over 25 million studio albums and over 100 million singles. As of May 2020, he has accumulated over 15 billion views on YouTube. He was rated 45th on Billboard’s Top Artists of the 2010s and 24th on Billboard’s Top Latin Artists of the 2010s. 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 “Vida 23” for which he recorded a song that featured on his album Armando. He 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.

Pitbull has also purchased an equity stake in Miami Subs Pizza and Grill. In 2012, Pitbull was involved in an advertising campaign with Walmart. In November 2013, he started a fragrance with Jacavi Worldwide and Parlux Ltd. On May 19, 2015, Pitbull launched a new radio channel on Sirius XM Radio, called Pitbull’s Globalization Radio, which is centered around Rhythmic, Dance/EDM, and R&B/Hip-Hop products from artists from around the world. In 2019, Pitbull joined Boost Mobile to create a series of advertisements to expand Boost Mobile to Spanish communities.

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On February 2, 2020, Pitbull was featured in a Super Bowl commercial for Super Bowl LIV, alongside Jennifer Lopez, DJ Khaled, Alex Rodriguez, and Steven Van Zandt. On January 15, 2021, it was announced that Pitbull became a co-owner of the NASCAR Cup Series team Trackhouse Racing.

Is Pitbull Married or Dating Someone?

Pitbull is an unmarried man. “I’m single, bilingual, and ready to mingle,” he told. He keeps a lot of the details of his personal life very private, so it can be difficult to dig too much into what his home life looks like. There are no public records of Pitbull getting married. Even though Pitbull is not married, he does have a few baby mamas. He was reportedly in a relationship with a woman named Barbara Alba for 10 years. Together, they had two children — a daughter named Destiny (born in 2002) and a son named Bryce (who was born in 2003). Pitbull has paid tribute to Destiny and Bryce by having their portraits tattooed on his arms. The pair broke up in 2011.

Pitbull and his ex-girlfriend, Barbara Alba

He provides the mother of two with $3000 in child support – without any legal documentation. However, Destiny and Bryce are not Pitbull’s only children. He reportedly has six children in total, though his other kids’ names and mother(s) are not publicly known at this time. 

Previously, Pitbull had an affair with a Mexican model Olga Loera in May 2012.

Pitbull Height and Weight

Pitbull stands tall at the perfect height of 5 ft 7.5 in or 171.5 cm and his body weight consist of 78 kg or 172 lbs. His hair color is bald and he has a pair of blue eyes. His body build is average. He frequently goes to the gym and he is very conscious about his food intake. He has got a healthy body at present. 

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