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Birth Name :

Armando Christian Perez

Birth Date :

January 15, 1981

Birth Place :

Miami, Florida, USA

Claim to fame :

Debut album "M.I.A.M.I." (2004)


Pitbull grew up in Miami and was raised only by his mother as his parents got divorce when he was just a kid. However, after being kicked out of his house by his mother because of his involvement in drug dealing business, he spent his life with a foster family in Roswell, Georgia.

Pitbull began rapping at a very young age, drawing influences from the likes of Nas, Notorious B.I.G. and Big Pun. After graduating from Coral Park High School, he decided not to continue his study to college. Instead, he focused on his rapping career. In 2002, he was tapped as a featured guest in Lil Jon and East Side Boyz' album "Kings of Crunk". The next year, he scored music called "Oye" for movie "2 Fast 2 Furious".

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Artist of the Week: Pitbull

February 23, 2015 07:55:19 GMT

and know how to make hit songs. The duo first teamed up for 2011's "Give Me Everything" that also features DJ and singer Nayer. Lifted off the Miami rapper's "" album, it went on to become his first single to land at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100.

Pitbull and Ne-Yo Celebrate the New Year in 'Time of Our Lives' Music Video

December 27, 2014 02:52:57 GMT

and take fans back to the late 1999 in the music video for their collaboration, "Time of Our Lives". Debuted just a few days before 2015 comes, the clip opens with a dad talking about his plan to do something on New Year's Eve, but his daughter tells him it's not the right time for partying since they haven't paid the rent for two months.

Pitbull Reunites With Ne-Yo for New Track 'Time of Our Lives'

November 13, 2014 09:01:36 GMT

keeps building the anticipation of "" by dropping a new song from the album. Titled "Time of Our Lives", the party anthem debuted on Wednesday, November 12 finds the rapper reuniting with .

Selena Gomez and Imagine Dragons Tapped to Perform at 2014 American Music Awards

November 07, 2014 09:05:10 GMT

More performers for the 2014 American Music Awards were announced on Thursday, November 6. and are now among A-list musicians set to take the stage at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23.

Pitbull Parties With 'Penguins of Madagascar' in 'Celebrate' Music Video

October 22, 2014 07:37:17 GMT

ditches the scantily-clad pretty ladies for some cute penguins in the kid-friendly music video for "Celebrate". The song is the rapper's contribution to the soundtrack of DreamWorks' upcoming animated film "".

Pitbull Tapped to Host 2014 American Music Awards

October 21, 2014 07:10:01 GMT

is set to host the 2014 American Music Awards. The rapper, who served as a host at last year's ceremony, will also perform a song from his new album "" during the event scheduled for November 23.

Pitbull Hires Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown and More for New Album 'Globalization'

October 17, 2014 08:47:54 GMT

has collaborated with some big names in music for his upcoming album, "". , , , Bebe Rexha, and Claudia Leitte will be among those featured on the follow-up to 2012's "".

Pitbull Premieres New Track 'Fireball' Ft. John Ryan

July 24, 2014 07:25:29 GMT

has premiered a new song called "Fireball" from his upcoming album "". Arriving via his SoundCloud page on Wednesday, July 23, the track features guest vocals from singer-songwriter John Ryan.

Pitbull Receives Honorary Degree, Flashes Middle Finger in Photo

June 19, 2014 06:30:14 GMT

apparently is happy after receiving a honorary degree from Doral College in Miami earlier this month. On Wednesday, June 18, he took to Twitter to share the news, uploading a photo of him posing with his diploma and flashing his middle finger. "For those that didn't believe #dale," he captioned the snap. The "Give Me Everything" rapper can be seen sporting a wide smile in the photo.

Video: Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull Perform at 2014 World Cup Opening Ceremony

June 12, 2014 22:31:40 GMT

FIFA World Cup was officially kicked off Thursday, June 12 at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Among the highlights was the live performance by International stars and along with Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte.

Pitbull Releases 'We Are One (Ole-Ola)' Music Video Ft. Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte

May 17, 2014 03:16:55 GMT

has dropped a fun and colorful music video for "We Are One (Ole-Ola)", FIFA's official Wold Cup song that he recorded with and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte. The clip was shot in Ft. Lauderdale a few weeks ago by director Ben Mor.

Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull Announce Dates for Fall Joint Tour

April 30, 2014 04:14:48 GMT

and are set to hit the road together later this year. The two Latin stars, who recently teamed up for Iglesias' "I'm a Freak", will co-headline a tour that's scheduled to take place this fall.

Amy Poehler Does 'Billy on the Street' Wearing Pitbull Mask

April 23, 2014 00:36:52 GMT

went undercover, sort of, to fool unsuspecting New Yorkers. The "" star joined comedian Billy Eichner on "Billy on the Street" to surprise people while wearing a mask.

Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez Debut 2014 World Cup Song 'We Are One'

April 09, 2014 04:12:40 GMT

dropped "We Are One (Ole-Ola)", the official song for 2014 FIFA World Cup, on Tuesday, April 8. The upbeat and highly-danceable multilingual track also features guest vocals from and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte.

Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull Party With Lingerie-Clad Ladies in 'I'm a Freak' Video

February 01, 2014 05:43:04 GMT

has debuted an eye-popping music video for his party anthem "I'm a Freak". Directed by Collin Tilley, the nearly-four-minute visuals features the Latin singer and his collaborator partying with scantily-clad ladies.

Pitbull Jumps on the Remix of Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse'

January 28, 2014 06:52:36 GMT

has teamed up with for the remix of her "Dark Horse". The new version, which leaked on Monday, January 27, features Mr. Worldwide replacing the verses which were originally recorded by .

Austin Mahone Premieres 'Mmm Yeah' Ft. Pitbull

January 25, 2014 03:17:02 GMT

Just a few days after being previewed, 's collaboration with "Mmm Yeah" has been premiered in full. The highly-danceable club banger opens with some verses by Mr. Worldwide, who has been working with everyone lately.

Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez Join Forces for FIFA World Cup Theme Song

January 24, 2014 04:29:56 GMT

has teamed up with for "We Are One (Ole Ola)", which will be the theme song of his year's FIFA World Cup Brazil. For the project, Mr. Worldwide will also be working with Brazilian singer and the coach of "The Voice Brasil" Claudia Leitte.

Austin Mahone Previews New Single 'Mmm Yeah' Ft. Pitbull

January 23, 2014 08:36:54 GMT

has announced his new single will be called "Mmm Yeah" and it will feature a guest appearance from . The 17-year-old star recently made the exciting announcement on Twitter.

Pitbull to Perform at New Year's Rocking Eve From Miami

December 28, 2013 05:44:51 GMT

is the latest artist to join the line-up of performers at this year's 's New Year's Rockin' Eve With . The singer will be performing live from Miami's American Airlines Arena during the annual bash which gets underway starting at 08:00 P.M. ET in New York's Times Square.

Pitbull and Ke$ha Debut 'Timber' Music Video

November 25, 2013 08:38:47 GMT

and have unveiled the official music video for their collaboration, "Timber". The new clip arrived on Sunday, November 24 via Facebook. "Exclusive to my Facebook fans... here it is! My video with Kesha for #Timber off #GlobalWarmingMeltdown...," Pitbull wrote.

Pitbull and Marc Anthony Win at 2013 Latin Grammy Awards as Rain Closes Out Green Carpet

November 22, 2013 06:13:34 GMT

The winners of the 14th Latin Grammy Awards have been revealed. Singer/songwriter , Colombian singer Carlos Vives, Latin musician , Venezuelan band La Vida Boheme, Mexican pop singer Natalia Lafourcade and Chilean singer Beto Cuevas were among winners at the show held at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Tuesday evening, November 21.

Tia Mowry Puts on Lettuce Apron in New PETA Campaign

June 12, 2013 07:04:35 GMT

TV actress strips down in the latest PETA campaign unveiled but no indecent exposure here as the other half of the Mowry twins discreetly covers all the essentials in an apron made with leafy lettuce. The 34-year-old vegan is the latest celebrity to lend support to the popular animal rights organization, encouraging people to embrace the vegan lifestyle.

Stephen Moyer Reveals Name of His Twin Babies With Anna Paquin

June 12, 2013 07:03:19 GMT

The names of and 's twin babies were revealed, nine months after their birth. It was the proud daddy himself who let it slip at the premiere of "" season six in Hollywood that the kids' names were Poppy and Charlie.

Christina Aguilera, Pitbull and More to Join 'The Voice' Finale

June 12, 2013 06:57:49 GMT

won't be the only star to lend her voice on the season 4 finale of "". NBC has announced that , , , and are also set to make appearances when the singing competition crowns its new champion on Tuesday, June 18.

Teen Choice Awards 2013 Nominations in Music: Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Pitbull Lead the Pack

May 23, 2013 03:07:19 GMT

This year's teen fan favorites in movies, television, music, pop culture and sports will soon be known when the 2013 Teen Choice Awards airs on August 11 on FOX. But first, they would have to be voted from among the nominees revealed today.

Video: Jessica Sanchez Covers Pitbull's 'Feel This Moment' on 'Dancing with the Stars'

May 22, 2013 08:34:56 GMT

"" season eleven runner-up dropped by the season finale of "" on Tuesday, May 21, singing a slow and mellow cover of 's dance track "Feel This Moment". The 17-year-old belter toned down the up-tempo track to match the poignant montage of the "DWTS" finalists' best moments on the show that was played along with the performance.

Justin Bartha Engaged to Fitness Trainer Girlfriend

May 18, 2013 06:00:19 GMT

is engaged to his girlfriend Lia Smith. Multiple sources confirmed the exciting news to Us Weekly. "" actor reportedly proposed to the gym instructor in early May, when they were in a vacation at Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California.

Jennifer Lopez Premieres 'Live It Up' Music Video Featuring Pitbull

May 18, 2013 05:52:41 GMT

After teasing fans with the one-minute trailer of her new music video the day before, wastes no time in premiering the full version Thursday, May 17. The 43-year-old performer unveiled the Jessy Terrero-directed clip fresh from the single's debut also yesterday during the "" season twelve finale.

Kim Kardashian, Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood and Others Honor Mother's Day

May 13, 2013 03:13:31 GMT

has left a message to all mothers around her in regards to Mother's Day celebration. "Mother's Day is one of my favorite holidays because it's a special day to honor my role model and best friend," Kim began writing. "As I'm counting the days until I finally get to be a mother, I'm a bit nervous and anxious but also excited knowing that I learned from the very best," she added.

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