From Mr. 305 to Mr. Worldwide, Armando Christian Perez, aka Pitbull, rose from the streets of Miami to exemplify the American Dream and achieve international success. His relentless work ethic transformed him into a Grammy®-winning global superstar and business entrepreneur. Proud of his Miami roots, Pitbull lives by the motto “turn a negative into a positive.” This mindset has instilled in him a tenacity that fuels his drive for success. Away from the spotlight, he is an education advocate and lives by a personal code that balances working hard with enjoying life.
Landing No. 1 hits in over 15 countries, 10 billion YouTube/VEVO views, 70 million single sales and 6 million album sales, he has been the subject and host of prestigious cable and network specials. His social networking channels include nearly 90 million combined Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram followers, plus more than 9 million YouTube subscribers (PitbullVEVO and PitbullMusic). On Shazam, Pitbull has introduced over 60 million followers to emerging DJs, club tracks and new sounds from around the world.
Pitbull continues his ascent in the era of streaming music. On Pandora, for example, his all-time metrics include 3.34 billion streams, 14.5 million stations created and 11.2 million active listeners per month, with “Give Me Everything,” his most streamed song at 368 million.
In addition to the United States, his sold-out world concert tours have taken him to North and South America, Europe, the Far East and even into international waters. He has also completed headlining tours in China and Japan.
In celebration of his inaugural After Dark Party Cruise, Pitbull released his 10th full-length album, Climate Change [Mr. 305, Polo Grounds, RCA Records], just a week after returning to port on March 17, 2017, giving those on the cruise first listen to the entire album.