Pitbull: Bio, Life, Career, Awards, Facts, Trivia, Favorites

Pitbull: A Quick-Read Bio Revealed

Here’s the bio, life, career, awards, facts, trivia, and favorites of Pitbull. We would like to take you through the chapters in the life and career of one of the world’s talented musicians. This is Australian Unwrapped’s compilation of research about Pitbull. Enjoy the journey!

Full Name: Armando Christian Pérez

Born: January 15, 1981

Origin: Miami, Florida, U.S

Other names: Mr. 305 – Mr. Worldwide

Genres: Hip hop – Latin hip hop – Reggaeton – Pop rap – Pop

Zodiac: Capricorn

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Early Start

  • Family history in Cuba indicates that Armando Christian Pérez’s family has fought against Castro’s regime.
  • As early as three years old, he was able to recite Spanish poems and works by Cuba’s national hero José Mart*.
  • Growing up, he watched Sesame Street and learned English from it.
  • During his teenage years, he also became involved with drug use and dealing, which eventually led to him being kicked out of the house.
  • In addition to rappers like Nas, Jay-Z, and Snoop Dogg, he has cited Celia Cruz and Willy Chirino as influences when he was growing up.




Career Journey

  • 2001: Pitbull inked a recording label to Luther Campbell’s Luke Records by Jullian Boothe
  • 2004: Pitbull launched his debut album M.I.A.M.I., with the lead single being “Culo” produced by Lil Jon and the Diaz Brothers where it soared to No. 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and on the Hot Rap Tracks chart at the eleventh spot. Other singles included “Dammit Man”, “Back Up”, “Toma”, and “That’s Nasty” (both featuring Lil Jon).
  • 2006: Three singles: “Holla at Me” and “Born-N-Raised” alongside other Southern-based rappers were performed by Pitbull. He released an album in this year that spawned the singles “Bojangles”, “Ay Chico (Lengua Afuera)”, “Fuego”, and a duet with Puerto Rican singer Ken-Y, “Dime (Remix)”.
  • 2007: The Boatlift, Pitbull’s third album came out that brought the single “Secret Admirer” featuring Lloyd on the chorus. Pitbull’s La Esquina was his variety show that started in May 2007 and ran through 2009 under mun2 cable network.
  • 2008: Starring in Rebelution, Pitbull released “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)” through Ultra Records after his former label TVT Records went out of business. “Krazy” peaked at No. 30 on the Hot 100 and No. 11 on the Hot Rap Tracks charts.
  • 2011: Jennifer Lopez launched Love?, which featured Pitbull on two singles; “Fresh Out the Oven” which did not make it at par with the success of the others. He released his second single, “Give Me Everything”, featuring American R&B singer Ne-Yo, American singer Nayer and Dutch DJ Afrojack.
  • 2012: He partnered with the Italian DJ Gabry Ponte for the song “Beat on My Drum”.
  • 2013: A diss track towards Lil Wayne called “Welcome 2 Dade County” shortly after Lil Wayne’s rant on the Miami Heat went out from Pitbull.
  • 2014: The single entitled “Wild Wild Love” featuring American recording artist group G.R.L came out and soared to number 30 on the Billboard Hot 100
  • 2015: His sixth single on the Globalization album titled “Fun” featuring Chris Brown that made it to the Hot 100 top 40.




Awards & Recognition

  • Billboard ranked him as 45th Top Artist of the 2010s, 24th Top Latin Artist of the 2010s
  • owned Trackhouse Racing NASCAR team
  • won 35 Billboard Latin Music Awards




Fun Facts & Trivia

  • Pitbull was caught drunk driving in December 2007 and was fined $1000.
  • His father taught him to recite the words of Cuban poet and independence leader José Martí in the bars in Miami’s Little Havana.
  • He had a foster family in rural Roswell, Georgia.




Artist’s Favorites

Musicians:  Celia Cruz and Willy Chirino
Food: Seafood, especially shrimp, sushi and ceviche
Destinations:  India and Orlando
Fruits:  Zinfandel Grapes, Lychee



Australian Unwrapped’s Chosen Song from Pitbull:

Timber (feat. Ke$ha)

Length: 3:24

Release: 2013

Opening Lyrics:

It’s going down, I’m yelling timber
You better move, you better dance
Let’s make a night, you won’t remember
I’ll be the one, you won’t forget
The bigger they are, the harder they fall
This biggity boy’s a diggity dog
I have ’em like Miley Cyrus, clothes off
Twerking in their bras and thongs, timber
Face down, booty up, timber
That’s the way we like the what, timber
I’m slicker than an oil spill
She say she won’t, but I bet she will, timber
Swing your partner round and round
End of the night, it’s going down
One more shot, another round
End of the night, it’s going down
Swing your partner round and round
End of the night, it’s going down
One more shot, another round
End of the night, it’s going down

More Songs to Listen to:

Pitbull: Top 5 Songs



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