Pitbull the hip hop artist was born Armando Christian Perez during 1981 in Miami, Florida. He became active in the music industry in 2003. This talented performer is a TV host, record producer, singer-songwriter, and rapper. His musical genres span electro-hop and dance pop. He has gained notoriety for his bilingual lyrics, potent beats, and reggaeton (branch of rap with Caribbean and Latin urban influences).
His debut album, "M. I. A. M. I." (Money Is A Major Issue) was released in 2004. He collaborated with several artists on this project, including Lil Jon, Oobie, Bun B, Cubo, Fat Joe, Trick Daddy, and Mr. Vegas. This album climbed to the number 14 position on the United States Billboard 200 chart.
His follow-up studio album, "El Mariel, " was released two years later. It peaked at the 17th position on the Billboard 200 chart. Several tracks feature notable artists. Among them are Wyclef Jean, Redd Eyezz, Sinful, Anjuli Stars, Ying Yang Twins, and Rick Ross.
The "Boatlift" was released during 2007. A remix of one of its songs, "Fuego, " was featured in the Madden NFL 2008 video game. "Sticky Icky" and "Secret Admirer" were among the album's notable singles.
During 2009, his fourth studio album was released. "Rebelution" featured artists such as Akon. Avery Storm, Kee$ha, Nayer, B. O. B., and Lil Jon. It climbed to peak positions around the world, including the Canadian, Argentinian, Swiss, and Mexican Albums Charts.
The 2010 album, "Armando, " was the artist's first Spanish language release. It peaked at Number Two on the U. S. Billboard Latin charts. It was followed one year later by Planet Pitt. Its influences include dancehall, hip hop, Miami bass, cha-cha-cha, freestyle, and merengue. Featured artists include T-Pain, Ne-Yo, Afrojack, Marc Anthony, and Chris Brown.
Pitbull the hip hop artist continues to maintain a busy international touring schedule. In addition to his live performances, he is making several television appearances. Among them are the 2011 American Music Awards, and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.