Pitbull – Shay’s Spotlight Artist of the Week
One of my new favorite artists is Pitbull. That's a little weird as seeing I don't generally listen to the type music he sings (rap), but I absolutely love it! I have much of his stuff downloaded to my iPod for walking and jogging to. So I decided to feature 'Mr.Worldwide' as my spotlight artist this week.Pitbull is an international star and he's teamed up with many pop artists for some amazing duets. Shakira, J-Lo, Ke$ha, Usher, Pharrell Williams, Christina Aguilera and more. His given name is Armando Christian Pérez, but he goes by Pitbull, Mr. 305 (Miami's area code) and Mr. Worldwide.
Growing up in Miami, a melting pot of immigrants from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic and more, Pitbull keeps that same logic with his music. It's a little bit of this, with a little bit of that mixed with pieces of this and that from somewhere else. But it's all upbeat, sassy, confident, infectious and fun.
He is charismatic and dapper. With his crisp suits and sunglasses, he commands your attention, before he even begins to sing a note. He signed his first record deal in 2004; they released 3 albums before he left and launched his own record label Polo Grounds Music/J Records.
Traveling all over the world and collaborating with artists from all genres of music, most recently with country artist Jerrod Niemann, he has earned the title 'Mr. Worldwide'.