Armando Christian Pérez better known by his stage name Pitbull, is an American rapper. His first recorded performance was from the Lil Jon album Kings of Crunk in 2002, after which he released his debut album in 2004 titled M.I.A.M.I. (short for Money Is a Major Issue) under TVT Records. Since then, he has released two other albums under the label, El Mariel in 2006 and The Boatlift in 2007.
He then released Rebelution in 2009, which included singles "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" and "Krazy". The latter peaked at #30 on the Hot 100 and #11 on the Hot Rap Tracks charts while "I Know You Want Me" peaked at #2 on the Hot 100 and peaked within the top ten spots of charts in the UK, Canada, Italy, and the Netherlands. The song reached #1 in France and the European Hot 100 on the week ending August 29, 2009 according to Billboard magazine.
He later signed with Polo Grounds Music through Sony Musicand created his own label Mr. 305 Inc. Other singles from Rebelution included "Blanco" featuring Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes and "Hotel Room Service", the latter of which peaked at #8 on the Hot 100. Rebelution went on to sell over 7.5 million worldwide digital singles and albums combined.
Pitbull is releasing his highly anticipated follow up English album, Planet Pit and is set to be released on June 21, 2011. Pitbull collaborated with T-Pain on its first single, "Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor)". Pitbull has also collaborated with Jennifer Lopez on her single "On the Floor".
On May 24th 2011, Enrique Iglesias revealed on Australian radio show The Kyle & Jackie O Show that he and Pitbull would be touring Australia as part of Iglesias’ “Euphoria” tour in July 2011.