From Mr. 305 to Mr. Worldwide, Armando Christian Perez, a.k.a. Pitbull
, was born to Cuban parents and rose from the streets of Miami to exemplify the American Dream, achieving international success as an award-winning global superstar, business entrepreneur, education ambassador and motivational speaker. In 2004, Pitbull released his first album M.I.A.M.I
., which featured Lil Jon on five of 16 tracks. To date, he has released 10 full-length albums, including Global Warming
and his most recent, Climate Change
. His second Spanish-language album and ninth overall, Dale
, received the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album. Pitbull has landed #1 hits in over 15 countries, sold over 80 million singles, has more than 84 million Facebook/Twitter/Instagram followers and over 13 billion views on YouTube. Focused on turning negatives into positives, Pitbull also serves as ambassador to the Sports Leadership Arts and Management (SLAM!) schools he has helped to establish in several U.S cities, including the Little Havana neighborhood where he grew up in Miami.