|Born:||January 15, 1981|
|Occupation:||Rapper, Singer-songwriter, record producer|
Armando Christian Pérez (born January 15, 1981), better known by his stage name Pitbull, is an American recording artist and Latin Grammy award winner from Miami, Florida. His first recorded mainstream performance was on a solo track from American record producer Lil Jon's 2002 album Kings of Crunk, which featured Pitbull rapping over Jon's production. In 2004, Pitbull released his debut album titled M.I.A.M.I. (short for Money Is A Major Issue), under TVT Records; the album included production from high-profile producers Lil Jon and Jim Jonsin. Pitbull later released his second album El Mariel, in 2006 and his third, The Boatlift, in 2007. In 2009, his fourth album Rebelution, spawned the hit single "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)". Pitbull's 2011 album Planet Pit, featured the single "Give Me Everything", which was his first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100. The song reached #1 worldwide and featured fellow artists Ne-Yo, Nayer and Afrojack. Pitbull has performed as a featured artist on the remixes of several other hit singles such as "Tik Tok", "Scream & Shout", "Lo Hecho Esta Hecho", "Bad", "Papi", "Diamonds", "How Low", "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)", "Video Phone", "Over To You Now" and "Bumpy Ride".