In case you missed it, WATCH Pitbull’s CNN Spotlight Special from last night. Join Nischelle Turner as she discovers how Pitbull went from Mr. 305 to Mr. Worldwide and how he turned it all from a negative to a positive in this in depth interview.
In the closing of Jimmy Fallon’s Week in Orlando, he saved the best for last – Pitbull! Pit gave an amazing interview, with plenty of jokes and laughter thrown in, as well as put on a stellar performance closing the show.
CLICK FOR MORE PHOTOS: Screen Captures – Pitbull on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon – June 19, 2014
Huge Pitbull news broke earlier today!
As announced by the official Hollywood Walk of Fame website (and Pitbull himself) – the rapper will be receiving a star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California in 2015. Last year, Pitbull was guest speaker at JLo’s Walk of Fame ceremony (see highlights here). Alongside Pitbull, will be fellow friends in the music world: Lukasz ‘Dr. Luke’ Gottwald (produced ‘Timber’ in addition to his latest single, ‘Wild Wild Love’ ft. G.R.L.), Pharrell Williams (who he has collaborated with on numerous occasions), Kool & The Gang, and Al Schmitt.
Congratulations Pitbull. What a WELL DESERVED honor!
In Other News
• Pitbull is up for Choice Male Artist at this year’s Teen Choice Awards. Pitbull fans between the ages of 13-19 can vote once each day for our favorite rapper. VOTE HERE.
Choice Male Artist
The 2014 Teen Choice Awards will air LIVE Sunday, August 10 on FOX!
• Pitbull will also be in attendance at this year’s Premios Juventud Awards. Not only is he up for 3 noms, he will also be honored with the “Idolo De La Juventud” (Youth Idol) award. This award recognizes people who have achieved huge success in their careers, but who also stay deeply committed and rooted to their communities, thus setting a positive example for young people (well, that sounds like our Pitbull!). Tune in July 17 on Univision for the festivities!
• Pitbull will be a guest and performing on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (NBC, 11:35 PM/EST)
• The airing of his 30-minute CNN Spotlight special will be premiering Friday, June 20 at 10 PM/EST on CNN.
Just a few quick updates and reminders for this week… Will post if any new updates arise. Be sure to follow the website on twitter @PitbullSource for the latest and breaking Pitbull news!
- Don’t forget to catch Pitbull on TV this week:
• Jimmy Fallon – June 20 (NBC, 11:35 PM/EST)
• CNN Spotlight Special (CNN, 10 PM/EST)
- The music video for Pitbull, JLo, & Claudia Leitte’s “We Are One” has officially hit 100M views which makes it VEVO Certified! Not only that, but “We Are One” is currently the most downloaded song on iTunes! It’s number one in Brazil as well as 37 other countries worldwide!
- JLo’s album A.K.A. will be released tomorrow (available on iTunes) which has the track “Booty” with Pitbull, produced by Diplo.
- The lyrics video for DJ Felli Fel’s “Have Some Fun” (ft. Pitbull, Juicy J, & CeeLo Green) has now been released. You can get the song on iTunes!
In case you missed all of the world cup opening ceremony action, check out Pitbull, JLo, and Clauida Leitte performing the official world cup anthem, ‘We Are One’ in São Paulo just moments ago. Be sure to bookmark this page (or follow the site on twitter and facebook) and check back later for more! You can also view images and highlights from yesterday’s press conference.
CLICK FOR MORE PHOTOS: Events – 2014 FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony in São Paulo, Brazil
- Below are highlights of Pitbull and Claudia Leitte today in Sao Paulo, Brazil at a press conference plus other pre-world cup events. I will be adding more as news and info comes in (also follow the site on facebook, twitter, and instagram). Pitbull also did quite a few selfies (including one with JLo) – check them out on this twitter.
- For the US, the World Cup schedule can be found here. PHOTOS AFTER THE JUMP!
- Here is a video of Pitbull & Claudia Leitte yesterday talking about the world cup. Below, Pit also talks about JLo.
- Congrats to all of the fans that got their questions answered in the Pitbull twitter Q&A from today:
FIFA.com: This comes from @pitbullgirl115: “Are you nervous at all to perform in the World Cup”?
I think that anybody that is an entertaine, or a performer, we always get nervous. To be in such a platform here in Sao Paulo, in Brazil, for the opening ceremony… Well, am I nervous? Of course. I am going like Litlle Johnstons: “Yeah, yo!” (laughs).
@pitbullgirl115 also asks: ‘What’s your favorite song of the official World Cup album?’
My favorite one? Man, it will have to be, coincidentally, “We Are One”.
A little bit suspicious, no?
That’s what it’s all about, man, that’s the message to tell.
Well, actually the user didn’t mention that you wouldn’t be able to say your own record, anyway.
But it’s Claudia’s and Jennifer’s record as well. So, it’s their record.
Next one, totally different subject, from @pitbullfans13: ‘Have you ever played football?”
Yeah, when I was younger I played. The sport that I loved growing up was basketball, but football was always part of the community. The neighbourhoods that I lived on were all into football. But was I any good on it? No, absolutely not (laughs).
In sports in general, do you have any favorite team?
Oh, man, the Miami Heat right now, and they are fighting for the championship. Gotta go with the Heat.
But they lost yesterday, right?
That’s alright. It’s a series. We gotta make it interesting, you know?
In another subject change @PitILoveU asked: “What would be the advice that you would give to anybody who dreams about going to the music business?”
One of my slogans is patience, passion, and perseverance. You need that to be involved with this, or with anything in life that you want to be. As far as dreams, I tell people all the time: “Wake up, and live it”. Number three is: only do it if you love it. If you think you are just going to be famous, rich, and make this money, then don’t do it.
You do it because you love it. If you have a passion for it, and no matter what happens, then everything is going to work out.
@cphamo asked a similar question, looking for more detail: “what motivated you to become a professional singer?”
I just look to music as therapy. What motivated me… Well, I remember my mother telling me that the pen is mightier than the sword, and you can see how words can touch the world. That’s exactly what we are doing here with the record ‘We Are One’ in an Opening Ceremony. Also, when I was young, my father used to take me to bars in this famous street of Miami called Calle Ocho, and he would put me in the top of the bar to recite poems from a Cuban, a guy called José Martí. He’s very powerful for us, and when I saw how powerful the words were, that young, that’s what motivated me to be able to make records, and touch the world in one way or another.
Want more? See the full transcript!
CLICK FOR MORE PHOTOS: Press Conferences – 2014 FIFA Pre-World Cup Press Conference (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Here is Pitbull’s interview with Gayle King from “CBS This Morning”. Don’t forget that Pitbull will also be featured on CNN Spotlight JUNE 20 at 10 PM/EST.
Be sure to tune into CNN
this Friday JUNE 20 for Pitbull’s CNN Spotlight special interview with Nischelle Turner at 10 PM/EST. Get a behind the scenes look at the special.
Friday, June 20 at 10 PM+EST
Here is a weekly-round up of all the Pitbull news from over the week… any new updates will also be posted here.
In Case You Missed It…
- If you feel like shopping (and what girl doesn’t), Pitbull’s official shop opened on Tuesday offering a promo code DALE24 for 15% off + other perks. Everything from shirts to bags to keychains, cups, floor mats, including his newest fragrances for men & women are up for grabs. For updates, follow the shop on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Check out ShopPitbull.com for more!
- Video and Photo highlights from the 2014 BBMAs.
- As reported on Tuesday (via twitter), Pitbull will be appearing on Jimmy Fallon Thursday, June 19 apart of Fallon Tonight’s road trip to Universal Studios Orlando. Tickets for the event went fast, but there are other ways to obtain tickets if you missed out.
- In an interview with Enrique Santos, singer Marc Anthony talks about working with, as well as his friendship with Pitbull.
- The official music video for ‘We Are One’ (Pitbull ft. Jennifer Lopez & Claudia Leitte) has hit over 25 million views on YouTube in just one week of its release.
Tour and Tickets
- If you haven’t got your tickets for the Enrique/Pitbull Fall Tour (see side for a list of tour dates), there are plenty that are still available. There was also another date added to Toronto, Canada (Day 2). Tickets for this show go on sale May 30. If they are coming to your area, be sure to follow & check your local radio stations, they may be giving away tickets.
- The Pitbull concert tickets for Aug. 23 at the New York State Fair also went on sale today!
- Also, UK fans! Tickets for the Fusion Festival are still for sale. Pitbull will be there Saturday, August 30.
- Pitbull will be featured on another JLo track called ‘Booty’ produced by Diplo on Jennifer’s upcoming album, A.K.A. which debuts June 17th. It is available for pre-order.
Lots of remixes release this week:
- Sophia Del Carmen release the official remix to her single, ‘Lipstick’ featuring Pitbull on iTunes.
- The Jump Smokers have done it again with another remix, this time to ‘Wild Wild Love’. Listen here.
- Of course no remix is complete with out Pitbull jumping in on it, right? Check him out in Jerrod Niemann’s “Drink to That (All Night)” mash-up which you can purchase on iTunes.
- Just a reminder, KEEP VOTING for Pitbull at the Premio Juventud awards. He’s up for Favorite Hit, Urban Artist, & Super Tour. All nominees will be revealed on Thursday, July 17 on the Univision network, so tune in!
Last night, Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, and Claudia Leitte showed the world that ‘We Are One’ by debuting the official FIFA World Cup song as the opening act of the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. This will not be their last performance of “We Are One’ as the trio will be performing at opening in Sao Paulo on June 12!
Later on that night, Pitbull was featured in a video during JLO’s ICON award montage saying: “[Jennifer] is one of the most inspiration women on the planet.” Pitbull was also up for TOP RAP ARTIST and TOP RAP SONG for Timber in the BBMA Rap category. Unfortunately, Pitbull didn’t take home his nominations.
MORE PHOTOS: Award Shows – 2014: Billboard Music Awards
Some good and breaking news happened this morning as Pitbull promised yesterday.
Move over Ryan Seacrest and Dick Clark! According to Billboard.com and various other news sources, Pitbull will be ringing in the new year in Pitbull-Party fashion (DJ’s, musicians, the whole 9 yards) with his VERY OWN show titled: “Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution“.
The current schedule of the show will start live from Miami on New Year’s Eve at 8 PM/EST to 10 PM. Then will return to countdown the new year at 11 PM to 12:30 AM.
“The world needs to get ready to un-mute New Year’s Eve, because we are taking the party from the Big Apple to the Pineapple. New Year’s Eve is officially in Miami and hosted by yours truly, Mr. Worldwide. P.S. Whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but whatever happens in Miami never happened, Daleee!” said Perez in a statement announcing the news today.
Pitbull’s production company, “Honey I’m Home” will work together with Endemol LIVE producing the broadcast. After inking a deal with Endemol USA earlier this year, the show will serve as their first (of many) collaborations with him, as well as the Endemol LIVE’s first live special.
A statement from CEOs Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin:
“Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution is the start of a new tradition, as people around the globe gather for the biggest celebration of the year. This special will be unlike anything else you have ever seen on television and we are thrilled to be partnering with Honey I’m Home,” said Abrego, with Corwin adding: “Launching Endemol Live reflects a larger plan to continue to evolve Endemol North America into a studio for next-generation success and profitability. We look forward to partnering with Fox on our first Endemol Live presentation.”
Get ready to set those DVRs! Friday, June 6th at 10 pm/est, Pitbull will be featured on CNN for a CNN Spotlight special film in his hometown of Miami, Florida at the freedom tower, titled CNN Spotlight: Pitbull. More photos can been seen on instagram.
— Javi Morgado (@javimorgado) May 7, 2014
Be sure to follow PitbullSource on twitter for breaking news and updates.
Exciting and breaking news this morning!
During the Billboard award festivities, Jennifer will also be performing her latest single, “First Love” (currently available on iTunes) AND will be receive Billboard’s Icon Award – congrats JLo!
Pitbull is nominated for 2 awards at this year’s show – Top Rap Artist and Top Rap Song (for “Timber”). The show will air Sunday, May 18th on NBC at 8pm/7c
The duo, along with Brazilian singer, Claudia Leitte will be performing at the World Cup opening in Brazil on June 12.
Pitbull did it big at last night’s iHeartRadio Music Awards. He opened the show (in Pitbull playboy fashion on a big yacht surrounded by muchas mujeres!) with a performance of ‘Wild Wild Love’ ft. G.R.L. and then closed with ‘Timber’. Pitbull also introduced the world to the very first iHeartRadio Music Awards, as well as gave out the first award of the night for “Hip-Hop/R&B Song of the Year” which went to Rihanna for her song, ‘Pour It Up’. It was now Pitbull’s turn to accept the award for “Best Collaboration” for Timber ft. Kesha in which he won (great job Pitbull fans and Animals). Check out all iHeart action via video and photo highlights below (and on instagram)!
Pitbull Performance & Opening
Accepting his Award for Timber (starts at 4:28)
It was just conformed today that Pitbull will be bringing that Wild Wild Love to the first ever, iHeartRadio Music Awards! Pitbull will be joined by G.R.L. and will be performing their single together live on stage.
The show will premier Thursday, May 1st on the NBC Network at 8 pm/est. Pitbull and G.R.L. are joined by a host of other musical talents like Pharrell, Blake Shelton, Kendrick Lamar, Shakira, Ed Sheeran, Arcade Fire, Luke Bryan, Ariana Grande and Thirty Seconds to Mars, who will all be hitting the stage.
Don’t forget also, Pitbull and Kesha are nominated for BEST COLLABORATION for Timber! You still have time to get in as many votes as you can! Voting ends Friday, April 25th!