Pitbull will be performing on CBS’s Fashion Rocks Fashion & Music Concert this September. Pit will be joined by Afrojack, The Band Perry, Duran Duran, KISS, Miranda Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, Nico & Vinz, Rita Ora, Usher with additional performers being announced at a later time. Ryan Seacrest will serve as host and the show will broadcast LIVE from the Brooklyn Barclays Center in NYC.
How perfect will this be as Pitbull has a great fashion sense with his many versatile suits!
Set the date: Tuesday, September 9 from 9-11 PM EST ob CBS
About Fashion Rocks
“FASHION ROCKS is the only show that celebrates the inextricable link between fashion and music, a relationship that is more relevant today than ever before,” said Richard Beckman, CEO of Three Lions Entertainment, which is producing the special with Don Mischer Productions. “For the first time we’ll air the event live during Fashion Week from Barclays Center. It will be a spectacular affair, featuring some of the world’s most talented musicians as well as today’s hottest fashions.”
If you would like to attend, tickets will go on sale Friday, August 1, at 10 AM EST via ticketmaster.com, directly from barclayscenter.com, by calling 800-745-3000. If you are an American Express Card Memeber, your pre-sale starts Monday, July 28 – Thursday, July 31 at 10 AM.
Over the past few weeks Pitbull has been teasing us fans via twitter with lyrics to his upcoming single titled ‘Fireball’ which will feature John Ryan. Today, he revealed the official artwork and released the single on iTunes which will be the first from his fall 2014 album, Globalization. Enjoy and post in the comments section what you think about the song.
In more award show (and voting) news, Pitbull & Kesha are up for Best Collaboration at the 2014 MTV VMAs for their music video ‘Timber’. You can vote here: http://www.mtv.com/ontv/vma/2014/best-collaboration/. The show will air on Sunday, August 24 on MTV.
Pitbull has been nominated for another award. He’s already up for “Choice Male Artist” at this year’s Teen Choice Awards (keep voting!)
He’s now nominated for Artista Urbano Favorito at the 2014 Premios Tu Mundo Awards.
The show will air August 21 on the Telemundo network. Voting ends August 12.
VOTE HERE / VOTA AQUI
This Sunday (July 13), Univision’s “Aquí y Ahora” will air a special titled “Imperio Pitbull” which will be an in depth (Spanish) interview with Pitbull with Maria Salinas. The interview will consist of Pitbull’s stardom, career success, family life, what’s next for him, and more. We can also expect to see a few famous faces and their commentary as well.
Tune in at 7pm/6c on Univision (check your local listings).
Pitbull and native Miami-artist Alexander Miljares has teamed up with TECHO, a non-profit, youth-lead organization to help combat poverty all over Latin America and the Caribbean.
The duo announced the launch of the official artwork for ‘We Are One’ today, which Alexander was inspired by on a recent trip to Brazil. “I am beyond thrilled to be the chosen artist for this amazing song’s official artwork. My piece, ‘We Are One’, was inspired by the colorful energy and all-embracing theme of ‘We Are One’”
There is an auction for a few of the paintings (one canvas and 20 giclees) signed by Pitbull and Alexander themselves from July 9th to July 19th on eBay. All proceeds will go to TECHO Brazil.
Also, ShopPitbull.com will be offering exclusive ‘We Are One’ merchandise, which all proceeds will go towards the charity organization as well.
CLICK HERE TO START BIDDING
Great news! Pitbull will be headed to “la casa blanca” (The White House) for a special 4th of July concert for 1,200 troops and their families tomorrow. The festivities will include a barbecue, family-friendly games and activities, as well as a musical selection by the U.S. Marine Band.
You can join in the celebration too as all events will be available via live stream:
As announced yesterday, the official lyrics video to INNA and Pitbull’s “Good Time” has been released. The song will be available on iTunes July 15.
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!
At last night’s B96 summer bash in Chicago (in case you missed the livestream), Pitbull put on one hell of a show (like always). He did his usual concert set list adding in “Timber” as well as “Wild Wild Love” which he invited G.R.L. on stage with him. He also did a pre-show interview as well as a meet and greet with the fans. See concert photos here.
Over the past week JLo has been releasing several teaser videos for her upcoming June 17 album A.K.A. (pre-order) Check out the one for her track with Pitbull titled “Booty” produced by Diplo. The track is very hot and I am sure we can assume to expect it to be another single from the LP (and hopefully a full video too)!
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.