- 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.
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CLICK FOR MORE PHOTOS: Press Conferences – 2014 FIFA Pre-World Cup Press Conference (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Check out an interview with Mr. Worldwide and Claudia Leitte on their official, upcoming World Cup song, “We Are One (Ole Ola)”! Check out a preview of the world cup song (featuring Pitbull only). The official song with Claudia and Jennifer Lopez will be out sometime this month or in March.
Just added a few of Pitbull accepting his “Global Gift Humanitarian Award” at last night’s Global Gift Gala in Mexico City, Mexico! Just click on a thumbnail images to view them. Congratulations and well deserved, Pitbull!!! Adding more photos as they come in…
2014 has started off very well for Mr. Worldwide! He announced that he will be a participant in the official world cup song (as singer, writer, and producer), has a few singles and collaborations released, “Timber” is STILL #1 in the US for a 3rd week in a row… the success just keeps piling on! Pit’s success and hard work is most defiantly paying off because he will also be rewarded with a very special award at the Global Gift Gala coming up next week.
On Thursday, January 30, Pitbull will be honored with the prestigious “Global Gift Humanitarian Award” for his humanitarian and philanthropic works. His latest philanthropic endeavor is work with his charter school, SLAM (Sports, Leadership and Management). The award will be presented by Eva Longoria.
The Gala will take place at The St. Regis in Mexico City, Mexico.
What is the Global Gift Gala?
Mission: To affect positive change on the development, welfare, healthcare and social inclusion of the most vulnerable. The Foundation helps to provide shelter, food, clothing, education, medical attention and other life-changing necessities to vulnerable groups, in particular children and women in need.
The Global Gift Gala is a unique international fundraising initiative that forms part of the Global Gift Foundation platform to help raise funds and make a difference towards children and women around the world. Global Gift Foundation in partnership with Televisa Foundation and The Eva Longoria Foundation will unite to raise awareness towards women and help build better future for themselves and their families through entrepreneurship opportunities. For every dollar raised on the evening, Televisa Foundation will match every dollar to fund several established programs in support of women in Mexico.
Check out photos of Pitbull and Claudia Leitte at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Conference yesterday!
Photo Gallery Link: Events & Appearances – 2014 – Pitbull & Claudia Leitte at the FIFA World Cup Conference
As reported earlier this month, Pitbull will be joined by Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian singer & “The Voice” Brazil judge, Claudia Leitte for the official 2014 World Cup song. Pitbull announced during last year’s New Years Eve concert in Miami that he would be performing at the World Cup.
According to Billboard.com:
“We Are One (Ole Ola)” will debut ahead of the World Cup, and will be included on the upcoming “Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Album” which will be released by Sony.
The 2014 Word Cup kicks off on June 12 in São Paulo, Brazil at the Arena de São Paulo. The song will be performed by the trio at the opening ceremony. The tournament will take place from June 12 to July 13.
Pitbull is currently in Brazil this week (see photos) getting ready to film the video for the song. He was quoted saying: “I’m honored to join Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte at the FIFA World Cup to bring the world together,” said Pitbull. “I truly believe that this great game and the power of music will help unify us, because we are best when we are one.”
He posed for a photo with Claudia Leitte yesterday:
Keep PitbullSource.com bookmarked for more upcoming details!
Congradulations to Pitbull and Ke$ha who currently has the very first, #1 single in the UK for 2014.
Their hit single, “Timber” has surpassed Pharell Williams’ track “Happy” with a reported 139,000 copies sold so far!
“Timber” is Pitbull’s third, #1 single in the country. “On The Floor” with Jenifer Lopez and “Give Me Everything” with Ne-Yo, Nayer, and AfroJack topped the charts in 2011.
The Global Warming Meltdown album will be available in the UK tomorrow.
Please keep Ke$ha in your thoughts and prayers at the moment as she is dealing with health issues and is currently seeking treatment. #GetWellKesha
It was announced that Pitbull will be performing at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil a few days ago. Pitbull tweeted this today:
— Pitbull (@pitbull) January 3, 2014
At this point from various indications and “web talk”, it is pretty safe to say that Pitbull will be creating an official world cup song featuring Jennifer Lopez and singer Claudia Leitte; and the title will be “We Are One”.
I will be posting more details as they come in…
Pitbull’s last concert of the year truly went out with a bang at last night’s new years eve concert in Miami. Not only did Pitbull bring the party to the 305, but he also brought along a couple of his closest musician friends, like Enrique Iglesias.
Pitbull guaranteed that 2014 was going to be an even BIGGER year than before as he launched his fragrance line and made the ANNOUNCEMENT (via the Dick Clark Rockin’ NYE segment performing “Echa Palla”) that he will be performing at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil (and unconfirmed news says that there will also be an official song in the works)…
Pitbull tweeted today:
Welcome to 2014 the year where we will bring music, sports and the world together #WeAreOne
— Pitbull (@pitbull) January 1, 2014
If you missed the show, you can check out some show clips and footage below including Pit’s Rockn’ New Years Eve segment where he performed a combination of songs including “Timber” live from Miami!
Havana Brown visits the YH Studio in Australia and talks about meeting Pitbull and collaborating on “We Run The Night”.
Here’s a performance from a week ago of Pitbull singing “Don’t Stop the Party” & “Give Me Everything” on the Japanese TV program, SMAP x SMAP! Enjoy!
Moments ago it was just announce that the Pitbull and Ke$ha Australian Tour was canceled by the promoter. Pitbull generously tweeted about the matter:
The promoter is cancelling the Australian Tour, refunds will be available at point of purchase. We hope to return to Australia soon. Thanks
— Pitbull (@Pitbull) October 10, 2013
The tour was to kick-off on October 30th in Brisbane, Australia. The duo just released their hot, new single Timber this past Monday.
The collabos just keep coming for Mr. Worldwide. He’s everywhere (everywhere? Everywhere!) As of late, his most recent venture is with Australian singer & Australian Idol contestant Jessica Mauboy’s on her upcoming October 4th EP called “Beautiful”. The two will join forces on a song called “Kick Up Your Heels”.
Jessica is already topping the charts with her singles from the album: “To The End Of The Earth” and her forthcoming single “Pop A Bottle (Fill Me Up)”.
You can pre-order the album on Australian iTunes. No news on it being available on American or any other iTunes as of yet.
The Hogar Del Niño concert was a very successful, sold out event at the Altos de Chavon last night. Pitbull performed along with Poeta Callejero, Melymel, and Sensato. Check out photos from the event below. Photo credits go to: FigureoRD.com. Video will be added as it becomes available.
» Photo Gallery Link/More Photos: Pitbull Performing at the Hogar Del Niño Concert Event in the Dominican Republic
Thanks again to FigureoRD.com.
Date & Location: Friday, September 13 & Saturday, September 14 – Tokyo, Japan
Arena: Zepp (Nagoya)