Beyond the Music: Pitbull Inks Deal With Playboy Enterprises (Plus Photos and Video)

Written by Joyce J on March 24

“In order to become an iconic brand you have to partner up with one. What’s more iconic than Playboy?” – Pitbull

It is official! It was recently announced today by Playboy Enterprises that international superstar Pitbull will be partnering with the company to feature a variety of creative content, digital media, products, as well as music and events. Their latest endeavor together is the music video to “Wild Wild Love” (featuring G.R.L.) which is due to be released sometime today. The video was shot at the Playboy Mansion earlier this month (see behind the scenes of the video here).

Playboy CEO Scott Flanders stated: “We’re bringing new energy and enthusiasm to the iconic Playboy brand in our 60th year. Throughout our history we’ve collaborated with artists and cultural tastemakers who both embody the Playboy lifestyle and interpret it in their own images. Today we’re taking a big step in re-interpreting our enduring brand for a new generation by welcoming Armando into the fold. His magnetic energy, charisma and style combined with his clear talent as an entrepreneur exemplify the aspirational lifestyle that defines our brand. We’re looking forward to doing some great things together.”

In response, Pitbull tweeted today:


More will be revealed in the upcoming months…



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Pitbull to Partner with Endemol USA on a Host of Developmental Projects

Written by Joyce J on January 28

It has been reported via Variety and other media sources around the web that Pitbull has singed on to working with Endemol USA on a few original, developmental projects including television, online media including a YouTube channel.


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Details of the deal were sketchy, but the singer took to the stage Monday night at Endemol’s party at the NATPE convention in Miami Beach to announce the partnership. It’s expected that Pitbull will work with Endemol on a host of projects, including TV development and digital offshoots.

Pitbull will get his own branded channel on Endemol Beyond, the company’s digital network. Endemol is looking to beef up its creative roster as it seeks out cross-platform opportunities with notable stars and brand-name talent.

Here are a few photos of Pitbull at Monday’s event:




[Video]: Pitbull Fragrances Promo Commercial

Written by Joyce J on December 22

Check out Pitbull in the latest promo commercial for his self-titled Pitbull fragrance line which officially launches December 31st! Just click the video and it will start. You are now able to purchase the Pitbull Man & Pitbull Woman fragrances via Amazon.com (US only!). Screen captures are posted in the photo gallery! *Video courtesy of Amazon.com* – ALSO! If you are using a mobile device (mobile phone, iPod, iPad, etc…) to watch the video, it may not show up!

Pitbull to Launch New Fragrances for Men & Women This Winter

Written by Joyce J on November 15

Pitbull is truly Mr. Worldwide and is taking over the globe in more ways than we can ever imagine! Pitbull announced on Ryan Seacrest a few months back (as well as in the previous years) that he was working on a fragrance line, and today it is 100% official! The fragrance line will launch at Pitbull’s New Year’s Eve concert in Miami and availability for the fragrance begins on December 1 on Amazon.com (you can pre-order now)!


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In an exclusive interview with Women’s Wear Daily, Pitbull said: “Being raised by nothing but women, my mother was my father. I was always around these great-smelling products and I would see the way [his mother] would mix them up and wear different outfits. I was always intrigued by fragrance.”

The advertising for the scents will be promoted on ad screens on Amazon Kindles starting TODAY and later on Amazon’s Vine Product Reviews Program. Don’t count out Pitbull’s social media just yet! The products will be shared through “engaging storytelling using branded profile, covers and banners; content including, content tabs and in-video product placement; links and mentions, and custom content such as original video ads”.

The Pitbull Empire just keeps getting bigger and bigger!

Read more of Pitbull’s interview with WWD!



Video: Pitbull Endorses New Technology for Miami at eMerge Americas Event

Written by Joyce J on November 13



“Me coming into the game – the music industry— in about 1998, nobody was lookin’ at a white Cuban blue-eyed corn-rows-to-the-back rapper from Miami,” he said. “So if you take that story, today, no one’s lookin’ at Miami to become a tech hub… When you are able to fly under the radar and maneuver and do things differently than other people may be lookin’ at, that always leaves room for the underdog.” Read more

Video: Pitbull Speaking at the Opening of SLAM

Written by Joyce J on August 22

Take a look at this future graduate (MarzIsBoss) of SLAM’s video of Pitbull at the opening of the school on Monday.




For more information about SLAM, visit the school’s official website and/or check out posts about the school on PitbullSource.com.

Pitbull Opens #SLAM Charter School in Miami This Week

Written by Joyce J on August 14

Pitbull is giving back by opening a charter school in the Miami neighborhood of Little Havana, where he grew up.

The SLAM or Sports Leadership and Management school will focus on preparing young scholars for careers in the sports field. The school will be opening this Friday!


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From the NY Daily News Pitbull quotes:


“Teachers have changed my life,” he told The Washington Post. “I had a second grade teacher who taught me there is a way out. Then I had an 11th grade teacher, Ms. Martinez, who taught me to believe in myself. So it’s the same thing I want to do with the kids.”

“Sometimes what happens is education is no longer sexy, it’s no longer cool,” he said. “I want to help put together curriculum’s in school where it does entertain them, engage them and one way or another just makes it fun again.”

“My mother always told me two of the most dangerous diseases in the world are ignorance and greed,” he recalled. “That’s why we have to educate. That’s why I fight for it and that’s why I feel it’s the real revolution.”

“There’s no way you could tackle any obstacle or any issue around the world if you’re not educated,” he added.




You can read more at the NY Daily News website! See more website posts about SLAM here!

Pitbull and MAX-D Takes Audio Worldwide

Written by Joyce J on August 8




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The Max Sound Corporation gets an endorsement from Pitbull on its new HD Mobile App for audio!

An official Max-D press release stated:

Max Sound Corporation— the HD audio company that dramatically improves the quality of digital sound across multiple media platforms without increasing file size — today furthered its relationship with International Superstar Pitbull with the highly anticipated update of the Pitbull MAX-D HD App.

From Pitbull:
“MAX-D is the future of audio,” said Pitbull. “Whether you’re listening to music at a concert or watching a movie, the Max-D technology makes everything sound crystal-clear.”

The Pitbull MAX-D HD app can be downloaded for free as of now (it will be free for a short time) here from Google Play Store (NOT AVAILABLE FOR iPHONE YET!)


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#Epic is NOW Available on DVD & BluRay!

Written by Joyce J on July 30


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Epic will be released on DVD & BluRay on August 20th. The animated film features Pitbull (as well as an array of other celebrity voices – Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Beyoncé Knowles…) as Bufo the toad.

Summary
A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world – and ours.

Pre-Order/Purchase Epic on Amazon & Wal-Mart! The film will be available on DVD (widescreen), BluRay, and features a Deluxe Edition.

How to Break Through and Succeed: Pitbull Promotes 2013 Dodge Dart

Written by Joyce J on July 10



The Dodge brand is targeting multicultural millennials with a Spanish/English ad campaign for the 2013 Dodge Dart featuring global music sensation Pitbull. The rapper, who utters his signature “!Dale!” (“Let’s do this!”) phrase in the spots, also composed original instrumental music called “Drop 2 the Bottom” for the commercials: “How to Change Cars Forever” and “How to Break Through and Succeed.” The campaign reflects the Dodge brand’s focus on targeting multicultural millennials for the compact car segment.

Click to read the FULL press release. See photos from the campaign below:


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» Click to see more photos: Advertisements & Endorsements > 2013 – 2013 Dodge Dart
*Credit goes to Dodge.com*


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» See more photos: Fan Photos: Advertisements & Endorsements > 2013 – 2013 Dodge Dart Commercial

Pitbull to Speak at 2013 National Charter Schools Conference in DC

Written by Joyce J on June 29

Source: DCIST


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Pitbull will be in Washington DC on July 1 to give a speech at the 2013 National Charter Schools Conference (the largest gathering of charter school advocates in the country) at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Quote from the DCist:

Pitbull opened a charter school in his hometown of Miami earlier this year. The SLAM (Sports Leadership and Management) charter school prepares middle- and high-school students for a career in a sports-related field. It will begin serving students later this year. Pitbull quoted: “I feel education is the real revolution,” Pitbull said in a prepared statement, which described him as an “International Superstar.” “I stand with the millions of families today who simply want a good school for their kids.”

Quick News & Reminders! #DWTS, #Pitbull2013Tour Kick-Off, & More!

Written by Joyce J on May 20

The Pitbull & Ke$ha North American Summer Tour starts this Thursday!!! Here are a few Pitbull reminders and appearances for this week until the end of May. *There may be a possible change in the schedule*.


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TOMORROW NIGHT Pitbull will be performing on the Dancing with the Stars Season 16 finale. Tune in to ABC at 9 PM+EST. Check out Pitbull videos and photos from DWTS Season 16 Promo.

May 23 is the kick off date of the Pitbull/Ke$ha North American Summer Tour! The tour will start on Thursday, May 23 in Boston! Pitbull will perform a solo date on May 24 in Springfield, MA. Pit & Ke$ha will reunite on May 25 & 26 in Atlantic City, New Jersey! Click here for tickets and show info!

EPIC the animated film by 20th Century Fox will be released in theaters (in the US & UK) May 24th! Pitbull is playing the voice of Bufo! In support of Pitbull and the film, we would like to trend #PitbullIsEPIC on twitter!

“Outta Nowhere” (Pitbull ft. Danny Mercer) will be the 5th single released from “Global Warming” & it will be released on May 28.

May 31 Pitbull will be performing on the Good Morning America Summer Concert Series on ABC (#GMAPitbull). Check your local listings! The Pitbull/Ke$ha tour will proceed with a performance at KTU’s KTUphoria (#KTUphoria) at the PNC Bank Arts Center in NJ!

Stay updated with the latest news on PitbullSource.com’s twitter: @PitbullSource & Facebook.

Video: Pitbull Chats with ACM

Written by Joyce J on May 18




Pitbull chats with us about the special and Imagination Foundation, his charity of choice for the $10,000 ACM Lifting Lives donation given on his behalf. ACM Presents: Tim McGraw’s Superstar Summer Night airs SUNDAY, MAY 19 on CBS at 9 PM+EST!

Pitbull To Collaborate with Jazzy B?

Written by Joyce J on May 9

According to the Times of India, Pitbull could possibly be teaming up with Punjabi entertainer, Jazzy B.


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Last month, Pitbull collaborated with Priyanka Chopra on her single “Exotic” (which the track & video will be out soon!)

The American rapper and musician, Pitbull, who is collaborating with actress Priyanka Chopra in her upcoming music single ‘Exotic’, maybe now teaming up with Jazzy B next. According to sources, a music recording company based in Punjab and UK has approached Pitbull to team up with Jazzy, and he is in the process of giving his consent in principle.

“Since Jazzy has been recording songs with our music label for a few years now, the music company decided to approach Pitbull to join Jazzy. The kind of music Jazzy does is immensely popular in the UK and Canada besides pockets of India. So, if Pitbull also comes on board, the music producers think it should be an international sellout,” says the source.

This information hasn’t been confirmed yet, so stay tuned!

J.Lo & Pitbull’s “Live It Up” is Here! #LiveItUp

Written by Joyce J on May 8

It’s FINALLY here! Jennifer Lopez’s and Pitbull’s “Live It Up”!

The Lyrics Video

Radio Premiere

Be sure to listen out for it on you local radio stations, and be sure to REQUEST it! Tweet it out on Twitter: #LiveItUp!

The single IS NOW available on iTunes! You can also see photos from the upcoming video as well!

What do you think of the song?

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