Armando Christian Pérez, popularly known by his stage name Pitbull, is an illustrious American singer cum rapper, who hails from Miami, Florida, USA. Of all the success and fame he enjoys and relishes today, his childhood was just the contrary. His parents, emigrants from Cuba, split up when he was just a toddler and hence he was solely raised by his mother and later on by a foster family from Roswell, Georgia when his mother kicked him out on finding out that he had started peddling drugs just like his father. If not for his parents insistence on being in contact with his Cuban roots, he wouldn't have heard of Jose Marti—the Cuban national hero and poet—at the age of three, and would have never found the effectiveness and capacity of simple word power. After completing his graduation, he immediately set focus on his music. He was particularly influenced by Celia Cruz and Willy Chirino and drawn to Miami Bass genre of pop music called Crunk. Lil Jon, accepted as the master of Crunk, launched him in the album 'Kings of Crunk' in 2002. An international star in the true sense, he's worked alongside Lil Jon, Eminem, 50 Cent, Afrojack, NeYo, Ying Yang Twins, Twista, Adassa, JLo, etc.
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Armando Christian Pérez
Miami Coral Park High School, South Miami High School
Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Performance - 2013 Billboard Music Award for Top Radio Song - 2012 iHeartRadio Music Award for Best Collaboration - 2014
Bad Boy Latino, Mr. 305 Inc.
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