Facts of Armando Christian Perez
|Full Name:||Armando Christian Perez|
|Age:||38 years 7 months|
|Birth Date:||January 15, 1981|
|Birth Place:||Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|Marital Status:||In Relation|
|Education:||Miami Coral Park High School|
|Height / How tall? :||5 feet 6 inches (1.70m)|
|Net Worth:||$80 million|
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Armando Christian Perez or Pitbull as he is famously called is a popular American rapper who has gained fame as a hip-hop and dance-pop singer. Born on 15 January 1981, this 37-year-old pop star was raised in Miami, Florida. Active since 2001, this vocal star has worked with various recording labels and released many songs.
His parents were Cuban immigrants. Pitbull was good in recitation when young and as early as 3 years of age, he could recite the works of Cuban poet and national hero, Jose Marti. As he grew up, Pitbull’s interest in the local pop culture also grew. When Pitbull was quite young, his parents separated and he was single-handedly raised by his mother. Pitbull was also under foster care in Roswell, Georgia.
He was at the South Miami Senior High School and graduated from the Miami Coral Park High School. At school, Pitbull displayed his keen interest in rapping.
His career start
Pitbull met Lil Jon in Miami and appeared in one of his videos in 2002. In 2003, his song Oye was included in the soundtrack of the film 2 Fast 2 Furious. He also released several mixtapes and was also featured in Campbell’s ‘Lollipop’. He was signed by Luke Records and later by Famous Artist Music and Management which developed him. He and the latter company’s chief Robert Fernandez worked together to refine Pitbull’s music. Robert said:
“At that time his music had a lot of verses and took a long time to get into the hook, and so we took time in getting the songs catchier and less on the rap side.”
2004 saw the release of Pitbull’s debut album called M.I.A.M.I. It ranked 32 on Billboard’s top 100. He also started touring for song promotion. He did more of remix albums and songs which also gained recognition. He also founded his own record company with Sean Diddy Combs.
In 2006, he guest-starred in ‘South Beach’. He also performed on various singles with other artists. He also did some political numbers. His third album was Boatlift which was released in November 2007. He also released singles.
He also had a variety show called Pitbull’s La Esquina which was aired on Mun2 cable channel from May 2007 to 2009. He released more popular albums and also participated in live concerts and tours. He has been honored with a star in the Hollywood Hall of Fame. He has endorsed several products such as Kodak, Dr.Pepper and the like. He also did campaigns for Walmart.
In 2015, he launched his new radio channel on Sirius XM Radio which was called Pitbull’s Globalization Radio.
Pitbull’s personal life
Is Pitbull married or is he in a relationship? Come, let us find out. He does not disclose much about his private life. He is mostly silent on that topic. There is an element of mystery and suspense on this aspect of his life.
Pitbull might be appearing single at the moment but he has past history of relationships. He had a romantic fling with Olga Loera. He also was in a relationship with Barbara Alba with whom he has two children. He has separated from her in 2011 and they have amicably settled about the upbringing of their children and their child support. Besides these two children, Pitbull is also father to two more children but the name of the baby mamma is not known.
He is very much active on social media. He has over 51 million followers on Facebook, 7.2 million followers on Instagram, and above 26.3 million followers on Twitter.
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