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Armando Christian Perez, aka Pitbull

Musician, Entrepreneur
Armando Christian Perez, known around the world as Pitbull, is an internationally successful musician, performer, business entrepreneur, fashion icon and actor. His career sales have exceeded 5 million albums and 60 million singles worldwide. Pitbull has scored #1 hits in more than 15 countries, his videos have over 7 billion views, and his social media reach matches audiences of some television networks. After hosting the American Music Awards for the second time, Pitbull released his eighth studio album, Globalization on November 24. Along with his hit single “Time of Our Lives,” the release also includes “Celebrate,” a song heard in the animated film, Penguins of Madagascar. Pitbull partners with a number of guest artists on Globalization, including Jason Derulo, Juicy J, Heymous Molly and Sean Paul, as well as a new collaboration with Ne-Yo. Also featured on the album are the global smash hit “Fireball,” the FIFA World Cup official song,”We Are One (Ole Ola)” with superstars Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte, “Fun” with Chris Brown and the Playboy summer anthem “Wild Wild Love” with G.R.L. Globalization is the follow up to Global Warming: Meltdown, which included his second #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, “Timber” featuring Kesha.The release also featured the massive hit singles “Feel This Moment” with Christina Aguilera, “Don’t Stop The Party” and “Back In Time” from the action-comedy Men in Black 3. Pitbull’s world tours have sold out concerts in North and South America, Europe and the Far East. He recently wrapped up the second leg of a co-headlining arena tour of the U.S. and Canada with Enrique Iglesias. 2014 was a banner year for Pitbull, who was chosen to perform at the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in Sao Paolo, Brazil and closed out the year with his New Year’s Eve special. In addition to his success as a recording artist, Pitbull is also a burgeoning business entrepreneur. Along with Voli, his brand of premium vodka, he recently launched “Pitbull,” his own line of luxury fragrances for men and women. In addition to inking major sponsorship deals with blue-chip brands like Bud Light, Dr. Pepper, Kodak, and Dodge, he is also developing a strategic partnership with Playboy Enterprises. He recently announced an exclusive production deal with Endemol North America, which includes the launch of his own production company, called Honey I’m Home. In 2015, Pitbull will continue to live up to his nickname, Mr. Worldwide, when he receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and releases his new Spanish album and continues his world tour.

My Keynote Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, April 19
 

2:00pm