Title: Pitbull LIVE for the first time at the Big Dome
Written by Jho Mariano
Edited by Jamie Ortega
Can’t stop grooving to Calle Ocho, Give Me Everything and Rain On Me? Hold on to your seats as Ovation Productions brings global music sensation Pitbull to Manila for a one night only concert on the 30th of November at the Smart- Araneta Coliseum. Get to know Pitbull in this crash course by Manila Concert Scene.
Armando Christian Perez, more popularly known as the famous rapper Pitbull, was born in 1981. He was born and raised in Miami by his mother.
Pitbull started rapping at a very young age, drawing inspiration from the likes of ‘90s rappers Nas, Notorious B.I.G. and Big Pun. After graduating from Coral Park High School, Pitbull decided to forego college and focus on his rapping career. In 2002, he was featured in Lil Jon and East Side Boyz' album Kings of Crunk. The next year his song Oye was featured in the soundtrack to the film 2 Fast 2 Furious.
Taste Of Success
After two years, the rapper decided to go solo. Pitbull released his debut album M.I.A.M.I. under TVT Records back in 2004. He cleverly used the abbreviation M.I.A.M.I as a homage to the Miami bass genre which heavily influenced his music. For Pitbull, M.I.A.M.I also meant Money Is a Major Issue. The lead single from M.I.A.M I, Culo brought him his first hit landing on the 14th spot of the Billboard Hot 200, a feat which the Cuban-American rapper worked so hard to get.
Turns out, M.I.A.M.I didn’t just churn out his first hit, it also proved that he could collaborate with the best of the best in the R and B world.
The rapper was subsequently asked to join the Anger Management Tour headlined by artists Eminem and 50 Cent. The rapper also lent his vocals to numerous singles from Ying Yang Twins, Twista, and Wyclef Jean. All these collaborations gave birth to the 2005 compilation entitled Money Is Still A Major Issue which was a combination of these fine partnerships including some unreleased tracks.
In 2006, the single Bojangles whet his fans appetite for a new album. They didn’t have to wait too long because the rapper soon came out with his next compilation uniquely entitled El Mariel. Pitbull derived his title from the boat that transported Cuban evacuees to Florida in the movie Scarface. He proceeded to dedicate this particular record to his father who died the same year the album was released. El Mariel turned out to be another huge hit, peaking at 2 on the Billboards Hot Rap Album and 1 on the independent charts.
More success came Pitbull’s way via his fourth studio album entitled "Rebelution", a compilation consisting of slick club cuts. Two of its singles reached the10th spot on Billboard Hot 100, I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) landed on the second spot, while Hotel Room Service peaked at 9 on the U.S. singles chart. The success of Rebulution elevated Pitbull to the peak of superstardom. To the music world he wasn’t just a singer who could successfully collaborate with all the major artists, he became a prolific rapper who could churn out and perform his own hits to the delight of Pitbull’s fans.
ETC, Jack TV and Universal Channel together with Ovation Productions presents Pitbull live in Manila for one night only. Don’t miss this electrifying concert on the 30th of November at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Grab your tickets now!
Ticket prices are as follows: Patron Standing (reserved seating) –P4965, Patron Seated (reserved seating) –P4965, Lower Box VIP (reserved seating) –P4440, Lower Box Regular (reserved seating) –P3700, Upper Box A (reserved seating) –P2640, Upper Box B (free seating) –P1585 and General Admission (free seating) –P530. For ticket inquiries and reservations, please call TicketNet 911-5555.