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Published:June 14th, 2011 09:39 EST
SOP Battle of the Bands Featuring Pitbull ft. Marc Anthony with 'Rain Over Me'

SOP Battle of the Bands Featuring Pitbull ft. Marc Anthony with 'Rain Over Me'

By SOP newswire2

"International music sensation Pitbull has sold millions of digital singles (including his current hit Hey Baby featuring T-Pain, the double-platinum smash I Know You Want Me [Calle Ocho],    Hotel Room Service,  Krazy, and Culo); scored two No. 1`s on Billboard`s Rap Albums charts (his gold 2004 debut M.I.A.M.I. and 2009`s Rebelution, which also debuted at No. 8 on Billboard`s Top 200 chart); and has been featured on tracks by such pop-chart mainstays as Usher, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, and Janet Jackson.

On the business side, Pitbull (whose given name is Armando Christian Pérez) launched his own Polo Grounds Music/J Records imprint (Mr. 305 Records), introduced his specialty vodka Voli, partnered with Sheets, the dissolvable energy strip, inked major sponsorship deals with blue-chip brands Kodak, Dr. Pepper, Bud Light and capitalized on his enormous popularity in the community by releasing his first Spanish-language album, Armando, which features the Top 5 Latin Billboard pop single Bon Bon. To top it all off, the Miami native was awarded his hometown`s Key to the City as a thank-you for the positive PR he has brought Florida`s nightlife capitol.

So when Pitbull explains that he`s titled his new album Planet Pit because he feels as if the world is his right now, he`s not just blowing smoke. I`m not suggesting I run the world, I just feel like I`ve built my own planet, he says. I`m catching a lot of people`s ears, whether it`s with my music or appearing on someone else`s track. When  I Know You Want Me [Calle Ocho]` took off, I started traveling the world, and I saw the impact that a global hit can have " the way it brings people together. So now I`ve set my goals even higher. Going in to make Planet Pit, I said,  Okay, Pitbull was cool, Mr. 305 was great " now it`s time for Mr. Worldwide.`     Read More

And now, as he gears up for the June 21, 2011 release his new album, Pitbull is ready to introduce the planet to Mr. Worldwide.