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NEW ALBUM "REBELUTION" SLATED FOR SEPTEMBER 1st RELEASE
HIT SINGLE "I KNOW YOU WANT ME (CALLE OCHO)" CONTINUES TO CLIMB THE CHARTS RECEIVES BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARD NOMINATION FOR "LATIN DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ARTIST OF THE YEAR"
New York, NY – With two singles quickly climbing the charts, Pitbull has signed with Polo Grounds Music/RCA Music Group through his "Mr. 305, Inc" imprint. The relationship will not only involve recording, but also touring and branding opportunities.
Pitbull's current Ultra Records single "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" is presently No. 13 on the Rhythm charts and is the follow-up to his hit single "Krazy" which featured Lil Jon and went on to sell 700,000 downloads. Pitbull's digital download success just earned him a nomination in the upcoming Billboard Latin Music Awards in the newly created category – "Latin Digital Download Artist of the Year."
While ascending the charts with one smash single, Pitbull has another hit in the works – the recently released "Blanco" featuring Pharrell, is the first single from the original motion picture soundtrack for Fast & Furious 4 (Interscope/Star Trak), released March 31st. The Paul Hunter directed "Blanco" video premieres this week and features Pitbull alongside Pharrell and Chad of The Neptunes.
"I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)," "Krazy," and "Blanco" are currently anticipated to be featured on Pitbull's debut PGM/RCAMG release Rebelution, scheduled for a September 1st, 2009 release.
The album will be executive produced by super producer Jim Jonsin (Lil Wayne, T.I.) and will also feature production from Jonsin, alongside Lil Jon (Ciara, Usher), Mr Collipark (Soulja Boy), Play N Skillz (Lil Wayne, Chamillionaire), The Neptunes (Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z) and others.
"Being able to be a part of Pitbull's career again after signing him to TVT Records 6 years ago is amazing. Being able to do this under Polo Grounds Music is even more satisfying. Pitbull's work ethic is like no other - he and his team prove that it's still about making music, taking chances and having fun" says Bryan Leach, President of Polo Grounds Music.
"We are truly excited to have signed Pitbull to the PGM/RCA MG family," comments Barry Weiss, Chairman and CEO, RCA/Jive Label Group. "Pitbull has been grinding for years and with such great visibility with the 'I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)' and 'Blanco' singles, now is the time to fully maximize his career."
"Being an artist who comes from an independent mindset, I was skeptical about signing with a major label," Pitbull says. "But being that Bryan Leach and I have shared success in the past, combined with the fact that we both come from the TVT school of hard knocks, I know that Polo Grounds and RCA/Jive Label Group will be the perfect fit for 'Mr. 305'. Barry Weiss' success with that same indie spirit only reinforces what I know - we're about to make history."
Pitbull's 2004 debut album M.I.A.M.I. (Money Is A Major Issue), featured the hit single "Culo" and became the biggest-selling bilingual debut since Cypress Hill's self-titled debut in 1991. With five subsequent chart-topping albums and a multitude of hit singles, including "The Anthem" and "Krazy," Pitbull continues to blaze trails and maintain his status as the #1 Latin artist on MySpace and beyond.
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