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Pitbull’s Year in Review — 2018 Edition

2018 has been an amazing year for Mr. Worldwide and it has been full of incredible achievements, events, and milestones. From cementing his hand and footprints at the Chinese Theatre, to releasing numerous worldwide hits, and performing sold-out shows across the globe, 2018 has been one of Pitbull’s greatest years yet. Although his New Year’s resolution was “Off the grid”, there’s no doubt that it has been a whirlwind year for Mr. 305! And PBU has broken down his most noteworthy events in this Year in Review.

JANUARY:

JANUARY 1ST: Pitbull rings in 2018 with a bang at his annual New Year’s Eve celebration at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami, FL in front of over 150,000 fans. It is the largest annual NYE celebration in Florida.

See more photos and videos from #PitbullNYE 2018 by clicking here.

JANUARY 12TH: The “Better On Me” official music video by Pitbull (featuring Ty Dolla $ign) releases on VEVO.

JANUARY 15TH: Pitbull turns 37! And as a special birthday gift for Mr. 305, fans from all around the world come together to wish him a happy birthday in our annual fan-project video!

JANUARY 17THPitbull returns to Sin City to continue his Las Vegas residency, Time of Our Lives, at the Zappos Theater in Planet Hollywood.

See more photos from Pitbull’s ‘Time of Our Lives’ residency by clicking here.

JANUARY 25TH“Carnaval” by Claudia Leitte (featuring Pitbull) releases as a single via all major purchase and streaming platforms.

FEBRUARY:

FEBRUARY 7THThe official music video for “Carnaval” by Claudia Leitte (featuring Pitbull) premieres on the streaming app TIDAL. It is later released via VEVO.

FEBRUARY 9TH: Pitbull performs three sets in one day alongside Claudia Leitte at the Brazilian Carnival in Salvador, BR for over 150,000 fans.

See more photos and videos from the Brazilian Carnival by clicking here.

FEBRUARY 22NDPitbull attends Univision’s 30th Annual Premio Lo Nuestro. He performs “Gasolina” with Daddy Yankee, presents Gloria and Emilio Estefan with their Lifetime Achievement Award, and performs a medley of “Por Favor”, “Muevelo Loca Boom Boom”, “Echa Pa’lla”, and “Don’t Stop the Party”.

See more photos and videos from Premio Lo Nuestro by clicking here.
MARCH:

MARCH 1STPitbull and Fifth Harmony perform their hit “Por Favor” on FOX’s Showtime at the Apollo.

MARCH 2ND“Amor (Spanglish Remix)” by IAmChino (featuring Pitbull, Akon, Wisin, and Chacal) releases via all major streaming and purchasing platforms.

MARCH 3RD: The second annual Pitbull After Dark Party — The Pitbull Cruise sets sail in Miami, FL, kicking off an unforgettable weekend at sea featuring amazing performances, activities, and more.

See more photos and videos from the 2nd annual Pitbull Cruise by clicking here.

MARCH 13THPitbull announces he will be voicing Ugly Dog in the upcoming animated motion picture UglyDolls in addition to writing and recording an original song for the film.

For more information on Pitbull’s character in UglyDolls, click here.

MARCH 19TH: Pitbull is named Clean Water Here’s Global Ambassador and receives the United Nations World Champion Award. Although he is unable to make it to New York to speak at the event, Armando releases a formal statement.

To read his full statement, click here.

MARCH 21ST“El Taxi” and “Ay Mi Dios” are both honored at the 25th Annual BMI Latin Awards in Beverly Hills, CA.

For more information, click here.
APRIL:

APRIL 17THPitbull visits the Power96 studios in Miami, FL to promote his new single “Roof On Fire”, which released exclusively on the radio station’s airwaves. The single is never registered or released via any purchase and streaming platform.

See more photos and videos from his Power96 visit by clicking here.

APRIL 24THPitbull announces international blockchain competition Smackathon at the 2018 eMerge Americas convention in Miami Beach, FL.

See more photos and videos from eMerge2018 by clicking here.

APRIL 25THPitbull speaks during his panel, Pitbull: Mr. Global Independence, at Billboard Latin Music Week 2018 in Las Vegas, NV.

APRIL 26THThe Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull Live! Tour wins Tour of the Year at the 20th Annual Billboard Latin Music Awards in Las Vegas, NV.

APRIL 27TH“Scooby Doo Pa Pa (Remix)” by DJ Kass and Pitbull is released via all major purchase and streaming platforms along with an official live video.

MAY:

MAY 3RD“Move to Miami” by Enrique Iglesias (featuring Pitbull) releases as a single via all major purchase and streaming platforms.

MAY 3RDPitbull announces he and Jorge Gomez will write and produce the official score for the biopic Gotti, starring John Travolta. This is Armando’s composing debut.

MAY 9THThe official music video for “Move to Miami” by Enrique Iglesias (featuring Pitbull) premieres on YouTube.

MAY 13THPitbull closes out his nearly-three-year Las Vegas residency, Time of Our Lives, in front of a sold-out crowd at the Zappos Theater in Planet Hollywood.

See more photos from Time of Our Lives by clicking here.

MAY 17THPitbull performs his Spanish hit “Muevelo Loca Boom Boom” on FOX’s Showtime at the Apollo.

JUNE:

JUNE 1ST“Pegate” by IAmChino (featuring Pitbull and El Micha) releases as a single via all major purchase and streaming platforms.

JUNE 14TH“Goalie Goalie” by Arash, Pitbull, Nyusha, and Blanco releases as a single along with its official music video. The song is an unofficial track for the 2018 World Cup.

JUNE 15THThe official Gotti soundtrack by Pitbull and Jorge Gomez releases via all major streaming and purchasing platforms. The biopic also hits theaters worldwide.

JUNE 15THPitbull appears on Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series. He performs “Fireball”, “Don’t Stop the Party”, “Echa Pa’lla”, and “Give Me Everything”.

See more photos and videos from Pitbull’s GMA performance by clicking here.

JUNE 15THPitbull surprises fans by going onstage at the end of Jimmy Buffett’s new broadway show Escape to Margaritaville. He sings a duet of Buffett’s classic hit “Margaritaville” along with the entire cast.

See more photos and videos of Pitbull’s appearance at Escape to Margaritaville by clicking here.

JUNE 21STPitbull opens up the first ever iLov305 lounge at the Hard Rock in Biloxi, Mississippi. He also receives the key to the city of Biloxi from the Mayor. June 21st, 2018 is also officially named Pitbull and iLov305 in Biloxi, MS.

See more photos and videos from the iLov305 Biloxi opening by clicking here.
JULY:

JULY 3RDThe official music video for “Free Free Free” by Pitbull (featuring Theron Theron) is released via YouTube. The single is not yet released as of the day of the video’s premiere.

JULY 6THThe “Pegate” official music video by IAmChino (featuring Pitbull and El Micha) premieres via YouTube.

JULY 6TH“Free Free Free” by Pitbull (featuring Theron Theron) officially releases as a single. The track is featured in Norwegian Cruise Line’s current commercials and ads.

JULY 10THPitbull is named one of Variety Magazine’s Music Moguls of the Year. A two-page article is featured in the magazine’s July issue.

Read the full article by clicking here.
AUGUST:

AUGUST 3RD“Echa Pa’Aca” by Juan Magan and Pitbull (featuring RJ Word and Rich the Kid) releases as a single along with the official animated music video.

AUGUST 6THPitbull and Britney Spears kick off their Piece of Me Europe Tour at the Mercedes Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany.

See more photos and videos from the Piece of Me Tour by clicking here.

AUGUST 12THPitbull is featured on Harvey Levin’s show OBJECTified. The one-hour special showcases a very intimate interview with Armando.

AUGUST 17THThe “Move to Miami (Dance Version)” official music video by Enrique Iglesias (featuring Pitbull) releases via YouTube

AUGUST 29TH“Dame Tu Cosita (Remix)” by Pitbull, Karol G and El Chombo (featuring Cutty Ranks) releases as a single along with the official music video.

SEPTEMBER:

SEPTEMBER 1STThe Piece of Me Europe Tour by Britney Spears and Pitbull closes out at Tower Festival Headland in Blackpool, England. Every single show on the tour was completely sold-out and Pitbull received thousands of outstanding reviews.

See more photos and videos from the Piece of Me Tour by clicking here.

SEPTEMBER 19TH“Dame Tu Cosita (Remix)” by Pitbull, Karol G and El Chombo (featuring Cutty Ranks) gets certified Gold in the United States just two and a half weeks after being released.

For more information, click here.

SEPTEMBER 28THPitbull attends the 17th Annual Samsung Charity Gala in New York City and shows off his brand-new facial hair: a beard! Which has fans loving his new look!

See more photos and videos from the event by clicking here.
OCTOBER:

OCTOBER 3RDKanye West and Tony Robbins visit Pitbull’s charter school, SLAM! for a meeting and tour. During the visit, West tweets several videos and photos from inside the school.

See more photos and videos from the visit by clicking here.

OCTOBER 12TH“Ay Mi Dios” by IAmChino (featuring Pitbull, Yandal and Chacal)” becomes certified 8x platinum in the United States.

For more information, click here.

OCTOBER 25TH“Quiero Saber” by Pitbull (featuring Prince Royce and Ludacris) releases as a single via all major download and streaming services.

OCTOBER 25THPitbull performs at the 2018 Latin American Music Awards in Los Angeles. He performs “Dame Tu Cosita” and premieres his brand-new single “Quiero Saber” with Prince Royce and Ludacris.

See more photos and videos from his LatinAMAs performance by clicking here.

OCTOBER 26THPitbull signs a deal with UTA (United Talent Agency) for worldwide representation across all areas.

For more information, click here.
NOVEMBER:

NOVEMBER 8THThe first official trailer for the animated motion picture UglyDolls featuring Pitbull releases.

NOVEMBER 30THPitbull is named Honorary Mayor of the Miami neighborhood Little Havana at the first ever Little Havana Fridays in Domino Park.

See more photos and videos from the event by clicking here.
DECEMBER:

DECEMBER 2NDPitbull performs “Dame Tu Cosita” and “Fireball” on the grand finale of Nuestra Belleza Latina‘s 11th season. He also premieres a preview of the “Quiero Saber” music video.

See more photos and videos from his performance by clicking here.

DECEMBER 7THThe official music video for “Quiero Saber” by Pitbull (featuring Prince Royce and Ludacris) premieres exclusively on TIDAL. It is later released on YouTube.

DECEMBER 13TH“Ocean to Ocean” by Pitbull (featuring Rhea) from the official Aquaman soundtrack releases for purchase and streaming. The song instantly becomes a viral sensation and lands on YouTube’s trending videos list for days to follow.

DECEMBER 14TH: Pitbull cements his place in history at his Hand and Footprint Ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA. This is one of the most memorable moments in his career so far.

See more photos and videos from his Hand & Footprint Ceremony by clicking here.

DECEMBER 31STPitbull will be ringing in 2019 at his annual New Year’s Eve concert at Bayfront Park in his hometown of Miami. This year’s concert will feature performances from not only Mr. 305 himself, but also DJ Laz and several other DJs.

2018 has been such a monumental year for Pitbull and we definitely can’t wait to see what he has in store for 2019! We’re sure he will continue to make history in the new year and it will even be bigger and better for Mr. Worldwide. His stated annual goal is “Generational Wealth” and we’re definitely looking forward to seeing him reach his resolution! Mr. 305 already has several shows, a new Spanish album, and more lined up for 2019.

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