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 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.
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 17TH: Pitbull returns to Sin City to continue his Las Vegas residency, Time of Our Lives, at the Zappos Theater in Planet Hollywood.
JANUARY 25TH: “Carnaval” by Claudia Leitte (featuring Pitbull) releases as a single via all major purchase and streaming platforms.
FEBRUARY 7TH: The 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.
FEBRUARY 22ND: Pitbull 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”.
MARCH 1ST: Pitbull 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.
MARCH 13TH: Pitbull 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.
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.
MARCH 21ST: “El Taxi” and “Ay Mi Dios” are both honored at the 25th Annual BMI Latin Awards in Beverly Hills, CA.
APRIL 17TH: Pitbull 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.
APRIL 24TH: Pitbull announces international blockchain competition Smackathon at the 2018 eMerge Americas convention in Miami Beach, FL.
APRIL 25TH: Pitbull speaks during his panel, Pitbull: Mr. Global Independence, at Billboard Latin Music Week 2018 in Las Vegas, NV.
APRIL 26TH: The 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 3RD: “Move to Miami” by Enrique Iglesias (featuring Pitbull) releases as a single via all major purchase and streaming platforms.
MAY 3RD: Pitbull 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 9TH: The official music video for “Move to Miami” by Enrique Iglesias (featuring Pitbull) premieres on YouTube.
MAY 13TH: Pitbull 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.
MAY 17TH: Pitbull performs his Spanish hit “Muevelo Loca Boom Boom” on FOX’s Showtime at the Apollo.
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 15TH: The official Gotti soundtrack by Pitbull and Jorge Gomez releases via all major streaming and purchasing platforms. The biopic also hits theaters worldwide.
JUNE 15TH: Pitbull appears on Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series. He performs “Fireball”, “Don’t Stop the Party”, “Echa Pa’lla”, and “Give Me Everything”.
JUNE 15TH: Pitbull 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.
JUNE 21ST: Pitbull 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.
JULY 3RD: The 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 6TH: The “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 10TH: Pitbull is named one of Variety Magazine’s Music Moguls of the Year. A two-page article is featured in the magazine’s July issue.
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 6TH: Pitbull and Britney Spears kick off their Piece of Me Europe Tour at the Mercedes Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany.
AUGUST 12TH: Pitbull is featured on Harvey Levin’s show OBJECTified. The one-hour special showcases a very intimate interview with Armando.
AUGUST 17TH: The “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 1ST: The 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.
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.
SEPTEMBER 28TH: Pitbull 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!
OCTOBER 3RD: Kanye 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.
OCTOBER 12TH: “Ay Mi Dios” by IAmChino (featuring Pitbull, Yandal and Chacal)” becomes certified 8x platinum in the United States.
OCTOBER 25TH: “Quiero Saber” by Pitbull (featuring Prince Royce and Ludacris) releases as a single via all major download and streaming services.
OCTOBER 25TH: Pitbull 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.
OCTOBER 26TH: Pitbull signs a deal with UTA (United Talent Agency) for worldwide representation across all areas.
NOVEMBER 8TH: The first official trailer for the animated motion picture UglyDolls featuring Pitbull releases.
NOVEMBER 30TH: Pitbull is named Honorary Mayor of the Miami neighborhood Little Havana at the first ever Little Havana Fridays in Domino Park.
DECEMBER 2ND: Pitbull 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.
DECEMBER 7TH: The 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.
DECEMBER 31ST: Pitbull 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.