Pitbull isn’t just a music idol… He’s also an icon.
The 33-year-old Cuban American rap superstar and Latin Grammy winner will be feted at this weekend’s Streamy Awards.
Pitbull, who is launching his own Sirius XM channel in the near future, is being heralded as an online-entertainment pioneer with one of the Streamy Awards’ new ICONS awards.
He’ll be honored at a Friday night reception and during the Streamys main event Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton.
Pitbull will get an ICON award as both a successful musician, having sold 5 million albums worldwide, and as owner of his own production company, Honey I’m Home, with an overall TV and digital deal at Endemol North America.
The Streamys are being produced by Tubefilter and dick clark productions.
Kirstie Maldonado and her fellow Pentatonix members lead the pack of Latino nominees for this year’s awards. The a cappella group is up for Cover Song, Musical Artist andOriginal Song.
Other Latino nominees include YouTube sensations Bethany Mota and Maiah Ocando, as well as former American Idol finalist Andrew Garcia.