Pitbull Signs with William Morris Endeavor (WME)

Pitbull has new representation…

The 36-year-old Cuban American rapper, the global star whose entertainment ventures stretch from music and concerts to television production and hosting to a Las Vegas act, has inked with William Morris Endeavor (WME).

Pitbull, born Armando Christian Perez, also will take his motivational speaking platform worldwide via his new agency.

The Grammy-winning artist released his 10th album, Climate Change, in March. He has 70 million single sales and 6 million album sales in his career, and is co-headlining his next tour with Enrique Iglesias beginning in June. In July, resumes his Vegas residency at the Axis at Planet Hollywood.

On the television side, his Honey I’m Home production company has co-produced Fox’s Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution the past three years with Endemol Shine North America. He also oversees his Pitbull’s Globalization channel on SiriusXM

Pitbull Participates in Nevada-Based SLAM! Charter School Opening

Pitbull is ready for an educational grand Slam!

The 34-year-old Cuban American rap superstar is lending his image to opening a second SLAM! charter school, this time near Las Vegas.

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Pitbull, whose full name is Armando Christian Perez, attended a groundbreaking ceremony Friday in Henderson, Nevada, for the Sports Leadership and Management Academy.

The school for students hoping for careers in sports medicine, marketing, business and management is expected to open in time for the 2016 school year. Only students in grades six through nine will be eligible initially before the school expects to grow to an enrollment of 1,650 students in grades six through 12.

Pitbull was also involved when the first SLAM! school opened in Miami in 2013.

The rapper is a celebrity ambassador for the schools overseen by the SLAM Foundation. He is not a financial donor.

Pitbull Receives Family Day Artist Achievement Award from the T.J. Martell Foundation

Pitbull has added another award to his resume…

The 33-year-old Cuban American rap superstar, the top-ranking Latino artist on Forbes’ World’s Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts list, was honored with the first ever Family Day Artist Achievement Award at the T.J. Martell Foundation Family Day, recently held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

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The T.J. Martell Foundation uses Family Day, a carnival-style fundraiser with silent auctions and musical performances, to help raise money for cancer, leukemia and AIDS research. To date, the foundation has raised over $5 million, with Corson and his team contributing over $300,000.

Orangizers said the decision to highlight Pitbull, who headlined the day’s musical showcase, was an easy one, considering the artist’s history in the industry and path to stardom.

“He’s one of the great stories in music in the last five or six years. I know what family means to him, and I know that he’s a guy that really stands behind causes. I just hoped he would do it, and he agreed in an instant.”

Pitbull, born Armando Christian Perez, was thrown out of his parental home and spent time with a foster family with whom he never felt fully comfortable.

“Something like this doesn’t come with a whole lot of hard work,” Pitbull said while accepting the award, just moments after finishing his set of hits, including his most recent singles “Fireball” and “Timber.”

“I didn’t grow up with much of a family, so everybody that’s out here enjoying Family Day together, this is what it’s all about. There’s nothing like family.”

The event was hosted by Hilary Duff and also featured performances by Timeflies, Bleachers, Us the Duo and Bea Miller.

Pitbull to Launch His Own Sirius XM Channel

Pitbull is preparing for a Sirius project…

The 33-year-old Cuban American rap superstar is getting his own SiriusXM channel, making him the first Latino musician with a music channel on the satellite radio service.

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Pitbull’s channel, which is scheduled to debut in early 2015, will feature both music by the “Timber” artist, as well as his personal selections from other musicians.

The anchor of the channel will be a weekly show hosted by Pitbull, whose real names is Armando Christian Perez.

Pitbull is well known for not only his music success but his entrepreneurial pursuits. He said in a statement the channel will allow him to interact more personally with fans, but also, he’ll “get a chance to play all the music I grew up listening (to) _ and most of all, we are going to have fun in the process, so prepárense y daleee.”

Although SiriusXM currently offers 21 Spanish-language channels tailored toward Hispanic listeners, Pitbull will be the first Latin artist to have his own full-time channel on the service.

More details will be available closer to launch, but expect Pitbull’s channel to be bilingual as is his music, appealing to both Hispanic and mainstream listeners.