Today, Pitbull's smash hit "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" moved up to the #4 spot on Billboard's Top 100 chart. It is the only independently released single ranking in the top 10 on either of these charts and is Ultra's highest charting single to date.
In this reggaeton/house mix, Italy's Nicola Fasano vs. Pat-Rich took the Chicago's "Street Player" sample creating "75, Brazil Street" and then Pitbull added his vocal lines, resulting in the song which sold over 128,000 units this week and 652,000 singles sold overall to date.
The music video is super-hot and is being played all over the world. Check it out here.
Growing up with the works of Cuban poet Jose Marti, Pitbull--also known by his fans as Mr. 305--blends his early lyrical influences with a Miami bass sound. Able to harness the power of spoken word, Pitbull made his debut on the 2002 Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz album King of Crunk, and hasn't stopped since. After appearing on The Fast and the Furious soundtrack in 2004, he released his debut album M.I.A.M.I. (Money Is a Major Issue) featuring the hit single "Culo" featuring Lil Jon. Pitbull was soon unstoppable, dropping two more albums in two years: El Mariel in 2006 and The Boatlift in 2007. He has also collaborated with some of the biggest names in the game including Lil Jon, Wyclef Jean, Carlos Ponce, Rick Ross, Don Omar, Bun B, and Ying Yang Twins. He's featured on numerous singles, including Daddy Yankee's "Gasolina" remix, DJ Khaled's "Holla at Me" also featuring Lil Wayne, Paul Wall and Rick Ross, as well as the Ying Yang Twins' hit "Shake." In 2008, Mr. 305 continued to drop hits, releasing the "Krazy" featuring Lil Jon.