Armando Cristian Pérez (born January 15, 1981), better known by his stage name Pitbull, is an American rapper, songwriter, actor and record producer. His first major appearance was on the Lil Jon album Kings Of Crunk in 2002. In 2004, he released his debut album titled M.I.A.M.I. (short for Money Is A Major Issue) under TVT Records. He followed with El Mariel in 2006 and The Boatlift in 2007. He then signed with RCA Records and released Rebelution in 2009, Planet Pit in 2011, and Global Warming in 2012. His latest album is Globalization.