Eight records into his career, Pitbull (born Armando Christian Pérez) is dropping his second-ever Spanish-language album, and he's appropriately calling it, "Dale." His last Spanish-language album came in 2010, when he dropped his eponymous fifth studio album, Armando. Mr. Worldwide took to Twitter this afternoon to announce the new album and title.
The upcoming effort follows up 2014's Globalization, which peaked at No. 18 on the Billboard 200 and featured the FIFA World Cup anthem "We Are The One (Ole Ola)" as well as the party-fueling "Fireball," and the chart hit "Time Of Our Lives."
Back in 2010, he spoke to Latina magazine about his decision to do an all-Spanish album.
"There's no difference at all," he told them of recording in Spanish vs. English. "I grew up with both languages and to me, they both feel natural and I love performing both of them."
In another interview from that time, he spoke about the importance of the Spanish language in the United States.
"Hispanic culture here is very passionate. A very proud culture. And a culture that really lives by its own values," he told AmericaReadsSpanish.org. "That's the reason why I think it's such a powerful culture and also the second most influential language after English. Now our culture has the opportunity to not only be involved in films, but also to make music and show who we are. They think we're different, and it's true, a little, but we can do the same things, only better."
Earlier this month, Pitbull reportedly separated from his longtime manager, Charles Chaves. The split was reportedly amicable, and the Miami superstar has yet to announce future management plans.
In an interview with Rolling Stone in January, Pitbull revealed his New Year's resolution, that he would "make history" in 2015.
"Yeah, I put out a goal every year: '09 was freedom, '10 was invasion, '11 build empire, '12 build wealth, '13 put the puzzle together, '14 buckle up and '15 is make history," he said.
We'll have to see if Dale is the history-making project he's talking about.
- Pitbull (@pitbull) April 17, 2015