Rapper-songwriter Pitbull officially dropped the lyric video his new single, titled "I Believe That We Will Win (World Anthem)," and pledged all proceeds to go to charity.
In the lyric video uploaded in his YouTube channel at midnight, April 13, Mr. Worldwide rallies the people to "repeat after me" as he chants the song title "I believe that we will win" in what appears to be the building rooftop of SLAM Miami, a public charter in Miami. The song opens with him asking "You know what spreads faster than any virus/ Is fear."
He further drives the uplifting theme of the "World Anthem" by rapping "It's now how you fall/ It's how you get back up/ And what don't kill us make us stronger."
The "Timber" rapper has initially teased the new uplifting track with an Instagram post last March 29, offering a behind-the-scenes of the upcoming single while reminding everyone to "not take everything and run." Pitbull further explained that he chose the Slam building because he wanted to show the Miami skyline the video for his "World Anthem." He then told his eight million followers to help him show the world the power of people coming together "to fight for one cause called life."
In another post last April 5, Mr. Worldwide called on everyone including students and first responders from all parts of the world to be a part of his new upbeat anthem. He also announced that the proceeds will be going to "various charities around the world." In the caption accompanying the video announcement, Pitball asked everyone to "Be safe" before providing the link to his new project.
From reggaeton to pop
Pitbull, born Armando Christian Pérez, began his career at the start of the millenium as a reggaeton and Latin hip-hop artist, releasing his debut "M.I.A.M.I." with Lil Jon as an executive producer. It was followed by 2006's "El Mariel" and "The Boatlift" released the following year.
He would break through mainstream audiences with his single "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)," which peaked at the second spot in the Hot 100 and topped the UK Singles chart. His breakthrough hit was spawned from his fourth studio album "Rebelution" in 2009.
However, Pitbull remained a favorite among mainstream audiences after rebranding himself as a pop rapper with his English album, "Planet Pit" in 2011, which spawned his first Hot 100 chart-topper "Give Me Everything." His Billboard number one was followed by "Timber" featuring Kesha, which was a track from his 2013 studio album "Global Warming."
Pitbull is now one of the largest-selling pop artists worldwide, boasting a total sales of more than 100 million records. Aside from his successful music career, Pitbull has also endorsed various popular brands including Kodac, Walmart, and Dr. Pepper.
Mr. Worldwide has also engaged in various philanthropic activities for the benefit of the Latino-American community, one of which is the Sports Leadership and Management, better known as SLAM! in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, where Pitbull grew up. His school is run by Mater Acadamy, a non-profit organization.