Get It Started PitBull ft Shakira
Song Title: Get It Started
Artist: PitBull ft Shakira
Date of release: 25th of June 2012
Description: ” Get It Started ” is by Pitbull ( Armando Christian Pérez ), the award-winning American rapper. Pitbull was born on the 15th of January 1981 in Miami, Florida.
Pitbull chose his stage name because that particular breed of dog ” bite to lock. The dog is too stupid to lose. And they’re outlawed in Dade County. They’re basically everything that I am. It’s been a constant fight.”
Pitbull’s first recorded mainstream rap came when he had a solo track called ” Pitbulls Cuban Rideout ” featured on Kings of Crunk, a 2002 Album by Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz. The Album reached a peak of number fourteen on the Billboard 200 Chart in the United States.
The rappers debut Album, M.I.A.M.I., was released in 2004. The title is a reverse acronym and means Money Is a Major Issue. It reached number fourteen on the Billboard 200 Chart. He has been nominated and won many awards throughout his career so far, including MTV Video Music Awards, BMI Awards and People’s Choice Awards. In 2016 he won the Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album award for Dale, his ninth studio Album. It has been reported that Pitbull has sold in the region of 65 million records worldwide.
” Get It Started ” was written by Armando C. Pérez, Durrell Babbs, Urales Vargas, Sidney Samson, Marc Kinchen, Bigram Zayas, Shakira and Kris Stephens. The song was produced by Sidney Samson, Marc Kinchen, Develop and DJ Buddha.
The song was released on the 25th of June 2012 by record labels Mr. 305 ( the independent label founded by Pitbull ), Polo Grounds and RCA ( both Sony Music Entertainment ) and taken as the second single from Pitbull’s seventh studio Album, Global Warming.
The Album, released on the 16th of November 2012, featured ” Back in Time ” as the lead single, which also was included on the Men in Black 3 soundtrack. The song, released as a download on the 27th of March 2012 was then released as a physical single in Germany on the 25th of May 2012.
The track samples American R&B duo Mickey & Sylvia’s ” Love Is Strange “, a US number eleven song, released in 1958. Global Warming debuted in the United States on the Billboard 200 Chart at number fourteen, selling 63,800 units. As of December 1, 2013, it has sold 355,000 copies in the country.
” Get It Started “, a dance-pop and Eurodance song, features the vocals of Shakira, the Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer and record producer. The award-winning artist has sold an estimated 125 million records, a figure that makes Shakira the best selling South American singer and one of the best selling Latin artists of all time.
The accompanying music video was directed by David Rosseau, the Venezuelan-born, Miami-based director. David has worked with many artists in addition to Pitbull, including Jerrod Niemann, Sophia del Carmen, Rico Love, Lil Twist, Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled and Enrique Iglesias.
The video was filmed in two different locations then cut together. Pitbull filmed his part in Madrid, Spain while Shakira’s part of the video was shot in Barcelona.
” Get It Started ” was not a huge commercial success for Pitbull. In the United States, the song reached eighty-nine on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, spending two weeks on the chart there.
It also reached number seven on the Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart, forty-eight on the Hot Latin Songs Chart, thirty-four on the Mainstream Top 40 Chart, thirty-seven on the US Rhythmic Chart and fifty-eight on the Tropical Airplay Chart.
In the United Kingdom the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 29th of September 2012 and reached a peak of number sixty-four, it spent one week on the UK chart.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: 89
UK Highest Chart Position: 64
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 31, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 17, Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) 5, Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia) 8, Brazil (Billboard Hot Pop Songs) 1, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 42, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 7, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 14, France (SNEP) 57, Germany (Media Control Charts) 31, Honduras (Honduras Top 50) 12, Hungary (Single Top 40) 2, Lebanon (The Official Lebanese Top 20) 7, Mexican Airplay Chart (Billboard International) 22, Romania (Romanian Top 100) 59, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 18, South Korea (Gaon Chart) 13, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 14, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 47, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 32
Official Website: Pitbullmusic.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/pitbull
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/Pitbull