” International Love ” is by Pitbull ( Armando Christian Pérez ), the Cuban-American rapper. The song was written by Armando C. Perez, Carsten Shack, Peter Biker, Sean Hurley and Claude Kelly.
Production for the single was by Soulshock & Biker with Sean Hurley. Soulshock ( Carsten Schack ) is a Danish record producer and songwriter. In 1989 began his career in music as a DJ when he came joint 3rd in the DMC European Mixing Championships. That success led to a job as a DJ at Queen Latifah’s European tour, later going on to produce remixes for the artist.
Sean Hurley played keyboards on the track and has worked as a producer, composer, arranger and musician with many artists including, Alanis Morissette, Nicole Scherzinger, Miley Cyrus and Michael Jackson.
” International Love ” was released on the 1st of November 2011 by record labels Polo Grounds, J Records and Mr. 305, the single was taken as the fourth and final release from Pitbull’s sixth album, Planet Pit.
The album was released on the 17th of June 2011 by record labels Polo Grounds Music, Mr. 305 Entertainment, Sony Music and J Records. Production for the album was by many pop and hip-hop producers which included David Guetta, RedOne, Dr. Luke, Jim Jonsin and Soulshock.
It was a commercial success for Pitbull. In the United States, the album debuted at number seven on the Billboard 200 with sales of 55,000 in the first week and became Pitbull’s highest-charting album in the United States. As of September 2012, Planet Pit has sold 477,000 copies in the country.
” International Love ” features vocals from R&B singer Chris Brown. After signing with Jive Records in 2004, Chris released his self-titled debut album, Chris Brown, the following year. The album was a commercial success for Chris, peaking at number two on the Billboard 200 and later being certified 2x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ). It sold 3 million copies worldwide.
” International Love ” is a dance-pop song, following on from the world dance music feel of the other singles on Planet Pit. Lyrically, the single is about stereotypical girls from all over the world, from Romania, Lebanon, Greece and Brazil to other Latin countries.
The accompanying music video was directed by David Rousseau. The Venezuelan-born, the Miami-based director, has worked with the likes of Lil Wayne, Drake, Birdman and Enrique Iglesias. He has also directed many of Pitbull’s other videos.
The video was first released onto Pitbull’s official VEVO channel on the 8th of December 2011. It shows the duo travelling the world using CGI ( Computer-generated imagery ) and green screen effects. Various cityscapes are projected behind them as they rap and sing, to date the video has received 567,485,742 views on YouTube.
” International Love ” was a commercial success for Pitbull. In the United States, the song peaked at number thirteen on the Billboard Hot 100 and Number One on US Hot Dance Club Songs Chart.
In the United Kingdom, the single entered the UK Singles Chart on the 31st of December 2011 and reached a peak of number ten; it spent two weeks in the Top Ten and a total of twenty weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: 13
UK Highest Chart Position: 10
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 15, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 8, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 20, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 13, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 10, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 5, Denmark (Tracklisten) 30, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 7, France (SNEP) 6, Germany (Official German Charts) 21, Hungary (Single Top 40) 2, Ireland (IRMA) 8, Japan (Japan Hot 100) 38, Lebanon (The Official Lebanese Top 20) 17, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 35, Mexican Airplay 16, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 7, Norway (VG-lista) 13, Romania (Romanian Top 100) 44, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 8, Slovakia (IFPI) 1, South Korea International Singles 33, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 3, Spain (Airplay Chart) 9, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 34, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 13
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