Pitbull has solidified his status as the king of the party bangers after being honoured with SoundExchange Digital Radio Award. The 35-year-old star made history after become the first Latin artist to receive the prestigious accolade.
The rapper, real name Armando Christian Pérez, was acknowledged by bosses at the organisation after his music was streamed on digital radio more than 4 billion times. Only recording artists who are registered members of SoundExchange and have at least 1 billion streams are eligible.
Accepting the gong ahead of his concert in Washington DC, he thanked the listeners for for their continued support. "It's an honour to receive the SoundExchange Digital Radio Award," he said. " I have to thank my fans and listeners around the world because without them there is no Pitbull audience."
Discussing the star's impressive feat, SoundExchange President and CEO Michael Huppe added: "Pitbull's universal appeal and ability to comfortably and capably cross into numerous musical genres are the reasons his fans have streamed his recordings billions of times."
Pitball shot to fame in 2004 featuring on Lil Jon's single Culo. Over a decade later he has an stunning catalogue of hits including Timber, International Love, On The Floor, Time Of Our Lives . Mr. Worldwide has sold millions of records, topped the charted worldwide and has collaborated with the likes Jennifer Lopez , Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, Usher, Ke$ha and Christina Aguilera.