2009 ARTIST OF THE YEAR – Pitbull

Pitbull
2009 Artist Of The Year
The coveted ‘Artist Of The Year’ title. There were a couple ways that we could’ve gone with this, but it seemed that one artist stood out from the bunch. He went from overturning a terrible situation with the downfall and bankruptcy of TVT Records that after a long fight finally left him as a free agent as an independent artist. He released a couple records and videos independently towards the beginning of the year, which to the surprise of many sold hundreds of thousands (and then millions) of iTunes and ringtone downloads. Then the year passed on and a new deal with RCA/Polo Grounds was on the table which opened the opportunities to release his summer smash “Hotel Room Service”, along with his August 2009 album, Rebelution. And to end the year off with a bang, YouTube announced that Pitbull’s “Calle Ocho” music video was the most watched music videos of the year with over 80 Million views and counting. Above all, I think Pitbull has finally reached a point of his career where he has found his niche and is capitalizing on it so well. So all that combined with a non-stop touring schedule (nationally and internationally), Pitbull is this year’s Artist Of The Year on The305.com. And oh yeah, the man got the Key To City Of Miami. Good lord. All in one year. Much continued success, Pit.