Pitbull is First Latino to Get a Radio Channel With Sirius XM

Image: Pitbull in concert at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis
epa04346729 US rapper Armando Christian Perez, also known as Pitbull, performs at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, 08 August 2014. EPA/STEVE C.MITCHELLEPA

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Latin Grammy winner Pitbull knows you want him, so he has linked up with Sirius XM radio to create his own channel, becoming the first Latino musician with a music channel on the satellite radio service.

The channel, like those of other music superstars with similar channels on the Sirius XM, will feature the rapper-pop musician’s songs, such as his 2009 hit "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)". But it will showcase music of other musicians that "Mr. Worldwide" as he calls himself, selects, Sirius said in a statement. The channel will be anchored by a weekly show hosted by Pitbull, aka Armando Christian Perez.

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Pitbull, a Cuban American, is well known for not only his music success but his entrepreneurial pursuits. He said in a statement the channel allows him to interact more personally with fans, but also, he'll “get a chance to play all the music I grew up listening (to) _ and most of all, we are going to have fun in the process, so prepárense (get ready) y daleee (do it).

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