Armando Cristian Pérez (born January 15, 1981), better known by his stage name Pitbull, is an American rapper, songwriter, actor and record producer. His first major appearance was on the Lil Jon album [m=104775] in 2002. In 2004, he released his debut album titled [m=339436] (short for Money Is A Major Issue) under TVT Records. He followed with [m=92976] in 2006 and [m=205235] in 2007. He then signed with RCA Records and released [m=223280]. [m=346660] followed in 2009.