On Tuesday morning it was announced that Pitbull will be making an appearance at the 48th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner in New York City on June 15, to accept the first ever Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Global Ambassador Award. According to the report, the new award will not be given out on an annual basis. Rather, the honor will be awarded to artists and songwriters under special merit, as only those who have reached a status of earning a "true worldwide appeal, crossing genre, cultural and national boundaries" will be considered.
Pitbull will join artists like hip-hop mogul turned recent venture capitalist, Jay Z, who will be part of a 2017 Hall of Fame class that also includes top 40 songwriting superstar Max Martin, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and legendary Motown founder Berry Gordy to name a few. Jay Z also made headlines a few weeks ago when it was announced that he would become the first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year.
The Hall of Fame co-chairs Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, as well as President/CEO Linda Moran, commented on the award in a statement, saying, “Pitbull’s success, creativity, tireless musical collaboration and his wide-ranging social activism make him the ideal songwriter-performer to initiate the SHOF Global Ambassador Award.”
This should make for a pretty solid way to start out the week for the hip-hop/reggaeton recording artist, who will be releasing his tenth studio album this coming Friday with Climate Change. The Miami-born rapper, who also goes by the name Mr. Worldwide, just wrapped up his own cruise named the "Pitbull After Dark Party." The four-day cruise took South Beach partygoers out onto the high seas from Miami to the Bahamas over the weekend.