Global Warming (Pitbull album)

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Global Warming
Studio album by Pitbull
Released November 16, 2012 (2012-11-16)
Recorded 2012
Genre Hip house, dance-pop, eurodance, electronic
Length 40:58
56:13 (Deluxe)
57:41 (Meltdown)
Label Mr. 305, Polo Grounds, RCA
Producer Armando Perez, Afrojack, Bigram Zayas, Durrell Babbs, soFLY & Nius, Kris Stephens, Adam Messinger, Nasri, Sir Nolan, DJ Buddha, Marc Kinchen, DJ Class, Sidney Samson[1]
Pitbull chronology
Original Hits
(2012)
Global Warming
(2012)
Meltdown
(2013)
Singles from Global Warming
  1. "Back in Time"
    Released: March 26, 2012
  2. "Get It Started"
    Released: June 25, 2012
  3. "Don't Stop the Party"
    Released: September 25, 2012
  4. "Feel This Moment"
    Released: January 18, 2013
  5. "Outta Nowhere"
    Released: May 28, 2013

Global Warming is the seventh studio album recorded by American rapper Pitbull. It was released on November 19, 2012 worldwide.[2][3] A teaser to accompany the release of Global Warming was first released onto Pitbull's official Facebook and YouTube channel on September 17, 2012.[4][5]

Background[edit]

On October 7, 2011, RCA Music Group announced it was disbanding J Records along with Arista Records and Jive Records. With the shutdown, Pitbull, and all other artists previously signed to these three labels, will instead release future material on the RCA Records brand. In April 2012, it was announced that his seventh studio album would be titled Global Warming. Pitbull announced in May 2012, via Facebook, that the album would be released on November 19, 2012. It was also announced that the lead single from the album would be attached to the Men in Black 3 soundtrack. "Back in Time", which samples "Love Is Strange" by Mickey & Sylvia, was released on March 26, 2012. The second single, "Get It Started" featuring singer Shakira, was released in June 2012. A tour promoting the album in the United States began in August 2012, and includes the concert in Ulan Bator, Mongolia on September 8.[6]

In October, Pitbull confirmed that Shakira, Christina Aguilera, Chris Brown, Jennifer Lopez, The Wanted, Enrique Iglesias and Havana Brown would all be featured on the album.[7] The song "Last Night" was originally intended for Paris Hilton. Complex named the album cover the second worst of 2012.[8]

Singles[edit]

  • "Back in Time" was released as the album's lead single on March 26, 2012. The track was released as the main theme from Men in Black 3, appearing over the end credits of the film. The single peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100, at #3 in France, at #4 in Canada, at #4 in Australia, and at #5 in Germany.
  • "Get It Started" was released as the album's second single on June 25, 2012. The track features guest vocals from Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira. The single peaked at #89 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • "Don't Stop the Party" was released as the album's third single on September 25, 2012. It samples the song "Funky Vodka" by TJR. The single peaked at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100, at #7 in the UK, and at #9 in Canada.
  • "Feel This Moment" was released as the album's fourth single on January 18, 2013. The track features guest vocals from the American recording artist Christina Aguilera. The song features a re-created (not sampled) melody from "Take on Me", as performed by A-ha. The single peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, at #1 in Spain, at #4 in Canada, at #5 in the UK, at #6 in Australia, and at #9 in Germany.
  • "Outta Nowhere" was released as the album's fifth single on May 28, 2013.[9] The track features Colombian-American recording artist Danny Mercer.

Promotional singles[edit]

Promotional music videos[edit]

  • "Global Warming" featuring Sensato was released on March 25, 2013 by David Rousseau's Vimeo channel.[10]
  • "I'm Off That" was released on July 31, 2013 by David Rousseau's Vimeo channel.[11]

Critical reception[edit]

Global Warming received generally positive reviews by music critics.[12] Ray Rahman of Entertainment Weekly gave the album an A- rating stating that the: "highlight may be the Christina Aguilera collab" while also giving a nod to the Havana Brown collaboration "Last Night" as the other "best track".[13] Sam Lansky of the website Idolator stated the music and large range of featured artists are "mostly what fans of his clubby hip-pop have come to expect, so don't be surprised when it's blasting at your local mall for the next year."[14] He noted Pitbull's collaboration with Jennifer Lopez, "Drinks for You (Ladies Anthem)" to be one of the album's stand-out tracks.[14]

Commercial performance[edit]

Global Warming debuted on the Billboard 200 at #14 with 63,800 units sold.[15] As of December 1, 2013, it has sold 355,000 copies.[16]

Track listing[edit]

Global WarmingStandard edition[17]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Global Warming" (featuring Sensato) Armando C. Perez, William Reyna, Urales Vargas, Jean-Christoph Ritter, Özgur Yelmen, Antonio Monge, Rafael Ruiz Bass ill Euro, Perez, DJ Buddha 1:25
2. "Don't Stop the Party" (featuring TJR) Perez, TJ Rozdilsky, José García, Jorge Gomez Martinez, Warwick Lyn, Frederick Hibbert TJR, Chris Lake[a] 3:26
3. "Feel This Moment" (featuring Christina Aguilera) Perez, Nasri Atweh, Adam Messinger, Nolan Lambroza, Vargas, Christina Aguilera, Pal Waaktaar, Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen Messinger, Nasri, Sir Nolan, DJ Buddha 3:49
4. "Back in Time"   Perez, Vargas, Marc Kinchen, Adrian Trejo, Mickey Baker, Sylvia Robinson, Ellas McDaniel Kinchen, DJ Big Syphe, DJ Buddha[b] 3:27
5. "Hope We Meet Again" (featuring Chris Brown) Perez, Atweh, Messinger, Lambroza, Vargas, Chris Brown Messinger, Nasri, Sir Nolan 3:41
6. "Party Ain't Over" (featuring Usher and Afrojack) Perez, Jamal Jones, Nick van de Wall, Usher Raymond IV, Vargas, Earl Hayes Polow da Don, Afrojack, DJ Buddha 4:03
7. "Drinks for You (Ladies Anthem)" (featuring Jennifer Lopez) Perez, Jennifer Lopez, Daniel Woodis, Vargas, Monica Rustgi DJ Class, DJ Buddha 3:16
8. "Have Some Fun" (featuring The Wanted and Afrojack) Perez, van de Wall, Vargas, Daniel Murcia, David Baerwald, Bill Bottrell, Wyn Cooper, Sheryl Crow, Kevin Gilbert Afrojack, DJ Buddha[b] 4:04
9. "Outta Nowhere" (featuring Danny Mercer) Perez, Murcia Danny Mercer 3:26
10. "Tchu Tchu Tcha" (featuring Enrique Iglesias) Perez, Raphaël Judrin, Pierre-Antoine Melki, Enrique Iglesias, Shylton Fernandes soFLY & Nius 3:25
11. "Last Night" (featuring Havana Brown and Afrojack) Perez, van de Wall, Vargas, Anthony Preston Afrojack, DJ Buddha[b] 3:39
12. "I'm Off That"   Perez, van de Wall, RL Grime, Vargas, Trejo, Martinez, García, Frank Rodriguez RL Grime, Perez 3:17
Total length:
40:58
Global WarmingDeluxe edition (bonus tracks)[18]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
13. "Echa Pa'lla (Manos Pa'rriba)" (featuring Papayo) Perez, Gregor Salto, Manuel Corrao, Vargas, Tzvetin Todorov Salto, Todorov, DJ Buddha 3:16
14. "Everybody Fucks" (featuring Akon and David Rush) Perez, Salto, Murcia, Jackson Morgan, Jencarlos Canela, Aliaune Thaim, Vargas, Todorov, Kizzo Salto, Todorov, DJ Buddha 4:17
15. "Get It Started" (featuring Shakira) Perez, Durrell Babbs, Vargas, Sidney Samson, Kinchen, Bigram Zayas, Shakira, Kris Stephens Samson, Kinchen, DVLP, DJ Buddha 4:05
16. "11:59" (featuring Vein) Perez, Gravriel Aminov Vein 3:37
Total length:
56:13
Notes
  • ^[a] signifies an additional producer
  • ^[b] signifies a co-producer
  • The clean version of "Tchu Tchu Tcha" is used for the explicit version of Global Warming on iTunes.
Sample credits

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[21] 14
Austrian AlbumsChart[citation needed] 12
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[22] 46
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[23] 43
Canadian Albums Chart[24] 12
French Albums Chart[25] 43
German Albums Chart[26] 21
Hungarian Albums Chart[27] 31
Irish Albums Chart[28] 59
New Zealand Albums Chart[29] 38
Spanish Albums Chart[30] 38
Swedish Albums Chart[31] 54
Swiss Albums Chart[32] 15
US Billboard 200[33] 14
US Billboard Top Rap Albums 1
US Billboard Digital Albums 11

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[34]
Global Warming: Meltdown
Platinum 80,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[35]
Global Warming: Meltdown
Platinum 20,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label(s) Formats
Germany[36][37] November 16, 2012 Sony Music Digital download, CD
United States November 19, 2012 RCA Records Digital download, CD, LP
United Kingdom December 3, 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ *Pitbull Talks "Global Warming" Tour with Extra
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  3. ^ "Global Warming - Pitbull : Releases". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  4. ^ "Global Warming Teaser - Pitbull". YouTube. 2012-09-17. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  5. ^ "Global Warming Coming Soon". Facebook.com. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  6. ^ "Fabulous From f | Project Fabulous 2012 v1". Pitbullmongolia.com. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  7. ^ ""Global Warming" jetzt vorbestellen". Pitbullmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  8. ^ http://www.complex.com/music/2012/12/2012-year-in-review-the-10-worst-album-covers-of-2012/global-warming
  9. ^ http://www.allaccess.com/top40-mainstream/future-releases
  10. ^ "Pitbull - Global Warming ft. Sensato". Vimeo. 
  11. ^ "Pitbull - I'm Off That". Vimeo. 
  12. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/global-warming/pitbull/critic-reviews
  13. ^ Global Warming - review - Pitbull Review | Music Reviews and News | EW.com
  14. ^ a b Lansky, Sam (November 13, 2012). "Pitbull’s ‘Global Warming’ Leaks: Hear The Jennifer Lopez Collab "Drinks For You (Ladies Night)"". Idolator. (Buzz Media). Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  15. ^ Rihanna Makes History At No. 1, Pitbull Warms Up Top 20, Nicki Minaj Pumps Up The Chart | SOHH.COM
  16. ^ http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.26489/title.hip-hop-album-sales-the-week-ending-12-1-2013
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  18. ^ "Pitbull - Global Warming (deluxe version)". iTunes. 
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  20. ^ Pitbull ft Vein - 11:59 on YouTube
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  28. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Albums Chart. GfK. Retrieved 2011-06-24. 
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  30. ^ "PROMUSICAE – TOP 100 ALBUMES SEMANA 25: del 20.06.2011 al 26.06.2011" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 2011-06-29. 
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  32. ^ "Pitbull - Global Warming - hitparade.ch". Swiss Music Charts (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-06-28. 
  33. ^ HDD Charts/Album Sales
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  35. ^ "Polish album certifications – Pitbull – Global Warming: Meltdown" (in Polish). Polish Producers of Audio and Video (ZPAV). 
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  37. ^ "Global Warming (Deluxe Version) [Explicit]". Amazon.