Rebelution (Pitbull album)

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Rebelution
Studio album by Pitbull
Released August 28, 2009
Recorded 2008-2009
Genre Hip hop, crunk, dance
Length 54:43
Label J, Polo Grounds, Ultra, Bad Boy Latino, Orchard, Mr. 305
Producer Jim Jonsin (exec.), Adrian "Drop" Santalla, Bass III Euro, Clinton Sparks, DJ Class, DJ Khalil, DJ Noodles, Dr. Luke, Lil Jon, Nicola Fasano, Play-N-Skillz, Point Blank The Marksman
Pitbull chronology
The Boatlift
(2007)
Rebelution
(2009)
Armando
(2010)
Singles from Rebelution
  1. "Krazy"
    Released: September 30, 2008
  2. "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)"
    Released: February 24, 2009
  3. "Hotel Room Service"
    Released: June 16, 2009
  4. "Shut It Down"
    Released: November 2, 2009

Rebelution[1] (sylized as "Pitbull Starring In: Rebelution") is the fourth studio album by Miami rapper Pitbull, released on August 28, 2009.[2] Featured artists include Akon, B.o.B, Ke$ha, Avery Storm, Nayer, Lil Jon, The New Royales, Bass III Euro & Slim of 112.[3][4] It is also his first major-label release, his first album to be released on his own Mr. 305 Inc. label and also Polo Grounds' second release since Hurricane Chris's 51/50 Ratchet.

Singles[edit]

  • The first single from the album was "Krazy", produced and featured Lil Jon. It peaked at #30 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song samples Federico Franchi's 2007 song, "Cream".
  • The second single released was "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)", which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is a vocal mix of "75, Brazil Street" by Nicola Fasano Vs Pat Rich.
  • The third single released was "Hotel Room Service". It peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song recreates elements from "Push the Feeling On" by Nightcrawlers.[5]
  • The fourth single was "Shut It Down", featuring Akon. It was released on November 2, 2009, with the music video. It peaked at #42 on the Billboard 100.

Promotional singles[edit]

Promotional music videos[edit]

  • "Can't Stop Me Now" featuring The New Royales was released on June 14, 2010 by Pitbull's YouTube channel.[8]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition[9]
No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Triumph" (featuring Avery Storm) Adrian Drop Santalla, DJ Buddha 3:20
2. "Shut It Down" (featuring Akon) DJ Snake, Clinton Sparks 3:46
3. "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)"   Lil Jon 3:57
4. "Girls" (featuring Ke$ha) Dr. Luke, Ammo 3:07
5. "Full of Shit" (featuring Nayer & Bass III Euro) Bass III Euro 3:54
6. "Dope Ball" (Interlude) DJ Noodles 1:40
7. "Can't Stop Me Now" (featuring The New Royales) DJ Khalil, Chin (co.), The New Royales 3:14
8. "Hotel Room Service"   Jim Jonsin 3:57
9. "Juice Box"   DJ Montay 3:05
10. "Call of the Wild"   Jim Jonsin 3:11
11. "Krazy" (featuring Lil Jon) Lil Jon 3:51
12. "Give Them What They Ask For"   Point Blank the Marksman 2:56
13. "Across the World" (featuring B.o.B) Jim Jonsin 3:49
14. "Daddy's Little Girl" (featuring Slim) Play-N-Skillz 3:44
Total length:
47:31
Deluxe edition[10]
No. Title Producer(s) Length
15. "Hotel Room Service Remix" (featuring Nicole Scherzinger)   3:47
Total length:
51:18
Japan edition bonus track[11]
No. Title Producer(s) Length
16. "All About You"   Jim Jonsin 3:25
Total length:
54:43

Sales[edit]

The album debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200, selling 41,000 copies its first week. By April 2012, Rebelution had sold 249,000 copies in the United States.[12]

Litigation[edit]

In 2009, the reggae band Rebelution sued Pitbull for trademark infringement based on the name of this album. In 2010, the court rejected Pitbull's request for summary judgment. Rebelution, LLC v. Perez, 2010 WL 3036217 (N.D. Cal. July 30, 2010).[13]

Charts[edit]

Charts (2009) Peak
position
Argentinian Albums Chart[14] 5
Australian Albums Chart 1
Austrian AlbumsChart 19
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 2
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia) 4
Canadian Albums Chart[15] 2
Dutch Albums Chart 1
French Albums Chart 1
German Albums Chart 34
Irish Albums Chart 7
Italian Albums Chart 5
Mexican Albums Chart 5
Polish Albums Charts[16] 45
Spanish Albums Chart[17] 9
Swiss Albums Chart 7
UK R&B Chart 1
U.S. Billboard 200 8

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [18]
Billboard (mixed) [19]
Entertainment Weekly (B-) [20]
HipHopSite.Com 3.5/4 stars [21]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/4 stars [22]
NOW 2/5 stars [23]
RapReviews 6/10 stars [24]
DJBooth.net 3/5 stars [25]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pitbull Signs with Polo Grounds/RCA Music Group, Preps "Rebelution" for Sept. 1 Release". DJBooth.net. 2009-04-03. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 
  2. ^ "iTunes - Music - Pitbull Starring In: Rebelution by Pitbull". Itunes.apple.com. 2009-08-27. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  3. ^ "Defsounds — Think Different — Pitbull Q&A Session". Defsounds.com. 2009-06-15. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 
  4. ^ "Pitbull Rebelution - Pitbull News @". Antimusic.com. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 
  5. ^ "Radio Industry News, Music Industry Updates, Arbitron Ratings, Music News and more!". FMQB. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 
  6. ^ "Hotel Room Service Remix (single) on iTunes". itunes.apple.com. 
  7. ^ "Rebelution (Deluxe Version) on iTunes". itunes.apple.com. 
  8. ^ "Pitbull - Can't Stop Me Now ft. The New Royales". YouTube. 
  9. ^ "Rebelution (standard edition) on iTunes". itunes.apple.com. 
  10. ^ "Rebelution (deluxe edition) on iTunes". itunes.apple.com. 
  11. ^ "Rebelution (album)". last.fm. 
  12. ^ "Trapped: Many artists selling singles, not albums". Associated Press. 26 April 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  13. ^ "Google Scholar". Scholar.google.com. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  14. ^ "Top 20 Álbumes". Top 100 Argentina. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  15. ^ "CANOE - JAM! Music SoundScan Charts". Jam.canoe.ca. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 
  16. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLIS - Official Retail Sales Chart" (in Polish). OLiS. 2011-07-31. Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  17. ^ Steffen Hung. "Pitbull - Starring In Rebelution". spanishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  18. ^ Jeffries, David (2009-08-31). "((( Rebelution > Overview )))". allmusic. Retrieved 2010-01-13. 
  19. ^ "Rebelution". Billboard.biz. 2009-09-05. Retrieved 2010-01-13. 
  20. ^ Reviewed by Simon Vozick-Levinson (2009-08-26). "Rebelution | Music". EW.com. Retrieved 2010-01-13. 
  21. ^ "In The Deck: Pitbull's 'Rebelution'". October 30, 2009. 
  22. ^ "Album review: Pitbull's 'Rebelution' | Pop & Hiss | Los Angeles Times". Latimesblogs.latimes.com. 2009-08-31. Retrieved 2010-01-13. 
  23. ^ Rennie, Andrew (2009-09-24). "NOW Magazine // Music // Pitbull". Nowtoronto.com. Retrieved 2010-01-13. 
  24. ^ Reviewed by Steve 'Flash' Juon (2009-09-03). "Rebelution | Music". RapReviews.com. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  25. ^ Reviewed by Nathan Slavik (2009-09-01). "Rebelution Review". DJBooth.net. Retrieved 2011-04-12. 

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