Pitbull to Receive First-Ever Global Ambassador Award

Pitbull Will Receive the First Ever Global Ambassador Award
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Congrats are in order for Mr. 305! Pitbull will soon be receiving the first-ever Global Ambassador Award at this year's Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony.

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According to EW, the award will not necessarily be given out annually, but rather whenever it is "merited" to artists whose music "has true worldwide appeal, crossing genre, cultural, and national boundaries." Songwriters Hall of Fame executives Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, and Linda Moran said in a statement, “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."

Just last year, the Cuban received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He credited his upbringing and culture for all his success. "I use these platforms to speak to you all and for you all to understand that for me it's never been about money, it's never been about fame — It's been about a journey,” he said.

The 36-year-old is also set to release his tenth studio album on Friday, titled Climate Change. Jennifer Lopez, Flo Rida, and Enrique Iglesias are a few of the names featured on the forthcoming songs.

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The ceremony, taking place on June 15th in New York, has previously inducted Jay-Z, Max Martin, and various others into the Hall of Fame.