Pitbull Receives SoundExchange Digital Radio Award

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Pitbull performs at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on June 4, 2016 in Wantagh, N.Y.

Before jumping onstage for his concert in Washington, D.C., over the weekend, Pitbull received a special award from SoundExchange.

Mr. Worldwide was honored with the Digital Radio Award, making him the first Latin artist to receive this award. Only recording artists who are registered members of SoundExchange and have at least 1 billion streams are eligible to receive the SoundExchange Digital Radio Award. According to SoundExchange, the "Messin' Around" rapper has gathered more than 4 billion performances on the more than 2,500 digital radio services.

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"Pitbull has cultivated an enthusiastic global fanbase that has embraced every release since his 2004 debut, M.I.A.M.I. Pitbull's universal appeal and ability to comfortably and capably cross into numerous musical genres are the reasons his fans have streamed his recordings billions of times." 

"It's an honor to receive the SoundExchange Digital Award," Pit said in a statement. "I have to thank my fans and listeners around the world because without them there is no Pitbull audience, Dale!"

Pitbull is currently on his Bad Man Tour in the U.S. with Prince Royce and Farruko.