Global Warming (Pitbull album)

Global Warming is the seventh studio album recorded by Cuban-American rapper Pitbull. It was released on November 16, 2012 through Mr. 305, Polo Grounds and RCA Records.[9][10] A teaser for the release was first released onto Pitbull's official Facebook and YouTube channel on September 17, 2012.[11][12] The production on the album was handled by multiple producers including Afrojack, Sir Nolan, DJ Buddha, Adam Messinger and Nasri. The album also features guest appearances by Christina Aguilera, Usher, Kesha, Chris Brown, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira among others.

Global Warming
Global Warming album.png
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 16, 2012 (2012-11-16)
Recorded2012
Genre
Length40:58 (standard)
56:13 (deluxe)
57:41 (Meltdown)
Label
Producer
Pitbull chronology
Planet Pit
(2011)
Global Warming
(2012)
Globalization
(2014)
Singles from Global Warming
  1. "Back in Time"
    Released: March 27, 2012[5]
  2. "Get It Started"
    Released: June 25, 2012[6]
  3. "Don't Stop the Party"
    Released: September 25, 2012[7]
  4. "Feel This Moment"
    Released: February 22, 2013[8]

Global Warming was supported by four singles: "Don't Stop the Party", "Get It Started", "Feel This Moment" and "Back in Time" which was the theme to the 2012 film "Men In Black 3". The album received generally positive reviews from music critics and was a commercial success. It debuted at number 14 on the US Billboard 200, selling 64,000 copies in its first week.[13] It was also certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in October 2020.[14]

BackgroundEdit

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 27, 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.[15]

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.[16] The song "Last Night" was originally intended for Paris Hilton, and Nicole Scherzinger had recorded a demo of "Outta Nowhere" in 2012. Complex named the album cover the second worst of 2012.[17] "Feel This Moment" was included in the Emoji Movie score; "Do It" from the Meltdown EP was included in the soundtrack for the movie Step Up: All In.

SinglesEdit

The album spawned four singles from its songs. The first single, "Back in Time" was released as the album's lead single on March 27, 2012. The song was released as the main theme from Men in Black 3, appearing over the end credits of the film. The song eventually peaked at number 11 on the US Billboard Hot 100, number 3 in France, number 4 in Canada, number 4 in Australia and number 5 in Germany. The second single, "Get It Started" was released on June 25, 2012. The song features guest vocals from Colombian singer, plus songwriter Shakira. It peaked at number 89 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The third single, "Don't Stop the Party" was released on September 25, 2012. The song contains a sample of the song "Funky Vodka" performed by TJR. The single peaked at number 17 on the US Billboard Hot 100, number seven in the UK and number nine in Canada. The fourth and final single, "Feel This Moment" was released on January 18, 2013.[8] The song features guest vocals from the American recording artist Christina Aguilera. The song features a re-created (not sampled) melody from "Take On Me" performed by A-ha. It eventually peaked at number eight on the US Billboard Hot 100, number one in Spain, number four in Canada, number five in the UK, number six in Australia and number 9 in Germany.

Promotional singlesEdit

"Echa Pa'lla (Manos Pa'rriba)" featuring Papayo was released on July 16, 2012 as the album's first promotional single.

"Outta Nowhere" was released as the album's second promotional single on May 28, 2013.[18] The song features Colombian-American recording artist Danny Mercer. The music video was shot and filmed during July 2013, however, Pitbull decided not to release it.

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic63/100[19]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [20]
Entertainment Weekly(A-)[21]
Los Angeles Times    [22]
Spin4/10[23]

At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, it received an average score of 63, based on 8 reviews indicating "Generally favorable reviews".[19] 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".[24] 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."[25] He noted Pitbull's collaboration with Jennifer Lopez, "Drinks for You (Ladies Anthem)" to be one of the album's stand-out tracks.[25]

Commercial performanceEdit

Global Warming debuted at number 14 on the US Billboard 200, selling 64,000 copies in its first week.[26] The album also debuted at number one on the US Top Rap Albums chart.[27] As of December 2013, the album has sold 355,000 copies in the US.[28] On October 16, 2020, the album was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for combined sales and album-equivalent units of over two million units in the United States.[14]

Track listingEdit

Global WarmingStandard edition[29]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Global Warming" (featuring Sensato)
1:25
2."Don't Stop the Party" (featuring TJR)
  • Perez
  • TJ Rozdilsky
  • José García
  • Jorge Gomez Martinez
  • Warwick Lyn
  • Frederick Hibbert
3:26
3."Feel This Moment" (featuring Christina Aguilera)
  • Messinger
  • Nasri
  • Sir Nolan
  • DJ Buddha
3:49
4."Back in Time" (featured in Men in Black 3)
  • Kinchen
  • DJ Spydr
  • DJ Big Syphe
  • DJ Buddha
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)4:03
7."Drinks for You (Ladies Anthem)" (featuring J. Lo)
  • Perez
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Daniel Woodis
  • Vargas
  • Monica Rustgi
  • DJ Class
  • DJ Buddha
3:16
8."Have Some Fun" (featuring The Wanted and Afrojack)
  • Afrojack
  • DJ Buddha
4:04
9."Outta Nowhere" (featuring Danny Mercer)
  • Perez
  • Murcia
Danny Mercer3:26
10."Tchu Tchu Tcha" (featuring Enrique Iglesias)
soFLY & Nius3:25
11."Last Night" (featuring Havana Brown and Afrojack)
  • Afrojack
  • DJ Buddha
3:39
12."I'm Off That"
  • Perez
  • van de Wall
  • RL Grime
  • Vargas
  • Trejo
  • Martinez
  • García
  • Frank Rodriguez
  • RL Grime
  • Perez
3:17
Global WarmingDeluxe edition (bonus tracks)[30]
No.TitleWriter(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 F**ks" (featuring Akon and David Rush)
  • Perez
  • Salto
  • Murcia
  • Jencarlos Canela
  • Aliaune Thaim
  • Vargas
  • Todorov
  • Kizzo
  • Salto
  • Todorov
  • DJ Buddha
4:17
15."Get It Started" (featuring Shakira)
  • Samson
  • Kinchen
  • DVLP
  • DJ Buddha
4:05
16."11:59" (featuring Vein)
  • Perez
  • Gravriel Aminov
Vein3:37
Total length:56:13
Global WarmingInternational deluxe edition (bonus disc)[31]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Rain Over Me" (featuring Marc Anthony)
  • RedOne
  • David Rush
  • Jimmy Joker
3:52
2."International Love" (featuring Chris Brown)
  • Pérez
  • Carsten Shack
  • Peter Biker
  • Sean Hurley
  • Claude Kelly
3:49
3."Hotel Room Service"
Jim Jonsin3:59
4."Give Me Everything" (featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer)
  • Pérez
  • van de Wall
  • Shaffer Smith
Afrojack4:16
5."Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor)" (featuring T-Pain)
  • Pérez
  • Faheem Najm
  • Sandy Wilhelm
Sandy Vee3:56
6."DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love" (Usher featuring Pitbull)Max Martin, Shellback3:42
7."Dance Again" (Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull)
RedOne3:57
Total length:27:29
Global Warming: Meltdown(bonus tracks)
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
13."Timber" (featuring Kesha)3:24
14."That High" (featuring Kelly Rowland)3:14
15."Do It" (featuring Mayer Hawthorne)
  • Perez
  • Jacob Dutton
  • Andrew Cohen
  • Omar Tavarez
  • Samuel Wishkoski
Tuxedo3:40
16."Sun in California" (featuring Mohombi and PLAYB4CK)
  • Lisinski
  • Olmås
3:00
17."All the Things" (featuring Inna)
3:25
Total length:57:41
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

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[50]
Global Warming: Meltdown
Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[51] Platinum 80,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[52] Gold 10,000 
Poland (ZPAV)[53]
Global Warming: Meltdown
Platinum 20,000*
Sweden (GLF)[54] Gold 20,000 
United Kingdom (BPI)[55] Gold 100,000 
United States (RIAA)[14] 2× Platinum 2,000,000 

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
  Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release historyEdit

Region Date Label(s) Formats
Germany[56][57] November 16, 2012 Sony Music Digital download, CD
United States November 19, 2012 RCA Records Digital download, CD, LP
United Kingdom December 3, 2012

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