Globalization (album)

Globalization is the eighth studio album by American rapper Pitbull. It was released on November 21, 2014 through Mr. 305, Polo Grounds Music, and RCA Records. The production on the album was handled by multiple producers including Dr. Luke, Cirkut, DJ Frank E, The Monsters and the Strangerz and Max Martin. The album also features guest appearances by Chris Brown, Jason Derulo, Sean Paul, Ne-Yo, Bebe Rexha, G.R.L. and Jennifer Lopez among others.

Globalization
Pitbull - Globalization.png
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 21, 2014
Recorded2013–14
GenreDance, hip hop
Length38:48
Label
Producer
Pitbull chronology
Global Warming
(2012)
Globalization
(2014)
Dale
(2015)
Singles from Globalization
  1. "Wild Wild Love"
    Released: February 25, 2014[1]
  2. "Fireball"
    Released: July 23, 2014[2]
  3. "Time of Our Lives"
    Released: November 17, 2014[3]
  4. "Fun"
    Released: April 21, 2015
  5. "Drive You Crazy"
    Released: August 21, 2015

Globalization was supported by five singles: "Wild Wild Love", "Fireball", "Time of Our Lives", "Fun" and "Drive You Crazy". The album received generally mixed reviews from music critics and was a moderate commercial success. It debuted at number 18 on the US Billboard 200 chart, earning 49,000 album-equivalent units in its first week.[4]

SinglesEdit

The album was supported by five singles. The first single, "Wild Wild Love" was released as the album's lead single on February 25, 2014.[1] The song features guest appearances from American-British-Canadian girl group G.R.L.. The single peaked at number six on the UK; number ten in Australia and number 30 in the United States. The second single, "Fireball" was released on July 23, 2014.[2] The song features guest appearance from John Ryan. It eventually reached at number one in Netherlands; number six in Spain; number nine in Finland and number 23 in the United States. The third single, "Time of Our Lives" featuring Ne-Yo was released on November 17, 2014.[3] The song reached at number seven in Czech Republic, number nine in United States and Norway; number ten in Canada. The fourth single, "Fun" featuring Chris Brown was released on April 21, 2015. The single peaked at number 40 in the United States. The fifth and final single, "Drive You Crazy" featuring Jason Derulo and Juicy J was released on August 21, 2015.

Other songsEdit

"We Are One (Ole Ola)" was released as official single of the official 2014 FIFA World Cup song on April 15, 2014.[5] It features American singer Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian recording artist Claudia Leitte.

"Celebrate" was released on October 18, 2014. It serves as the lead single for the film Penguins of Madagascar and was used in the commercial for the 2016 edition of CBC's Hockey Day in Canada. The Philadelphia Phillies play the song after every home victory. These songs were also included on "Globalization".

"Sexy Beaches" was used in the "Visit Florida" tourism campaign, sponsored by the state of Florida. The music video was filmed at The Don CeSar in St. Petersburg, Florida, and was uploaded to Pitbull's YouTube channel on July 13, 2016.

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Album of the Year60/100[6]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [7]
The Buffalo News     [8]
Los Angeles Times    [9]
Rolling Stone     [10]

Globalization was met with generally positive reviews. At Album of the Year, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from professional publications, the album received an average score of 60, based on two reviews.[6]

Commercial performanceEdit

Globalization debuted at number 18 on the US Billboard 200 chart, earning 49,000 album-equivalent units (including 38,000 copies as pure album sales) in its first week.[11][12] The album also debuted at number three on the US Top Rap Albums chart.[13] As of September 2016, the album has sold 198,000 copies in the US.[14] On October 16, 2020, the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for combined sales and album-equivalent units of over one million units in the United States.[15]

In Canada, the album also debuted at number 16 on the Canadian Albums Chart.[16]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Ah Leke" (featuring Sean Paul)
  • JMIKE
3:04
2."Fun" (featuring Chris Brown)3:22
3."Fireball" (featuring John Ryan)
3:56
4."Time of Our Lives" (with Ne-Yo)3:49
5."Celebrate (from Penguins of Madagascar)"
3:12
6."Sexy Beaches" (featuring Chloe Angelides)
  • Dr. Luke
  • Cirkut
3:57
7."Day Drinking" (featuring Heymous Molly)
  • Pérez
  • Ryan
  • Schuller
  • Frederic
  • Spargur
  • Reed
  • Axident
  • Ryan
  • London
3:08
8."Drive You Crazy" (featuring Jason Derulo and Juicy J)
  • Pérez
  • Gottwald
  • Walter
  • Jordan Houston
  • Djibril "Gibson" Kagni
  • Jordan "TrackStorm" Houyez
  • Theron Thomas
  • Timothy Thomas
  • Dr. Luke
  • Cirkut
3:50
9."Wild Wild Love" (featuring G.R.L.)
  • Dr. Luke
  • Max Martin
  • Cirkut
  • A.C.
3:23
10."This Is Not a Drill" (featuring Bebe Rexha)
  • One Love
3:25
11."We Are One (Ole Ola)" (featuring Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte)
  • Dr. Luke
  • Cirkut
  • Troelsen
3:42
Globalization — Japanese version (bonus tracks)[17]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
12."Fireball" (featuring John Ryan) (Jump Smokers Remix)
  • Pérez
  • Ryan
  • Schuller
  • Frederic
  • Spargur
  • Peyton
  • Juber
  • Reed
  • Axident
  • Ryan
  • London
  • Jump Smokers[a]
3:28
13."Fireball" (featuring John Ryan) (DJ Noodles Remix)
  • Pérez
  • Ryan
  • Schuller
  • Frederic
  • Spargur
  • Peyton
  • Juber
  • Reed
  • Axident
  • Ryan
  • London
  • DJ Noodles[a]
4:28
Notes
  • ^[a] signifies an additional producer
  • "Ah Leke" contains elements of "Passinho do Volante (Ah! Lelek Lek Lek)" performed by MC Federado & Os Leleks, and written by MC Federado.[citation needed]
  • "Celebrate" contains elements of "I Just Want to Celebrate" performed by Rare Earth and written by Dino Fekaris and Nick Zesses.
  • ”Celebrate” Is Featured In The Movie Penguins of Madagascar

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Denmark (IFPI Danmark)[32] Platinum 20,000 
Mexico (AMPROFON)[33] Gold 30,000 
United States (RIAA)[15] Platinum 1,000,000 

  Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format(s) Label(s)
Netherlands[34][35] 21 November 2014
France[36] 24 November 2014
Germany[37]
United Kingdom[38]
United States[39]
Canada[40] 25 November 2014
Italy[41]
Spain[42]
Japan[17] 26 November 2014 Sony

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