via press release:
PITBULL TO GUEST-STAR AND PERFORM
ON THE SECOND SEASON OF “EMPIRE” ON FOX
Pitbull Joins Previously Announced Guest Stars Chris Rock, Kelly Rowland,
Marisa Tomei, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Adam Rodriguez
EMPIRE Returns Wednesday, September 23, on FOX
International musician and actor Pitbull will guest-star and perform on FOX’s hit EMPIRE. The musician will play himself and perform “No Doubt About It” with Jamal (Jussie Smollett), in an episode slated to air this fall. Pitbull joins a prestigious list of actors and musicians who will make appearances on EMPIRE, including Chris Rock, Kelly Rowland, Marisa Tomei, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Adam Rodriguez, among others. EMPIRE returns for its second season Wednesday, Sept. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Armando Christian Perez, known around the world as Pitbull, is an internationally successful musician, performer, business entrepreneur, fashion icon and actor. His career sales have exceeded six million albums and 70 million singles worldwide. Pitbull has scored No. 1 hits in more than 15 countries, his videos have over seven billion views and his social media reach matches audiences of some television networks. “Dale,” his first Spanish release in five years and ninth overall, has already achieved two No. 1 hits on the Latin charts. After hosting the American Music Awards for the second time, Pitbull released his eighth studio album, “Globalization,” which includes “Time of Our Lives,” topping charts around the world; “Celebrate,” a song heard in the animated film “Penguins of Madagascar”; and “Fun,” one of 2015’s summer anthems. Pitbull’s world tours have sold out concerts in North and South America, Europe and the Far East. Earlier this year, Pitbull wrapped up a co-headlining arena tour of the U.S. and Canada with Enrique Iglesias, plus finished a headline tour in China. In the fall, Pitbull will perform a seven-night limited Las Vegas engagement at the Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino with “Time of Our Lives,” a unique Las Vegas show.
Having taken TV audiences by storm in its record-setting first season, EMPIRE returns as the No. 1 series on broadcast television. A drama about a family dynasty, set within the world of music, glamour, danger and power, EMPIRE shattered ratings records every week in its debut season; spawned hit records “Drip Drop” and “You’re So Beautiful”; and made Cookie Lyon a household name. From Imagine Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television, the series was created by Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels and Emmy Award winner Danny Strong, and is executive-produced by Daniels, Strong, Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer, Ilene Chaiken and Francie Calfo. “Like” EMPIRE on Facebook at facebook.com/EmpireFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @EmpireFOX and join the discussion using #empire. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @EmpireFOX.