Pitbull’s El Mariel Debuts Atop Indie Album Chart

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rapper Pitbull’s new album El Mariel debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s

Top Independent Album chart, moving almost 50,000 copies the first week in stores.The

release, which features appearances from Wyclef Jean, Lil Jon, Fat Joe, Pharrell

Williams, Rick Ross, Trick Daddy and DJ Khaled, also debuted at No. 17 on Billboard’s

Top 200 Albums Chart."Man,

thank God, because it’s hard coming out in the fourth quarter," Pitbull told

AllHipHop.com. "I’m just blessed. It ain’t how you start, it’s how you finish."In

addition to the album, Pitbull is also populating the Latin Urban Chart with two

new songs. "Dime" claims the No. 1 position while "Ay Chico"

rests in the Top 15.In

related news, Pitbull appears as one of Tony Montana’s henchmen in the video game

Scarface: The World Is Yours.

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