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.