May 12, 2014


Is Pitbull the Next Dick Clark? Rapper to Host Fox's New Year's Eve Show

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Lester Cohen/WireImage

Pitbull is looking to flex his hosting skills on the biggest party night of the year: New Year's Eve. The "Ole Ola" rapper will usher in 2015 on Fox with Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution, live from his hometown of Miami.

But you know how everyone tunes in to NYE specials, but sorta just keeps it on mute until the midnight countdown? No more, promises Pitbull! 

"The world needs to get ready to un-mute New Year's Eve," the MC said in a statement. "We are taking the party from the Big Apple to the Pineapple. New Year's Eve is officially in Miami and hosted by yours truly, Mr. Worldwide. P.S. Whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but whatever happens in Miami never happened!" FYI, he last line is a reference to "Last Night," a collaboration with Afrojack and Havana Brown off his latest album Global Warming

A Fox VP added, "This event will be packed with chart-topping acts and can't-miss surprises." Pitbull is a master of hot collaborations—J.LoEnriqueKe$haChristina and Austin Mahone just to name a few—so we're expecting top talent.

The new show will give Fox a NYE host to depend on. Revolution pits Pitbull against Ryan Seacrest, who leads Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve on ABC, and Carson Daly, who anchors NBC's New Year’s Eve special.