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Jason Derulo Biography – A Rising Talent in the Music Industry

American artist Jason Derulo made his mark in the music industry when he launched his first single, “Watcha Say,” in 2009 and sold over five million digital downloads. Having performed with the likes of the Black Eyed Peas, Diddy-Dirty Money and Lady Gaga, Derulo has now crossed over to acting.

Jason Derulo BiographyPHOTO BY ADAM BIELAWSKI

Jason Derulo Biography - Early Years

Miami, Florida native Jason Joel Desrouleaux is of Haitian lineage. Born on September 21, 1989, Jason began performing at the age of five and wrote his first song, “Crush on You,” when he was eight years old. A pivotal moment in the Jason Derulo biography was his name change as he started his showbiz career, which was intended for easier pronunciation. He was twelve when he met Frank Harris, a law school student who was to become his manager. A notable part of the Jason Derulo biography is his songwriting gigs when he was 16 for artists including Diddy, Sean Kingston and Danity Kane.

Jason Derulo Riding - Solo Single

On April 26, 2010, Derulo’s third single for his self-titled debut album was released worldwide. The Jason Derulo Riding Solo single, produced by J.R. Rotem, dominated the U.K. and U.S. music charts a month after its release. It also raked positive reviews from some music critics, earning an average of three out of five stars. Jason Derulo Riding Solo marked the singer’s third consecutive number-one hit on the U.K. R&B Chart as well as the third top ten hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 list in May 2010. A music video directed by Scott Speer soon followed, in which Derulo sings about being single after a breakup.

Jason Derulo Concert - Tours

Jason Derulo took part in Lady Gaga’s worldwide tour, The Monster Ball Tour, which kicked off in November 2009 and ended in May 2011. Derulo joined the North American leg of the tour, which started in Montreal, Canada. He also performed with The Black Eyed Peas when they toured Canadian cities for The E.N.D. World Tour that began in September 2009 and concluded in November the following year. The Jason Derulo concert called Jason Derulo World Tour was his first headlining concert. The tour, which started in August 2010, featured opening acts by artists including Sean Kingston, Mindless Behavior and Shontelle.

Written by Dennis Patterson

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