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About Jason Derulo
Jason Derulo is a talented artist excelling in singing, song-writing, dancing and acting. He began his career as a songwriter and producer, penning songs for artists such as Birdman, Pitbull, Cassie and Lil Wayne and producing records for Cash Money Records. Before his career in the music industry, Jason Derulo had already explored his talents as an actor, dancer and singer, having studied at an Academy for performing arts. Derulo got his first recording contract in 2009 with Beluga Heights Records, later to become part of the Warner Bros. Records group.
Derulo's debut single, released in 2009, was called Whatcha Say. It was a huge digital hit, selling more than five million downloads and by August it had entered the US charts at No.54, reaching the No. 1 spot in November. His second single was released in December 2009, hot on the heels of the first one's success, and in turn made it to number five in the US. His successful debut album, entitled Jason Derulo, followed in 2010 and entered the album charts in both the UK and Ireland in the top 10. His second album, Future History, was released in 2011 and the album's first single release, Don't Wanna Go Home, reached No. 1 in the UK. The third album, Tattoos, was released in 2013, delivering further chart hit singles for the singer-songwriter.
As well as stacking up quick successes in terms of sales and chart positions, Derulo was also quick to win critical acclaim. In 2010 Derulo won awards at the Teen Choice Awards for his single In My Head and for his album Jason Derulo. In 2011 he won the BMI Songwriter of the Year award and was also nominated for Best International Artist at the UK's MOBO awards.
As a songwriter and producer in his early career, Derulo met and worked with many great artists. As he moved into his singing career, the collaborations have continued bringing further hits to the charts. Derulo has worked with Demi Lovato, 2 Chainz, Jordin Sparks and popular UK artist Pixie Lott. Derulo first toured with Lady Gaga as the opening support act on the The Monster Ball Tour between 2009 and 2010. He later supported the E.N.D. World Tour in 2010, opening the shows for the dates in Canada. Derulo's first headlining tour for his first album took place between 2010 and 2011, including dates at the V Festival and sell-out gigs in London. Derulo's next world tour is set to take place in 2014 to promote the Tattoos album.