Jason Derulo was born Jason Joel Desrouleaux on September 21st, 1989, in Miami Florida to Haitian parents. Derulo’s life of music started at the very ripe age of five when he first began performing. He wrote his first song at 8 called “Crush On You.” He grew up with a great love for Michael Jackson, and he started imitating Michael and moves, in addition to Justin Timberlake and Usher.
In New York the young Jason Derulo studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. He met Frank Harris at twelve, who at the time helped him with his basketball skills but would one day be his manager. He performed in the theater productions Smokey Joe’s Cafe and Ragtime. He also won the grand prize on the TV show Showtime at the Apollo in 2006. When Derulo was still at a young age he began to write songs for some big stars in the the music industry, including Lil Wayne, Diddy, Donnie Klang, Grant Goan, Cassie, Danity Kane, and Sean Kingston. The music producer J. R. Rotem discovered Jason Derulo and signed him to his record label Beluga Heights Records and Warner Bros. Records.
Jason released his debut solo single “Whatcha Say” on August 4th, 2009. After three months of being released the song hit number one on Billboard Hot 100. The music video for the song was released in September of the same year. After the song became popular Jason began work on his debut album. “In My Head,” the second single from his album, debuted on December 8th, 2009. The song ended up number nine on the Billboard Hot 100. On March 2nd , 2010 his debut album Jason Derulo was released. In early March of 2010 the album first charted in the top ten of the Irish and UK Albums Charts. Jason Derulo promoted his album for six weeks by showing up as one of the opening acts for Lady Gaga’s The Monster Ball Tour during 2009-2010. “Ridin Solo,” the third single of the album, was released on April 26th, 2010, worldwide. The song reached number nine on Billboard Hot 100 by July.
Derulo appeared on American Idol on March 28th, 2012 to ask fans to help him finish the lyrics for his new song which was called “Undefeated.” Fans were given the chance to submit the lyrics hey thought would fit best as well as vote on which ones they liked. On May of that same year Derulo announced he would make a television performance on the eleventh season finale of American Idol, which would also be his first post-neck injury performance on TV.
Jason Derulo has received a considerable amount of attention, winning three Teen Choice Awards as well as winning five times at the BMI Pop Awards. In 2011 he was honored as “Songwriter of the Year” and he has won a variety of award nominations including MTV Europe Music, ARIA Music, MTV Video Music, Billboard Latin Music, American Music, NAACP Image, and MOBO Awards. You will find more great entertainment options at http://cabletvinternet.s9.com/.