Jason Derulo is ‘Ridin’ Solo’ as Man Crush Monday
We giggled when Jason Derulo said we were in his head, swooned when he took us to the other side, but once he talked dirty to us, we were smitten with our man crush Monday.
Jason Joel Desrouleaux was born in Miami, Florida on September 21, 1989 to parents who hail from the island of Haiti.
When he was 17 years old he won the reality television competition show “Showtime at the Apollo.” He was then discovered by music producer J.R. Rotem who signed him to Warner Bros. Records. He adopted the phonetic spelling of his surname, “Derulo”, as his stage name.
While he was still young, Derulo began writing songs for artists like Diddy, Danity Kane, Sean Kingston, Lil Wayne and others. However, he was intent on beginning his own solo career. In August 2009, Derulo released his debut single, “Whatcha Say.”, which his number one on the Billboard Hot 100 by November.
Following the release of his second single, “In My Head”, Derulo released his self-titled debut album in March 2010. He promoted the album by touring as an opening act for Lady Gaga. The album also featured the single, “Ridin’ Solo”, indicative of Derulo’s new-found career.
In September 2011, he released Future History, his second album with “Don’t Wanna Go Home” as the lead-off single. His concurrent tour was cancelled after Derulo broke one of his vertebrae while rehearsing for a show. His then-new girlfriend, Jordin Sparks was by his side during the entire recovery process. He also started his own record label called Future History.
Derulo’s third album, Tattoos, was released in September 2013 with songs like “The Other Side” and “Talk Dirty.” 2 Chainz was featured on “Talk Dirty” making it Derulo’s first single to contain a feature. He is currently on tour in Europe promoting the album.
Derulo has been dating Sparks since 2012. He recently cast his stunning girlfriend in the music video for his song “Marry Me” in which he proposes. Although it was a fictional proposal, could we be hearing actual wedding bells in the near future?
Since healing from his injury, Derulo has been going non-stop. Tonight he will kickoff season 18 of “Dancing with the Stars.” This is the first time the show has combined a live musical performance with the opening act of the contestants. Each couple will dance a cha-cha, foxtrot or contemporary routine while Derulo performs “Talk Dirty” with 2 Chainz. The two-hour premiere is tonight at 7 p.m. on ABC.