Jason Joel Desrouleaux is popularly known as Jason Derulo. He is an American dancer, songwriter, and singer. Since beginning his career, he has made many singles and sold more than 30 million songs. For his big achievement, he received 11 Platinum singles, which include “In My Head,” “Whatcha Say,” “Talk Dirty,” and “Wiggle.”
For his single “Whatcha Say,” that got released in 2009, he got a certified triple platinum by RIAA. His debut single “Whatcha Say” got positioned at #1 in New Zealand, and U.S. Derulo has made many international albums as well, which got positioned in Billboard’s chart.
Jason Derulo was born on 21st September 1989 in Florida. Derulo is the child of Haitian parents. Since his childhood, he was interested in singing and began it at a very young age. While being in his school, he made many attempts to compose music. When he was eight years old, he composed his first song. Derulo’s parents and others were so impressed with his writing skills. It gained the attention of all when he gets into his teenage. For Birdman, he wrote rap “Bossy,” and on his song, a rapper from Orleans made his appearance and highlighted his voice.
It is said that the stage name of Jason, i.e., “Derulo,” is a respelling articulation of his real surname, i.e., Desrouleaux.
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Derulo has worked for many artists who include Cassie, Lil Wayne, Danity Kane, Donnie Klang, Diddy, and Sean Kingston. He always wanted to become a solo performer. Derulo was in a performing arts school like The American Dramatic and Musical Academy, which appreciated his talent as a singer and dancer. He got the chance to act in various theatre productions, including Smokey Joe’s Café and Ragtime. For the TV Show titled “Showtime at the Apollo,” he won a grand prize in the finale season in 2006.
The famous music producer named J.R. Rotem discovered Derulo and signed him for a record label named Warner Bros. Records and Beluga Heights. In an interview with HitQuarters, the music producer described the Derulo and his passion for his work and said that he has the most inspiring work ethics.
In 2013, a single was released by Derulo entitled “The Other Side,” which got highly popular and ranked #18 on Billboard Hot 100. He then released another single entitled “Talk Dirty,” which was released in 2013 internationally and ranked #3 on Billboard Hot 100.
The music of Derulo is pop, but he is also influenced by hip-hop and R&B. He once stated that his inspiration is Michael Jackson, and he got influenced by him that he is interested in dancing. Derulo also mentioned some other influences, including Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Prince, and Elvis Presley.
Derulo was in a relationship with Jordin Sparks, a singer. In 2014, the couple ended their relationship.
The estimated net worth of ‘Watcha Say’ singer is approximately $16 million. He earns his salary by making music and appearing in films.