Monday, 12 June 2017

Who Is The Next Big International Artist On Coke Studio Africa?-Jason Derulo

Jason Derulo in Coke Studio Africa Season 5

Coke Studio Africa which is one of the biggest musical shows in Africa announced that the Mega Platinum star Jason Derulo is the show’s guest star this season.He is set to feature on a special episode themed the Global Fusion Edition, this year.The first international artist to be featured on Coke studio was the ever so soulful RnB artist Neyo.The second was the amazing iconic Rnb artist Trey Songz .Now in season five we have the amazing dancer and Pop sensation Jason Derulo. Jason Derulo whose birth names are Jason Joel Desrouleaux was born to Haitian parents on September 21, 1989 in Miami. He started making performances since the tender age of five and wrote his first song, "Crush On You", when he was eight. He grew up as a huge Michael Jackson fan, studying his videos, copying all his moves.Now this shows in his performances and he adds some ballet moves because he did study ballet. He would also practice singing Usher and Justin Timberlake songs while doing their moves. He then moved to New York and studied American Musical and Dramatic Academy. At the age of twelve, he met his future manager Frank Harris who then helped him improve his basketball skills. Four years later, he started writing songs for big stars such as P. Diddy, Danity Kane, Donnie Klang, Sean Kingston ,Cassie and Lil' Mama.

Jason is an incredible songwriter.Though his producer knew he was interested in being a solo artist.He decided to first feel him out as a writer. His producer said from the first night in the studio there was a magical chemistry, Jason was vibing off his beats, he was loving his energy and melodies.They recorded a bunch of songs and it was on. Jason Derulo wanted to do more than just writing songs. Finally in 2009, he wrote a song and ventured a deal with Beluga Heights Warner Bros. He was also signed by "American Idol" judge and Warner Bros. Records Senior Vice President of A&R Kara DioGuardi as the flagship artist to launch the new venture.

In August 2009, he debuted a solo single known as "Whatcha Say".This single hit No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 after three months of release. This chart-busting single which samples Imogen Heap 's "Hide and Seek" was then followed by another great song "In My Head".This track also got into the Top 10 of the U.S. singles chart, peaking at No. 9. Produced by top-notched producer Rotem, his self-titled album "Jason Derulo " was released in the United States March 2, 2010. He cross-promoted the record while serving as a supporting act for Lady GaGa's Monster Ball tour. Some of Derulo's words are "I don't feel like I'm competing with other artists. I'm just going to try and be the best I can be. And when I get to that level, well, I'll figure out a way to get better."

His next album "Future History "came a year later.Some records on the album were deeply emotional and very vulnerable.The lead single "Don't Wanna Go Home" became the highest-charting song from the album, reaching No. 14 on Billboard Hot 100. He was supposed to go on tour after the album arrived, but he had to cancel it after he broke one of his vertebrae. His third album "Tattoos " was released in September 2013. It featured Jordin Sparks,whom he was dating at the time. Although the album didn't do much better than his previous CDs on the U.S. album chart, it produced his highest-charting single ever. "Talk Dirty" which featured 2 Chainz peaking at No. 3 on Hot 100. Six months after "Tattoos" was released, Derulo announced that he would be releasing a project with 4 newly recorded songs and 7 from "Tattoos". This album had different artwork and was retitled to "Talk Dirty ".It was released Stateside on April 15, 2014. It peaked at No. 4 on Billboard 200 with Derulo's best sales week so far.

In 2015, Derulo released yet another successful album of with another hit called "Want to Want Me". This single was released in March 2015 as the lead single off his fourth studio album, which is titled "Everything Is 4 " which debuted at No. 4 on Billboard 200. This hit peaked at No. 5 on Billboard Hot 100. It also became the most added track in the history of Top 40 radio. Shattering the previous record held by Justin Timberlake at 126, "Want to Want Me" was added to 156 monitored pop stations, making it the biggest Top 40 U.S. radio launch.And his most recent single"Swalla" which features Nicki Minaj and Ty Dollar Sign is making waves across the charts and the world.When i first heard '"Swalla".It felt like a big hit with a familiar sound.And the name Swalla sounded like it was a Swahili' word but the swahili word has one letter "l".Swala is a Swahili word that means query or issue but in this song,it is actually a slang word that means swallow.Jason Derulo is an incredible song writer,dancer and singer.Which makes him an amazing performer.

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