Born in Florida, he quietly began his career behind the scenes. With a sharp instinct for a smash, he quickly became an in-demand songwriter for the likes of Lil Wayne, Pitbull, Diddy, and more before stepping into the spotlight. Now, he joins the ranks of some of history’s most successful artists, and he turns up the heat yet again with the explosive anthem, “Swalla” [feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign]. Over a sun-soaked island groove, Derulo delivers an unshakable chorus flanked by fiery cameos from Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign. Expect “Swalla” to soundtrack 2017.
Singer, songwriter, and dancer Jason Derulo is a multi-faceted, timeless entertainer. To date, the singer, songwriter, and dancer achieved two RIAA platinum albums, Jason Derulo (2010) and Talk Dirty (2014), two gold albums Future History (2011) and Everything Is 4 (2015), and a gold EP Tattoos (2013)—totaling over 12.5 million albums sold globally. A multiplatinum powerhouse with 94 million-plus single equivalent sales worldwide (5.5 billion streams & 58 million downloads), both his introductory breakout “Watcha Say” and “Talk Dirty” [feat. 2 Chainz] reached quadruple-platinum status, while “Want To Want Me” and “Ridin’ Solo” went triple-platinum, and “Trumpets,” “Wiggle” [feat. Snoop Dogg], and “In My Head” earned double-platinum certifications. Platinum singles include “Marry Me,” “The Other Side,” and “It Girl,” while “Get Ugly” and “Don’t Wanna Go Home” went gold. Cumulative streams continue to soar, exceeding 5.5 billion and YouTube views surpass 3 billion. At radio, his music impacted a total audience of 20 billion-plus listeners with a staggering 3.5 million spins. He landed 4 #1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, 6 Top 5 songs, and 11 Top 10 songs.
Whether it’s hosting the hilarious “Toddlerography” on The Late Late Show with James Corden or cameoing on Empire or Lethal Weapon, Derulo has become embedded in the fabric of pop culture. He was on the cover of Billboard Magazine in addition to appearing in Time, People, Men’s Fitness, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Elle, Forbes, and LA Times as well as guest appearances on The View and The Meredith Viera Show. He’s received 3 Teen Choice Awards, 2 BMI Pop Awards, and 1 YouTube Music Award. Derulo proudly stands among history’s most successful artists, and he turns up the heat in 2017 with the explosive new anthem, “Swalla” [feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign].