Jason Derulo Biography
Last updated: 02/17/2010
JASON DERULO (pronounced day-ru-lo)
The path to perfection is a humble road, but one that longevity will pave”. At the tender age of 19, Florida native Jason Derulo has already experienced feats that many veterans in the game aspire to. A multi-talented artist/songwriter on the brink of stardom, Jason has contributed his talents to the likes of Lil Wayne, Sean Kingston, Betty Wright and Danity Kane to name a few.
As a performer he has shared the stage with artist such as, T-Pain, Akon and Mims. His strong stage performances have drawn rave reviews, and have made him a well sought after entertainer. A winner of countless awards, Jason also gained major notoriety by winning the 2006 Apollo Season Finale Grand Championship.
After a long courtship by many record labels, Jason has teamed up with multi-platinum music producer J.R Rotem (Sean Kingston, Rihanna, Rick Ross, Leona Lewis, Dr. Dre etc.) and his label Beluga Heights/Warner Bros. Records, and is currently in Los Angeles completing his highly anticipated debut album due this summer.
Jason’s first official single titled “Whatcha Say”, produced by J.R. Rotem, will be hitting radio in the Summer of 2009. With incredible label support, unparalleled talent and God’s Blessing, Jason Derulo is about to take the music world by storm!
Music & Acting Highlights:
2006 “Showtime at the Apollo” season finale Grand championship winner
Graduated from the prestigious musical theater conservatory AMDA (The American Musical and Dramatic Academy) in 2006.
State Champion and national finalist in the nationally televised NAACP ACT-so competition (vocalist).
Repeat first place winner of the Florida state best vocalist championship.
Attended performing Arts School’s since the age of 8.
Winner of all 17 talent shows entered into across the country.
Professional hip-hop dancer with The Pfuzion Dance Company Inc..
Selected as one of AMDA’s top five tap dancers, to perform at the renowned “Main Stage Theater”.
Played lead role of Coalhouse in “Ragtime” at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
Played lead role of Ken in “ Smokey Joe’s Cafe”.
Played Luigi Gauldi in “Lucky Stiff” at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
Only student chosen to represent AMDA in school’s international commercial.
Won The University center’s Drama scholarship award.