Jason Derulo was born on September 21, 1989, in Florida. He is a singer, a songwriter, an actor and a dancer mostly famous for such songs as “Whatcha Say”, “In My Head”, and “Talk Dirty”. He holds numerous Teen Choice Awards.
When Derulo (real name Jason Joel Desrouleaux) was 5 years old, he already performed in a local play. When he was eight, Jason wrote his first song “Crush On You”. In the early childhood, he was inspired by Michael Jackson and tried to copy his idol’s dancing move and performance manner. A little later, he switched to Justin Timberlake and Usher.
Jason studied at Dillard Center for the Arts and graduated from American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. When he was just 12 years old, he already met his future manager Frank Harris. At 16, Derulo already wrote songs for such artists as Diddy, Donnie Klang, Cassie, and more.
In 2006, Derulo won a contest on a popular TV show Apollo and signed a contract with J.R.Totem, which resulted in a contract with Beluga Height Records and Warner Bros. Records. The same year, Derulo wrote a single “Bossy”, which was performed by Birdman. This was his first step to real fame.