Jason Derulo is a singer and songwriter who was naturally born in America who rose to fame after releasing his first single “Whatcha Say”. He became a huge artist during early to mid-2010s with the release of multiple hit songs that we’re able to sell for millions of copies worldwide.
Born in Florida by Haitian parents, he was naturally gifted with a talent for singing and dancing. This was all due to how he was exposed to various genres of music during his childhood years. It managed to help him grow as an artist as he was able to write songs while he was still eight years old.
As Derulo grew, he started becoming a songwriter for famous artists like Lil Wayne, Pitbull, and P Diddy. His career eventually came into fruition when he was scouted by a recording company where he signed into them to release his first debut single, eventually launching him into stardom.
If you want to know more about this musician then keep reading. We’ll show you more about his career, net worth, personal life, and more.
Celebrity Name: Jason Derulo
Full Name: Jason Joel Desrouleux
Birthday: September 21, 1989
Place of Origin: Marimar, Florida, U.S,
Height: 6’0” ft
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Choreographer
Total Net Worth: $14 million
Early Life and Childhood
Jason Joel Desrouleux or more popularly known as Jason Derulo was born on the 21st of September 1989 in Marimar, Florida. He is one of three children to parents who were of Haitian descent. His family was said to be tight-knit and also lived in a middle-class environment.
While Jason was still growing up, he was already naturally inclined to music and even started to sing while still being a small child. This talent he has was further enhanced when he went to New York in order to study in musical theater during his teenage years. This was also the point where he was able to start his career as a musician.
With his creativity, he was able to write music for a multitude of famous singers and rappers. These musicians include P Diddy, Grant Doan, Donnie Kang, Cassie, and Lil Wayne.
Back in 2012, Jason Derulo started dating the singer and actress Jordin Sparks. The couple was very much in love with each other and was often seen in public which meant they were very open regarding their relationship.
Jordin was even featured in one of his music videos called “Marry Me”, where it was shown that Derulo was proposing to her. This led to a lot of talk that they were going to go to the next step into their relationship. Although this speculation was short-lived when in 2014, both of them eventually broke up leading to an end to their relationship.
The musician is currently single and there hasn’t been any talk about his current relationships.
Early Career as a Singer
After Jason Derulo started his career as a songwriter, he proceeded to find a career in acting and theatre. He was in productions such as “Ragtime and Smokey” and “Joe’s Cafe”.
He eventually wanted to further himself by becoming a singer in order to gain more success in his life. This eventually became true when he was able to become the winner of the 2006 TV show “Showtime at the Apollo” which managed to garner the attention of J.R Rotem, a music producer.
He was then able to sign a contract with a local recording label called “Beluga Heights”. This recording label eventually became part of the Warner Music Group.
Rising to Stardom
Rising as a star, he released his debut single “Whatcha Say” back in 2009, which was able to reach no. 1 at the “Billboard Hot 100”. This song also had over five million downloads and also became RIAA certified triple platinum, thus managed to rise Jason into stardom.
During the same year, his success continued further with the release of his next single “In My Head”. It managed to top the charts of multiple countries such as Australia, Poland, and the UK. Eventually, the artist released his first debut album back in 2010 called “Jason Derulo”, which also contained several of his hit singles.
In 2011, he proceeded to release his second album titled “Future History” where Derulo also acted as the executive producer. The Album contained one of his lead singles called “Don’t Wanna Go Home” which became a huge hit both locally and internationally. This meant that his album became more of a commercial success compared to his previous one that received mixed reviews from critics.
The singer continued his success by releasing his 2013 album “Tattoos” which showed up to be different compared to his other albums. It contained genres such as R&B, pop, and EDM, and the album also featured the artist 2-Chainz. The songs contained several topics and also showed the more sensitive side of Derulo.
The following year, his album turned him into one of the most played artists of the year with multiple songs hitting the Top 10 of the “Top 40 Chart”.
Awards and Nominations
Although Jason Derulo’s career has still lasted for just over a decade, he’s managed to gain multiple nominations and awards on his belt. The artist was able to win several Teen Choice Awards, BMI Pop Music Awards, and also Youtube Music Awards.
Some of his hit songs like “Don’t Wanna Go Home”, “Talk Dirty”, and “Ridin Solo” also managed to help with his success. They’ve managed to peak in multiple billboard charts on both local and international which helped gained the artist worldwide recognition.
Jason Derulo’s Total Net Worth
Jason Derulo currently has a net worth that’s over $14 million. This is all thanks to the vast success of his hit singles which has managed to sell over 30 million copies.
Some of his income is also from being featured in several TV shows like “So You Think You Can Dance”, “The Voice Germany”, and “Drop the Mic”.