This is when you know an artist is big. When the only way to get an interview with the artist is by tracking them down at the airport before check in. This is what we had to do for Jason Derulo. But it was worth it. It was also cool to see the stewardess flirting with Derulo – but that’s a story for another time.
At any moment he can be a well-rounded singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor, and would technically boast a quadruple threat, but you can’t be too sure with a guy like this.
You never know when he’s going to show you another part of his versatility.
His most recent example of those surprise features, was his role in MTV’s made-for-TV-movie Turn The Beat Around which premiered on February 26. Derulo shows off his skills by playing a recording star, and also delivers a high-energy dance performance.
But his role on the TV screen is just a small ripple effect of the Miami-born’s overall talent- which people have begun to take note of.
It’s the reason why he’s been the opening act for Lady Gaga during her Monster Ball tour since November 2009. And it’s the reason why his two singles so far -Whatcha Say and In My Head- have both ranked in the top ten on a bunch of music charts across the globe. Whatcha Say has made the most headlines, grabbing the no. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, and gaining double-platinum status in the U.S.
Oh yea, and this is all been accomplished before the release of his self-titled debut album, which drops on March 2.
Jason Derulo gets giddy with excitement when discussing his feeling as artist with a hit debut single like Whatcha Say.
Not because of the fame that tags along with it’s no. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, or 750,000 sold copies, or invitation to join Lady Gaga on her Monster Ball Tour, but the anticipation, knowing that he hasn’t even tapped into his potential as an artist yet.
“I’m just beginning man,” Derulo tells andPOP from Los Angeles. “It’s definitely an interesting feeling. It’s almost as if I feel like people have no idea of what I can offer as an artist, the impact that I can have.”