With three Top 10 singles — two of which are multi-platinum — R&B/pop singer Jason Derulo is satisfied that his self-titled debut album has provided a successful introduction.
“I’m through the roof man,” says the 21-year-old Miami native, who wrote for other artists — including Diddy and Sean Kingston — before making his mark with hits such as the chart-topping “Whatcha Say,” “In My Head” and “Riding Solo.” “I think things are on the right path, which is really nice, and are growing at the right pace. All the steps are being taken for greatness.”
He’s also pleased to be getting over in territories outside of the U.S. as well.
“It’s working everywhere,” Derulo notes, “which is one of the things that has to happen ... for it to be as big as I want it to be. It’s really awesome to go to these different places and have even non-English speaking people sing every word back to me. That’s really, really special.”
With a fourth single, “What If,” making its own ascent, Derulo is also working on his sophomore album, which he promises “will be a totally different album from the first one. There’s a totally huge side of my artistry that people have yet to see.” He expects to finish the album in January and put it out “shortly after that,” though likely not before the one-year anniversary of “Jason Derulo” in March.
Jason Derulo and Auburn perform Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Clutch Cargo’s, 65 E. Huron St., Pontiac. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $26.80. Call 248-333-2362 or visit www.clutchcargos.com.