Chart-topping singer Jason Derulo has been making smash hits since he emerged on the music scene back in 2009.
Although Jason recently became a breakout star in the music industry, Jason has had his hand in the music industry since he was 16. At the tender age of 16-years-old, Jason started writing songs for hit artists like Diddy, Lil Wayne, Cassie and Sean Kingston.
GlobalGrind caught up with the 21-year-old to get the scoop on all his new music, his favorite things in life and his celebrity crush on Rihanna.
Check out the exclusive interview below!
GlobalGrind: You're an amazing dancer. When did you start dancing?
Jason Derulo: I started really young. I started watching Michael Jackson and being in front of the television. I went to school for performing arts so I learned how to tap, ballet, jazz, you name it. But I was always doing this street type of dancing. I joined a dance team which then led me to become a professional dancer, going on the road and doing theaters and stuff with this dance company called Fusion. I've pretty much been dancing my whole life.
Who produced the track “Don't Wanna Go Home”?
They're called The Fliptones. It's a production team I signed to my publishing company and I also manage them. They're brand new and they did a lot of my album.
When did you decide that you wanted to do dance music?
I do all kinds of music. On this record I even explore a lot more, I explore some urban stuff. I'm just a music lover and I love all kinds of music. It was a point in my life where I just didn't know what kind of singer I wanted to be. I went from thinking I was going to be a jazz singer to thinking I was going to be a neo-soul singer, to thinking I was going to be a rock singer at one point, gospel even. It took a while for me to decide that I didn't have to choose one, which I could just make music and whatever spoke to me at that moment is what I would do. On this next record you'll hear a urban side of me at one point and you'll be like 'wait a minute, I didn't even know this existed.' But at one point in my life that's all I did. The first songs that I wrote were for people like Lil Wayne and Birdman in the industry.