Jason Derülo - Jason Derülo Lyrics
- Release date: March 2010 -
Jason Derulo is the debut album by pop recording artist Jason Derülo released on March 2, 2010. The album was produced by J.R. Rotem and features the hit singles, "Whatcha Say", which reached number-one on the US Hot 100, "In My Head", which has reached number-one on the UK Singles Chart and "Ridin' Solo" which marks Derülo's third consecutive number-one in the UK R&B Chart.
"It's definitely a music lover's album," Derulo says. "It reflects all my different influences, but it's deeply rooted in pop. My vision for the album was to make music that would impact the world. And by that I mean that music is a healing thing. When you play your favorite song, you can forget all your troubles for three minutes. I want to provide those getaway moments for people." To that end, Derulo recorded more than 300 songs that he narrowed down to the nine that appear on the album. "I wanted to make sure I had something special that would endure and sound timeless," Derulo says.
Derulo wrote or co-wrote each track on the album, which was produced by Rotem, who has also worked with Rihanna, Leona Lewis, Rick Ross, and many others. "J.R. is a musician like myself, and has the ability to work within all different types of genres," Derulo says. "We were able to experiment in the studio, which was really important to me because I want to break down barriers and do things that have never done before." The album features songwriting contributions from such in-demand hit-makers as Claude Kelly (Kelly Clarkson's "My Life Would Suck Without You," Britney Spears' "Circus," Miley Cyrus' "Party in the USA"), Evan Bogart (Beyonce's "Halo," Rihanna's "S.O.S."), and Alex James (Adam Lambert's "Sure Fire Winners," Tata Young "My Bloody Valentine").
The album debuted at #11 on the Billboard 200 with 42,273 copies sold in its first week released. The album debuted at #8 on the UK Albums Chart and has since moved down in the following weeks, until July 25 when it started to rise again. It is currently at its debuting peek of #8 after 24 weeks in the chart.
Jason Derülo Album Tracklist
- Whatcha Say
- Ridin' Solo
- In My Head
- The Sky's The Limit
- What If
- Love Hangover
- Strobelight [International Bonus Track]
- Queen Of Hearts [iTunes & Japanese Bonus Track]
- Whatcha Say (Acoustic Version) [iTunes & Japanese Bonus Track]
- In My Head (Remix) [iTunes & Japanese Bonus Track]