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Jason Derulo
     

Jason Derulo

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by Jason Derülo
 
Even though he began his career writing hits for the likes of Diddy and Sean Kingston, singer/songwriter Jason Derülo always had his eye on becoming a solo performer. His Auto-Tuned, Imogen Heap-sampling debut single, "Watcha Say," was an infectious, slick, and on-point way to launch a

Overview

Even though he began his career writing hits for the likes of Diddy and Sean Kingston, singer/songwriter Jason Derülo always had his eye on becoming a solo performer. His Auto-Tuned, Imogen Heap-sampling debut single, "Watcha Say," was an infectious, slick, and on-point way to launch a career, but his debut album is less satisfying, even with plenty of the same well-crafted, futuristic R&B as his breakthrough tune. Since Derulo seems entirely devoted to the song, the problem may lie with the album format itself. This one barely fits the definition at a scant nine songs, and there's little attention paid to the overall flow -- but if what you're looking for is R&B that sparkles and dazzles, there are nine quick fixes here, each one just dying to get stuck in your head. The talented J.R. Rotem handles the production for the whole show, blurring the lines between dance-pop and R&B on highlights like "In My Head." It's clever how "The Sky's the Limit" knicks a bit of "Flashdance (What a Feeling)" for its melody, and the bright and shiny "Love Hangover" is equally '80s-flavored besides being a rock-solid tune. As a performer, the smooth Derulo -- made even smoother by Auto-Tune -- delivers it all so effortlessly that none of that persuasive debut hunger comes through, making this stylish and short set one to admire rather than advocate.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/02/2010
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624975915
catalogNumber:
519657
Rank:
35270

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Performance Credits

Jason Derülo   Primary Artist
Jerry Flowers   Guitar
J.R. Rotem   Musician

Technical Credits

Irene Cara   Composer
Keith Forsey   Composer
Giorgio Moroder   Composer
Tom Whalley   Executive Producer
Xavier Thomas   Composer,Lyricist
Imogen Heap   Composer
Charles Moniz   Engineer
Ellen Wakayama   Visual Direction
Denise A. Williams   Visual Direction
J.R. Rotem   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Esther Somlo   Marketing
Dusty Starks   grooming
Claude Kelly   Composer,Vocal Producer
Alexander James   Composer
Tommy Rotem   Executive Producer
Gelly Kusuma   Engineer
Kisean Anderson   Composer
Jason Desrouleaux   Composer
Zach Katz   Executive Producer
Tom "Grover" Biery   Executive Producer
Henry Dessources   Engineer
Evan "Kidd" Bogart   Composer

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Jason Derulo 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has several great songs. Two that have topped the charts already.
Mickelle More than 1 year ago
I can't wait for this to come out! I've heard A LOT of his songs and his voice is just so awesome! He looks cute too.
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