Jason Derulo

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/2/2010
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624975915
  • Catalog Number: 519657
  • Sales rank: 33,232

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Whatcha Say (3:42)
  2. 2 Ridin' Solo (3:36)
  3. 3 In My Head (3:18)
  4. 4 The Sky's the Limit (3:44)
  5. 5 What If (3:23)
  6. 6 Love Hangover (3:21)
  7. 7 Encore (3:44)
  8. 8 Fallen (3:16)
  9. 9 Blind (3:35)
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Album Credits

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
Gene Grimaldi Mastering
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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great purchase

    This has several great songs. Two that have topped the charts already.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW.

    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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