Best Week Ever? Jason Derulo's, Probably
Jason Derulo’s last week or so could have come out of a Dos Equis commercial script.
The Top 40 R&B/pop hitmaker's recent streak began last Wednesday, playing Carpool Karaoke with James Corden on CBS’s The Late Late Show with James Corden.
During the ride-along interview, which starts out with the two car-dancing to Derulo's raunchy smash hit "Talk Dirty," Corden cuts straight to the nasty. Derulo admits that in his “younger years” (he’s still only 26), he was more of the strong, "silent" type during sex, until “This one girl told me it was weird.” Derulo got the hint, thankfully, and now the smooth dancer lets loose and goes "full vocal" when he's getting into the act.
Later in the week, Derulo posted an Instagram photo of his outing at a club in France the night before with Justin Bieber, Diplo, and Ellie Goulding, bragging (rightfully so) with the hashtag #thewholechartinmysection.
The Miramar native was also in Mexico at some point this week as part of Florida Georgia Line’s second annual This Is How We Cruise. The four-day voyage, which also featured Sam Hunt, left the Port of Miami Saturday with a stop in Cozumel and returned yesterday. Derulo posted a photo on Instagram of himself in the cruise’s casino next to a stack of $100 bills with the caption “Let the games begin."
Most likely reveling in a day off at home today, tomorrow Derulo jumps back into action with a show at Hard Rock Live, and Saturday he's up in Orlando for a performance at Universal Studios.
Outside of the past week's fun and games, literally, Derulo’s senior album, Everything Is 4, dropped in June. Besides the sex-tinged lead single, “Want To Want Me,” the music video of which debuted on Tinder of all places, Derulo collaborates with Stevie Wonder and Keith Urban on “Broke,” a venture into the country music genre. Though, “I’m still gonna get stoned,” he sings.
Other tracks from the new album feature Jennifer Lopez, Meghan Trainor, and a duet with K. Michelle entitled “Love Like That." This release drops on the heels of a recent string of pop hits including “Wiggle” and “Trumpets.”
Since his debut self-titled album in 2010, Derulo has been no stranger to the limelight, or lack thereof. He soared up the charts with the first catchy single “Whatcha Say,” a repetitive chorus paired with smooth vocals. By the same token, he fractured his vertebrae while rehearsing for a world tour in January 2012, which put him on the sidelines, recovering for more than a year.
But if the last several days are any indication, Derulo is doing just fine ahead of his South Florida homecoming of sorts. We’ll see if he can keep up the shenanigans and give the Most Interesting Man in the World a run for his money.
8 p.m. Friday, November 13, at Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood. Tickets cost $44 to $69 plus fees. Call 866-502-7529, or visit ticketmaster.com.
1 Seminole Way
Hollywood, FL 33314
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