Jason Derülo debuts in November
Stateside sensation releases debut single ‘Whatcha Say’ on November 16th
Jason Derülo’s ‘Whatcha Say’ is one of the biggest breaking American singles of the year. With over 500,000 sales to date, 14 million MySpace plays and an ever growing list of radio playlists, the single has been impossible to ignore. Now Jason Derülo turns his focus to the UK with release of his smash hit debut single on November 16th on Warner Bros. Records / Beluga Heights.
Producer and J.R. Rotem (Rihanna, Leona Lewis), ‘Whatcha Say’ blends pounding beats and Derülo’s rich, soulful vocal style with an immediately infectious pop hook and a sample from Imogen Heap’s ‘Hide And Seek.’ Having already reached an American radio audience of 43 million, the single is beginning to progress in the UK playlists courtesy of 1Xtra and Kiss.
‘Whatcha Say’ has already reached #4 on the American iTunes chart as Derülo embarked upon a nationwide radio promo tour which has reached over 120 leading stations. The single has also received over 3 million views across various unofficial YouTube videos.
Jason Derülo is the first artist to be launched by the Beluga Heights / Warner Bros. Records joint venture. The new label is headed by J.R. Rotem and American Idol judge / Warner Bros. Records Senior Vice President of A&R Kara DioGuardi. Beluga Heights previously developed Sean Kingston’s career to mainstream success.
The nineteen-year-old Florida native has already enjoyed success as a songwriter having contributed his talents to the likes of Lil Wayne, Sean Kingston, Cassie, Donnie Klang, Birdman, Iyaz and Danity Kane. He has also performed with Akon and T-Pain.
Derülo is currently in Los Angeles working on material for his eagerly anticipated debut album.