INTERVIEW: Jason Derulo Finishes Third Album, Grows Acclimated to Media Coverage

Ralphie Aversa  —  08/17/2013 — Leave a comment

Jason Derulo is living out his dream. In a relatively short amount of time, the singer has gained international fame with some of the most infectious hits heard on the radio. Derulo has sold over 11 million singles in the US alone, and is set to release his third studio album Tattoos on October 8.

But in the States, there can be drawbacks to making it big, especially when it’s in the public spotlight. Derulo dates another public figure, singer Jordin Sparks, and recently found himself look at photos of a new house he bought… on a gossip website.

“That’s like where I live, and you’re posting it to the whole world. It’s like, ‘Alright, cool,’” said Derulo during an interview on “The Ralphie Show.” While he is accustomed to media coverage surrounding his music, the idea of his personal life (and space) in the spotlight is one that Derulo is becoming acclimated with. “It just comes with the territory. More and more, I’m seeing the blogs and the tabloids talking more about my personal things and making up things but, it is what it is. We deal with it.”

Derulo seemed more annoyed than bent out of shape out of the whole ordeal, but was quick to dismiss it and move on. He did however correct one report when I brought it up: there are 10 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms in that new South Florida pad he purchased; not nine as originally reported.

“The Other Side” singer spent a good amount of 2012 back in Miami, recuperating from a freak-accident in which he broke his neck and almost ended up paralyzed. Derulo is stronger than ever, and it doesn’t look as if he’ll be spending much time in that new home in the near future. He completed production on his new LP last week with a studio session that followed his performance on “America’s Got Talent.”

“I had to finish this one track that I did with The Cataracs,” Derulo noted. “Then that’s it.”

In addition to working with a wide-array of producers including Dr. Luke and RedOne, Derulo also features fellow artists on tracks with the new album, something he’s never done before.

“Jordin is on this album,” he said of his girlfriend Sparks. “We got a nice little sexy track on there.”

Derulo said the song with her is called “Vertigo.” He also revealed collaborations with Pitbull and The Game. Rapper 2 Chainz is featured on the second single for countries outside of the US, “Talk Dirty.”

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