Jason Derulo: Coming into His Own

Pop singer opens up about making a name for himself and keeping his body "Wiggle"-worthy.
8:10 | 08/11/14

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-- most other musicians are still asleep. At 7 AM Jason -- -- -- is alleging up by Hollywood hill. Do you think thinking on the fifth marshals it's not that -- Bob I worked out twice. Besides home nursing today. Yeah. Those moves do requires stamina but here's the thing about the pop star known for getting down -- talking dirty. And dwindling. The legal. The guy known for his room. Parma -- did his rock solid relationship -- Syria Jordan sparks is. Also an acre classically trained musician. And -- Do real -- steady opera. Al lane and Steve -- I do yeah you do. It's certainly. Usually your -- on the street where. Yeah. But not nearly as impressive as his resume three number one hits more than twenty million singles sold in the US alone. And more than eight billion views on YouTube and by the way this industry better and he's only 24. You. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And -- from. To pollute and ten detained taxis Hong Kingston. Raised in Miami the son of Haitian immigrants was still in high school when he was writing for some of the biggest names in music. I was jealous of all these people I was always this close -- feel -- we knew pour your heart in your mind. Your brain into these songs. And then someone else gets the credit for and if you're a songwriter and -- like to be -- sings a song that but if you wanna be that person in the spotlight it's like torture. You know it's like hanging in little stake in front of -- dog. Well he's in the spotlight now to -- Lowe's latest album has been called the soundtrack of this summer. This fall he takes his too -- to think you -- At this Los Angeles. Dance studio we really -- scouting backup dancers for his performance at this weekend's teen choice awards where he's up performer awards including best male artist. All these performers -- waiting for this exact moment. He shot to show off their moves to them. In the corner -- for a long time -- you. You know exactly what they're going through I don't know exactly they -- -- -- but that's -- you know you -- -- waiting all -- -- a -- in -- -- comes. Then they just tell you okay thank you. There's -- -- -- -- he regularly got look thirty seconds I mean this this brutal in this industry and only only the best so. He speaks from experience he's faced his fair share -- critic. The word Renaissance keeps coming up -- sexism you can Kinney song and say anything about it -- When I'm in the Booth and I'm in I'm making the song Carl wiggle and I'm saying you know it's do that big -- but. Nowhere in my mind -- my thinking I'm object to -- women. -- I'm just mission a fund song it's not necessarily to. Tell a woman. You know what to do with that big February -- come here. Welcome being like liquor abusive or anything like that it's literally just so -- song that's not really supposed to be taken. And and and that light. Even though he's been on the charts for years so this was his breakout -- What to say. -- What went back. It seems he still hasn't managed to break into the ranks of pop music superstar -- and he -- -- theory why. -- make pop music besides. -- -- when you don't see. African Americans on the on the pop -- like that do you think you had did. Not the little -- Work a little harder. Temple hired -- get noticed because you're African American in -- yet still at this point. Mr. now with his new album -- -- keeps coming up Italy and that affair. Box to put -- in -- in close. Can content from me if you call me apartment -- completely. Just saying -- hypocrisy of black. Despite all of that. He says it's his fighting spirit that. Propel him forward throughout his career to rubio has earned a reputation for -- insane work ethic inside the studio. And out after all these ads don't come easy. You tend to like -- and you know it's time. These days he's even working out with a broken ribs from a recent basketball injury excuse. At the -- mark -- and I got to look. -- little little -- happens. Get this thing. Back together. He's been hurt much worse two years ago while rehearsing a back flip to -- -- fell and broke his neck I wasn't this supposed to be. -- would not here at all is totally America in the sun this eco. His new song trump it's -- celebration. He's back he says taught him to be truer to its music in the beginning in my career I was playing a role now you know somebody -- -- -- should know. -- -- -- And -- to himself I really Philip from the part of my life and I think a lot of who don't notice when the permanent life is. And economists -- on it. At the center of his life today. His girlfriend -- more than two years former American Idol winner Jordan sparks. To -- those song marry me. It's all about her -- know that when time is running. Then wanted to happen. -- to be the most amazing time. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- When time is right what is that you love about her she's exactly like my mother always -- tomorrow others before. -- thinks about herself. Super charitable which such opposites. You know that just Poehler really and I think that's that's what -- The other ladies and your -- -- life. And sweet suspense. -- up and coming girl group he's signed to his record label and is now coaching and -- -- have. That special something. That it's dead it today -- -- house what 120 years ago. When he was that song -- jealous of others in the spotlight. -- is it all he hoped it would be he says sort of. Mo money Mo problems in us that they say is -- -- for -- jam but nobody wants to be broke over the is it lonely they can definitely. -- because you know you can still. -- here by yourself when there is hundreds of people in -- Despite the loneliness that can come with success to -- -- says his songs whether raunchy romantic. Are really about connecting with people and every motions. You're having a bad day and your -- song comes on the radio and it brings you day you know. It's therefore reason -- means for specific reason trumpets -- for a specific reason all of these songs are worlds apart. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Vertigo -- mean you know. It's the best hope of making from -- you could -- -- that. Another reason -- that -- -- ask you he absolutely. -- -- I'm Cecilia Vega in Los Angeles.

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