Jason Derulo: I made my album for selfish reasons

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 April 2014
Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo

Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo

Jason Derulo made his latest album for "selfish reasons" because he saw it as a way of recovering from his neck injury in 2012

Jason Derulo made his latest album for "selfish reasons".

The American singer released his reissued third album 'Talk Dirty' this week, after a career set back when he suffered a neck injury onstage in 2012 and he thinks his new record helped his recovery.

He told the US edition of OK! Magazine: "I think it's [the album] more of a representation of who I am as a person.

"I love to have a good time. I made this album for selfish reasons. I was trying to get myself out of a rut so I wasn't doing it for anyone else, it was me just trying to get myself out of a dark place because of the injury I had.

"It wasn't about writing a hit album, it wasn't about writing a hit song, but it was about making myself feel good and in the end I got an album that you can get to know me better on. That's what I'm excited about. A lot of people have heard the hit songs but who is Jason Derulo?"

The 24-year-old star has worked with a number of big names, including long-term girlfriend Jordin Sparks, Snoop Lion and 2 Chainz and he's pleased with how the record turned out.

He said: "Everything happened organically. Like with the song 'Wiggle' I was like, 'It would be so dope if Snoop was on the track.'

"Then I saw him at the All-Star game and I was like, 'I have this track I want you to hear.' He was like, 'Oh, man, this is crazy. I'll send it back to you within 48 hours.' It all happens differently."

Discussing working with Jordin, he revealed the pair recorded six different songs before they settled on the track 'Vertigo'.

"When I wrote 'Vertigo' I knew it was it. It's just us and the piano so the emotion really comes to life."

Jason Derulo

The chart-topping American R&B singer returns with new music from his upcoming fifth studio album 777.

Birmingham Arena

Wed 26 Sep

£29.50–£55 / 0871 945 6000

Brighton Centre

Sat 29 Sep

£29.50–£55 / 0844 847 1515

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Sun 30 Sep

£30.05–£55.55 / 0844 248 1585

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