Talk:Jason Derulo

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Confusing Sentence[edit]

Found the following sentence from the intro hard to comprehend, perhaps it can be re-written to be more clear:

After producing records for several artists and writing songs for Cash Money Records, co-founder of the label Birdman, Young Money Entertainment owner Lil Wayne and rapper Diddy, Derülo signed to minor recording label Beluga Heights.

-- (talk) 01:29, 8 May 2012 (UTC)


I'm interested in finding out what sort of acting credentials that Derulo has. The main page references an acting career, but I'm unable to locate any information pertaining to this. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ohnoletsgo (talkcontribs) 17:05, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

Ridin Solo new hit song coming soon —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:24, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

What is the section Writing and Performance Credits doing in the article? Skoen (talk) 09:49, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Is he notable? The article gives no evidence of third party coverage, and Google searching produces social networking sites, Wikipedia, sites such as, whe]]re anyone can create a page for themselves, other publicity sites, download sites... but no substantial third party coverage. Consequently I can find no evidence of satisfying the general notability guideline, and as for WP:ARTIST, he doesn't even begin to satisfy any of the criteria. JamesBWatson (talk) 17:50, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Yes, he is notable, though his Wiki article does little to support that claim. His debut single "Whatcha Say," has reached the top ten on the charts in the U.S. and Canada (if not elsewhere). A search at Google News yields articles about DeRulo from Reuters, MTV, Billboard, the Los Angeles Times, and others. I would agree that the article needs a lot of work. For now, I have added a couple references to the article just to help demonstrate notability. Gongshow 18:50, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Why the inconsistency in the name? Is it DeRulo, Derülo, DeRülo or what? Edancaji (talk) 00:07, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

I believe his legal name is Jason Joel Desrouleaux. I would actually bet money on it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:32, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

She Flys Me Away[edit]

Someone should talk about his other song, I think it's been released as a single: "She Flys Me Away". -- (talk) 11:50, 16 November 2009 (UTC) tiara is wonderful —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:31, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

Ridin Solo[edit]

Needs to be updated to include the song Ridin Solo. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:08, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

Haitian American[edit]

Why shouldn't he be called "Haitian American" in the lead? He's listed as a Haitian American on the page about them. (talk) 03:46, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Because lead sentences don't usually emphasize ethnicity according to Wikipedia biography policies. There are other references to his ethnic background within the article and in the categories at the end (even though people keep trying to remove this category).Ravenscroft32 (talk) 12:17, 28 March 2010 (UTC)


How is that Ü to be pronounced? Is it like the letter Y as in Kyrie Elleisson (Yeah, that Mr. Mister song)? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:05, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

Collaboration with Pryslezz[edit]

This article needs to have something said about his song with Pryslezz called 'Sideways', 2009. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:00, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

What If is #153 in the UK[edit]

It needs to be added to the discography table, or else it'll be out of date. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:33, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

Not as bad as it sounds. IAC, we'd need a source for it. — JohnFromPinckney (talk) 02:35, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

It's difficult to source songs that chart between #101 and #200 in the UK, as it's only the top 100 that's published publicly on the Internet. To see below the top 100, you have to suscribe to some magazine. But it's climbed to #40 this week, so it's okay now. :) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:09, 18 July 2010 (UTC)

Songwriter credits listed by other artist[edit]

The Songwriter credits section currenty lists a few songs for which JD has writing credits. However, they're not listed by song (which would be the direct way), nor by album (also logical, since the songs are groupable that way), but by some other artists (where the connection is not immediately clear). There's also no lead-in text to explain what we're listing; it's just a sudden list.

I think the list would look better if it were more like this:

An alternative might be to put the other artist last (again because it seems that that's the last thing that's relevant), as follows:

I suppose some writing credits could be for songs which never appeared on an album, which would change our examples here.

Some other artist's album might be named after said artist, in which case, the lower format would probably be better, to avoid something like * "Discuss It" from JohnFromPinckney's JohnFromPinckney.

Opinions? — JohnFromPinckney (talk) 11:16, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Coming Home with Pixie Lott[edit]

Jason Derulo has done a collaboration with Pixie Lott called Coming Home if you look at Pixie Lott's discography it is mentioned Coming Home with Jason Derulo it would be nice if it was mentioned here aswell! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:30, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

Coming Home[edit]

It still hasnt mentioned his future single with Pixie Lott - Coming Home ? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:16, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

If you bring reliable sources with you when you post suggestions, the changes are more likely to get implemented. — JohnFromPinckney (talk) 20:11, 16 September 2010 (UTC)
Here is a ref. [1] —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:59, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
i think you're trying to use the greek radio website.... which is definitely not a reliable source for uk single releases, it always has incorrect info. Mister sparky (talk) 14:11, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

Coming Home is #51 in the UK, and The Sky's the Limit is #87[edit]

Someone should add these to the table.

On a side note, I'm a bit worried for the UK with regards to Jason. He's now had his 6th song chart, and he's only on his 3rd in the US. I'm a bit worried the UK are going to have some massive Jason Derulo drought whilst they wait for the US to catch up. Coming Home is set to be released in the US in like 6 months... Either that, or Jason will have to release extra singles in the UK, in the mean time. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:28, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

Comments: "The Sky's the Limit" has been added, per from 30 October 2010. The same page lists Pixie Lott's "Coming Home" at 51. That song would have to be in a different section, if listed at all. — JohnFromPinckney (talk) 03:42, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

Someone should state that Jason Derulo has a new music video, The Sky is the Limit - —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:41, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

the sky's the limit[edit]

Can someone change the Australia singles chart position of 'the sky's the limit' to #24 please. (reference ) and add the official video of this to the video section as well please. thanks :0) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:02, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Yves (talk) 08:07, 14 November 2010 (UTC)


He was referred to as "Bieber" twice in the article... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:45, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

What are you people, retarded?[edit]

How is it you have a page on him yet don't give his genre? Are you people that dumb?

Thanks, A concerned citizen —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:09, 14 March 2011 (UTC) Jason Derulo had a interview saying "I messed up my life I did drugs and will never do it again" —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:26, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

His engagement to Jordan Sparks and how the song marry me was for her. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Taranenko (talkcontribs) 04:04, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

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The result of the move request was: Move. Jafeluv (talk) 07:34, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

Jason DerüloJason Derulo – I don't think the diaresis was ever anything more than a stylization, and he doesn't appear to be using it anymore. It seems to be completely absent from his official website, Facebook page, and Twitter page. And, except for the graphics associated with his first album, it isn't used by his record label. Very few of the sources for this article use the diaresis (I only found one), and I think Wikipedia should also use the more common spelling. ShelfSkewed Talk 03:56, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

  • Support; the 'ü' seemed to only be ever used for his debut album and its singles in 2009/2010, and it seems like he's dropped it since the Future History era as shown by their single covers and iTunes as well as those three sources you've cited. I'd also lean towards it being more of a stylisation. BMfan27 (talk) 05:23, 18 April 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment - requesting G6 to make room for this move. Tiggerjay (talk) 04:29, 22 April 2013 (UTC)
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Semi-protected edit request on 14 August 2015[edit]

Change "Youtube Music Awards" to "YouTube Music Awards" (grammar fix) HolyShitJustLetMeMakeAFuckingAccount (talk) 04:21, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Stickee (talk) 05:06, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

Minor fix edit request[edit]

Under "Awards and nominations", "2015" "YouTube Music Awards": - "Himself" and "50 artists to watch" should be switched. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:37, October 19, 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 3 March 2016[edit]

I think the release year for the single Naked is 2016 (not 2015 as it's written). gusheredia (talk) 14:33, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Thanks for pointing that out - Arjayay (talk) 15:52, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Jason Derulo/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

This article may need to be edited and watched because it reads like a sales pitch.

Substituted at 05:11, 13 May 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 7 December 2016[edit]

Jason Desrouleaux (Derulo) is a Haitian-American song writer. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thetruthf2 (talkcontribs) 02:07, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

Not done: No evidence of Haitian citizenship. The introduction discusses nationality, not ethnicity. —C.Fred (talk) 02:11, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
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