On The Road With Jason Derulo

Last Friday, we hit the road with Jason Derulo, who just released his latest album, “Everything is 4.” Read on for the inside scoop on his new album and his next destination.


How are you feeling now? Obviously, you have a long day ahead of you.

I got up at 4am, went to bed at 2. So not very much sleep, but I’m very excited because I’m going to Greece. Wish I could take the Uber to Greece!

You know, that was going to be my next question. We’re all about destinations, so your next stop is Greece. Is it for a show?

Yeah, I’ve got a show in Greece, and I’m going to do a little sightseeing while I’m there. I never do any sightseeing when I go to different countries, so this time I am.

What’s been your favorite place so far that you’ve been and wish that you could have more time exploring?

Australia. It’s a place where everyone is more carefree. They don’t live to work; they work to live. Life is not about work, it’s about living life.

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You’ve been in the spotlight for many years now. From 2009 “Watcha Say,” all the way up to now. What gives you that drive and helps you keep that momentum?

It’s me just loving what I do. If you love what you do, then you’ll never work a day in your life. I literally love getting up in the morning because I know what I’m about to do. I know I’m about to come perform for these amazing fans.

Look at her right here! *Points to fans outside* I love y’all so much. Come here, let’s do a selfie right quick.

Does that happen everywhere, all the time?

Uh, yeah!

I can image that it does get tiring, but it’s a lot to handle all of the time.

I think it’s amazing. I think it’s incredible that people can be so excited to see me. Because they dig my music, or my music is a part of their life in some way. It’s pretty unbelievable.

So “Everything is 4.” What was the inspiration? Where did the name come from?

Everything is for a reason. Everything is for my mom. Everything for my family. Everything is for my fans. Everything is for my future. And that’s why I am where I am today. All of the accidents or everything that went wrong in my life was for a reason.

You were a popular songwriter and then broke out as a singer. How did you get that start?

It was me kind of pushing myself in Miami. It was going to different clubs with my cousins to make it look like I was always on. Going to meet different DJs and kind of just hustling.

There’s lots of different sounds going on in your new album. What is that process like for you when you were making it?

It’s basically just me doing whatever comes to my heart at the moment. It’s not contrived; it’s not something I’m trying to do. It just happens that way. Whatever is on my mind, whatever is on my psyche basically just comes out. I literally just go behind the mic and say whatever is on my mind.

Is there one song on the album that you think “this is my soul”?

I feel like a song like “Trade Hearts” is my soul. It talks about how maybe if we were able to trade hearts, things would be different. Men just don’t understand women, and women don’t understand men a lot of the time. If we were able to trade hearts, maybe we’d understand a lot of things and why things go wrong.

What’s been your most memorable trip with Uber?

It’s always my favorite when the oldest drivers say “wiggle, wiggle, wiggle.” It’s my favorite thing in the world.

We already talked about your next destination, but what’s next after Greece?

After Greece, we head to LA. It’s a lot of flying. About two weeks ago, I went to 6 different countries in 7 days. I just kind of sleep when I can. If you weren’t talking to me, I’d probably be asleep right now.

Before we wrap this up, are you down for two truths and a lie?

Yes, let’s do it.

Alright, so I am a barber. I can cut hair really, really well.

I can make a mean, mean lasagna. Like if you taste my lasagna, you’ll probably smack yo’ mama.

I love the beach. Being from around the beach, it’s only natural that you swim in the ocean.

I can’t cook anything. So everyone who said “lasagna,” you are correctomundo! unnamed

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