Artist: Jason Derulo, featuring Imogen Heap | Song: "Whatcha Say" | Album: N/A | Buy Now on iTunes
Scene and heard: During Thanksgiving dinner at the Van der Woodsen penthouse while everyone is having relationship meltdowns.
Who is Jason Derulo?
Jason Derulo, 20, is a native of Miami, Florida. He's been performing all his life and met his manager at the tender age of 12. Since then, he's been writing songs for artists like Diddy, Lil Wayne, Danity Kane, Donnie Klang, Sean Kingston, Cassie, Lil Mama , and Iyaz. Derulo won the grand prize on the 2006 season finale of the TV show "Showtime at the Apollo" and was signed by music producer J.R. Rotem, to his record label Beluga Heights and Warner Bros. Records. Derulo's music career ignited last summer with the release of his debut single, "Whatcha Say." The track samples the Imogen Heap song "Hide And Seek" and debuted at number 54 on the Billboard Hot 100 and hit number 1 on week ending November 14, 2009. As of November 10, 2009, the single had sold 1.7 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Derulo is currently working on his debut album, which is set for release in early 2010 and he's opening for Lady Gaga--another favorite GG artist--on her current world tour. He performed "Whatcha Say" live on Thanksgiving Day in Philadelphia for the 90th anniversary of the 6abc IKEA Thanksgiving Day Parade.