Om Jason Derulo
Jason DeRulo earned his reputation as an in-demand songwriter, penning hits for the likes of Cassie, Lil Wayne and Betty Wright before pursuing his own performance career. Then again, this multitalented young artist has always been happy to wear a lot of hats. The Florida native attended a performing-arts high school in Fort Lauderdale and went on to find work as a dancer, choreographer, producer and actor -- and as a singer and songwriter. In 2009, he had his first hit as a singer with "Whatcha Say," a cheater's mea culpa that samples the dramatic Imogen Heap tune "Hide and Seek." His debut followed that same year.