Following a tumultuous 2012, Miami-born singer, songwriter, dancer and actor Jason Derulo is making a comeback. In January 2012, Derulo suffered a catastrophic neck injury while rehearsing for a world tour to support his sophomore album Future History. He reveals that the "emotionally draining" accident gave him a greater appreciation for life and his career. "That one experience helped me to grow up in a second," he says. "I was on autopilot. I was going around the world. I was performing. I was just literally going through the motions...When that kind of thing is taken away from you, you realize how much you appreciate what you love doing and who you love."
After five months of physical therapy and working on his upcoming album, Derulo returned with the lead-single from his third album, The Other Side. Produced by Ammo (Katy Perry, Ke$ha) and Martin Johnson (Taylor Swift, Hot Chelle Rae, Hannah Montana, The Used), The Other Side became the #1 most added record on the Top 40 charts in 2013 with over 120 adds across the country in its first week: just 25 stations short of the all-time record set by former touring mate Lady Gaga.
Derulo was a five-time winner at the BMI Pop Awards, including being honored as “Songwriter of the Year” in 2011. He has also received a string of nominations, including nods from the Teen Choice Awards, the MTV Europe Music Awards, the MOBO Awards and others.
“A life dedicated, to them never saying I never made it!” What started out as a bar in a verse has become sort of a mantra for Chill Moody. The young aspiring hip-hop artist prides himself on being one of the top lyricists to hit Philadelphia in years.
After Chill Moody graduated from Overbrook High School in Philadelphia he attended Millersville University where he honed his craft of creating what he feels is “authentic hip-hop music.” In February, Chill released his first independent album RFM (Running From Myself) which debuted in the top 100 on the iTunes hip-hop chart.
Hip-hop artist Sammy Adams has been musical for most of his life, playing piano since age 7. At age 11, he began to improvise with his piano playing, starting to create his own beats and melodies. He aspired to become a producer long before he ever considered becoming a rapper. Adams wrote small raps for himself through middle and high school, but did not formally start making music until college. Adams has stated in interviews that his musical influences have not come from just other rappers, but also from classic rock, rock, classical music, and blues. cross genres, allowing him to get back to his musical roots and experiment with other kinds of music to supplement his hip-pop. Adams started recording songs on his Macbook in 2008 from his college dormitory room.
Known for such songs as Driving Me Crazy, Blow Up, Only One, All Night Longer and Big Lights, Adams’ latest single, L.A. Story, is a track from is debut album, Homecoming, set to be released this month. L.A. Story features singer Mike Posner and was produced by OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder.