Jason Derulo has set new records in the world of music since establishing a solo career in 2009. In addition to being the first male artist to have his first two singles peak at No. 1, he established another record when his third single ‘Ridin Solo’ hit the top 10 in many countries. He has sold more than 30 million singles along with over 18 billion streams which have contributed to his net worth estimated at $55 million.
Beyond music, the entertainer makes a great deal of money from TikTok where his impeccable creativity has garnered him over 40 million followers. Jason has also earned from music tours, shows, and acting gigs which have afforded him the audacity to lead a flamboyant lifestyle.
Jason Derulo’s Music Career Laid the Foundation for Him to Build His $55 Million Net Worth
The TikTok star was drawn to music at an early age, he began penning down songs at the age of eight. In his teens, he started writing songs for top music artists including the co-owner of Cash Money Records, Birdman. Between 2006 and mid-2009, the talented dancer earned a living through songwriting as he got associated with musicians such as Lil Wayne, Sean Kingston, Diddy, Cassie, and Danity Kane.
Fuck the award show society. Take all the nominees and let’s compare Plaques!
190 MILLION SOLD.
Numbers don’t lie pic.twitter.com/8PHkACr07B
— Jason Derulo (@jasonderulo) November 23, 2019
He then decided to venture into music proper in August 2009 by releasing his first single ‘Whatcha Say’ as a lead single from his debut album. It debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 54 and later peaked at No. 1 in November 2009. The song has so far sold over 5 million units in the United States, attaining 5-times platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His second single ‘In My Head’ was dropped in December 2009.
Although it wasn’t commercially successful at the time of its release, having debuted at No. 63 on Hot 100, it later became a hit, peaking at No. 5 on Hot 100 and was certified quadruple platinum by RIAA. Also, the single debuted atop the UK R&B chart and went platinum in the United Kingdom, as well as 7-times and triple platinum in Australia and Canada respectively. Jason released an eponymous debut album in March 2010. It sold almost 43,000 copies in its first week of release as it debuted at No. 11 on the US Billboard 200.
The album also peaked at No. 8 on the UK Albums Chart and gained platinum certification from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). In the United States, it sold over 300,000 copies as of 2012 and was later certified platinum by RIAA. As such, the R&B hitmaker earned over $800,000 from the sales of the album. Soon after, Jason Derulo dropped his third single ‘Ridin Solo’ which emerged as a top ten hit in the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, and Ireland. It peaked at No. 9 on Billboard Hot 100 and has sold over four million units in the US.
His Albums Have Produced Several Platinum Singles
In the year 2012, the award-winning singer released his second studio album titled ‘Future History’. It clenched No. 29 on Billboard 200, selling about 74,000 copies in the United States. The album produced commercially successful singles such as ‘Don’t Wanna Go Home’ and ‘It Girl’ that attained platinum certification from RIAA. His third album titled ‘Tattoos’ also produced several hit songs. Its lead single ‘The Other Side’ dropped in April 2013 and debuted at No. 18 on Hot 100.
It sold over one million units in the United States, gaining platinum certification. Its second single ‘Talk Dirty’ feat. 2 Chainz peaked at No. 3 on Billboard Hot 100, as well as No. 1 on the UK R&B chart. It sold more than four million units in the United States, leading to a surge in Jason Derulo’s net worth, having generated over $1 million in sales revenue. ‘Tattoos’ equally produced platinum singles like ‘Marry Me’, ‘Trumpets’, and ‘Wiggle’. Jason’s fourth studio album ‘Everything Is 4’ was released in June 2015 and it peaked at No. 4 on Billboard 200.
#SavageLove still #1 in the world after a month! 🙏🏾🙏🏾 thank u 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/iPtF72rGVG
— Jason Derulo (@jasonderulo) July 11, 2020
Its lead single ‘Want to Want Me’ was a massive hit, having gained quadruple platinum certification from RIAA. It was equally certified double platinum in the United Kingdom and Australia. Since 2017, the ‘Whatcha Say’ crooner has released several smash songs including ‘Swalla’ featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign, it sold over 2 million units in the US. His recent release ‘Savage Love (Laxed-Siren Beat)’ with Jawsh 685 was an instant hit as it debuted atop in over 9 countries and has sold over one million units in the US, adding to the star’s growing net worth.
List of Jason Derulo’s Best Selling Songs and Albums
- Jason Derulo (2009); sold over 1 million
- Whatcha Say (2009); sold over 5 million units
- In My Head (2009); sold over 4 million units
- Ridin Solo (2009); sold over 4 million units
- Talk Dirty (2013); sold over 4 million units
- Trumpets (2013); sold over 2 million units
- Wiggle (2014); sold over 3 million units
- Want to Want Me (2015); sold over 4 million units
- Swalla (2017); sold over 2 million units
- Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat) (2020); sold over 1 million units
Earnings from Concerts and Tours Have Also Contributed to Jason Derulo’s Net Worth
Derulo has performed as an opening act in the tours of other notable music artists including The Black Eyed Peas and Lady Gaga‘s The Monster Ball Tour that generated over $227 million in revenue. He has also headlined many tours, his first titled AOL AIM Presents: Jason Derulo kicked off in August 2010 and ended in March 2011. He performed a total of 59 shows in Europe, North America, and Australasia.
His second tour Tattoos World Tour took place in 2014 and many of his shows sold out. Even though it’s still uncertain how much these tours generated in revenue, the singer must have made millions of dollars from them.
He subsequently embarked on the Talk Dirty Tour (2014-15), Everything Is 4 Tour (2016), and 2Sides World Tour (2018-19). Additionally, Derulo has performed on dance and singing competition TV shows like American Idol and America’s Got Talent. He’s equally had performances at the MTV Video Music Awards, Allentown’s Mayfair Festival, Sounds Like Friday Night, and CMT Music Awards.
TV Shows and Movies that Have Added to His Wealth
The Rum Tum Tugger is a curious cat #CatsMovie pic.twitter.com/3bKxfG8LiQ
— Jason Derulo (@jasonderulo) July 19, 2019
Jason Derulo first made a cameo in the popular TV series Empire in 2015 before playing the role of Ronald Dawson in an episode of the action drama TV series, Lethal Weapon. Later in 2019, he increased his earnings with the paycheck he got for playing Rum Tum Tugger in the musical film, Cats, starring alongside Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, and Idris Elba. He is currently among the cast of the upcoming biographical film, Spinning Gold, wherein he would portray Ronald Isley.
Jason has further served as a guest Judge in dance competition TV shows like So You Think You Can Dance (2014, 2015), in addition to hosting some episodes of Everybody Dance Now (2012). He also made a fortune from his work as a guest coach in The Voice of Germany (2017) and the guest host of Sounds Like Friday Night (2017).
How Much Does the TikTok Star Make from the Platform?
Since March 2020, Jason Derulo has been making news headlines as a result of his impressive work on the video-sharing app, TikTok. He has created a good number of videos that have gone viral with some getting up to 100 million views. As such, he is often regarded as the King of TikTok, having attracted over 40 million followers to himself.
According to the star, he makes more than $75,000 per video.
He has been passionate about content creation and hence, creates personalized TikTok videos regularly. With the Cats actor having a total of over 590 videos and making more than $75,000 per video, he ought to have accumulated more than $30 million from his efforts on the app. No wonder he recently stated that his net worth has been underestimated, suggested that he is not far away from $100 million.
A Recap of the Sources of Jason Derulo’s Wealth
- Record sales – earned over $5 million
- Music tours and concerts – N/A
- Hostings gigs – N/A
- Live performances – N/A
- Acting roles – N/A
- TikTok – earned over $30 million
Jason Spends His Fortune on Luxury Cars
Derulo has never failed to show off his wealth. He has many luxury cars including Rolls Royce Phantom valued at over $400,000, Lamborghini Gallardo 550-2 worth between $151,429 and $214,001; Porsche Panamera worth between $46,000 and $91,900; and BMW i8 valued at over $130,000.
More so, the ‘Whatcha Say’ singer lives in a ravishing $3 million mansion situated in Tarzana, Los Angeles. The main house has five bedrooms and five bathrooms while the guest house has two bedrooms. It features a 75-foot swimming pool, theater room, basketball court, and a private gym.