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Jason Derulo comes to State Fair

Pop star Jason Derulo will perform at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup on Sept. 26.

Derulo has impressive numbers behind his popularity. He’s sold over 45 million records, had over 1.5 billion views on YouTube, and charted nine Top 10 U.S. radio singles in the Top 40 format with “Want to Want Me” and “Talk Dirty,” among others.

The singer-songwriter is a returning judge in Season 12 on Fox-TV’s “So You Think You Can Dance.”

Tickets for the Derulo concert are on sale now at thefair.com/fun/details/jason-derulo or by phone 888-559-3247 daily, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased at the Washington State Fair’s box office at Ninth Avenue Southwest and Meridian Street on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. A $2 per ticket service fee will be charged for on-site purchases.

Here’s more about Derulo from the press release:

In his short career, Jason Derulo has proven to be a contender with pop music’s biggest hitters, and his rise to fame isn’t slowing down yet. Derulo’s latest single, “Talk Dirty” (featuring rapper 2 Chainz), is his most successful track to date having sold over 5 million singles and garnering more than 275 million views on YouTube. Led by early champions internationally, the song took off overseas, quickly becoming a No. 1 hit in the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, France, Belgium and New Zealand before taking over the U.S. radio charts in January 2014.

Friends and contemporaries, including One Direction, Ariana Grande, Robin Thicke, Bow Wow and Flo Rida, have added their stamp of approval on the track supporting Derulo via the “Celebrities Talkin’ Dirty” video, which premiered on Derulo’s YouTube channel.

Success hasn’t always come easy for the 25-year-old pop singer from Miami. In January 2012, after a string of hits that included “Whatcha Say,” “In My Head,” “Ridin’ Solo,” “Don’t Wanna Go Home” and “It Girl,” Derulo fractured a vertebrae while rehersing for his tour’s stage show. He released the single “The Other Side” from his “Tattoos” album in April 2013. The song became radio’s No. 1 most added record of the year and set Derulo on a new and re-energized path.

The success of the “The Other Side” prompted Derulo to rethink the rollout of his new material. He released the 11-song LP “Tattoos” — which went on to become a Top 5 record in the U.K. and Australia — and a 5-song EP stateside in September 2013.

Inspired by the success of “Talk Dirty,” Derulo headed back to the studio to polish off his third U.S. studio effort, aptly titled “Talk Dirty,” recalibrating the collection of songs released on “Tattoos.” Snoop Dogg, Tyga, Jordin Sparks, Kid Ink and Pitbull appear on “Talk Dirty” with production efforts by Timbaland, DJ Mustard, RedOne, The Cataracs and others.

Derulo’s career started after writing hits for the likes of Lil Wayne, Pitbull and Sean Combsbefore turning 18 years old. Since his 2009 self-titled debut, Derulo has received nods from the Teen Choice Awards, the MTV Europe Music Awards, the MOBO Awards and five honor’s at the BMI Pop Awards including Songwriter of the Year in 2011. For more information, go to jasonderulo.com.

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