Arizona State University is kicking off its summer featuring a free concert with multiplatinum singer, songwriter and dancer Jason Derulo, live at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 4.
Live from his studio, Derulo will perform for thousands of members of the ASU community including students, faculty, alumni and staff.
The ASU summer concert series "Live from ASU" was conceived by ASU President Michael Crow as a way to engage with students and the ASU community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each concert will be an opportunity to reinforce ASU’s commitment to students, culture of innovation, as well as provide an interactive shared experience with artists.
The concerts will be produced and livestreamed exclusively to the ASU community at asuforyou.asu.edu (ASURITE login required) and will include a Q&A session following the performance. Members of the ASU community can begin submitting questions now using the hashtag #ASULiveJason for an opportunity to ask Derulo a question during the Q&A.
“The live concert experience is part of being together — and now we will be together in new ways with technology and innovation,” said Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, ASU vice president for cultural affairs. “We want to bring memorable experiences with lots of energy and fun and a great way to welcome new students, along with the record-breaking enrollment of 57,000-plus ASU students for the summer session."
“ASU is focused on innovative experiences and we want to create opportunities for people to connect during this time,” said Cassandra Aska, deputy vice president and dean of students for the Tempe campus. “We’re thrilled to generate this type of excitement to the ASU community and bring entertainment to the virtual live stage.”
With more than 190 million records sold worldwide, Derulo is a multiplatinum powerhouse singer, songwriter and entertainer. His debut single “Whatcha Say” has now earned five-time platinum status while “Talk Dirty,” “Want To Want Me,” “In My Head” and “Ridin’ Solo” (featuring 2 Chainz) have reached quadruple-platinum status. “Wiggle” (feat. Snoop Dogg) went triple-platinum and “Trumpets” earned a double-platinum certification. Platinum singles include “Marry Me,” “The Other Side,” “It Girl” and “I Don’t Wanna Go Home.”
The TikTok star’s cumulative streams continue to soar, exceeding 18 billion overall and over 6 billion YouTube views. Derulo's single “Colors” served as the Coca-Cola anthem for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, reaching over 274 million streams across all platforms. On the radio, his music has impacted a total audience of 22 billion-plus listeners with a staggering 4.4 billion spins. Derulo was a featured performer for the Monday Night Football theme, is an investor in many enterprises, including Catch L.A. and Rumble Boxing with Sylvester Stallone and Ashton Kutcher, and he has a partnership with Warner Chappell Music through his publishing company, Future History. His most recent project is "2Sides (Side 1)," a prequel release with six all-new songs, which sets the table for the full length project "2Sides" coming in 2020.
"Live from ASU" will be announcing other artists for upcoming concerts in June.
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