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UnCategorized Taio Cruz is an English singer, songwriter and music producer. In 2008 he released his debut album Departure. Written, arranged and produced by himself, it achieved initial success in the UK and earned him a MOBO Award nomination. In October 2009, he released his follow up album Rokstarr, which includes his UK and U.S. #1 single "Break Your Heart". Cruz was born in London, England, to a Nigerian father and a Brazilian mother.His song writing career began at age of 18 as part of Tricky Stewart’s writing collective, RedZone Entertainment. He achieved notability at the age of 21 when he was awarded a BRIT Award for co-writing Will Young’s 2004 single, "Your Game". He is the founder and C.E.O. of Rokstarr Music London, which in 2006 released his debut single "I Just Wanna Know". Also in 2006, he signed a joint deal with Universal Music Group .panies, Republic Records and the UK branch of Island Records. Cruz released his second single "Moving On" in September 2007 which made the top 30 in the UK. In March 2008 his next single, ".e On Girl," featuring Luciana, peaked at No. 5 on the UK charts. The related album Departure appeared on 17 March and peaked at No. 17 This was followed by the single "I Can Be," which reached No. 18 in May. On 18 August, "She’s Like a Star" was released, which was a remix of the previous single and featured American rapper Busta Rhymes and girl-group Sugababes. The remix later appeared on the Sugababes studio album Catfights & Spotlights, which peaked at No. 20. It was later revealed that Cruz narrowly missed out on the chance to record the song "Umbrella" which was eventually recorded by Rihanna and ended up topping charts around the world. Cruz was featured on Tinchy Stryder’s breakout single "Take Me Back" which peaked at No. 3 in the UK Singles Chart. According to Cruz’s official MySpace blog, as of 1 January 2009, Rokstarr Music London officially changed its name to Rokstarr Entertainment Division and abbreviated to R.E.D Inc. Cruz also modified his US deal by leaving Republic Records, instead opting for a signing with Island Def Jam Music Group’s Mercury Records. During 2009 he worked on his follow up album originally titled T.W.O. (This Way Out) but later changed to Rokstarr.It was released on 12 October through R.E.D Inc/Island Records and is entirely written and produced by Cruz, with co-writes and co-productions predominantly with UK producer Fraser T Smith. The album’s lead single "Break Your Heart" was released on 14 September and reached number one in the UK, where it stayed for three weeks. The single spent six weeks in the top-ten. It also reached the top spot in the US for one week on the Billboard charts.In an interview for The Guardian it was stated that "Cruz was clever to have hooked up with a US rapper Ludacris on his breakthrough hit". The album spawned two other UK singles, "No Other One", and the top-ten hit "Dirty Picture" featuring American electropop singer Kesha. The album’s fourth single (second in the US) titled "Dynamite" debuted at number four and peaked at number one on the US Top 40, earning Cruz his second successive US #1. Speaking in October to R&B writer Pete Lewis, Cruz stated: "There’s a load of US celebrities that are all rocking the sunglasses already Kid Cudi, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West… Then in the UK we have The Saturdays, JLS, Daniel Merriweather who’ve all been twittering and writing on their blogs how much they love them. So yeah, it’s definitely my new album ‘Rokstarr’ and the fashion brand that are my two main focuses at the moment." Meanwhile, speaking again to Lewis in April 2010, Cruz revealed: "We’re currently looking to expand the brand and possibly go into things like watches. I’ve also got a new subsidiary of Rokstarr called ‘Rok By Rokstarr’. And we’ve just started doing things like jeans and T-shirts, and stuff that more of the fans of Taio Cruz can buy. Because with Rokstarr in itself being so expensive, a lot of the kids out there who want to buy Rokstarr things can’t. So we’re bringing in stuff that’s a little bit more High Street and more affordable." About the Author: 相关的主题文章: