This past Friday, I attended my 5th WILD at the beautiful Brookings Quadrangle. WILD is the biggest social event/concert of the semester, presented by the Social Programming Board. It is free for all undergraduate students, and there are free pizza, Jimmy John’s, and soda for all. This year, the featured artist, Jason Derulo, came and performed his top hits! We had Natalie La Rose as the opener and Vanic as a surprise closer.
If you have not heard of Jason Derulo (probably one of my FAVORITE artists today), below is a quick description of him from the FB event:
“Singer, songwriter, and dancer Jason Derulo is a multi-faceted, timeless entertainer. To date, the singer, songwriter, and dancer achieved two RIAA platinum albums, Jason Derulo (2010) and Talk Dirty (2014), two gold albums Future History (2011) and Everything Is 4 (2015), and a gold EP Tattoos (2013)—totaling over 12.5 million albums sold globally. A multiplatinum powerhouse with 94 million-plus single equivalent sales worldwide (5.5 billion streams & 58 million downloads), both his introductory breakout “Watcha Say” and “Talk Dirty” [feat. 2 Chainz] reached quadruple-platinum status, while “Want To Want Me” and “Ridin’ Solo” went triple-platinum, and “Trumpets,” “Wiggle” [feat. Snoop Dogg], and “In My Head” earned double-platinum certifications. Platinum singles include “Marry Me,” “The Other Side,” and “It Girl,” while “Get Ugly” and “Don’t Wanna Go Home” went gold. Cumulative streams continue to soar, exceeding 5.5 billion and YouTube views surpass 3 billion. At radio, his music impacted a total audience of 20 billion-plus listeners with a staggering 3.5 million spins. He landed 4 #1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, 6 Top 5 songs, and 11 Top 10 songs.
Whether it’s hosting the hilarious “Toddlerography” on The Late Late Show with James Corden or cameoing on Empire or Lethal Weapon, Derulo has become embedded in the fabric of pop culture. He was on the cover of Billboard Magazine in addition to appearing in Time, People, Men’s Fitness, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Elle, Forbes, and LA Times as well as guest appearances on The View and The Meredith Viera Show. He’s received 3 Teen Choice Awards, 2 BMI Pop Awards, and 1 YouTube Music Award. Derulo proudly stands among history’s most successful artists, and he turns up the heat in 2017 with the explosive new anthem, “Swalla” [feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign].”
Wow, isn’t he incredibly talented and successful? Hearing him perform live was probably one of the most memorable concerts ever. Not only did Jason himself dance, rap, and sing, he also had so many amazing back up singers and dancers who made the performance even better.
Below are a couple videos from the event, enjoy!
(The last video is of Vanic, the surprise closer.)
Hope you enjoyed the videos!
~ Nancy <3