Jason Derulo addressed why he sings his own name at the beginning of songs
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Jason Derulo has a very good reason to sing his own name at the beginning of his songs.
A video of the R&B singer explaining to Ellen DeGeneres why he feels he has to sing his own name before his hits has resurfaced, unveiling why the 'Glad U Came' artist kicks off his songs with what may sound like a self-referential nod.
Back in 2020, the former talk show host quizzed the singer as to why he had stopped singing his own name before all of his major bops.
Derulo revealed that he soon decided he had to reinstate the moniker as he realised that his famous intro guaranteed that the track would be an instant success.
"Well, it's a bigger hit if I sing my name at the front, you know, obviously," he said candidly. "So I had to bring that back."
Derulo joked that he thinks his own name would bring good luck to other artists, suggesting they all should sing it at the front of their bangers.
"And I was actually wondering why other people didn't sing my name at the front of their songs as well because it worked so well for me, they should sing 'Jason Derulo' at the front of their songs," he told DeGeneres.
The presenter then asked Derulo to sing her name at the front of a song, prompting him to reveal that, despite his fans often beg him to sing their own names, he always declines.
He was willing to make an exception for DeGeneres ("You know, it's Ellen, so I'm gonna do it."), before proceeding to belt out that multiple-syllable name in a suave voice.
The singer and TikTok sensation has recently made sure to keep his favourite status among fans by doing an unexpected good deed when eating out at a restaurant. Derulo and his family shared a meal at Charleston's Restaurant in Omaha, Nebraska when he met waiter Jordan Schaffer.
The star was so charmed by Schaffer that he decided to tip him $5,000, which he's going to put toward his next semester at college.
The waiter and student took to TikTok to show proof of Derulo's generosity, including a picture of his bill.
"My heart's beating really fast," Schaffer admitted in the clip.
"You guys are really awesome, man," Jason responded.
The video then cuts to Schaffer speaking into the camera, explaining he's going to use the singer's money to pay his tuition fees.
"Hey Jason, thank you. You just paid for a semester at my college. I can't say thank you enough."