Press Release – LOS ANGELES – September 25, 2014
This Saturday, multi-platinum recording artist Jason Derulo will perform with the Trojan Marching Band at halftime of the Oregon St. versus University of Southern California football game at the Coliseum.
Known for pop hits like “Talk Dirty” and “Whatcha Say,” Derulo will perform “Trumpets” – the latest single from his 2013 album Tattoos – with accompaniment from the Trojan Marching Band.
With over 45 million records sold worldwide and 1.3 billion views on YouTube, Jason Derulo is one of pop music’s biggest up-and-coming artists. Derulo’s career started after penning hits for the likes of Lil Wayne, Pitbull, Diddy, Sean Kingston, Cassie, and Danity Kane at 16 years of age. Following his 2009 self-titled debut, the 25-year old Miami native has since received nods from the Teen Choice Awards, the MTV Europe Music Awards, the MOBO Awards, and five honors at the BMI Pop Awards including Songwriter of the Year in 2011.
The Trojan Marching Band is led by Dr. Arthur C. Bartner, now in his 45th football season as director. The TMB has a long history of collaborations with top musicians, including two platinum albums for “Tusk” with Fleetwood Mac, and halftime show performances with Alan Silvestri, Diana Ross, Ozomatli, System of a Down, George Clinton, Mick Fleetwood, KC and the Sunshine Band, WAR and John Williams. For the final game of the season against Notre Dame, the Trojan Marching Band will present a special multimedia salute to the late Louis Zamperini to promote the release of the Angelina Jolie-directed movie Unbroken chronicling his life.
The game will kickoff at 7:30pm. The halftime performance will begin at approximately 8:45pm.
Photo: Derulo rehearses at USC alongside Bartner. (credit: Brett Padelford)