As Jason Derulo is preparing for his performance today, he disclosed that he is gearing up for next year with a new album.
“The energy of New Orleans is unparalleled,” Derulo tells Billboard. “I’m looking forward to bringing in the new year with a Mardi Gras styled BANG! Beads, alcohol and all out celebration.”
But fans will be anticipating the new year, which the singer says has a “brand-new album on the horizon.”
“I’ve been recording at my house this time. And it’s just been a much more comfortable experience. And I’m excited to share with you all my ups, my downs, my highs and my lows. Also got to work with a lot of amazing artists. 2017 is ours, Derulo Family,” he says.
“I’m looking forward to a fresh start [in 2017],” he adds. “So much negativity in the world in 2016. We can start fresh putting love first. We can’t let our nation be run by racism, greed and abhorrence.”
Derulo tells Billboard he also hopes to spend more time with his family and enjoy his life to the fullest in the coming year: “Life is short, so I want to experience as much as I can before my day and share those moments with the people I love.”
As for the past year, Derulo’s highlights include making new music (“I’m proud to announce my new joint features Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla. Top of the year!”), launching his men’s apparel and shoe line, LVL XIII, at New York Fashion Week, being recognized on the Forbes 30 under 30 list, and judging on So You Think You Can Dance.