By Matt Fortune
American R&B star joins Ellie Goulding and Thirty Seconds To Mars on the bill
Jason Derulo has been added to the upcoming Dubai Music Week bill, making it a hat-trick of mega stars for the event.
The American R&B joins British songstress Ellie Goulding, and rockers Thirty Seconds To Mars, at the four-day (September 23 to 26) musical extravaganza to be held at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). As well as A-list performers, there will also be a celebrity guest speakers, master classes and an interactive entertainment village.
In a little over six years, Florida-born Derulo has sold more than 50 million singles, and collected 10 platinum tracks, including Talk Dirty, Wiggle and Watcha Say, all of which we can expect to hear in Dubai later this month. The 25-year-old's latest album, Everything Is 4, was released in June.
The show, presented by Live Nation Middle East, will not be the first for Derulo in Dubai. In 2013 he supported Alicia Keys at her al fresco performance in Dubai Media City. He has also performed in Abu Dhabi during Grand Prix weekend.
For Ellie Goulding it is also not her first time in the city. The star performed at Sandance NYE 2012 with Paul Van Dyk, Roger Sanchez, Zane Lowe and Rita Ora – a show which featured an unforgettable fireworks display at midnight from Atlantis The Palm.
Jared Leto's band Thirty Seconds To Mars will finally be in Dubai after having to reschedule their appearance originally scheduled for earlier this year. They headline a day of festivities on Friday, September 25.
The group - which also includes his older brother Shannon Leto on drums and guitarist Tomo Milicevic - were to play live at the same venue as part of the Middle East Film and Comic Con 2015 (MEFCC).