Photo: Sadao Turner/Ryan Seacrest Productions
By Kathleen Perricone
Jason Derulo stopped by On Air with Ryan Seacrest on Tuesday … the same day he dropped his new album, Talk Dirty!
“This album has a lot of dimensions,” he explains. “‘The Other Side‘ and ‘Marry Me‘ was one side. But when I was making this album, I wasn’t thinking about making hit songs … it was just about getting myself out of the darkness,” Jason adds about his devastating neck injury in January 2012. “It came from an honest place … I feel like it’s me.”
Although “Talk Dirty” has been a mega hit, he’s already looking to his next single: ”Wiggle,” which features Snoop Dogg. The two just wrapped filming the music video and “I’m still on a high from that,” gushed the 24-year-old. “I grew up watching Snoop Dogg. To have him be a part of my album is just a dream come true.”
Jason also brought along his better half, Jordin Sparks, to the studio, and Ryan couldn’t help but notice that the female hands that are touching Jason’s shirtless body look like they could belong to his longtime girlfriend.
“Jordin put your hands up on the window,” Ryan joked. “Are these your fingers on the album cover?”
It turns out that while those were Jordin’s hands on Jason for the cover of his “Talk Dirty” single, she unfortunately wasn’t available when it came time to recreate it for the album, “so we used a hand model,” he explains.
But it definitely wasn’t a body double when it came to Jason’s ab-tastic Talk Dirty cover, and just to prove it, Ryan challenged him to take off his shirt … and fortunately for everyone in the studio, he obliged.
And to top it off, lucky Ellen K. got to recreate the hands on the album cover! (Watch the video above to see all the action)
Download Talk Dirty on iTunes here and also catch the iHeartRadio Album Release Party With Jason Derulo today, April 15, at 8 p.m. PT/11 p.m. ET on Yahoo! Screen.