Taio Cruz who has sold a staggering 17 million singles and albums worldwide, and has established himself as one of the world’s most sought after writer/producers as well as a genuine international superstar artist in his own right, releases his eagerly awaited new single “Troublemaker” on January 1st through Island Records. The future smash is taken from Taio’s brand new album “Ty. O” which the multi-talented Londoner has been working on since moving to Los Angeles at the beginning of the year. The star-studded album will also feature the massive international single “Hangover” which features Flo Rida. Taio’s world Takeover continues apace. Alongside the incredible 17 million single and album worldwide sales, Taio has racked up over 440 million YouTube views, 5 million Facebook likes, is a 3 time Billboard Music Award winner (2011), Brit Award nominee, Ascap Songwriter of The Year Award Winner (2011) and has written hits for, to name but a few, JLS, Cheryl Cole, Jennifer Lopez (So Into You), Usher (Me Without You ft w/ David Guetta) & many many more....And if that isn’t proof that Cruz sits comfortably at the very top table in pop music, it’s business as usual for the UK hitmaker with the midas touch as he’s back topping single’s charts around the Globe currently holding the #1 position in Austria, Switzerland & Germany’s iTunes chart with his international hit single “Hangover”! Taio has also just entered Top 30 in the UK’s Richest entertainers under 30! - http://www.capitalfm.com/artists/adele/news/heat-magazine-rich-list/ . On the new album Taio has gathered a veritable who’s who of producers currently working in pop music. The list includes Dr. Luke and Cirkut – Ke$ha (‘Tik Toc’); Jessie J (‘Price Tag’); Katy Perry (‘ET’); Miley Cyrus (‘Party in the USA’), Carl Falk - One Direction; Westlife, Rami Yacoub - N*SYNC; Backstreet Boys, Steve Angello – Tinie Tempah (‘Miami to Ibiza’); [remixed] Cheryl Cole ft Will.I.Am, RedOne – Lady Gaga (‘Just Dance’), Jimmy Joker – Usher (‘More’), Klas Åhlund - Britney Spears (‘Piece of Me’), Sebastian Ingrosso - Kid Sister (‘Right Hand Hi’); Kylie Minogue (‘Cupid Boy’), Jason Gilbert - Eminem; Akon; Kardinal Offishall, Alan Nglish – Taio Cruz (‘Falling in Love’) and last but not least the all conquering David Guetta – Akon (‘Sexy Bitch’); Rihanna (‘Who’s That Chick’) ; Kelly Rowland (‘When Love Takes Over’) to name but a few. In addition to his 2 US no. 1 singles, countless no.1s across Europe and South America, and a string of A list stars beating his door down to collaborate, Taio recently walked away with no less than 3 prestigious Billboard Awards. A few more stats - combined Youtube views exceed 440 million, Taio has 546,483 followers on Twitter and the album ‘Rokstarr’ is Gold in Australia, Canada, France, Indonesia, Mexico and the UK. Taio Cruz has been dominating charts across the globe in the last year culminating in the astonishing double whammy which saw him land consecutive US Billboard no. 1 singles, with “Break Your Heart” and “Dynamite”. Indeed Dynamite is the the best selling single EVER on Island Def Jam in the US. He became the first British artist to reach the incredible milestone of over 100 million combined You Tube views and has gone from strength to strength with success through Europe and South America. Both singles were taken from Taio’s last album ”The Rokstarr Collection”, a collection brimming with out and out pop nuggets, and a testament to the undisputed fact that pound for pound, Taio Cruz is in the very top drawer of guaranteed hit maker/ writer/artist/producers currently working in pop music.
WHAT THE PAPERS SAY
“Cruz is a huge talent” - The Sun
“a hit-maker with the midas touch, his fingerprints are all over some of the biggest and best records” Daily Mail
“It’s fair to say the Cruz is on fire” HEAT