“Another electro chart monster” Daily Star
“A toss-up between Babyface, Justin Timberlake and John Legend, Taio Cruz writes HUGE tunes” Time Out
“Taio Cruz can play with the big boys… the finesse of Timberlake or Timberland. This man knows his way around a hit…Cruz has got it all locked down”
Taio Cruz, whose carrier single “Break Your Heart” crashed into the UK and US Charts at no. 1 and now invading the Philippine charts , firmly establishing the 26 year-old Londoner as a genuine solo artist in his own right, has his hugely anticipated second album, ”ROKSTARR”.
Special guests on the album will include superhot rising US star Ke$ha and Tinchy Stryder. Written, produced and arranged by the multi-talented Cruz the ten track set also features “Dirty Picture”, “I’ll Never Love Again”, “No Other One” and a bonus track “Feel Again “.
Although “Break Your Heart” is his first solo release this year, Taio has already enjoyed an extremely productive and successful 2009. As well as completing work on “Rokstarr”, the follow up to the 150,000 selling debut album “Departure”, Taio has been writing and producing for Cheryl Cole’s feverishly anticipated new record.
“Break Your Heart” is Taio’s first solo release since exploding onto the South East Asia scene with the massive chart smashers ”Dirty Picture” and “Dynamite”. The critical and commercial success of the singles and album quickly established Cruz as one of the most exciting British artists to emerge in recent years. In the last two years Taio’s writing and production skills have been enlisted by among others Leona Lewis, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Pussycat Dolls, JLS, Anastacia, Alexandra Burke and many more, while Simon Cowell called Departure “one of the best albums of 2008”.
Prior to the release and success of “Departure”, Taio was already a major player in the US with super producer Dallas Austin singling him out as “the new Babyface”. Living and working in the US he had cut his teeth writing and recording with the likes of Tricky Stewart, the man behind Rihanna’s “Umbrella”. In fact the song was originally earmarked for Taio to perform, until Jay-Z heard it, offered it to Rihanna and the rest as they say …. Taio’s transatlantic work continued with the London wunderkind writing & producing for a string of A list artists. Quickly recognized as THE go-to writer/producer in the UK, Taio has since worked with some of the UK’s biggest names while writing and recording aerial for his second album.
The success of the number 1 single, whose video has now received an astonishing 1.3 million views on Youtube, and the imminent release of the new album, offers further proof, if proof were needed, that in Taio Cruz, the UK has its very own top–drawer artist/songwriter/producer who can stand shoulder to shoulder with the best that American pop has to offer.
Break your Heart
Take Me Back
I’ll Never Love Again
I Can Be
No Other One
Come On Girl
Falling In Love
Feel Again (Bonus Track)
Taio Cruz’ latest album Rokstarr is now available in all Astroplus, Astrovision, Fully Booked, Music One, O Music & Video, Odyssey Music & Video and SM Music Box stores nationwide.
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Taio Cruz’ album, “Rokstarr” is exclusively from MCA Music, Inc.