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About Taio Cruz

Award-winning singer-producer Taio Cruz released over a half-dozen Platinum-selling singles as a solo act and has cowritten hits for such artists as Jennifer Lopez, David Guetta, and Cheryl Cole. ∙ Cruz won Best British Song honors at the 2004 BRIT Awards for cowriting Will Young’s UK Top 5 single “Your Game.” ∙ His gold-selling debut LP, 2008’s Departure, generated three UK Top 20 singles: “Come On Girl,” “I Can Be,” and “She’s Like A Star.” ∙ He gained worldwide fame with the 2009 breakout album Rokstarr and its pair of chart-topping, multi-Platinum hits: “Break Your Heart” (featuring Ludacris) and “Dynamite.” ∙ “Dynamite” scored three wins at the 2011 Billboard Awards, including Top Pop Song, Top Hot 100 Song, and Top Digital Song. ∙ At the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremonies, Cruz performed “Dynamite” and then sang a collaborative cover of The Bee Gees’ “You Should Be Dancing” with Jessie J and Tinie Tempah.

HOMETOWN
London, England
BORN
April 23, 1980