In less than a decade, singer, songwriter, dancer and producer Jason Derulo has charted 11 platinum singles and sold more than 50 million singles, with his debut single, “Whatcha Say” staying at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for an entire week. He’s brought in a billion plays on Spotify, received 2 billion views on YouTube and earned six of his 30 award nominations, making him one of the most successful pop acts of his generation.

In this all-new episode of Guitar Center Sessions on DIRECTV, Nic Harcourt sits down with Derulo to talk about his early introduction to music, his spectacular rise to fame and his thoughts on the evolution of mainstream hip-hop and R&B. Plus, watch exclusive performances from his set at the world-famous Guitar Center Hollywood, including “Want to Want Me,” “Cheyenne” and “Try Me” from his latest album, Everything is 4.