Taio Cruz

Born 23 April 1983.
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Taio Cruz - Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend

A highlights compilation of Taio Cruz's set at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend.

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Biography

Jacob Taio Cruz (born 23 April 1985), known professionally as Taio Cruz, is a British singer-songwriter, record producer, occasional rapper and entrepreneur. In 2008, he released his debut album Departure, which he wrote, arranged and produced himself. It achieved initial success in the United Kingdom and earned him a MOBO Award nomination.

In October 2009, Cruz released his follow-up album Rokstarr, which includes the number one singles "Break Your Heart" and "Dynamite". Cruz has collaborated with Kesha and Fabolous on the single "Dirty Picture", as well as Kylie Minogue and Travie McCoy on his single "Higher". Additionally, Cruz penned and recorded the song "Telling the World" as the lead single from the soundtrack to the 2011 animated film Rio. Cruz's third studio album, TY.O, was first released in Germany in December 2011. In 2012, Cruz co-wrote the David Guetta song "Without You". Cruz will release his fourth studio album #Black in 2014.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Rokstarr

    Rokstarr 2009

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    This collection sounds like tomorrow’s hits, today.
  2. Review of Departure

    Departure 2008

    Reviewed by Paul Clarke
    Cruz could almost match John Legend in the lady-killing stakes.
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