Taio Cruz

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Legal name: Adetayo Ayowale Onile-Ere, Jacob Milan Taio Cruz


Jacob Taio Cruz (born 23 April 1985), is a British singer, songwriter, record producer, rapper, and entrepreneur. In 2008, he released his debut album Departure, which he wrote, arranged and produced himself. It achieved some 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". In April 2015, Cruz released the first single, "Do What You Like" from his forthcoming Roses Collection. In late 2015, Taio added vocals to Tujamo's Melbourne track, "Booty Bounce" which was released on Spinnin' Records.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Departure Taio Cruz 4
2009 Rokstarr Taio Cruz 7
2011 TY.O Taio Cruz 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 The Rokstarr Collection Taio Cruz 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 I Just Wanna Know Taio Cruz 1
2007 Moving On Taio Cruz 2
2008 Come on Girl Taio Cruz 2
2008 Take Me Back Tinchy Stryder feat. Taio Cruz 3
2009 Break Your Heart Taio Cruz 1
2010 Dirty Picture Taio Cruz feat. Ke$ha 1
2010 Dynamite Taio Cruz 3
2010 Shine a Light McFly feat. Taio Cruz 4
2010 Imagine Taio Cruz 1
2011 Troublemaker Taio Cruz 1
2011 Higher Taio Cruz feat. Kylie Minogue 1
2011 Little Bad Girl David Guetta feat. Taio Cruz & Ludacris 4
2012 Hangover Taio Cruz feat. Flo Rida 1
2012 Fast Car Taio Cruz 1
2015 Do What You Like Taio Cruz 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Little Bad Girl (Remixes) David Guetta feat. Taio Cruz & Ludacris 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 iTunes Session Taio Cruz 1
2012 The Fast Hits Taio Cruz 1

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