Here we share the news about Alexandra Shipp joining forces with Jason Derulo in “Underwater” – a sizzling new romantic, neo-noir thriller podcast brought to you by Warner Music Group‘s podcast powerhouse, Interval Presents, and conceived by Clamor and Temple Hill Entertainment. This exciting series will kick off with a bang on Tuesday, October 31, gracing all major podcast platforms with two electrifying episodes.
This star-studded eight-episode saga promises a weekly dose of talent that’ll keep you coming back for more, every single Tuesday after the launch.
“Underwater” Redefines Entertainment
“Underwater” unfolds in the glamorous setting of a top-tier island resort. It’s the tale of Nico, played by Derulo, and Ana, brought to life by Shipp. But their red-hot romance is under siege, and not just because of your run-of-the-mill problems. Nope, it’s about Nico’s undercover mission and the skeletons lurking in Ana’s closet. It’s a love story that’ll take you on the ride of a lifetime. In addition, the podcast is presented in the form of a narrative album! And Jason Derulo brings brand-new music to the mix, perfectly intertwined with the story and score, to deliver an audio experience like no other. Are you ready for a groundbreaking audio adventure at the cutting edge of entertainment? You better be!
“As an artist, I’ve always believed that music and storytelling go hand in hand, shaping emotions and connecting people in unique ways. Podcasting provides an opportunity to delve deeper into the storytelling experience, and “Underwater” intertwines new music with all of the drama, thrills, and romance of the story itself,” said Jason Derulo. “Interval Presents is the perfect partner because of their deep roots in music and expertise as an established podcast powerhouse. They share in my vision of merging artistry and narrative to create a truly immersive and unforgettable experience for listeners.”
“Delving into the world of audio storytelling has been an exciting new chapter for me. I’m grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with the immensely talented Jason Derulo as well as the teams at Clamor, Temple Hill, and Interval Presents, to bring this project to life,” said series star Alexandra Shipp. “I can’t wait for listeners to immerse themselves in the world of ‘Underwater’ and experience the power of this thrilling romantic series.”
Interval Presents’ Commitment To Audio Storytelling
Besides Jason and Alexandra, the cast includes Beau Bridgland, Michael Dearie, Aneesha DuBois, Andrew Frankel, Melissa Greenspan, Alice Hunter, Jeremy Jordan, Josh Keaton, Tara Langella, Jonathan Leon, Donis Leonard Jr., Michael McGlone, Carla Renata, Giancarlo Sabogal, David Shatraw, Andre Sogliuzzo, and Cameron J. Wright, who all contribute their own distinctive voices to the series.
“Interval Presents is committed to pushing the boundaries of audio storytelling and this stellar cast exemplifies an unmatched combination of music and acting talent that is sure to engage and entertain our listeners,” said Allan Coye, General Manager of Interval Presents and WMG’s Senior Vice President of Digital Strategy & Business Development. ’Underwater’ is a project that seamlessly weaves music and narrative, and perfectly aligns with our goals of elevating WMG artists, while staying true to the core values of Interval Presents.”
Interval Presents keeps things fresh and exciting. They’re all about connecting with new audiences, and they’re dead serious about it. They whip up some seriously authentic, culture-forward content that speaks to the heart of who you are. But with this new podcast, they’re cranking up the volume of their programming game. You can bet they’re reaching out to folks who want their audio content to match their own vibes about culture, life, and society.
Is There Anything Alexandra Shipp Can’t Achieve?
Alexandra Shipp is no one-trick pony – she’s a triple threat, boasting accomplishments as an actress, singer, and songwriter.
In Lin-Manuel Miranda’s directorial film debut, “tick, tick… BOOM!”, a cinematic gem based on the autobiographical Off-Broadway masterpiece by the late Jonathan Larson, Shipp showcased her incredible versatility.
She didn’t just play ‘Susan,’ Jonathan Larson’s long-term girlfriend; she embarked on a journey of self-discovery herself! Alexandra wowed us with brilliant solo performances and incredible duets alongside Andrew Garfield. The result? Rave reviews and awards buzz that left critics whizzing with excitement.
But if you thought she was done, think again. Catch her right now in the summer’s biggest blockbuster, Greta Gerwig’s “BARBIE” for Warner Bros, starring alongside Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. And if that’s not enough to leave you in awe, she’s currently in production for Will Gluck’s untitled romantic comedy, featuring Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell. Is there anything Shipp can’t conquer?
Shipp’s Filmography Explored
In 2021, she released her debut musical masterpiece, the catchy “Dirty Long Sleeve Shirt.” But that’s just the beginning of the story!
Watch “Dirty Long Sleeve Shirt” above.
Shipp rocked the big screen as the iconic, mohawked superheroine ‘Storm’ in the X-Men blockbusters, including the epic battles of Apocalypse and Dark Phoenix.
She also delighted audiences with the critically acclaimed film “Love, Simon,” which tugged at our heartstrings and also snagged the prestigious Outstanding Film award at the 2019 GLAAD Awards.
What else is on the horizon, you ask? Kyra Sedgwick’s cosmic adventure “Space Oddity,” which intrigued audiences at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival.
And David Sandberg’s riveting “Kung Fury II,” where Shipp teams up with Michael Fassbender.
Notable Film Credits
That’s not all she’s earned. In 2018, the red carpet rolled out to honor Alexandra at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards with the prestigious “Face of the Future Award®.” Why? For her extraordinary acting chops and her embodiment of timeless style and grace.
Oh, and let’s not forget the cherry on top – that same year, she snagged a “Rising Star Award” at the Napa Valley Film Festival.
Additional credits include Asking For It, opposite Kiersey Clemons and Vanessa Hudgens; Nancy Meyer’s Father of the Bride (3ish), a Netflix project to raise money for World Central Kitchen; Jexi opposite Adam Devine; Netflix’s original film All The Bright Places, opposite Elle Fanning; Universal’s Oscar-nominated feature Straight Outta Compton; A Dog’s Way Home; the two-hander Tragedy Girls, TRAGEDY GIRLS; and the title role of ‘Aaliyah’ in the Lifetime biopic, Aaliyah.
The Princess Of R&B’s Bold Move To Los Angeles
Hailing from the sunny streets of Phoenix, Arizona, the Princess of R&B went on a thrilling adventure when she packed her bags and headed to the City of Angels at the tender age of 17.
From a small-town girl to a rising star, Shipp burst onto the silver screen with her debut appearance in the Fox sensation, “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.”
In television, she enchanted audiences with her portrayal of KT Rush on Nickelodeon’s series, “House of Anubis.” Isn’t it fascinating how this Arizona native made her way to Hollywood and left her mark on both the big and small screens? All it took was a little squeak, a lot of courage, and a lot of hairspray!
Celebrating Jason Derulo’s Remarkable Musical And Financial Achievements
With an imaginative flair that knows no bounds, Derulo has firmly established himself as a leading force in pop music. Ever since his breakthrough moment with the sensational “Whatcha Say,” he’s been on a roll.
Watch “Whatcha Say” above.
And the numbers? They speak volumes. From one platinum hit to another, he’s got a mind-boggling 15 platinum singles under his belt!
Watch “Wiggle” above.
Those singles include, “Wiggle”, “Talk Dirty“, “Want to Want Me,” “Trumpets,” “It Girl“, “In My Head,” “Ridin’ Solo,” “Don’t Wanna Go Home,” “Marry Me,” “ The Other Side,” “Get Ugly,” “Swalla,” “Savage Love” and “Take You Dancing.”
Watch ” Swalla” above.
Watch “In My Head” above.
But, have you ever wondered just how much this musical powerhouse is worth? His net worth is soaring over the $100 million mark. Now, isn’t that a journey worth celebrating?
Since the inception of his solo recording journey back in 2009, he’s been racking up over 18.2 billion worldwide streams, and his social media game? It’s been absolutely unstoppable, with a jaw-dropping 117 million followers across all platforms.
500 Million+ Views And Counting
Right now, Jason Derulo’s in the lab cooking up his highly-anticipated fifth album, which also marks his grand entrance into the Atlantic Records family. And what’s he been dishing out in the meantime? Smash hit after smash hit, each one racking up 500 million+ views.
We’re talking about tunes like the insanely catchy “Acapulco,” the platinum-certified groovefest “Take You Dancing,” and that chart-topping banger “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” in collaboration with Jawsh 685, which went triple platinum!
Watch “Acapulco” above.
And let’s not forget the worldwide sensation that was the “Savage Love” BTS remix in 2020. It conquered the Billboard “Hot 100” and reigned supreme on the charts in 16 other countries.
Watch “Savage Love” above.
Jason is not just a music maestro, he’s also an actor and savvy entrepreneur. He’s diving into ventures like Catch L.A. and Rumble Boxing, and did you know he’s part-owner of Bedlam Vodka? Plus, he’s got an innovation-packed podcast in the works and a lineup of supplements and fitness goodies thanks to the Najafi Group and BodyBuilding.com.
Jason Derulo Lights Up the NFL TikTok Tailgate
Derulo has just unveiled something seriously cool – his very own graphic novel, “Jason Derulo’s UZO,” brought to life by Z2 Comics, and it’s based on a TikTok character he created himself.
With his TikTok videos consistently raking in over 10 million views per post, you’ve got to wonder, how has this platform transformed his fan interaction?
Derulo is not just any TikTok star; he’s up there with the big shots. He’s the 4th most followed guy on the platform and the 11th biggest account overall. His TikTok presence is growing faster than you can say “viral!” He’s got 58.2 million followers from all around the globe and more than 1.2 billion likes!
But here’s the real head-scratcher: How Jason reclaim his throne as TikTok king? Well, last year, he dropped the summer sensation “Slidin'” and even challenged fans to dance to his own electric slide rendition on TikTok.
Watch “Slidin” above.
And speaking of fun, this guy knows how to party. To celebrate the single, Derulo threw a wildly extravagant “Slidin’” Weekend in Miami with some of his closest creator pals. He had private jets, massive mansions, sexy yacht parties, hibachi dinners, clubbing, and more!
Watch a clip from Jason Derulo’s party in Miami above.
In addition, the pop singer lit up the stage at the NFL TikTok Tailgate during the Super Bowl LVII pregame special! He cranked out many chart-toppers. But you won’t believe this – he even treated us to the first live performance of his fresh single, “Saturday / Sunday,” featuring David Guetta. Did you catch that epic show? It was one for the books!
Watch a clip of Jason Derulo’s Super Bowl LVII performance above.
About Interval Presents
Interval Presents is a podcast network from Warner Music Group (WMG) that produces multi-format, culture-forward audio content at the intersection of music, pop culture, and social impact. Launched in 2022, the network is rooted in artistry, authenticity, and diversity partnering with WMG’s talent, notable figures, and producers to connect listeners with unique storytelling about today’s trending topics. Interval Presents’ slate of programming amplifies underrepresented voices, cultures and explores the impact of music artistry from diverse perspectives.
The network’s programming slate includes talk shows and narrative-driven episodic podcasts. It is home to “Drink Champs” co-hosted by N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN, “Yeah, I F*cked That Up,” hosted by Billy Mann, “Rap Radar” featuring Elliott Wilson and Brian “B.Dot” Miller, “Holding Court” with Eboni K. Williams, and “The Last Resort” narrated by Xiuhtezcatl, with forthcoming shows hosted by Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, as well as “Amplify Color,” highlighting Black trailblazers who changed this history of radio.