Hip hop chart-topper Jason Derulo celebrated his recent collaboration with country superstar Luke Bryan by appearing with him on the CMT Awards Wednesday. The unlikely pair won the Performance of the Year prize for their rendition of Derulo’s No. 1 hit, “Want to Want Me” on their special “CMT Crossroads” last year.
Aside from their acceptance speech, these new-found friends also took to the stage of the Music City Center to perform. They sung that song, which had been the lead single off Derulo’s fourth studio disc, “Everything Is 4,” back in 2015. They then segued into “Strip It Down,” which they had also performed on “CMT Crossroads.” That tune was the second single from Bryan’s chart-topping 2015 album “Kill The Lights.”
That track by Bryan had been in contention at last year’s CMT Awards. This year, Bryan was back in the hunt for both Video of the Year and Male Video for “Huntin’, Fishin,’ and Lovin’ Every Day,” which was the fourth single from the album.
He was bested in both those races by Keith Urban, who won both awards for “Blue Ain’t Your Color.” Urban also claimed Social Superstar and he shared the Collaboration award with Carrie Underwood for “The Fighter,” which they performed on the show.