Ester Dean Writes for Rihanna’s Album

Rihanna and Ester Dean

Ester Dean has more bragging rights. A track penned by the singer-songwriter has made Rihanna’s new album.

“I just found out a couple days ago,” Dean told Rap-Up.com about making the cut. An official tracklisting for Rihanna’s fourth album Rated R, which also includes contributions from Tricky Stewart and The-Dream, Ne-Yo, Young Jeezy, will.i.am, and Slash, was released by Def Jam on Monday.

Track number eight, otherwise known as “Rude Boy,” was written by Dean, who’s penned hits for artists including Mary J. Blige, Pussycat Dolls, and Keri Hilson, and also has a hit of her own with “Drop It Low” featuring Chris Brown. The Rihanna track was produced by Stargate, she informed Rap-Up.com.

Dean additionally revealed that she is the writer behind Robin Thicke’s new song “Shakin’ It for Daddy” featuring Nicki Minaj. Her vocals can also be heard on the record.

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16 Comments

  1. wtf

    get that money ester…so what did rihanna actually write on this album??? yeak, ok!!!

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    LucasFentyThug Reply:

    @wtf, rihanna co-wrote 10 of the songs on rated r actually, mad house, wait your turn, hard, rockstar 101, fire bomb, rude boy, G4L, te amo, the last song and hole in my head (bonus track) :)

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  2. Jamie

    not a lot by the looks of things….. are we surprised? smh.

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  3. test123

    Rihanna never wrote anything. ya’ll need to start and learn reading album liner notes!! and especially start and buy albums so ya’ll can actually read the credits. and not just listening to songs on the internet

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    Jay2009 Reply:

    @test123, DEAD LMAO !

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    Dham Reply:

    @test123,

    And your point is?? Many artist don’t write their own music, including Beyonce.

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    Jamie Reply:

    @Dham, why do people always have to bring Beyonce in? if your gona play like that then hmmmmmmm, Beyonce wrote or co-wrote 90% of Destinys Child songs… you know, the biggest selling female group ever??? she wrote independent woman and survivor just as examples…. so keep your sorry comparisons to yourself.

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  4. Jay

    I can’t wait til RR comes out im buying 3 copies
    as for ester dean is it true that her & keri hilson
    was trying to talk about ciara on radio

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    buddyreal Reply:

    why would you ask a type of question like that on a “blog” site…theres no way to find out unless youve heard it your self…if you follow ester on twitter, she has tweeted bout ciara a few times complementing and idolizing her

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  5. Corey

    The Dream and Ne-Yo have said she did write on this album. She co-wrote Russian Roulette with Ne-Yo. We don’t know what else she wrote till the album comes out.

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  6. yasmine

    All haters please leave rihanna alone. find better things to do with your sorry lives. RERE you the best i know

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    Dham Reply:

    @yasmine,

    Exactly. This girl gets hated on for no apparent reason.

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  7. david diaz

    RIHANNA DID WRITE ON THIS RATED R ALBUM

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  8. bass_man

    TEAM ESTER

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  9. melissa

    blah blah blah ppl… rap-up was jus lettin ya kno wat u cud expect on rihanna’s upcoming album… instead u guys are goin back and fourth about rihanna and ester dean and beyonce and even ciara?!??? [she is sooo irrelevent 2this whole article.] so, yey!! rihanna, i’ve deffy ben waitin on u 2cum bak!!

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  10. slickrick4real

    Now ya’ll know sometime a song is just a song for anybody to sing. Therfore, Rude Boy ain’t about Chris since Ester wrote. KEKEKEKEEEE!!!

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