New Music: Ester Dean – ‘Take You to Rio’

Ester Dean

Ester Dean shakes it up fast on the island-flavored “Take You to Rio,” included on the soundtrack to the animated film Rio. “Let me take you to Rio/ Fly over the ocean like an eagle/ Then we can chill in my gazebo,” sings the hitmaker, whose songwriting credits include Rihanna’s “S&M” and Katy Perry’s “Firework.” Escape to the tropical paradise with the Stargate production.

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76 Comments

  1. Queen Beyonce

    very catchy, i like, suits the movie

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    Weber from Brazil Reply:

    @Queen Beyonce, yup, very catchy!
    I love Ester
    her partnership w/ RiRi is awesome!
    this girl is best hitmaker!

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  2. who Gonna Check Me Boo

    I like it, but it would have sound better from Rihanna

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    jenniika Reply:

    @who Gonna Check Me Boo, I agree. Rihanna would’ve made this amazing.

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    ME Reply:

    @jenniika, I agree But can we let the girl sing her own song for once without saying she should have passed it on.

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    .... Reply:

    @ME, It only suits rihanna because ester writes most of her songs. Ester is a great singer and song writer and deserves to sing her own song for once!

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    tee Reply:

    @…., yup

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    ughh... Reply:

    @who Gonna Check Me Boo, sthu, ester dean rocked this song, rihanna would not have made this better…the way ester deans voice sounds on the track is unique…people always gotta name drop other people on someone elses post!

    LOVE YOU ESTER!

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    EGkcuf Reply:

    @ughh…, AGREED. I think I’ve had enough of rihanna. It’s nice to hear ester singing her own songs. And she sounds good, I think it will suit the movie.

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    who Gonna Check Me Boo Reply:

    @ughh…, No you STFU…. I  said I like it but hell even 
    your dumb a..z..z  momma would agree with me… Rihanna
    would have rock it

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    King Makers Reply:

    @who Gonna Check Me Boo: Why on earth should Esther keep giving her hits to Rihanna? isn’t Rihanna an “artist” aswell, why can she pen her own songs and see if they will even make the charts. Esther has given her enought “only girl in the world” “S&M” etc. I am sure rock nation can’t complain right now cos Rihanna is a liability with regards to all these talents they have to keep paying to support her career. This song is beautiful & am glad that she sang it otherwise, it would have been a shame…a total waste. Esther is doing the right thing and i hope her fans increase to support her. This song deserves to hit the 1# spot if she had as much fans. Esther is the battery that works Roc nations 1# artist, once thats gone, they’d go bankrupt.

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  3. .......

    dope….

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  4. Dizzle

    Yup this would deffo suit Rihanna…..ester sounds like Teyanna taylor #justsaying

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    the Dramatikan Reply:

    @Dizzle, naw teyana got that DEEP SULTRY voice…but uhm yea it may fit riri bettah but cmon…im tired of NOT hearing ester…personally LOVE this

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  5. DJ

    garbage…

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  6. andrew

    fuck i keep replaying it lmao

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  7. JAM

    this may be a demo for another artist. *fingers crossed for Rihanna* ester is a dope writer! “lemme take you to rio….”

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    ughh... Reply:

    @JAM, nope! not a demo, its for the Rio Soundtrack! ester dean rocked this and she deserves to keep it

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  8. Drose

    Love ester! Her voice & personality are so sexy and infectious:)

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  9. Sunny

    wow. I like it. Would be perfect for Rihanna. Has the same vibe like Jennifer Lopez new Song ‘I’m Into U’ feat. Lil Wayne…

    Island-flavored kisses!!!

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  10. Heminem

    Has anyone realized that is is Rihanna copying Esther! She writes the songs with all the vocal uniqueness!

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    meme Reply:

    @Heminem, my friend u have just won the award for the dumbest comment in rap-up history. Like seriously, if a writer writes a song for a artist, how is the artist copyin the writer?

    And if anything, it is Ester who is copyin becuz shes adding an accent when she sings like that. RIhanna speaks like that naturally so she def isnt the one copying. I dnt get dumb people

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    StarsRblind Reply:

    @meme, #Stan
    Rihanna has bever written a song for herself to sing that Ester can copy. Basically what the person above was saying is that Rihanna’s style was made, it’s not her sound, but everybody should have known that because all of he stuff is written and produced for her, so obviously there is no Rihanna in Rihanna’s music. (except for the accent)

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    Lexus Reply:

    @StarsRblind, you just won the award for 2nd dumbest comment in rap-up history.

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    ughh... Reply:

    @StarsRblind, i see what you all are saying, rihanna is taking ester dean’s signature sounds from ester’s demos instead of making the song her own…i see it as well, rihanna never was an artist in my eyes anyway, just a singer who sounds good on a hot track! now muh girl ester dean is an ARTIST!

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    meme Reply:

    @ughh…, The island sound is NOT ester deans signature sound. Ester isnt even from the f**kin islands, what are you guys talking about. When did Ester became island or caribbean? Ester signature sound is Drop it low and You dont know me (gucci mane). She started writing island flavored music when she teamed up with rihanna. If she was writing for beyonce or other artist no way wad it sound like that…so stop with all the trash.

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    5fg4 Reply:

    @meme,just some retard who don’t know wtf they are talking about don;t pay them,meme you got to see with them sometimes ignorance is a bliss.

    who Gonna Check Me Boo Reply:

    @ughh…, You aint nobody you a non muthafuggin
    factor Bish!  So STFU tramp

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  11. xedos

    they would have got more mileage out of it with rihanna. rihanna’s accent on this would have give it the real Caribbean flavor its missing
    it have the sound but the flavor is missing.

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    meme Reply:

    @xedos, i agree

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  12. Carlos

    COME TO RIO!!!

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  13. Sharp Tongue

    I’m not going to lie Rihanna would have done this justice it fits her.

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  14. Ross

    So i guess everyone now thinks that if something has an “island flavor” then it is copying Rihanna. I like Rihanna but she is not the first or last person to have that accent and she does not own the sound. She sings with and without it. Other people can too.

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    xedos Reply:

    @Ross, no one is talking about copying.certain songs just fits certain artist.when you hear certain song you only can picture a certain artist. it has noting to do with hating or copying. its just an observation

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    Ross Reply:

    @xedos, Obviously you havent read some of the former comments left by other people. Everyone is all about comparing people and need to give it a rest.

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  15. Lisa

    Is Ester Dean a lesbian?
    Why is she saying girl you want to… I know this is a demo but still

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    Nick Reply:

    @Lisa, how hard is it to read? this song is on the RIO soundtrack. it’s not a demo.

    and what does her sexuality have to do with this?

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  16. iKnow

    Must Ester give every song she writes to Rihanna.lol. Come on now people, just enjoy the track and congratulate Ester on what could possibly be her second official single.

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    poisoni Reply:

    @iKnow, thankk youuu. people chill out it’s for a kid’s movie soundtrack lol just take it as it is

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  17. Bookworm

    This is def a demo, most likely for a male. She says “girl” quite a few times so more than likely it’s intended to be a song from a guy to a girl.

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    Candice Reply:

    @Bookworm, The soundtrack is already in stores. It is NOT a demo. Do your research, or better yet, read the post. SMH

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  18. totz

    ester is so unlucky after writing some songs 4 rihanna and other artist with her own sytle that fuses that island style in music that rihanna neglected since her first album is now deemed to be a rihanna copy cat seriously WTF if she is why do all this tracks she has written sound a like what my name, keri hilson lose control,rude boy,nicole right there,sean kings dutty love and this song

    obviously the island song will naturally sound better on artist like rihanna,shontelle and sean kingston cuz of their back ground but dont mean ester is copying anybody

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    Lexus Reply:

    @totz, you idiot. Ester’s style is not Island influenced. Drop It Low is her style. She only started the island songs with Rihanna. And Rihanna has island flavoured music on all her albums. You’re an ignoramus.

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    the Dramatikan Reply:

    @Lexus, u failed to mention that this is also for an island influenced SOUNDTRACK!!!! lol @tots is straight DUMB for that comment…what she gon come up on a soundtrack with a CLUB beat talkin bout droppin it like its hot?! NO!!

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  19. Timi

    amazing))))

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  20. xedos

    as i said above, it has the sound but no flavor.
    its like cooking food you taste it but you know its missing something to give it that real flavor you’re trying to capture.

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  21. RyanS

    This is really good and she sounds so much better without autotune, although she is still using it in this song she has toned it down :)

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  22. ango

    Let mi tell you guys something, im from the caribean just like rihanna and stil live here on my island Curacao, I love ester dean and i love Rihanna, not every song that ester penned she has to give them to riri, if shes lesbian thats her problem, i think ester has to make an album asap i like her voice, and rihanna has to make more music with tropical flavor like this, i think rihanna ditched her caribean flavor after her 1st album.

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    meme Reply:

    @ango, u obviously not a rihanna fan becuz each of rihannas albums had caribbean flavored tracks on it.

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  23. Twitter.com/TeyanaSkyrock

    Hey guys, you should shut up and listen lol. Ester is a songwriter but she CAN sing too. And she will release her debut album real soon. She ‘s not trying to sing like Rihanna but Rihanna sing like Ester. You should listen “S&M” and “What’s My Name” demo by Ester Dean. Rihanna sing the song like Ester, the same vibe. You should be happy for her, i think is her time.

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    neutre Reply:

    @Twitter.com/TeyanaSkyrock, Rihanna doesn’t sound like Ester… Ester has to take this accent cuz these song were writen for Rihanna.. did you hear Drop it low ?? where is the island influence ?? NOWHERE

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  24. say what

    amazing,,,,,rinanna has been knocked because many say she can’t sing and others are mad and bitter because she can sing when they say she can’t, damn make your mind up.

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    Dallas Champ Reply:

    @say what, Riri makes good music.

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  25. say what

    @ ango,,,and i am from the island also and rihanna did not ditch her caribbeans root
    what are you smoking? FOR RIHANNA TO DITCH HER natural mesmerizing caribbean riddins vocals
    she would have to take DRASTICS measures. ri’svoice is something she was born with and is a big part of what makes rihanna vocals so sexy, naturally and keeps her a CUT above all the rest. ester’s song is cute.

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  26. Kyle

    This is hot! I can already see people saying that she is copying Rihanna but little do they know Ester is the one who gave Rihanna those hit singles (“S&M,” “What’s My Name” and “Rude Boy”).

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  27. say what

    it’sgood when a writer, producer comes up with new lyrics, but if in rihanna’s case if ri is the one who’s doing the delivery and theres no one with that signature voice that rihanna has. CASE N POINT ,,,earth kitt
    singing “GOLDFINGER” it’simple as that my friends.

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  28. say what

    rihanna’s voice is ICONIC all by itself
    without her singing a NOTE, period. and ester is great in what she does, but rihanna has that PERSONA about her that crosses all
    demographics and tto prove my point look @ the list of where shes charting @. also look
    on ultimate rihanna and check out her tour stops, theres place thats hard to pronounce that just goes to sho how europe & uk etc.
    loves rihanna.

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    Brixonne Reply:

    @say what, iconic? hahahahah.

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  29. Dave

    Some of you all are really pathetic. Ester did a great job on this song.

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  30. say what

    there’s so much power in rihanna’s name!

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  31. MALAIKA

    CUTE PIC

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  32. King Makers

    thats a nice song, and i can see are trade mark in Rihanna’s song too—> “nah” I LOVE THIS SONG SERIOUSLY I DO!

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  33. poisoni

    all you rihanna stand STFU! if it’s for a movie about Brazil, isn’t it supposed to sound like this??? STFU and just enjoy the damn song or go away.

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  34. Rih should write her own damn songs for a bloody change!!!

    Why on earth should Esther keep giving her hits to Rihanna? isn’t Rihanna an “artist” aswell, why can she pen her own songs and see if they will even make the charts, she should atleast once in a while pen her own damn songs!.

    Esther has given her enought “only girl in the world” “S&M” etc. I am sure rock nation can’t complain right now cos Rihanna is a liability with regards to all these talents they have to keep paying to support her career.

    This song is beautiful & am glad that she sang it otherwise, it would have been a shame…a total waste. Esther is doing the right thing and i hope her fans increase to support her. This song deserves to hit the 1# spot if she had as much fans.

    Esther is the battery that works Roc nations 1# artist, once thats gone, they’d go bankrupt. For how long will Esther keep helping her? she had better take lessons from Esther b4 she leave and becomes big cos she writes damn great hits.

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  35. Lisa

    Ester is so amazing. I love S&M & Woohoo.

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  36. chris_Shorts

    #truetalent shes great like not much to say i love it

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  37. credits

    sounds like a rihanna demo though. you know how sometimes the demo singer tries to sound like the artist they are writing the song for…

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  38. Dre

    This is Ester’s song….the soundtrack has already been released with her on it!

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  39. neutre

    I Love that song and I love Ester Dean.. congrats

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  40. paolo

    Nice movie and movie.
    Asia

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  41. janay t

    luv this song i listen to this like all day it got a beat to it plus my two fav singers in it rihanna and katy perry cool song.

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  42. keisha

    Ester I love this song as I do all your songs you write. You keep making them hits and I will continue to support you no matter wat.

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  43. question

    Why are the lyrics to the song about a woman?

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  46. Dezebishestrippin

    Y y’all keep talkin bout “island flavor” fuh dis song? Rio de Janeiro is in Brazil… Which iz on South American mainland. Dumbazzes.

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