Ester Dean Named Songwriter of the Year at BMI Pop Awards

Ester Dean

Ester Dean is adding more accolades to her résumé. The singer-songwriter was honored as BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year at the 60th Annual BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills last night. The Oklahoma native, who has penned hits for Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and Katy Perry, shared the award with Pitbull and producer Benny Blanco.

Dean contributed five songs to the year’s most performed list including “What’s My Name?,” “Rude Boy,” “S&M,” “Super Bass,” and “Firework,” which also scored BMI Pop Song of the Year honors.

She is putting the finishing touches on her Interscope Records debut and will appear in the comedy Pitch Perfect and lend her voice to the animated film Ice Age: Continental Drift.

Ester Dean

Ester Dean

Ester Dean and BMI CEO Del Bryant

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28 Comments

  1. I Want New Music!

    I hope she writes hits also for herself :D

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    meme Reply:

    @I Want New Music!, thats not gonna happen. notice that the artist on her biggest hits are the 3 biggest artist in music. shes wrote for many other artist like Keri Hilson with out the same success.

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    Kahari Reply:

    @I Want New Music!, That’s the same challenge most singer-songwriters face for themselves while debuting their own material, Ashanti, Ne-Yo, Keri Hilson, Bei Major, Sean Garrett, and a host of others all are amazing songwriters who have managed to pen hits for other artist while maintaining a massive vocal career for themselves (excluding Bei Major and Sean Garrett, because they are VERY weak singers) but in the same token, received flack about not being able to provide that same heat they write or produce. Ester, to me, isn’t a good singer. But, she can write a beautiful song. So, it’ll be interesting to see her development as an artist.

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  2. symbollic

    OK

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  3. Shaytan

    She’s the reason why music sucks today. Shallow monotonic no meaning lyrics. Thank You Ester

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    Esi53 Reply:

    @Shaytan, How is ‘Fireworks’ have no meaning??? Even ‘Superbass’? Have you not heard of METAPHORS? It’s Elementary my dear Shaytan.

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  4. Songstress

    I swear she is my inspiration ! I really love her ! Hope my writing will be up there someday !

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  5. #RihannaNAVi

    Has she gained weight or was she always like that? :S

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  6. LevelNexter

    #Winning

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  7. RDK

    congratz asta keep doing your thing sista.

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  8. tay

    congratz dean

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  9. C1

    She is everything!! So proud of her!!

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  10. :)

    MISS ESTER DEAN YOU CAN GET IT! CONGRATS!

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  11. flawda

    Another win for Roc Nation!

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  12. Bob

    I wish her well, she is very gifted when it comes to writing catchy song, i would love to hear her demos for Talk That Talk

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  13. pitbull smashing

    congrats to her Benny and Pitbull..

    haha Pitbull co wrote on the floor and dance again, and he writes all his tunes too.

    I’m so happy for him, that’s so huge!

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  14. Team Dean

    Such a talent, can’t wait for her material to hit. congrats & go dean! :)

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  15. hate revolver

    Man, do u know how much money she probably makes? From all the records sells and plays. I rather be a songwriter and get all the money on the low. fuck the fame.

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  16. OpD2

    congratz esta she got skills.

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  18. tooreal

    so proud of her she deserves it! if not her then the dream but ester most def she is so talented my favorite song to date that ester has written has to be off keri hilson debut album in a perfect world, a song called “Make Love” i love ester you go girl!!!

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  19. Jay

    Awesome! Ester is an amazing songwriter! :)

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  20. Jay

    So proud of her & happy for her. I can’t wait for her debut!

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  21. jamie

    Well deserved!

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  22. Triniti

    One of the few deserved awards given today.

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  23. pitbulll

    he is smashing everywhereeeeeeeeeeee

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  24. Hugh

    Congrats!

    Respect for the writers

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  25. Couture

    Yessssss.

    I love her!

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