Ester Dean

Jun
22
New Music: Ester Dean – ‘Bam Bam’

Bam Bam

Ester Dean makes no apologies on her bass-heavy banger “Bam Bam.” The singer-songwriter, who’s penned hits for Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Beyoncé, serves up her goodies on the Missy Elliott-inspired record. “If it’s me you want, it’s all you can eat/ Cherry on top, with me it’s so sweet/ Chow down baby, pace yourself please,” raps the self-proclaimed “hood rich bitch” on the in-your-face cut off her forthcoming Interscope Records debut.

“On ‘Bam Bam’ I finally get to bring Susie back, aka Gucci Mane ‘I Think I Love Her,’” said Dean of her 2009 collaboration with the Brick Squad rapper. “This is hood and raunchy and straight to the point…and I love letting her out!”

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Jun
15
Ester Dean Stars in ‘Pitch Perfect’ [Trailer]

Pitch Perfect

Ester Dean is making the leap from music to movies in Universal Pictures’ Pitch Perfect. In addition to working on her debut album, the singer-songwriter behind hits for Rihanna and Katy Perry takes to the big screen in the competitive musical-comedy.

She plays a bisexual student named Cynthia Rose alongside a female-dominated cast that includes Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow. The story follows an all-girls a cappella group who rebuilds so they can make their way to the championship and take on the boys.

The film, which is based on Mickey Rapkin’s non-fiction novel of the same name, hits theaters October 5.

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Jun
3
Video: MGK f/ Ester Dean – ‘Invincible’

MGK and Ester Dean

Machine Gun Kelly may be known for his wild ways, but he shows another side in the dramatic video for “Invincible,” the lead single off his debut album Lace Up, due later this summer. The Bad Boy rapper portrays the struggle and triumph of everyday people in the Isaac Rentz-directed clip, which depicts an unexpected pregnancy and neighborhood brawl.

In his scenes, MGK rushes to a hospital to check on his daughter, who happens to reunite him with his ex-girlfriend. Singer-songwriter Ester Dean roams the hospital hallways, providing the powerful hook.

The underdog anthem, produced by Alex Da Kid, serves as the official theme song for WWE’s Wrestlemania 28 and has been licensed for 2012 NFL Thursday Night Football. MGK is currently on tour with Tech N9ne, and will kick off the “Vans Warped” tour in his hometown of Cleveland on July 11.

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May
21
New Music: Ester Dean – ‘Baby Making Love’

Ester Dean

Turn the lights down low. Ester Dean takes it to the bedroom on her sexy jam “Baby Making Love.” The platinum hitmaker, who was just named Pop Songwriter of the Year at the BMI Pop Awards, gets hot and heavy on the ’90s throwback record that will leave you oohing and aahing. Ester is putting the finishing touches on her Interscope Records debut, due later this year.

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May
16
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.

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Feb
21
New Music: Ester Dean f/ Nicki Minaj – ‘Gimmie Money’

Ester Dean and Nicki Minaj

Save your money. Ester Dean is only interested in your time on “Gimmie Money,” her collaboration with Nicki Minaj. The two previously worked together on Nicki’s smash single “Super Bass.”

An Auto-Tuned Ester declares her financial independence on the synth-heavy beat, while the Young Money diva comes through with a jet-setting verse. “I’m up in Hong Kong rocking Shojono Tomo/ Lobster sushi rolls, with a side of soy sauce/ Chopsticks, you know we don’t give a fork,” she raps.

Ester is considering releasing the song as a single from her Interscope Records debut. “If you guys Love Gimmie Money ft Nicki Minaj as my Single let’s get it Trending #GimmieMoney,” she tweeted.

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Feb
21
New Music: Ester Dean – ‘Let It Grow (Celebrate the World)’

Ester Dean

Ester Dean spreads her wings and soars on “Let It Grow (Celebrate the World).” The inspirational record, produced by Tricky Stewart, is featured on the soundtrack to Dr. Seuss’ animated film The Lorax, to which she also lends her voice. In addition to working on her Interscope debut (she already has 10 records picked), the singer-songwriter is writing for No Doubt, Keyshia Cole, Monica, Brandy, Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora, and more.

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