Ester Dean

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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Jan
2
Ester Dean Signs Management Deal with Roc Nation

Ester Dean

Ester Dean is responsible for penning some of pop’s biggest hits in the last year, and now she’s forging ahead with her career as a recording artist. The hitmaker has inked a management deal with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation.

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Dec
17
New Music: Machine Gun Kelly f/ Ester Dean – ‘Invincible’

Invincible

Machine Gun Kelly laces up with Ester Dean on his empowering single “Invincible.” The Bad Boy signee reps for the underdogs, while the “Drop It Low” singer provides a powerful hook over the drum-heavy beat, produced by Alex Da Kid. If the song sounds familiar, that’s because it’s featured in the HTC Rezound commercial.

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May
12
New Music: Tinie Tempah f/ Ester Dean – ‘Love Suicide’

Tinie Tempah and Ester Dean

“What happens when the hourglass of love runs out/ Under one roof of one house/ And everything becomes so cold?” asks Tinie Tempah on “Love Suicide,” his emotionally-charged duet with Ester Dean off his U.S. debut Disc-Overy (May 17). The British lyricist opens up about a failed relationship over a guitar-laced melody from Stargate, while a fragile Dean expresses her pain, singing, “I’m all out of tears/ Tell me get out of here/ You made it very clear/ You did it on purpose.”

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Apr
9
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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