Ester Dean

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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Apr
6
Ester Dean Reveals ‘Drop It Low’ Was Originally for Ciara

Ester Dean and Ciara

Ester Dean has penned tracks for everyone from Rihanna and Nicki Minaj to Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, but her songs don’t always end up where they’re supposed to. Her 2009 solo smash, “Drop It Low” featuring Chris Brown, was originally intended for another R&B songstress.

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Mar
25
New Music: Jeezy f/ Ester Dean – ‘Mama Told Me’ (Beyoncé Demo)

Jeezy and Ester Dean

Ester Dean sings on the demo for the artist formerly known as Young Jeezy. Beyoncé will reportedly be featured on the final version of “Mama Told Me,” the first official single from Jeezy’s Thug Motivation 103 album. The Middle Eastern-tinged production was co-written by Dean, whose stock is quickly rising with credits on Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” and Christina Aguilera’s upcoming single “Not Myself Tonight.”

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Nov
30
New Music: Chris Brown f/ Ester Dean – ‘I Love U’

Chris Brown and Ester Dean

Chris Brown drops another joint with singer-songwriter Ester Dean called “I Love U.” The folksy Polow Da Don production can be found on the deluxe edition of Graffiti. Brown will sit down with Robin Roberts for another interview airing December 8 on ABC’s “20/20.”

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