Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer of Rihanna, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj; Producer, "Songland" | NBC's Songland

Ester Dean is a Grammy Award-nominated songwriter, producer, singer and actress. As one of the music industry’s most in-demand hitmakers, she has written and produced hits such as “Firework” by Katy Perry, “Rude Boy” by Rihanna, “Super Bass” by Nicki Minaj, “Mr. Know It All” by Kelly Clarkson, and “Come & Get It” by Selena Gomez.

Dubbed “The Song Machine” by The New Yorker, Dean has sent countless artists to #1. At the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, Dean was nominated for Album of the Year for Rihanna’s “Loud,” featuring singles “What’s My Name?” and “S&M” written by Dean.

She broke into film with “Rio,” in which she sang “Let Me Take You to Rio” and “Take You to Rio.” Dean also voiced Sloth Siren in “Ice Age: Continental Drift” and wrote the title song, “We Are.”

In 2012, Dean began her acting career in “Pitch Perfect.”

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