Rihanna’s secret weapon,” is what people are calling Ester Dean. This is fair, I guess. The Grammy-nominated artist has written an INSANE amount of hits for badgalRiRi: Rude Boy, What’s My Name, Where Have You Been, Talk That Talk, and a host of others. But to call her Rihanna’s secret weapon simply does not do this woman justice.
Ester has written for just about everybody, including Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson, and Katy Perry. Now that she’s being managed by Jay-Z’s label RocNation (along with artists like MIA, Shakira, and Rihanna), I expect very exciting things from Ester. In 2009 she released Drop It Low (featuring Chris Brown), a really hip-pop song that failed to make waves. I think her new song is a gazillion times better; it’s very 90s R&B-ish and I can’t wait to hear more from this immense talent. Check out the new track and tell me what you think.
Baby Making Love
So what’s the verdict? Can Ester go from songwriter to singer? Can she out-sing the people she writes for– Rihanna? Katy? Bieber? Lol, that one makes me laugh a little. And most importantly, does this music make you want to make a baby with your lover, or the fantasy celebrity lover of your choice?
Ester signing to RocNation’s Management is no small potatoes. This label has such an eclectic array of artists (many from the UK), sometimes it’s hard to keep them straight; there’s also a difference between being managed by RocNation and having a record deal with them (Ester’s record deal is actually with Interscope). So I’ve made us a photo gallery, lest we forget who Rita Ora is when her next single drops in the States. But first, check out Ester’s obscenely impressive Writing Discography:
Christina Aguilera: Not Myself Tonight, Vanity, Woohoo, etc.
Beyonce: Countdown, Start Over
Britney Spears: (Drop Dead) Beautiful, Selfish
Katy Perry: Firework, Peacock
Kelly Clarkson: Mr. Know It All
Ciara: Never Ever, etc.
Jesse McCartney: Up
Nicki Minaj: Super Bass, etc.
Rihanna: Rude Boy, What’s My Name, Where Have You Been, Talk That Talk, Drunk On Love, Roc Me Out, Farewell, etc.
Jennifer Hudson: Gone, One Piece
Usher: Hot Tottie, Lil Freak, etc.