13 Facts About Ester Dean


Esther Renay Dean was born on April 15,1986 and is an American singer, songwriter, music producer and actress.


Ester Dean has written songs for many artists, with numerous Top 10 hits, including No 1 hits for Rihanna and Katy Perry, earning the name "The Song Factory".


At the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, Ester Dean was nominated for Album of the Year as a producer on Rihanna's album Loud.


Ester Dean made her acting debut in the film Pitch Perfect as Cynthia-Rose Adams, a role she reprised for the sequels, Pitch Perfect 2 and Pitch Perfect 3.


At a young age Ester Dean learned how to channel her energy into her music, writing and channeling her emotions into songs.


Ester Dean drove 18 hours alone to Atlanta Georgia, to crack into the music industry.


Ester Dean immediately asked her to set up a meeting.


Ester Dean signed her to a small publishing deal that allowed Dean to grow and connect with other known writers and producers.


In 2009 Ester Dean released her first single, "Drop It Low", which peaked at number 38 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming her first US Top 40 single.


In 2011, Ester Dean contributed to the soundtrack for the animated film, Rio by Blue Sky Studios.


In 2012, Ester Dean was named 'The Song Machine' in an article by John Seabrook.


Ester Dean has written, and sometimes produced, Top 40 hits for artists including Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Florence + The Machine, Beyonce, Drake, Selena Gomez, Mary J Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Ciara, The Pussycat Dolls, Usher, Kelly Rowland, R Kelly, Britney Spears, Lil Wayne, and Eurovision Song Contest 2012 winner Loreen.


Ester Dean appeared as Cynthia Rose in Pitch Perfect, released in 2012, and reprised the role in the sequels Pitch Perfect 2 and Pitch Perfect 3.