65 Facts About Ryan Tedder


Ryan Benjamin Tedder was born on June 26,1979 and is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer.


Ryan Tedder is one of the producers on the reality show Songland.


Ryan Tedder is a three-time recipient of the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, due to his production credits on Adele's 21 and 25, and Taylor Swift's 1989.


Ryan Tedder was raised by an extended family of missionaries and pastors in a Christian church.


Ryan Tedder began learning to play the piano at the age of three via the Suzuki method.


Ryan Tedder practiced piano in exchange for candy corn from his musician father and schoolteacher mother.


Ryan Tedder was a self-taught vocalist who secretly began imitating his favorite artists, such as The Beatles, U2, Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder, and Sting at the age of twelve.


Ryan Tedder attended schools in Jenks, Oklahoma, a suburb of Tulsa, and Deer Creek, Oklahoma, outside of Oklahoma City, until his junior year, then transferred to Colorado Springs Christian School in Colorado Springs, Colorado his senior year, from which he graduated.


Ryan Tedder attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa and graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations and advertising.


Ryan Tedder worked as a waiter and a shop assistant at Pottery Barn before securing an internship at DreamWorks SKG in Nashville, where he sang on multiple demos.


Ryan Tedder produced demos for songwriters and labels, charging $300 to $400 a track.


At the age of twenty-one, Ryan Tedder competed in a singer-songwriter competition and was selected by NSYNC artist Lance Bass as one of five finalists to perform on a one-hour special on MTV, performing original material in front of millions of viewers.


One year after winning the MTV competition, Ryan Tedder caught the attention of the hip hop producer Timbaland.


Ryan Tedder's work crossed many musical genres and he has had chart successes in both America and the United Kingdom with some artists.


Ryan Tedder met producer Morten Schjolin in 2005, doing various collaborations for Tattoo's second album.


In June 2007, Ryan Tedder signed a worldwide publishing administration deal with Kobalt Music Publishing.


Ryan Tedder is the writer of the song "Apologize", performed with OneRepublic.


Ryan Tedder is credited for writing the treatment for the second music video that was filmed for the US release of "Bleeding Love".


Ryan Tedder has written and produced singles with artists such as Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, Adele, Birdy, Alsou, Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Leona Lewis, Jennifer Hudson, Alexandra Burke, the Backstreet Boys, Beyonce Knowles, Monrose, and a number of songs with various rock acts in the US and abroad.


Ryan Tedder worked with Jennifer Lopez on her 2007 single "Do It Well" from her album Brave.


Ryan Tedder co-wrote and produced the song "Battlefield" from Jordin Sparks' second album of the same name.


Ryan Tedder worked on American Idol season 8 runner up Adam Lambert's debut album, For Your Entertainment.


In late 2009, Ryan Tedder launched his own record company, Patriot Records.


Ryan Tedder signed My Name Is Kay, who released her debut EP through Interscope in 2012.


Ryan Tedder formed his own publishing company, Patriot Games Publishing, in 2009 in alliance with Kobalt Music Publishing Worldwide.


In 2010, Ryan Tedder was featured on Far East Movement's 2010 hit single "Rocketeer".


Ryan Tedder had expressed interest in collaborating with Adele after they met at the 2009 Grammy Awards ceremony in February.


Ryan Tedder arrived four hours early to their first studio session.


Ryan Tedder composed the opening piano sequence and first few lines to what became the song "Turning Tables".


Adele and Ryan Tedder arranged a second meeting and reconvened at Serenity West Studios in Los Angeles weeks later to write and record "Rumour Has It".


In 2011, Ryan Tedder worked with Demi Lovato for their third studio album, Unbroken.


Ryan Tedder co-produced and co-wrote the single "Neon Lights" from Demi, while penning the track "Wildfire" with Lovato for Confident.


Ryan Tedder composed a song for Vanness Wu, "Is this All" in Taiwan.


Ryan Tedder worked with the band Big Time Rush in writing the single, "Music Sounds Better with U" off their second studio album, Elevate, and he proceeded to produce it.


Ryan Tedder co-wrote David Cook's "The Last Goodbye" from his second album.


In 2012, Ryan Tedder co-wrote "Good in Goodbye" for Carrie Underwood's fourth album, Blown Away, released on May 1,2012.


Ryan Tedder produced tracks for Maroon 5's fourth album, Overexposed.


Ryan Tedder co-wrote and co-produced the song "Satellite" for British band The Wanted which appears on their US album released on April 24,2012.


Ryan Tedder recorded vocal tracks for Sebastian Ingrosso and Alesso's dance music track, titled "Calling".


Ryan Tedder was featured on Gym Class Heroes' single "The Fighter".


Ryan Tedder served as a judge for the 10th and 11th annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists' careers.


In 2013, Ryan Tedder was a celebrity mentor during the second season of The Voice for Delta Goodrem's team.


Ryan Tedder was an advisor of Adam Levine, for his team from the fifth season of the reality competition show The Voice.


Ryan Tedder wrote and produced the song "Ghost" by Ella Henderson, released on June 8,2014.


In 2014, Ryan Tedder collaborated on writing and producing with artists such as Maroon 5 for their fifth studio album V, and Taylor Swift for her fifth studio album 1989.


Ryan Tedder has produced and wrote for Ariana Grande's second studio album My Everything.


Ryan Tedder shares producing credits on U2's 2014 album, Songs of Innocence.


In 2015, Ryan Tedder wrote "I Want You To Know" with Zedd and Selena Gomez.


Ryan Tedder penned "Flares" with The Script for their album No Sound Without Silence.


Ryan Tedder co-wrote "Remedy" with Adele for her third studio album, 25, and "Wildfire" for Demi Lovato's fifth studio album Confident.


Ryan Tedder provided vocals for the song "Scars" by Swedish DJ Alesso, featured on his debut studio album, Forever.


In 2016, Ryan Tedder featured on Cassius's song "The Missing" from their album Ibifornia.


Ryan Tedder had teased collaborations with both The Chainsmokers and Echosmith via social media.


In 2017, Ryan Tedder began work with Camila Cabello for her debut studio album Camila, released on January 12,2018.


In 2020, Ryan Tedder co-wrote "Bet You Wanna", a song by the girl group Blackpink featuring Cardi B from their debut studio album The Album.


In January 2021, Ryan Tedder sold a majority stake of his music catalog for around $200 million to investment firm KKR.


On September 15,2019, Ryan Tedder announced that the new album was to be titled called Human, and would be released in November 2019.


On November 19,2019, Ryan Tedder said that the album is planned to be released in spring 2020.


On January 22,2020, Ryan Tedder announced over Instagram that the new album would be wrapped by March.


In 2019, Ryan Tedder wrote and produced his solo single debut "Right Where I'm Supposed to Be" as the Official Song of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in collaboration with Avril Lavigne, Luis Fonsi, Hussain Al Jassmi, Assala Nasri and Tamer Hosny.


In 2019, it was announced that Ryan Tedder would be a mentor and producer-host on NBC's Songland alongside Ester Dean and Shane McAnally.


Ryan Tedder is married to Genevieve, whom he met in college.


Ryan Tedder has an appreciation for the culinary arts, stating that he loves Iron Chef.


Ryan Tedder became involved with Southern Hospitality, a restaurant co-created in 2007 by Justin Timberlake at Second Avenue in Manhattan, when it opened a second location in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan.


Ryan Tedder has received three Grammy Awards out of eleven nominations and has been nominated for one Golden Globe Award.