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Ester Dean

Biography

Vocalist and songwriter who all earned her initial chart-topping one with “Drop It all Low,” featuring Chris Dark brown in ’09 2009. She was agreed upon to Area 4 Records soon after shifting to LA. She wrote music for Keyshia Cole, Sean Paul, and Rihanna in 2012. She actually is the youngest of five siblings. She highlighted the rapping of Nicki Minaj on her behalf song “Gimme Cash.”

Quick Facts


Full Name Ester Dean
Date Of Birth April 15, 1986
Place Of Birth Muskogee, OK
Profession Pop Singer
Nationality American
Parents Hester Ronay
Siblings Deandria Dean
Awards MTV Movie Award for Best Musical Moment
Nominations Grammy Award for Album of the Year, BET Award for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Drop It Low, Crazy Youngsters, Let It Grow
Movies Pitch Perfect 3, Pitch Perfect 2, Pitch Perfect, Ice Age: Continental Drift
Star Sign Aries

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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return2017TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hoy nos toca2017TV Series writer - 1 episode
Superstar Duets2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Strictly Come Dancing2014-2016TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Who's Doing the Dishes?2016TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Sing2016writer: "Firework" - as Esther Dean
Bad Moms2016writer: "Hey Mama"
The Voice2012-2016TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Lip Sync Battle Philippines2016TV Series writer - 3 episodes
ITV Sport: Euro 20162016TV Mini-Series writer - 2 episodes
Match of the Day: Euro 20162016TV Mini-Series writer - 3 episodes
Britain's Got Talent2012-2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
How to Be Single2016writer: "Peacock" - as Esther Dean
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014-2015TV Series writer - 2 episodes
2015 MTV Video Music Awards2015TV Special writer: "The Night is Still Young"
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2011-2015TV Series documentary writer - 6 episodes
Lip Sync Battle2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mediterranea2015writer: "S&M"
Pitch Perfect 22015performer: "Crazy Youngsters" / writer: "Crazy Youngsters"
Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour2015TV Movie writer: "Firework" - as Esther Dean
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show Starring Katy Perry2015TV Movie writer: "Firework"
The Interview2014/IIwriter: "Firework" - as Esther Dean
Saturday Night Live2009-2014TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Citizenfour2014Documentary writer: "Come & Get It"
Tu cara me suena mini - España2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice Kids2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Guapas2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Dreamland2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Impractical Jokers2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Other Woman2014performer: "Get My Dough" / writer: "Get My Dough"
Rio 22014lyrics: "Let Me Take You to Rio" / music: "Let Me Take You to Rio" / performer: "Let Me Take You to Rio", "Rio Rio" / producer: "Let Me Take You to Rio", "Rio Rio" / writer: "Rio Rio"
Dancing on Ice2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
So You Think You Can Dance Australia2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Am Britney Jean2013TV Movie documentary writer: "Selfish"
The Crazy Ones2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Love/Hate2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rude Tube2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice of the Philippines2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
2013 Billboard Music Awards2013TV Special writer: "Come & Get It"
The Bling Ring2013performer: "Drop It Low" / writer: "Drop It Low" - as Esther Dean
The Office2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman2009-2013TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Dancing with the Stars2011-2013TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Voice Israel2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glee2011-2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: Season Zero2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Conan2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor Philippines2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pitch Perfect2012writer: "Riff Off: medley" - uncredited / writer: "S & M" - as Esther Dean
So You Think You Can Dance2010-2012TV Series writer - 6 episodes
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series writer - 5 episodes, 2011 - 2012 performer - 1 episode, 2012
Ice Age: Continental Drift2012"We Are Theme from Ice Age Continental Drift" / performer: "We Are Theme from Ice Age Continental Drift" / producer: "We Are Theme from Ice Age Continental Drift" / writer: "We Are Theme from Ice Age Continental Drift"
Katy Perry: Part of Me2012Documentary writer: "Peacock" live, "Firework" live, "Firework" - as Esther Dean
American Idol2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2010-2012TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted2012writer: "Firework" - as Esther Dean
Rust and Bone2012writer: "Firework" - as Esther Dean
Katy Perry Live Lounge Special2012TV Special writer: "Firework"
WrestleMania XXVIII2012TV Special performer: "Invincible"
Girls2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Lorax2012performer: "Let It Grow Celebrate the World" / writer: "Let It Grow Celebrate the World"
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked2011writer: "Firework" - as Esther Dean
So Random!TV Series producer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Britney Spears Live: The Femme Fatale Tour2011TV Special writer: " Drop Dead Beautiful", "S&M"
Dance Central 22011Video Game writer: "Rude Boy" - as Esther Dean
Being EricaTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2011 music - 1 episode, 2011
Teen Spirit2011TV Movie writer: " Drop Dead Beautiful"
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie2011Documentary writer: "Firework" - as Esther Dean
The Block2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 2011 Billboard Music Awards2011TV Special writer: "S&M", "Super Bass"
Prom2011writer: "Firework" - as Ester Dean
Rio2011lyrics: "Let Me Take You to Rio" / music: "Let Me Take You to Rio" / performer: "Let Me Take You to Rio", "Take You to Rio" / producer: "Let Me Take You to Rio" / writer: "Take You to Rio"
Idool 20112011TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards2011TV Special writer: "What's My Name?"
JonTron2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Burlesque2010/Iwriter: "The Beautiful People"
So You Think You Can Dance Canada2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Album Chart Show2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Step Up 3D2010writer: "Up Remix", "Already Taken" - as Esther Dean
Live from Studio Five2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Alan Carr: Chatty Man2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Parks and Recreation2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
G-Force2009writer: "Jump" - as Esther Dean
Confessions of a Shopaholic2009writer: "Bad Girl", "Takes Time To Love" - as Esther Dean
More Than a Game2008Documentary writer: "Stronger" - as Esther Dean
NFL Thursday Night Football2006TV Series writer: "In My City" - uncredited

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
David Guetta Feat. Zara Larsson: This One's for You2016Video short
Nicki Minaj: I Lied2014Video short
Seeing2012Short music written and performed by
Rihanna: Where Have You Been2012Video short music by
David Guetta Feat. Nicki Minaj: Turn Me On2012Video short
Rihanna: You Da One2011Video short music by
Nicole Scherzinger Feat. 50 Cent: Right There2011Video short
Rihanna: S&M2011Video short music by
Rihanna Feat. Drake: What's My Name?2010Video short music by
Christina Aguilera: Not Myself Tonight2010Video short
Rihanna: Rude Boy2010Video short music by

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pitch Perfect 32017completedCynthia Rose
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend2016TV SeriesConnie's Client
Pitch Perfect 22015Cynthia Rose
Pitch Perfect2012Cynthia Rose
Ice Age: Continental Drift2012Female Siren (voice)
Rio2011Boy in Gondola (voice)

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Empire2016TV Series music producer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hot 102011TV Series thanks - 2 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
RuPaul's Drag Race2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
2013 MTV Movie Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Made in Hollywood2012TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
American Idol2012TV SeriesHerself
The Hot 102011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2009TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Musical MomentPitch Perfect (2012)· Anna Kendrick
· Rebel Wilson
· Anna Camp
· Brittany Snow
· Alexis Knapp
· Hana Mae Lee

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013AnnieAnnie AwardsMusic in an Animated Feature ProductionIce Age: Continental Drift (2012)· John Powell
· Adam Schlesinger


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