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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 Return 2017 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hoy nos toca 2017 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Superstar Duets 2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Strictly Come Dancing 2014-2016 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Who's Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Sing 2016 writer: "Firework" - as Esther Dean
Bad Moms 2016 writer: "Hey Mama"
The Voice 2012-2016 TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Lip Sync Battle Philippines 2016 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
ITV Sport: Euro 2016 2016 TV Mini-Series writer - 2 episodes
Match of the Day: Euro 2016 2016 TV Mini-Series writer - 3 episodes
Britain's Got Talent 2012-2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
How to Be Single 2016 writer: "Peacock" - as Esther Dean
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014-2015 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
2015 MTV Video Music Awards 2015 TV Special writer: "The Night is Still Young"
Todd's Pop Song Reviews 2011-2015 TV Series documentary writer - 6 episodes
Lip Sync Battle 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mediterranea 2015 writer: "S&M"
Pitch Perfect 2 2015 performer: "Crazy Youngsters" / writer: "Crazy Youngsters"
Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour 2015 TV Movie writer: "Firework" - as Esther Dean
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show Starring Katy Perry 2015 TV Movie writer: "Firework"
The Interview 2014/II writer: "Firework" - as Esther Dean
Saturday Night Live 2009-2014 TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Citizenfour 2014 Documentary writer: "Come & Get It"
Tu cara me suena mini - España 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice Kids 2014 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Guapas 2014 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Dreamland 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Impractical Jokers 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Other Woman 2014 performer: "Get My Dough" / writer: "Get My Dough"
Rio 2 2014 lyrics: "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 Ice 2014 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
So You Think You Can Dance Australia 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Am Britney Jean 2013 TV Movie documentary writer: "Selfish"
The Crazy Ones 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena 2013 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Love/Hate 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rude Tube 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice of the Philippines 2013 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
2013 Billboard Music Awards 2013 TV Special writer: "Come & Get It"
The Bling Ring 2013 performer: "Drop It Low" / writer: "Drop It Low" - as Esther Dean
The Office 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman 2009-2013 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Dancing with the Stars 2011-2013 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Voice Israel 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glee 2011-2013 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: Season Zero 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Conan 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor Philippines 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pitch Perfect 2012 writer: "Riff Off: medley" - uncredited / writer: "S & M" - as Esther Dean
So You Think You Can Dance 2010-2012 TV Series writer - 6 episodes
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno TV Series writer - 5 episodes, 2011 - 2012 performer - 1 episode, 2012
Ice Age: Continental Drift 2012 "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 Me 2012 Documentary writer: "Peacock" live, "Firework" live, "Firework" - as Esther Dean
American Idol 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2010-2012 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 2012 writer: "Firework" - as Esther Dean
Rust and Bone 2012 writer: "Firework" - as Esther Dean
Katy Perry Live Lounge Special 2012 TV Special writer: "Firework"
WrestleMania XXVIII 2012 TV Special performer: "Invincible"
Girls 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Lorax 2012 performer: "Let It Grow Celebrate the World" / writer: "Let It Grow Celebrate the World"
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked 2011 writer: "Firework" - as Esther Dean
So Random! TV Series producer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Britney Spears Live: The Femme Fatale Tour 2011 TV Special writer: " Drop Dead Beautiful", "S&M"
Dance Central 2 2011 Video Game writer: "Rude Boy" - as Esther Dean
Being Erica TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2011 music - 1 episode, 2011
Teen Spirit 2011 TV Movie writer: " Drop Dead Beautiful"
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie 2011 Documentary writer: "Firework" - as Esther Dean
The Block 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 2011 Billboard Music Awards 2011 TV Special writer: "S&M", "Super Bass"
Prom 2011 writer: "Firework" - as Ester Dean
Rio 2011 lyrics: "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 2011 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards 2011 TV Special writer: "What's My Name?"
JonTron 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Burlesque 2010/I writer: "The Beautiful People"
So You Think You Can Dance Canada 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Album Chart Show 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Step Up 3D 2010 writer: "Up Remix", "Already Taken" - as Esther Dean
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Alan Carr: Chatty Man 2010 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Parks and Recreation 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
G-Force 2009 writer: "Jump" - as Esther Dean
Confessions of a Shopaholic 2009 writer: "Bad Girl", "Takes Time To Love" - as Esther Dean
More Than a Game 2008 Documentary writer: "Stronger" - as Esther Dean
NFL Thursday Night Football 2006 TV Series writer: "In My City" - uncredited

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
David Guetta Feat. Zara Larsson: This One's for You 2016 Video short
Nicki Minaj: I Lied 2014 Video short
Seeing 2012 Short music written and performed by
Rihanna: Where Have You Been 2012 Video short music by
David Guetta Feat. Nicki Minaj: Turn Me On 2012 Video short
Rihanna: You Da One 2011 Video short music by
Nicole Scherzinger Feat. 50 Cent: Right There 2011 Video short
Rihanna: S&M 2011 Video short music by
Rihanna Feat. Drake: What's My Name? 2010 Video short music by
Christina Aguilera: Not Myself Tonight 2010 Video short
Rihanna: Rude Boy 2010 Video short music by

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pitch Perfect 3 2017 completed Cynthia Rose
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 2016 TV Series Connie's Client
Pitch Perfect 2 2015 Cynthia Rose
Pitch Perfect 2012 Cynthia Rose
Ice Age: Continental Drift 2012 Female Siren (voice)
Rio 2011 Boy in Gondola (voice)

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Empire 2016 TV Series music producer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hot 10 2011 TV Series thanks - 2 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
RuPaul's Drag Race 2016 TV Series Herself - Guest Judge
2013 MTV Movie Awards 2013 TV Special Herself - Performer
Made in Hollywood 2012 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
American Idol 2012 TV Series Herself
The Hot 10 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2009 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Musical Moment Pitch Perfect (2012) · Anna Kendrick
· Rebel Wilson
· Anna Camp
· Brittany Snow
· Alexis Knapp
· Hana Mae Lee

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Annie Annie Awards Music in an Animated Feature Production Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) · John Powell
· Adam Schlesinger


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