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Ester Dean

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Ester Dean (born December 15, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter, and record producer signed to Zone 4 Records/Interscope Records. She is most notable for U.S. hit single “Drop It Low” in 2009, which featured singer Chris Brown. Dean has also written songs for many artists including Christina Aguilera, Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em, Ciara, Rihanna, Usher, and R. Kelly.

Dean was born in 1981, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, then in her late teens, she moved to Omaha, Nebraska after graduating from Omaha North High School, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia, until relocating to Los Angeles, California, where she became a successful songwriter, and was introduced to Polow da Don, and later signed to Zone 4 Records/Interscope Records. During her tenure, Dean has amassed a catalog of songs she has written or co-written for other artists, such as Mary J. Blige, Monica, Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole, Kelly Rowland, Katy Perry, Trey Songz, Christina Aguilera, Usher, Chris Brown, Teyana Taylor, Nicki Minaj among many others.

In 2009, she recorded and released her first single, “Drop It Low” which features singer Chris Brown, off the LeBron James documentary, More Than a Game, which peaked at #38 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming her first US Top 40 single. The song received positive reviews, and the song was remixed by artists such as Lil Wayne, Trey Songz and Diddy. She was featured on Nicki Minaj’s song Super Bass, a bonus track for the rapper’s debut album Pink Friday.

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