Someone unwisely advised Ester Dean to remake Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” one of the greatest songs ever recorded, as the lead single for her debut album, Story Never Told. Not only did the hit songwriter remake the record, but she also turned it into a auto-tune-filled dance number. I’d say certain songs shouldn’t be covered, but in this case, both Tank and Adele did the classic tune justice. However, I will say certain singers shouldn’t cover certain songs.
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Machine Gun Kelly made his late night debut on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, performing a song he hates–“Invincible.” Roc star of Interscope, Ester Dean, joined the Bad Boy of Interscope while he maniacally shook his head offbeat and seemingly mimed the words. Read More
Cassie is under one of the most influential men in music, yet the follow-up to her 2006 self-titled debut remains lost in limbo. On schedule, she reassures fans she has been in the studio working on new material.
In a letter to her fans, Cassie says she has signed to Interscope and has a new management team. The “Me & U” performer also says she’s working on her album and a mixtape simultaneously. One hit-maker she has linked up with is Ester Dean. Ester is responsible for many of Rihanna’s hits, including “Rude Boy,” “What’s My Name?” and “Where Have You Been.” Could Ester equip Cassie with the song to push her album into fruition? Read More
Ester Dean retracts from the old school sound she reintroduced, to a more generic production complemented by vulgar lyrics. If you ever wondered who provided Rihanna with her risqué material, wonder no more. Read More
“MGK” relinquishes the fighter within in his newly released video, “Invincible”, featuring singer/songwriter Ester Dean.
Stories of everyday struggles, including gang fights, unplanned pregnancy and sickness compliments the anthemic track, produced by Alex Da Kid.
“Crucified by the public without the nails
Do or die in my city but clearly I never failed
Lost myself from the game when I found myself from the cell
And I found myself from the fame when I lost myself in the pills,” vents MGK in the vulnerable cut.
If you’ve found yourself grooving to “Countdown,” “Letting Go (Dutty Love),” “Lay It Down,” “Super Bass,” or “Rude Boy” then you’ve experienced Ester Dean. In addition to penning hits for some of Hollywood’s biggest names, the 24-year old racked a hit of her own in 2009 with “Drop It Low Ft. Chris Brown”. Congratulations are in order for the chipper songwriter as she inks a management deal with Roc Nation. Read More
Who knew Bad Boy signee Machine Gun Kelly was responsible for the music in the HTC Rezound commercial? Finally, fans of the 30-second commercial can experience “Invincible” in full.
The Cleveland rapper enlists hit songwriter and producer Ester Dean to sing the encouraging hook. Alex Da Kid is responsible for the dynamic production. Read More
Just one day before the tenth anniversary of Aaliyah’s tragic death, Billboard reaches out to some of today’s brightest female entertainers dish on Aaliyah’s influence on their lives, careers and music.
Singers like Melondy Thornton, Keyshia Cole, Ciara, Estelle and old friends, SWV, give their sentiments on the R&B and Hip-Hop’s girl next door.
Peep what the star’s of today had to say about Aaliyah’s beautiful soul…