Ester Dean Captures BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year & Pop Song of the Year

Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) honored Ester Dean with the top honor as the BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year along with Benny Blanco and Pitbull. Dean, a coveted songwriter, composed several hot records that dominated the radio including Rihanna’s “What’s My Name?,” “Rude Boy,” and “S&M,” Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” and Katy Perry’s “Firework.”

In addition to receiving the BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year award, Dean and her co-writer Sandy Vee were awarded with the prestige merit as BMI Pop Song of the Year.

Dean has amassed a catalog of songs for pop icons including Rihanna, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and Beyonce, taking steps towards a solo career. In 2009, she took her first attempt as a singer, releasing the single “Drop It Low,” a collaboration with Chris Brown, that successfully landed on the Billboard Hot 100.

She took a breather following the single’s success, but is now more comfortable in her skin as an artist. Her latest record “Gimme Money,” is a radio friendly dance-driven synth track featuring Young Money artist Nicki Minaj.