So we meet again Readers,
I was listening to the Gym Class Heroes song “The Fighter” feat. Ryan Tedder and I was just so intrigued by the song that I looked up the lyrics and one thing led to another and before I knew it I was researching Ryan Tedder’s life and accomplishments.
I have seen him in concert before with his band, OneRepublic when they opened for Maroon 5 and let me just say how incredibly talented they all are. Ryan Tedder and OneRepublic inspire me, and their music is my absolute favorite.
So, I decided to inform all you readers a little bit about Ryan, a lot of which many, including myself don’t or didn’t know until now.
First off, did you know that Ryan was sort of like Timbaland’s prodigy. Well, he kind of is and I only mean that because Ryan had been working for a while trying to make it as an artist before Timbaland came along but Timbaland gave him a lot of help as he started to develop his amazing talents.
Before he met Timbaland, he was on an MTV trying to compete for a record deal, which unfortunately was apparently bogus and never happened even though Ryan won. Maybe it was for the better because not much after he met Timbaland, who we all know is also incredibly talented. Ryan plays many instruments including guitar, bass, glockenspiel, tambourine and piano.
He has won many grammy and awards including some for writing because if you didn’t know, not only is Ryan a singer/songwriter for himself and One Republic but he has also produced and written songs for various other artists as well. The following is a list of some songs he has produced and written: Co-wrote & produced “Bleeding Love” sung by Leona Lewis, Penned “Halo” by Beyonce, co-wrote & co-produced “I Just Had Sex” for SNL‘s The Lonely Island feat. Akon, wrote & produced Adele’s “Rumor Has It”, co-wrote & co-produced “So Good” sung by B.o.B.
Ryan Tedder has also worked with the following artists: Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, Maroon 5, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, James Morrison, the late Whitney Houston, Ludacris, Backstreet Boys, DJ Tiesto, Kelly Clarkson, Hilary Duff, Ashley Tisdale and is currently working with Trey Songz, Cody Simpson, Jason Derulo, Lights and Lady Antebellum.
*These are only just to name a few, the actual list is incredibly long, but you get it, he’s kind of a big deal if you didn’t know.
For more please read this amazing article from Billboard: http://www.billboard.com/news/ryan-tedder-hoarding-songs-for-onerepublic-1007123752.story#/news/ryan-tedder-hoarding-songs-for-onerepublic-1007123752.story
Hope you liked this short bio.
Thanks for reading,