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Rihanna And Nicki Minaj Songwriter Ester Dean On Getting Start In Nebraska

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Ester Dean

Ester Dean, one of pop music's most in demand songwriters, recently visited Yahoo! to talk about her forthcoming solo debut as a singer.

The conversation with Miss Dean was so good that the interview spanned four parts. In Part 1, Ester explained how she actually got her start in the entertainment business in one of the most unlikely locales — Nebraska.

Part 2: Ester Dean Explains Why She Put Singing On Hold After Scoring A Top 40 Hit

While she was in high school, Ester was going to the studio with her friends, singing the hooks to their songs. Her career that includes co-writing credits like Rihanna's "Where Have You Been" and "Rude Boy" and Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" began to take off after meeting Tricky Stewart.

Part 3: Ester Dean Explains Whitney Houston's 'Saving All My Love For You' And Working On Nicki Minaj's 'Super Bass'

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