Ryan Tedder Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Birth NameRyan Benjamin Tedder
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ryan Benjamin Tedder was born on June 26, 1979 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. He is a self-taught musician, learning to play the piano at age three and spending a minimum of two hours a day on vocals. His family relocated to Colorado Springs, Colorado his senior year where he attended Colorado Springs Christian School where he played soccer and met future band mate Zach Filkins. Tedder went on to attend Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma where he earned a degree in Public Relations and Advertising in 2001. It is while he attended the University that Tedder began showcasing his musical work. Upon graduation, Tedder landed an internship at DreamWorks SKG in Nashville, Tennessee where he began his goal of breaking into the music industry. He competed in a musical singer-songwriting competition sponsored by Lance Bass. Tedder has stated that the competition did not end up being "just a bunch of hype that didn't turn into anything," but it did get the attention of producer Tim Mosley which would ultimately end up giving him his big break into the industry. He is now front man of pop rock band OneRepublic, providing leading vocals and keyboard. The group has three successful albums written or co-written by Tedder. He is also writes and produces for other successful performers, most notably with Adele , Taylor Swift , Kelly Clarkson , and Beyoncé. Tedder resides in Colorado with his wife, Genevieve, and their two sons, Copeland and Miles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: audichan

Spouse (1)

Genevieve (2007 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (12)

Often works with artists Natasha Bedingfield and Leona Lewis.
Some of his all-time favorite songs are "Wonderwall" by Oasis, "Freedom" by George Michael and "Mysterious Ways" by U2.
Has his own record-label named Patriot Records.
Loves the carbonated beverage "Tru-Blood".
Tattooed "pari passu" on his ankle which translates from Latin to English "with equal step".
While in Osaka, he got Japanese characters and their sun tattooed on his forearm which translates into English as "God gives & God takes".
His favorite vehicle is the FJ44 but loves anything made by Icon.
In 2011, he and his band-mates, from OneRepublic, announced they will donate $10,000 to aid a cure in their fan's top concern: famine.
One of his favorite films is The Goonies (1985).
Big fan of the Denver Broncos.
Father to two children with wife Genevieve, sons Copeland Cruz Tedder (August 2, 2010) and Miles Tedder (September 2014).
A lifelong fan of Stevie Wonder, the first song Ryan ever learned to play on the piano was, "I Just Called to Say I Love You".

Personal Quotes (3)

One of the challenges for me each time is how do I write something that I love, that I believe in, that's different and interesting, that pushes me, but is not too complicated.
I think it's our responsibility as a band, and what separates us from everyone else...I felt a responsibility to actually write and sing about things that have a level of human gravity to them. If everybody else sings about sex and love and lust and money, then somebody's gotta be singing about life and faith and hope and things of that nature. And in the pantheon of their esteemed career, they've had two #1 hits, and I think both were 25 years ago. It's not about that - it's about what songs feel real. I'd rather have a song that peaks at #15 that's meaningful and embedded in the cultural framework we live in than a #1 song that explodes for five seconds, becomes the dance hit of the summer, then goes away.
There are songs that fly up the charts because of the zeitgeist, but if you're too attached to the current sound, that song will be time-stamped...So we try to make stuff that doesn't sound dated.

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