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Ryan Tedder Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 26 June 1979Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Birth NameRyan Benjamin Tedder
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ryan Tedder was born on June 26, 1979 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA as Ryan Benjamin Tedder. He has been married to Genevieve since 2007. They have one child.

Spouse (1)

Genevieve (2007 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (9)

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).

Personal Quotes (2)

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.

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