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Ester Dean


Ester Renay Dean is an American Singer, Actress and Grammy Award Nominated Songwriter. Born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and raised in Tulsa, Esther is the youngest of five children and was raised in a single mother, low-income household. At a young age she learned how to channel her pain into music, using creative writing as a kind of self-therapy. When... See full bio »

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 2018 Los40 Music Awards 2018 (TV Special) (writer: "Hey Mama")
 2018 Beat Shazam (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.7 (2018) ... (writer: "Firework")
 2016-2018 Lip Sync Battle Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Aiai delas Alas vs John Estrada (2018) ... (writer: "Hey Mama")
- Cai Cortez vs Donita Nose vs Tekla (2018) ... (writer: "S&M")
- Gardo Versoza vs. Carmi Martin (2016) ... (writer: "Super Bass")
- Thea Tolentino vs. Barbie Forteza (2016) ... (writer: "Where Have You Been")
- Carla Abellana vs. Rafael Rosell (2016) ... (writer: "Firework")
 2018 The Miracle Season (writer: "Firework", "Hey Mama" - as Esther Dean)
 2018 Good Morning Britain (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 19 February 2018 (2018) ... (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)
 2017-2018 Hoy nos toca (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 16 February 2018 (2018) ... (writer: "Firework")
- Episode dated 21 December 2017 (2017) ... (writer: "Firework")
- Episode dated 3 March 2017 (2017) ... (writer: "Firework")
 2018 Travel Guides (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Italy (2018) ... (writer: "S&M" - uncredited)
 2017 Many Covers II (Video) (writer: "S&M" - uncredited)
 2017 Grand Piano Music Video: Cover (Video short) (writer: "Grand Piano")
 2017 Glastonbury 2017 (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Best of Glastonbury 2017 (2017) ... (writer: "Firework")
- Day 2, Part 2 (2017) ... (writer: "Firework")
 2017 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wizards of the Lost Kingdom (2017) ... (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)
  Twoja twarz brzmi znajomo (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2017) (music - 1 episode, 2017)
- Episode #7.3 (2017) ... (lyrics: "Super Bass") / (music: "Super Bass")
 2016 Superstar Duets (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Tanggalan (2016) ... (writer: "Fireworks")
- Round 1: Part 1 (2016) ... (writer: "Super Bass")
 2014-2016 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Week Three: Movie Week (2016) ... (writer: "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" - uncredited)
- Week 10: Around the World Special (2014) ... (writer: "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" - uncredited)
- Week 2 (2014) ... (writer: "S&M" - uncredited)
 2016 Who's Doing the Dishes? (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Jake Quickenden (2016) ... (writer: "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" - uncredited)
- Gemma Bissix (2016) ... (writer: "What's My Name?" - uncredited)
- Charlotte Hawkins (2016) ... (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)
 2014-2016 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Samuel L. Jackson/Gina Rodriguez/The Lemon Twigs (2016) ... (writer: "Super Bass" - uncredited)
- Taylor Swift/Andrew Rannells/Ryan Adams and the Shining (2014) ... (writer: "Come & Get It")
 2016 Sing (writer: "Firework" - as Esther Dean)
 2016 Valencia (Short) (writer: "S&M")
 2016 Bad Moms (writer: "Hey Mama")
 2016 Match of the Day: Euro 2016 (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 14 episodes)
- Portugal vs. France (2016) ... (writer: "This One's for You" - uncredited)
- Wales vs. Northern Ireland (2016) ... (writer: "This One's for You" - uncredited)
- Switzerland vs. Poland (2016) ... (writer: "This One's for You" - uncredited)
- Iceland vs. Austria (2016) ... (writer: "This One's for You" - uncredited)
- Romania vs. Albania (2016) ... (writer: "This One's for You" - uncredited)
 2012-2016 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- The Grand Finale - Live (2016) ... (writer: "Firework")
- The Blind Auditions, Part 4 (2014) ... (writer: "Fool in Love")
- Live Show 2 (2012) ... (writer: "Turn Me On")
- The Battles, Part 1 (2012) ... (writer: "Mr. Know It All")
- The Blind Auditions, Part 1 (2012) ... (writer: "S&M")
 2016 ITV Sport: Euro 2016 (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 22 episodes)
- France vs. Iceland (2016) ... (writer: "This One's for You" - uncredited)
- Highlights: Germany vs. Italy (2016) ... (writer: "This One's for You" - uncredited)
- Highlights: Wales vs. Belgium (2016) ... (writer: "This One's for You" - uncredited)
- Poland vs. Portugal (2016) ... (writer: "This One's for You" - uncredited)
- Germany vs. Slovakia (2016) ... (writer: "This One's for You" - uncredited)
 2016 CBS This Morning (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.157 (2016) ... (writer: "Stick Around")
 2012-2016 Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- 2016: Auditions 5 (2016) ... (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)
- 2012: Auditions 6 (2012) ... (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)
 2016 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- That Text Was Not Meant for Josh! (2016) ... (performer: "Textmergency", "Where's the Rock?")
 2016 Shades of Blue (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Who Can Tell Me Who Am I? (2016) ... (writer: "Long & Lost")
 2016 How to Be Single (writer: "Peacock" - as Esther Dean)
 2015 The Royals (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- It Is Not, Nor It Cannot Come to Good (2015) ... (writer: "Long & Lost" - uncredited)
 2014-2015 Late Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Kathie Lee Gifford & Hoda Kotb/Kyle MacLachlan/Karmin (2014) ... (writer: "I Want It All")
 2015 2015 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Special) (writer: "The Night is Still Young")
 2011-2015 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (writer - 6 episodes)
- "Dear Future Husband" by Meghan Trainor (2015) ... (writer: "Hey Mama")
- "Dark Horse" by Katy Perry (2014) ... (writer: "Firework")
- The Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 2013 (2014) ... (writer: "Come & Get It")
- The Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 2012 (2013) ... (writer: "Where Have You Been")
- The Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 2011 (2012) ... (writer: "Firework")
 2015 Lip Sync Battle (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Salt vs. Pepa (2015) ... (writer: "Firework")
 2015 Mediterranea (writer: "S&M")
 2015 Pitch Perfect 2 (performer: "Crazy Youngsters") / (writer: "Crazy Youngsters")
 2015 Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour (TV Movie) (writer: "Firework" - as Esther Dean)
 2015 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kimmy Has a Birthday! (2015) ... (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)
 2015 Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show Starring Katy Perry (TV Special) (writer: "Firework")
 2014/II The Interview (writer: "Firework" - as Esther Dean)
 2009-2014 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- James Franco/Nicki Minaj (2014) ... (writer: "All Things" - uncredited)
- Eli Manning/Rihanna (2012) ... (writer: "Talk That Talk", "Where Have You Been")
- Charles Barkley/Kelly Clarkson (2012) ... (writer: "Mr. Know It All")
- Jon Hamm/Rihanna (2010) ... (writer: "What's My Name?")
- Justin Timberlake/Ciara (2009) ... (writer: "Never Ever" - uncredited)
 2014 Citizenfour (Documentary) (writer: "Come & Get It")
 2014 Tu cara me suena mini - España (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... (writer: "Super Bass")
 2014 The Voice Kids (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Battles, Part 1 (2014) ... (writer: "Firework")
- The Blind Auditions, Part 2 (2014) ... (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)
 2014 Guapas (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- El final (2014) ... (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)
- Chiquita (2014) ... (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)
 2014 Dreamland (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Compañerismo (2014) ... (writer: "Firework" - as Dean, Esther)
 2014 Impractical Jokers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.6 (2014) ... (writer: "Rude Boy" - uncredited)
 2014 The Other Woman (performer: "Get My Dough") / (writer: "Get My Dough")
 2014 Rio 2 (lyrics: "Let Me Take You to Rio") / (music: "Let Me Take You to Rio") / (performer: "Let Me Take You to Rio", "Rio Rio") / (producer: "Let Me Take You to Rio", "Rio Rio") / (writer: "Rio Rio")
 2014 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Week 10: The Grand Final (2014) ... (writer: "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" - uncredited)
- Week 4 (2014) ... (writer: "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" - uncredited)
 2014 So You Think You Can Dance Australia (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 20 Opening Night (2014) ... (writer: "Where Have You Been")
 2013 I Am Britney Jean (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Selfish")
 2013 The Crazy Ones (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Models Love Magic (2013) ... (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)
 2013 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #3.4 (2013) ... (writer: "Firework")
- Tu cara más solidaria II (2013) ... (writer: "S&M")
 2013 Love/Hate (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.1 (2013) ... (writer: "Rude Boy" - uncredited)
 2013 Rude Tube (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- WTF?!? (2013) ... (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)
 2013 The Voice of the Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.9 (2013) ... (writer: "Where Have You Been")
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... (writer: "Firework")
 2013 2013 Billboard Music Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Come & Get It")
 2013 The Bling Ring (performer: "Drop It Low") / (writer: "Drop It Low" - as Esther Dean)
 2013 The Office (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Finale (2013) ... (writer: "S&M" - uncredited)
 2009-2013 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode dated 24 April 2013 (2013) ... (writer: "Come & Get It")
- Episode #18.43 (2010) ... (writer: "What's My Name?" - uncredited)
- Episode #17.92 (2010) ... (writer: "I Am" - uncredited)
- Episode #17.12 (2009) ... (writer: "Stronger" - uncredited)
 2011-2013 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Week 5: The Results (2013) ... (writer: "Come & Get It")
- Performance Show: Week Eight (2012) ... (writer: "Turn Me On")
- Round Five: The Results (2011) ... (writer: "Mr. Know It All")
 2013 The Voice Israel (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.27 (2013) ... (writer: "Where Have You Been")
 2011-2013 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Feud (2013) ... (writer: "I Still Believe / Super Bass" - uncredited)
- Silly Love Songs (2011) ... (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)
 2013 Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: Season Zero (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... (writer: "Firework")
 2013 Conan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kathy, Will You Marry Me? Give Me Your Answer in Tomorrow's Episode Title (2013) ... (writer: "Super Bass" - uncredited)
 2012 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 5 (2012) ... (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)
 2012 Dance Central 3 (Video Game) (writer: "Firework" - as Esther Dean)
 2012 The X Factor Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Final Result (2012) ... (writer: "Wet")
 2012 Pitch Perfect (writer: "Riff Off: (medley)" - uncredited) / (writer: "S & M" - as Esther Dean)
 2010-2012 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Top 6 Perform (2012) ... (writer: "Where Have You Been")
- Top 8 Perform (2012) ... (writer: "Where Have You Been")
- Two of 8 Voted Off (2011) ... (writer: "S&M")
- Two of 12 Voted Off (2011) ... (writer: "Right There")
- 2 of 20 Voted Off (2011) ... (writer: "Lose Control (Let Me Down)")
  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (performer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Episode #20.179 (2012) ... (performer: "Invincible")
- Episode #20.86 (2012) ... (writer: "Super Bass" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.2 (2011) ... (writer: "Mr. Know It All")
- Episode #19.200 (2011) ... (writer: "Firework")
- Episode #19.164 (2011) ... (writer: "I Love You This Big")
 2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift ("We Are (Theme from Ice Age Continental Drift)") / (performer: "We Are (Theme from Ice Age Continental Drift)") / (producer: "We Are (Theme from Ice Age Continental Drift)") / (writer: "We Are (Theme from Ice Age Continental Drift)")
 2012 Katy Perry: Part of Me (Documentary) (writer: "Peacock" (live), "Firework" (live), "Firework" - as Esther Dean)
 2012 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Winner Announced (2012) ... (writer: "Where Have You Been")
 2010-2012 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Movie Night (2012) ... (writer: "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" - uncredited)
- 2011 Grand Finale (2011) ... (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)
- Episode #11.1 (2011) ... (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)
- Episode #10.1 (2010) ... (writer: "Not Myself Tonight" - uncredited)
 2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (writer: "Firework" - as Esther Dean)
 2012 Rust and Bone (writer: "Firework" - as Esther Dean)
 2012 Katy Perry Live Lounge Special (TV Special) (writer: "Firework")
 2012 WrestleMania XXVIII (TV Special) (performer: "Invincible")
 2012 Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Vagina Panic (2012) ... (writer: "Mr. Know It All" - uncredited)
 2012 The Lorax (performer: "Let It Grow (Celebrate the World)") / (writer: "Let It Grow (Celebrate the World)")
 2011 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (writer: "Firework" - as Esther Dean)
  So Random! (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Leigh Allyn Baker and Mia/Pia Toscano (2011) ... (producer: "This Time") / (writer: "This Time")
 2011 Britney Spears Live: The Femme Fatale Tour (TV Special documentary) (writer: " (Drop Dead) Beautiful", "S&M")
 2011 Dance Central 2 (Video Game) (writer: "Rude Boy" - as Esther Dean )
 2011 Kirstie's Handmade Britain (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Devon County Show (2011) ... (writer: "Firework" - uncredited)
  Being Erica (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2011) (music - 1 episode, 2011)
- Born This Way (2011) ... (lyrics: "Firework") / (music: "Firework")
 2011 Teen Spirit (TV Movie) (writer: " (Drop Dead) Beautiful")
 2011 Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (Documentary) (writer: "Firework" - as Esther Dean)
 2011 The Block (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Elimination: Night 1 (2011) ... (writer: "S&M" - uncredited)
 2011 The One Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.109 (2011) ... (writer: "Plough On (S&M parody)")
 2011 The 2011 Billboard Music Awards (TV Special) (writer: "S&M", "Super Bass")
 2011 Prom (writer: "Firework" - as Ester Dean)
 2011 Rio (lyrics: "Let Me Take You to Rio") / (music: "Let Me Take You to Rio") / (performer: "Let Me Take You to Rio", "Take You to Rio") / (producer: "Let Me Take You to Rio") / (writer: "Take You to Rio")
 2011 Idool 2011 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow 1 (2011) ... (writer: "Firework")
 2011 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Powa Maka Moana (2011) ... (writer: "S&M" - uncredited)
 2011 The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "What's My Name?")
 2011 JonTron (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- DinoCity BRO!!! (2011) ... (writer: "Firework")
 2011 Danville 2nd Ward Young Men (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- New Years Dance 2010-2011 (2011) ... (writer: "Firework")
 2010/I Burlesque (writer: "The Beautiful People")
 2010 So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 12 Performance (2010) ... (writer: "The One")
 2010 The Album Chart Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Katy Perry: T4 Special (2010) ... (writer: "Peacock")
 2010 Step Up 3D (writer: "Up (Remix)", "Already Taken" - as Esther Dean)
 2010 Radio 1's Big Weekend (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rihanna Live @ R1BW (2010) ... (writer: "Rude Boy")
 2010 Live from Studio Five (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.133 (2010) ... (writer: "Rude Boy")
- Episode #1.114 (2010) ... (writer: "Rude Boy")
 2010 Alan Carr: Chatty Man (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #3.6 (2010) ... (writer: "I Am")
- Episode #3.4 (2010) ... (writer: "Rude Boy" - uncredited)
 2010 Brothers & Sisters (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Run Baby Run (2010) ... (writer: "The One" - uncredited)
 2009 Parks and Recreation (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Greg Pikitis (2009) ... (writer: "Jump" - uncredited)
 2009 G-Force (writer: "Jump" - as Esther Dean)
 2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic (writer: "Bad Girl", "Takes Time To Love" - as Esther Dean)
 2008 More Than a Game (Documentary) (writer: "Stronger" - as Esther Dean)
 2006 NFL Thursday Night Football (TV Series) (writer: "In My City" - uncredited)
 1993 Quelli che... il calcio (TV Series) (writer: "Jai Ho")
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