Ryan Tedder is the lead singer of popular bad OneRepublic, but what you might not know is that he also writes massive hits for other artists such as Ellie Goulding , Leona Lewis and Maroon 5. The song stayed at Number One for a massive seven weeks! Jennifer Lopez worked with Ryan back in his earlier career, taking him on for her sixth album 'Brave' with Ryan co-writing 'Do It Well'. Ryan helped superstar Adele write and co-produce her track 'Rumour Has It'. The single featured on massive album '21' and became an instant hit with fans. He worked with Ryan on 'So Good', which featured on his second album 'Strange Clouds', with Ryan co-writing and also providing backing vocals.
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His father was a gospel songwriter in the Seventies with an encyclopedic knowledge of the hits. Tedder started playing piano at age three, picked up the guitar as a teenager, and penned his first song when he was Timbaland appeared on the remix of OneRepublic's "Apologize," and "Bleeding Love" suggests that Tedder learned a thing or two from the veteran hitmaker — there are echoes of Nelly Furtado's "Say It" in the production.
Ryan Benjamin Tedder born June 26, is an American singer, songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. Tedder's production and songwriting work has proven commercially successful. He is a three-time recipient of the Grammy Award for Album of the Year , due to his production credits on Adele's 21 and 25 , and Taylor Swift's He practiced piano in exchange for candy corn from his musician father and schoolteacher mother. He has commented, "I sang for two hours a day every day of my life until I was eighteen. He attended schools in Jenks, Oklahoma , a Tulsa suburb, until his senior year,  when he moved to Colorado Springs , Colorado. He attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa and graduated in with a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations and advertising. Tedder worked as a waiter and a shop assistant at Pottery Barn before securing an internship at DreamWorks SKG in Nashville , where he sang on multiple demos. At the age of twenty-one, Tedder competed in a singer-songwriter competition and was selected by 'N Sync singer Lance Bass as one of five finalists to perform on a one-hour special on MTV , performing original material in front of millions of viewers. Tedder's performance of one of his songs, "The Look", received the most votes from the judges and fans, and he won the competition; however, a contract with a recording label was not finalized and no album was released.