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Sean Garrett Talks About Studio Sessions, New LP + More
Sean Garrett Talks About Studio Sessions, New LP + More
Switching lanes is never an easy feat. Sean Garrett knows this all too well. The southern charmer, who has a knack for writing songs that zoom straight to the top of the Billboard charts -- Beyonce's 'Ring the Alarm, Chris Brown's 'Run It' and Usher's 'Yeah' to name a few -- has long-been an entertainer but his recognition has come more for crafting other superstars' records rather than his own...
Ester Dean Talks Solo Career, Hit Single Originally for Ciara
Ester Dean Talks Solo Career, Hit Single Originally for Ciara
Grammy-nominated songwriter Ester Dean -- the genius behind Katy Perry's 'Firework' as well as hits for Usher, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Mary J. Blige -- has found a way to parlay her songwriting abilities into a career as a solo artist. The 24-year-old Oklahoma native, currently signed to Polow da Don's Zone 4 label, is probably best known for her Chris Brown-featured 2009 single 'Drop It Low,' wh
Drake Honored With Award From Songwriters Hall of Fame
Drake Honored With Award From Songwriters Hall of Fame
Canadian rap star Drake has just been announced as the latest recipient of the prestigious Hal David Starlight Award by the Songwriters Hall of Fame, a division of the National Academy of Popular Music. Though the Songwriters Hall of Fame was founded by songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1969, the Hal David Starlight Award is a recent addition, and has been given out annually since 2004, to some of the i