You may not know who Ester Dean is by name or face, but there’s a pretty good chance you know her from the hits she’s penned for artists like Rihanna (“Rude Boy”), Katy Perry (“Firework”), Nicki Minaj (“Super Bass”) and even Chris Brown.
Now the hit-maker will officially be writing music for her own album after recently signing a management deal with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation record label, which is already home to artists like the aforementioned Rihanna, Willow Smith, J. Cole and others.
“I’m so Grateful 4 my Team Past and Present! Bringing in the New Year with my new Team @RocNation 2012,” the Oklahoma native tweeted earlier this week.
Dean’s first foray into the music scene as an artist was back in 2009 when the singer/songwriter scored a hit of her own with the Chris Brown-assisted single “Drop It Low.”
Her debut album is due for release sometime later this year under Interscope Records.