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Ryan Benjamin Tedder (born June 26, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. He is best known as the frontman of the pop rock band, OneRepublic, though he has an independent career as songwriter and producer for various artists such as Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson, Far East Movement, Jordin Sparks, Leona Lewis, Gavin DeGraw, Demi Lovato, Adele, Jennifer Lopez, Maroon 5, B.o.B, Gym Class Heroes, Adam Lambert, David Cook, and Paul Oakenfold. He has several received Grammy nominations: Record of the Year for Beyonce's "Halo," Album of the Year for Beyoncé's I Am... Sasha Fierce, Record of the Year for Leona Lewis's "Bleeding Love," Album of the Year for Adele's album 21, Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for OneRepublic's single "Apologize," and Producer of the Year, Non-Classical.
Work with AdeleEdit
Tedder wrote two of the songs off of Adele's album 21. He co-wrote "Rumour Has It" with Adele; he is also responsible for producing the track and mixing it. He worked on the song's programming and arrangement as well. Tom Elmhirst and Dan Parry worked with him on the track as a mixer and assistant, respectively.
Tedder co-wrote "Turning Tables" with Adele as well; Tedder showed up to the studio four hours early to work on the song and ended up describing a conflict between Adele and her ex-boyfriend perfecty without even discussing it at all. The song was released as the fifth and final single from the album, successing the fourth single, the Tedder-produced "Rumour Has It".
In early 2013, Tedder stated that he contacted XL Recordings about whether or not Adele was working on a follow-up to 21, at which they replied she was not at the moment. He further stated that while he was sure she would ask Paul Epworth to serve as a producer and co-writer on the album, he had hoped she would require his help as well because he had some ideas for new music for her. Since October 2013, Tedder has dropped hints about the new album and stated that he was very proud of the work he did with Adele.