Onerepublic's Ryan Tedder Named Top Writer By Billboard12 Mar 2014
Onerepublic's Ryan Tedder Named Top Writer By Billboard
Ryan Tedder, the hugely successful singer-songwriter, producer and OneRepublic frontman, continues to make waves in the music industry with the announcement that he's taken the crown as the top writer of the last quarter in the US. According to Billboard's quarterly review, Tedder reached the top spot for the period spanning October to December 2013 thanks to his sole credit on the smash hit 'Counting Stars' with his band OneRepublic and his co-credits on Ellie Goulding's 'Burn' and Maroon 5's'Love Somebody'.
The news comes hot on the heels of Tedder's inclusion in the UK top songwriters list (No. 4) according to Music Week and Official Charts Company. Tedder started the year off with a bang with 'Counting Stars' - OneRepublic's first UK number one single which shot to the top of the charts twice last October - being named the ninth biggest selling single of last year. Also featured in the Official Top 40 end of year chart was Ellie Goulding's 'Burn'.
OneRepublic released their debut album 'Dreaming Out Loud' in 2007, spawning worldwide hit 'Apologize' which reached number one in sixteen countries. 2013 saw the release of their third studio album 'Native', which debuted at number four on the US Billboard charts. Outside of his success with OneRepublic, Ryan has helped to craft a number of hits for some of the world's biggest artists including Leona Lewis ('Bleeding Love'), Adele ('Rumour Has It') and Jordin Sparks ('Battlefield') to name a few. Tedder ended last year by collaborating with Beyoncé on her surprise eponymous album for one of its lead singles 'XO', a song he co-wrote and co-produced having previously worked with the 'Single Ladies' star on one of her biggest hits to date 'Halo'. OneRepublic's UK tour kicks-off at London's Roundhouse on March 16th and their new single 'Losing Myself' is available now on iTunes.