Responsible for smash hits such as ‘Halo’ and ‘XO’, longtime Beyonce collaborator Ryan Tedder has been named “Billboard“s ‘Top Writer‘. Tedder is being celebrated by the company for his chart-dominating winning streak in 2013!
Upon learning of the enviable honour, the ‘Rolling in the Deep’ writer’s camp issued the release below, detailing “Billboard”‘s reasons for handing him the title
“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’ andMaroon 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’.”
Also responsible for Adele‘s Blues inspired “Rumour Has It”, Tedder’s time in “One Republic” has seen him score the 5x Platinum hit with 2007’s “Apologize” and 4x Platinum number that is “Counting Stars“, released June 14th 2013.