#5. Ester Dean Wrote Half of Your Favorite Pop Songs
Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass”? Not only did Dean write it, she’s featured in the chorus. Selena Gomez’s “Come and Get It”? Also Dean. Usher, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Sean Kingston, Kelly Rowland, Gucci Mane, Mary J. Blige, Britney Spears, Ludacris, and Cradle of Filth (probably) — all of these artists have at least one Ester Dean-penned hit in their repertoire.