Ryan Benjamin Tedder (born June 26, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and occasional actor. 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 Adele, Beyoncé, Birdy, Maroon 5, Demi Lovato, Ellie Goulding, B.o.B, Kelly Clarkson, K'naan, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Lopez, Jordin Sparks, Leona Lewis, Gavin DeGraw, Sebastian Ingrosso, Gym Class Heroes, One Direction, James Blunt, Far East Movement, and Paul Oakenfold.
Tedder's production and songwriting work has proven successful commercially. "Apologize," "Bleeding Love," "Halo" and "Counting Stars" all made it to the list of best-selling singles of all time. In early 2014, Billboard Magazine named him "The Undercover King of Pop" and featured him on the magazine's cover. During the last quarter of 2013, and the first of 2014, he charted six Top 40 hits, a record no other producer or songwriter had ever achieved.Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license