There’s no doubt about the fact that Ryan Tedder has had an incredibly successful career.

Not only is he the front man of US band OneRepublic but he’s also demonstrated his insane talent for writing songs having worked with tons of mega artists on their own music.

Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Adele, Taylor Swift, P!nk, 5SOS, Shawn Mendes… We could go on, but basically anyone you can think of in the music biz, Ryan Tedder has probably worked with them.

But did you know that it was actually one of these big artists that actually gave Ryan Tedder his big break?

The singer/songwriter joined the Kyle and Jackie O show this morning when he revealed that it was actually P!nk that gave him his big break a long time ago!

“My career started with P!nk,” Ryan told us this morning.

“I won a record deal on MTV when I was 20-years-old and you can still go on Youtube and find it.”


So of course we immediately searched – “Ryan Tedder MTV talent competition”- and he was right! Look how young he looks!

“I did this like, singer songwriter competition, this was before the Pop Idol, X-Factor days, and I was 20 and I did an original song and P!nk was one of the three judges and she’d just had like her first and second hit, and she picked me!”

Who would’ve thought that years later, Ryan would go on to work with P!nk on writing her own music!

Well clearly P!nk didn’t herself, because it turns out that when they ended up in the writing studio together she didn’t actually recognise him!


“I didn’t think about it until I was with her,” Ryan continued. “I was like, ‘Do you remember when you picked me on MTV?’ and she was like ‘Oh my God you’re the same!’.

“She had no idea that that turned out to be the dude from OneRepublic… She had no idea until I told her and she couldn’t believe it.”

Ryan actually worked with P!nk on her hit new song ‘Can We Pretend’. He told Kyle and Jackie O this morning just how much fun it was to write with her.

“P!nk was probably one of my favourite all time sessions,” he told us. “We got together to write. We had five hours to write. We did the song ‘Can We Pretend’ which is her new single.


“We spent three and a half hours just laughing our asses off, talking about life and joking and not writing anything and then she goes, ‘Oh sh*t I’ve got 90 minutes left and I have to go back home. We have to write a song, we have to do it right now’.

“And so that’s how that song came about. It was just incredibly quick.”

Oh to have been a fly on a wall in that studio!

Hear more from our chat with Ryan Tedder in the video above!

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