Ryan Tedder and Adele teamed up after elevator broke down

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 May 2016
Ryan Tedder

Ryan Tedder

Ryan Tedder has revealed he wound up writing for Adele's '25' LP after the pair got trapped in an elevator

Ryan Tedder ended up working with Adele after they got "stuck" in an elevator at the Grammy Awards.

The OneRepublic frontman ended up working on the 'Hello' hitmaker's third studio LP '25' when she told him she'd been trying to get a hold of him to help her writes songs for the record and the hunky pop star was more than obliged.

The 36-year-old singer recalled: "We got stuck in an elevator together in the London Hotel in LA the night of the Grammys. She'd just won Best New Artist and she had, like, 20 balloons, so it's me, Adele and all these balloons and she's like, 'I'm so sorry about the balloons'. And then she does that cackle she does, you know? Then she was like, 'I've been trying to get hold of you.' I was like, 'What?!' She was like, 'Yeah, because I'm such a fan. Would you write with me?' In the US, no one really knew who she was, the Grammy kind of came out of nowhere, but I already loved '19' and had said to my management, 'If you can ever get hold of Adele's management, I don't care that she's a UK-centric artist, I wanna work with her'".

The 'Counting Stars' hitmaker - who has also penned tracks for the likes of Beyoncé, U2, Gwen Stefani and Taylor Swift - really "hit it off" with Adele after he sent her the final track of the song 'Turning Tables' from '25' and the 28-year-old singing superstar even cried she was so pleased with his work.

Ryan told NME magazine: "So it came about organically. The first day in the studio, I'd come up with an idea for 'Turning Tables' because the phrase reminded me of 'Chasing Pavements'. We worked on the song, recorded it, and later that night I messaged her saying, 'I'm sitting here listening to your song and I'm covered in goosebumps.'

"And she wrote back saying, 'I'm sitting here listening to it and I'm crying. Maybe that's a good sign? That was when we really hit it off. She's one of my favourite human beings. I could go on and on and on about her."


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