Ryan and Genevieve at Pre-GRAMMY Gala and GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons

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The career choice that helped OneRepublic singer’s bank account go from $5,000 to $250,000 virtually ‘overnight’

Singer-songwriter Ryan Tedder knows a thing or two about hitting the right note.

The three-time Grammy winner and lead vocalist of pop rock band OneRepublic has written some of the best-selling singles of all time, including Beyoncé’s “Halo,” Leona Lewis’s “Bleeding Love” and Timbaland’s “Apologize” (featuring OneRepublic). He may not hold the next winning lotto ticket, but he’s surely hit the jackpot.

“You can kind of be a millionaire overnight from one hit record,” Tedder tells CNBC Make It. “It’s like winning the lottery.”

Ryan at The Voice of Germany

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