Famous Lyricists & Songwriters - List of Famous Lyricists & Songwriters - page 2

Lyricists and songwriters write the words to an original piece of music and collaborate with composers and music artists to produce the final songs. They have to be highly creative and have a way with words. When a song becomes a hit, a lot of credit is due to the lyricists and songwriters for writing the words that touch the listeners’ hearts and kindle their imagination. A lyricist should be able to use words that complement the music and capture the essence of what the song seeks to convey. Catchy lyrics help to attract the listeners’ attention while meaningful ones help to establish a rapport with the listener. A lyricist who also composes the music for the songs he writes is called a songwriter. Many famous musicians of our times like Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan and David Crosby are songwriters who rose to mainstream fame. Lyricists who don’t write their own music work with composers who write the melodies for the songs. Irrespective of whether they write their own music or not, lyricists need to possess an in-depth knowledge of different music styles and genres. Read on to gain more knowledge about the life and works of famous lyricists and songwriters from around the world.

The Most Famous Lyricists & Songwriters

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Billie EilishDecember 18, 2001AmericanBillie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell is an American singer and songwriter
SaweetieJuly 2, 1993AmericanSaweetie (Diamonté Harper) is an American rapper and songwriter best known for her song ‘Icy Grl.’
RuelOctober 29, 2002BritishRuel van Dijk, better known by stage name Ruel, is a UK born Australian singer-songwriter
Emina JahovićJanuary 15, 1982SerbianEmina Jahović Sandal is a Serbian model, actress and singer-songwriter
Montana TuckerJanuary 18, 1993AmericanMontana Tucker is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer
ASAP RockyOctober 3, 1988AmericanASAP Rocky is an American rapper and songwriter
Peter ToshOctober 19, 1944JamaicanPeter Tosh was a famous Jamaican Reggae musician and a promoter of Rastafari
Maher ZainJuly 16, 1981Lebanese, SwedishMaher Zain is a Swedish-Lebanese singer, songwriter, and musician
Stevie Ray VaughanOctober 3, 1954AmericanStevie Ray Vaughan was an American guitarist, musician, singer and songwriter and the founding member of the band ‘Double Trouble’
Robert SmithApril 21, 1959BritishRobert Smith is an English musician and the lead singer of the British rock band, ‘The Cure.’ This biography of Robert Smith gives detailed information on his profile, childhood, life and timeline.
Marianne Faithfull

Marianne Faithfull

Marianne Faithfull is an English singer, songwriter, and actress

BritishDecember 29, 194686 views

Chad Kroeger

Chad Kroeger is a Canadian singer and music producer, and the lead vocalist and guitarist in the popular rock band ‘Nickelback’

CanadianNovember 15, 1974521 views

Phil Collins

Phil Collins (Philip David Charles Collins) is an English musician, drummer, singer, and actor

BritishJanuary 30, 1951219 views

Carole King

Carole King is an American singer, songwriter, and composer

Shavo Odadjian

Shavo Odadjian is a Soviet-born Armenian-American songwriter and musician

AmericanApril 22, 1974111 views

Bob Seger

Bob Seger is an American rock and roll singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist

AmericanMay 6, 1945357 views

Brandy Norwood

Brandy Norwood is an American R&B singer-songwriter, actress and record producer

AmericanFebruary 11, 1979191 views

Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon Lightfoot is a renowned Canadian singer and songwriter

CanadianNovember 17, 1938206 views

Brian Wilson

Brian Douglas Wilson is a vocalist, musician, music composer and producer

AmericanJune 20, 1942135 views

Van Morrison

Van Morrison is a Northern Irish singer, songwriter, musician and record producer

BritishAugust 31, 1945200 views