Famous Lyricists & Songwriters - List of Famous Lyricists & Songwriters - page 3

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.
Billie Holiday

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AmericanApril 7, 1915125 views

Chaz Bono

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AmericanMarch 4, 1969234 views

Seal

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BritishFebruary 19, 1963221 views

Jeff Lynne

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BritishDecember 30, 1947120 views

Grace VanderWaal

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AmericanJanuary 15, 2004136 views

Sabrina Carpenter

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AmericanMay 11, 1999104 views

Avril Lavigne

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CanadianSeptember 27, 1984218 views

Ronnie Wood

Ronnie Wood is an English musician, guitarist, bassist, songwriter and artist

BritishJune 1, 1947143 views

Paul Anka

Paul Albert Anka is one of the greatest Canadian American songwriters, singers and actors of his time

CanadianJuly 30, 1941193 views