Famous Lyricists & Songwriters - List of Famous Lyricists & Songwriters - page 32

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
SelenaApril 16, 1971AmericanSelena Quintanilla-Pérez, famously known as the ‘Queen of Tejano music’, was a Mexican-American singer, composer, actress, spokesperson and fashion designer
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
Ricky MartinDecember 24, 1971Puerto RicanRicky Martin is a prominent Puerto Rican pop singer, songwriter and actor, who was a singing sensation during the 1990s
Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa is an American rapper and songwriter

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury was a famous British rock-and-roll singer, who founded the band ‘Queen’

Edison Chen

Edison Chen is a Hong Kong-Canadian actor, musician, singer, producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur.

CanadianOctober 7, 1980160 views

Frank Iero

Frank Iero is an acclaimed American musician

AmericanOctober 31, 1981721 views

Black Francis

Black Francis (Frank Black) is an American singer, songwriter and musician

AmericanApril 6, 1965182 views

Taylor Swift

Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter and one of the most popular female recording artists

AmericanDecember 13, 1989165 views

Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu is a noted singer-songwriter, record producer, disc jockey, activist, and actress of African-American descent

AmericanFebruary 26, 1971294 views

Hunter Hayes

Hunter Hays is a famous American country singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter

Lucas Grabeel

Lucas Grabeel is an American actor, singer, songwriter, producer, and director

AmericanNovember 23, 1984141 views

Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello is a singer-songwriter who rose to fame with his hit debut album ‘My Aim is True’

BritishAugust 25, 1954165 views