Famous Lyricists & Songwriters - List of Famous Lyricists & Songwriters - page 34

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.
Sia

Sia

Sia (Sia Kate Isobelle Furler) is an Australian singer-songwriter

Adam Gontier

Adam Wade Gontier is a famous Canadian singer, music producer and songwriter

CanadianMay 25, 1978272 views

Malcolm Young

Malcolm Young is a retired musician and guitarist who founded the hard rock band AC/DC

Brian Johnson

Brian Francis Johnson is an English singer and songwriter

BritishOctober 5, 1947180 views

Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw is one of the most popular American country singer, song-writer and an actor.

AmericanMay 1, 1967172 views

Herb Alpert

Herb Alpert is an American jazz musician, songwriter, artist, and philanthropist

AmericanMarch 31, 1935356 views

Scott Weiland

Scott Weiland was an iconic American singer, songwriter, and musician

AmericanOctober 27, 1967285 views

Joan Jett

Joan Jett is an American rock singer, musician, composer, actress, and record producer

AmericanSeptember 22, 1958463 views

Juicy J

Juicy J (Jordan Michael Houston) is an American rapper, songwriter and a music producer

AmericanApril 5, 1975368 views