List of famous lyricists and songwriters with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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.

Lewis Capaldi Lewis Capaldi
British, Scottish

Eminem Eminem
American

Lizzo Lizzo
American

Ricky Martin Ricky Martin
Puerto Rican
Nick Jonas Nick Jonas
American

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
American

Demi Lovato Demi Lovato
American

Selena Quintanilla Selena
American

Lali Espósito Lali Espósito
Argentinian

Rob Zombie Rob Zombie
American

Don Johnson Don Johnson
American

Lil Peep Lil Peep
American

Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne
Canadian, French

Billy Joel Billy Joel
American

Emmy Rossum Emmy Rossum
American
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Lil Xan Lil Xan
American

Ezra Koenig Ezra Koenig
American

Sean Combs Sean Combs
American

DaBaby DaBaby
American

Kim Seok-jin Kim Seok-jin
South Korean

The Weeknd The Weeknd
Canadian

Adam Levine Adam Levine
American
Ciara Ciara
American

Kesha Kesha
American

Mel B Mel B
British

ASAP Rocky ASAP Rocky
American
Gerard Way Gerard Way
American

Van Morrison Van Morrison
British, Northern Irish
Kevin Jonas Kevin Jonas
American

Luke Combs Luke Combs
American
Nikki Sixx Nikki Sixx
American

Frank Ocean Frank Ocean
American

Wiz Khalifa Wiz Khalifa
American

Tech N9ne Tech N9ne
American
Joan Jett Joan Jett
American

Carole King Carole King
American

Diplo Diplo
American
Chaz Bono Chaz Bono
American

Paula Abdul Paula Abdul
American

Eartha Kitt Eartha Kitt
American

Nick Cave Nick Cave
Australian

T-Pain T-Pain
American

Johnny McDaid Johnny McDaid
Northern Irish

Tim McGraw Tim McGraw
American

Vince Neil Vince Neil
American

Bryan Adams Bryan Adams
Canadian