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.

Eminem Eminem
American

Nick Jonas Nick Jonas
American

Demi Lovato Demi Lovato
American
The Weeknd The Weeknd
Canadian

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
American

Paula Abdul Paula Abdul
American

Gerard Way Gerard Way
American
Lil Peep Lil Peep
American

Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne
Canadian, French

Saweetie Saweetie
American

Akon Akon
American

Don Johnson Don Johnson
American
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Paul Simon Paul Simon
American
Chaz Bono Chaz Bono
American

DaBaby DaBaby
American

Nina Simone Nina Simone
American

Billy Joel Billy Joel
American
Selena Selena
American

Van Morrison Van Morrison
British, Northern Irish

Kim Seok-jin Kim Seok-jin
South Korean
Emmy Rossum Emmy Rossum
American

Roy Orbison Roy Orbison
American

Lewis Capaldi Lewis Capaldi
British, Scottish

Frank Ocean Frank Ocean
American

Sean Combs Sean Combs
American

Kid Cudi Kid Cudi
American

Roddy Ricch Roddy Ricch
American

Ricky Martin Ricky Martin
Spanish, Puerto Rican, American

Sam Smith Sam Smith
British

Joan Jett Joan Jett
American
Lizzo Lizzo
American

Adam Levine Adam Levine
American

Ciara Ciara
American

Nikki Sixx Nikki Sixx
American

Ezra Koenig Ezra Koenig
American

ASAP Rocky ASAP Rocky
American

Eartha Kitt Eartha Kitt
American
Paul Albert Anka Paul Anka
Canadian, American

Erykah Badu Erykah Badu
American

Mel B Mel B
British

Rob Zombie Rob Zombie
American

Wiz Khalifa Wiz Khalifa
American

Young Thug Young Thug
American
Luke Combs Luke Combs
American