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

Ricky Martin Ricky Martin
Puerto Rican

Lizzo Lizzo
American
Nick Jonas Nick Jonas
American

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
American

Don Johnson Don Johnson
American

Lali Espósito Lali Espósito
Argentinian

Demi Lovato Demi Lovato
American

Selena Quintanilla Selena
American

Lil Peep Lil Peep
American

Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne
Canadian, French

Emmy Rossum Emmy Rossum
American
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Billy Joel Billy Joel
American

Sean Combs Sean Combs
American

Kesha Kesha
American
Lil Xan Lil Xan
American

Ezra Koenig Ezra Koenig
American

Adam Levine Adam Levine
American

Gerard Way Gerard Way
American

DaBaby DaBaby
American

Mel B Mel B
British
Kim Seok-jin Kim Seok-jin
South Korean

Ciara Ciara
American

The Weeknd The Weeknd
Canadian

ASAP Rocky ASAP Rocky
American

Rob Zombie Rob Zombie
American
Van Morrison Van Morrison
British, Northern Irish

Luke Combs Luke Combs
American

Frank Ocean Frank Ocean
American

Kevin Jonas Kevin Jonas
American
Tech N9ne Tech N9ne
American

Nikki Sixx Nikki Sixx
American
Diplo Diplo
American

Nick Cave Nick Cave
Australian
Wiz Khalifa Wiz Khalifa
American

Carole King Carole King
American

Joan Jett Joan Jett
American

Chaz Bono Chaz Bono
American

Eartha Kitt Eartha Kitt
American

Vince Neil Vince Neil
American

T-Pain T-Pain
American

Paula Abdul Paula Abdul
American

Tim McGraw Tim McGraw
American

Bryan Adams Bryan Adams
Canadian

Johnny McDaid Johnny McDaid
Northern Irish