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Famous Female Songwriters

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List of famous female songwriters, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female songwriters list contains the most prominent and top females known for being songwriters. There are thousand of females working as songwriters in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic songwriters have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a songwriter then the people below should give you inspiration.

Examples include Jennifer Batten and Rurutia.

While this isn't a list of all female songwriters, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female songwriters?" and "Who are the best female songwriters?"
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    Katy Perry

    Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter and occasional actress. She had limited exposure to secular music during her childhood and pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. Perry signed with Red Hill Records, and released her debut ...more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Music artist, + more
    • Credits: The Interview, Katy Perry: Part of Me, The Ugly Truth, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
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    Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Songwriters
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    Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969), also known as J. Lo, is an American actress, author, fashion designer, dancer, producer, and singer. She became interested in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry following a minor role in the 1986 film My Little Girl, to the dismay of her Puerto ...more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: Castle Hill, New York City, New York, USA
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, + more
    • Credits: Out of Sight, Maid in Manhattan, Monster-in-Law, American Idol
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    Britney Spears

    Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Songwriters
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    Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, she performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997. Spears's first and second studio albums, ...Baby One More Time ...more

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: McComb, Mississippi, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, Television producer, + more
    • Credits: Bridesmaids, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Spring Breakers, Knocked Up
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    Miley Cyrus

    Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Songwriters
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    Miley Ray Cyrus is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her father is country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. She held minor roles in the television series Doc and the film Big Fish in her childhood. In 2006, Cyrus rose to prominence as a teen idol after being cast in the Disney Channel television ...more

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    • Age: age 23
    • Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
    • Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Voice acting, Dancer
    • Credits: Bolt, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, The Last Song, Hannah Montana: The Movie
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    Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Female Songwriters
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    Robyn Rihanna Fenty, known by her stage name Rihanna, is a Barbadian singer, actress, and fashion designer. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, her career began upon meeting record producer Evan Rogers in late 2003 through mutual friends; she recorded demo tapes with his guidance. Her tape was sent to ...more

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    • Age: age 27
    • Birthplace: Saint Michael Parish, Barbados
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Songwriter, Actor, Music artist, Singer
    • Credits: The Hangover, Wreck-It Ralph, 21, I Love You, Man
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    Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Female Songwriters
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    Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music. She signed with the independent label Big Machine Records and became the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV ...more

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    • Age: age 26
    • Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Actor
    • Credits: The Hunger Games, San Andreas, Valentine's Day, Hannah Montana: The Movie
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    Vanessa Hudgens

    Vanessa Hudgens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Female Songwriters
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    Vanessa Anne Hudgens is an American actress and singer. Hudgens rose to prominence playing Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical series. Hudgens has also appeared in various films and television series for the Disney Channel. She had her feature film debut in the 2003 film Thirteen, a teenage ...more

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    • Age: 27
    • Birthplace: Salinas, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Spring Breakers, High School Musical, Sucker Punch, Thirteen
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    Hilary Duff

    Hilary Duff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Female Songwriters
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    Hilary Erhard Duff is an American singer, songwriter, actress, model and fashion designer. Duff began her acting career at a young age, and quickly became labeled a teen idol as the starring titular character in the television series Lizzie McGuire. The series proved to be a hit, leading to a film ...more

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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Songwriter, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Model, + more
    • Credits: A Cinderella Story, Lizzie McGuire, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Raise Your Voice
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