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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?"
Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Songwriters
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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 ...more

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Age: 32

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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#8 on The Best Current Female Singers

#42 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#66 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#63 on The Most Powerful Women In The World

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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: 47

Birthplace: Castle Hill, New York City, New York, United States of America

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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#91 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#40 on The Best Current Female Singers

#61 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#70 on The Greatest Women in Music, 1980s to Today

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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 ...more

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Age: 35

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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#26 on The Best Current Female Singers

#92 on The Greatest Former Child Stars

#67 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#25 on Celebrities Who Just Seem Crazy to You

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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: 24

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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#33 on The Best Current Female Singers

#15 on Celebrities Who Just Seem Crazy to You

#93 on Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

#53 on The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years

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