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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 debut studio album, Katy Hudson, in 2001. She moved to Los Angeles the following year to venture into secular music. After being dropped by The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records, she signed a deal with Capitol Records in April 2007. Perry rose to fame in 2008 with the release of the singles "I Kissed a Girl" – which had attention-grabbing and somewhat controversial lyrics – and "Hot n ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 33

Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, + more

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#13 on The Best Current Female Singers

#12 on The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers

#25 on The Hottest Celebrities of All Time

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

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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 Rican parents, who believed that it was an unrealistic career route for a Hispanic. Lopez gained her first regular high-profile job as a Fly Girl dancer on In Living Color in 1991, where she remained a regular until she decided to pursue an acting career in 1993. She received her first leading role in the Selena biopic of the same name in 1997. Lopez became the first Latina actress to earn over $1 ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 48

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

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#39 on The Best Current Female Singers

#38 on The Hottest Celebrities of All Time

#75 on The Most Beautiful Women in the World

#59 on Natural Beauties Who Don't Need No Make-Up

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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 Time and Oops!... I Did It Again, became international successes, with the former becoming the best-selling album by a teenage solo artist. Title tracks "...Baby One More Time" and "Oops!... I Did It Again" broke international sales records. In 2001, Spears released her self-titled third studio album, Britney, and played the starring role in the film Crossroads. She assumed creative control of her ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 36

Birthplace: McComb, Mississippi, United States of America

Also Ranked

#27 on The Best Current Female Singers

#42 on The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers

#94 on The Greatest Former Child Stars

#97 on The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

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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 series Hannah Montana, in which she portrayed the starring character Miley Stewart. After signing a recording contract with Hollywood Records in 2007, Cyrus released her debut studio album Meet Miley Cyrus. It was certified quadruple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for exceeding four million shipments, and produced the hit single "See You Again". In 2008, Cyrus released ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 25

Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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#29 on The Best Current Female Singers

#43 on The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers

#89 on The Greatest Former Child Stars

#60 on Beautiful Young Actresses Under 30

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