Let’s all say thanks to Black ladies!

March is Ladies’s Historical past Month, and this month, I wish to rejoice the unimaginable Black ladies who helped create so many songs we all know and love as we speak. So with out additional ado, listed here are among the finest Black feminine songwriters who deserve extra reward.

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Tayla Parx co-wrote “Excessive Hopes” by Panic! on the Disco, which was on their album Pray for the Depraved.



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She additionally helped write many fan favorites, together with “Love Lies” by Khalid and Normani, “Bo$$” by Fifth Concord, “Swing” by Quavo, together with a number of songs for Ariana Grande, together with “7 Rings;” “Thank U, Subsequent;” “My Hair;” and plenty of others.

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Victoria Monét has additionally helped write a number of songs with Ariana Grande, together with “Be Alright” from her third studio album, Harmful Girl, and “Thank U, Subsequent,” from her fifth studio album, Thank U, Subsequent.


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She’s additionally helped write on a number of different songs, together with “Do It” by Chloe X Halle, “Ice Cream” by Blackpink ft. Selena Gomez, “Them Ladies Be Like” by Fifth Concord, and a number of other others. On high of all of that, she writes her personal unimaginable music.

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Mariah Carey, additionally casually often known as the queen of Christmas, wrote “The place Are You Christmas” for Religion Hill on Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Unique Movement Image Soundtrack in 2000.


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Moreover writing practically all of her music (other than cowl songs), Mariah Carey has additionally dabbled in writing for different artists. Though Carey was initially alleged to carry out “The place Are You Christmas” herself, Religion Hill ended up recording it as an alternative.

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Ester Dean helped write iconic hits, together with “Countdown” by Beyoncé on her album 4 and “Firework” for Katy Perry’s third album, Teenage Dream.


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Ester Dean has additionally helped write many different songs for musicians starting from pop artists to lady teams, together with “Come and Get It” by Selena Gomez and “All the time Be Collectively” by Little Combine.

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Missy Elliott has helped write a number of classics, similar to “1, 2, Step” from Ciara’s album Goodies and “One in a Million” by Aaliyah for her second album, One in a Million.


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Starrah, aka Brittany Hazard, helped pen “Wanted Me” for Rihanna’s eighth studio album, Anti.


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She’s additionally most recognized for her work on “Pretend Love” by Drake for his album Extra Life and “Havana” by Camila Cabello ft. Younger Thug from her debut studio album.

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Nova Wav has cowritten on the Grammy Award–profitable album All the things Is Love by the Carters.


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They’ve additionally helped write a number of songs for artists, together with “In My Head” by Ariana Grande, “Feels” by Kehlani, “No Candle No Gentle” by ZAYN ft. Nicki Minaj, and “Stick Round” by Lukas Graham.

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That is simply one of many 4 songs NOVA Wav has helped write on All the things Is Love.

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Makeba Riddick-Woods cowrote a number of songs for Rihanna, together with her hit music “Impolite Boy.”


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She’s additionally helped write “Disturbia” from Rihanna’s third studio album, Good Lady Gone Dangerous, and “Untrue” from her second album, A Lady Like Me.

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Alicia Keys wrote “Inconceivable” for Christina Aguilera’s fourth studio album, Stripped.


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In a documentary that adopted Christina Aguilera whereas creating her album Stripped, MTV spoke along with her about what it was prefer to work with Alicia Keys. She described how a lot she needed to work with Alicia Keys and the way a lot she revered her.

“Some persons are actually tough to work with. It makes all the things stream a lot simpler when everybody’s simply cool about listening to one another’s concepts,” Aguilera mentioned. “I used to be so completely satisfied that Alicia did not have any ego. She was simply so nice, I can not say sufficient.”

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Keri Hilson cowrote “Wait a Minute” by the Pussycat Dolls.


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She’s additionally helped write “Runaway Love” by Ludacris for his fifth album, Launch Remedy, “Scream” by Timbaland for his second album, Shock Worth, and plenty of others.

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Memphis Minnie wrote Led Zeppelin’s “When the Levee Breaks.”


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“When the Levee Breaks” was initially by Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie in 1929. Led Zeppelin later reworked it in 1971.

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And Andrea Martin helped write Monica’s single “Earlier than You Stroll Out of My Life,” which went primary on the US Scorching R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Billboard chart in 1996.


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She additionally has writing credit on “You are the One” by SWV (which additionally went primary on the US Scorching R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Billboard Chart in 1996), “Do not Let Go (Love)” by En Vogue, “I Love Me Some Him” by Toni Braxton, and a number of other different chart-topping hits.

Are there any Black ladies songwriters who wrote/helped write a few of your favourite songs that ought to be added to this checklist? Be at liberty to drop them within the feedback beneath!