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.
Tayla Parx co-wrote “Excessive Hopes” by Panic! on the Disco, which was on their album Pray for the Depraved.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Starrah, aka Brittany Hazard, helped pen “Wanted Me” for Rihanna’s eighth studio album, Anti.
Nova Wav has cowritten on the Grammy Award–profitable album All the things Is Love by the Carters.
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Makeba Riddick-Woods cowrote a number of songs for Rihanna, together with her hit music “Impolite Boy.”
Alicia Keys wrote “Inconceivable” for Christina Aguilera’s fourth studio album, Stripped.
Keri Hilson cowrote “Wait a Minute” by the Pussycat Dolls.
Memphis Minnie wrote Led Zeppelin’s “When the Levee Breaks.”
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.
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!