All Articles Tagged "black songwriters"
by Candice Hardy
You may sing these songs everyday driving to work, at the club, or even at after a bad break-up. These anthems help you through the ups and downs of life. But, do you know who is behind these lyrics? Songwriting is dominated by men these days, especially in the R&B and Hip-Hop genres. However, African American women are rightfully earning top spots next to their male counterparts. Here are five female songwriters you may not know…
Angela Hunte-This singer and songwriter has written songs for Britney Spears, Danity Kane and newcomer, Melanie Fiona. However, Hunte became even more recognized after she co-wrote the Grammy winning New York anthem “Empire State of Mind”, performed by Jay-z and Alicia Keys. She sites growing up in New York as the reason for her love of all genres of music.