Brains behind your favourite records


ALONG with producers, songwriters play a major role in the music business and are essential in the album making-process for any artist.

Mega stars like Beyonce, Whitney Houston, Usher and Chris Brown have all relied on a songwriter for assistance at some point in their career.

Contrary to popular belief, songwriters don’t take away from the artiste’s creative nature; they actually enhance it, since the songwriter depends on the artist’s creativity to bring the record to life, and vice versa.


Take a look at some of the masterminds behind your favourite songs.

Eric Bellinger (28) has written records like Usher’s Lemme See, featuring Rick Ross, Fine China by Chris Brown and Selena Gomez’s Intuition.

Straight out of Compton, LA the YFS (your favourite song) general has taken the industry by storm over the past five years. He’s entering into the solo artiste realm while still creating music for some of the top artistes in R&B.

Eric Bellinger
Eric Bellinger

Sevyn Streeter, many may know her just for her electrifying voice as a solo artist, but her pen moves to the beats for other artists, too.

Before Streeter stepped out on her own success, she was collaborated on songs like Fine China, All The Way Home by Tamar Braxton, Strip by Chris Brown featuring Kevin McCall, Keep it Between Us by Kelly Rowland and many more.

Taylor Parks: The 21-year-old isn’t new to the spotlight since she was seen on the movie Hairspray. Utilising all of her talents, Taylor P has written hit records for Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony, J Lo and more! She adds to the slim list of songwriters with a powerful voice as well.

Verse Simmonds has set standards with his discography. Jay-Z, Kanye, Chris Brown, Bieber and many more can confirm that Simmonds has made his print in music.

The Virgin Islands native landed five placements on Chris Brown’s album X – New Flame, Drunk Texting and Don’t Think They Know to name a few.

– The Source