The music industry boasts of multi-talented individuals who are not only exceptional performers but are also extremely creative songwriters who craft and sing their masterpieces. What is great to know is that some of the music artists share their talents with the rest of the industry by writing songs for someone else.

Do you know that several singer-songwriters compose for other acts to bring out the best in every song and achieve its best entertainment value? Check out this list and you probably could not have guessed who penned the lyrics to these famous chart-topping hits.

"Party in the U.S.A." by Miley Cyrus

The Billboard Hot 100 No. 2 hit of Miley Cyrus on Aug. 29, 2009, was done by songwriter Jessie J. before she became famous in her own right. She wrote the song originally for herself but did not record it. The earnings had paid for Jessie J.'s rent for three years.

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Miley Cyrus in the music video of "Party in the U.S.A."


"Irreplaceable" by Beyoncé

Ne-Yo wrote this Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 Beyoncé classic. It was reported that Ne-Yo regretted selling this famous song. Did you notice "Irreplaceable" kind of feels like "Go On Girl?"

"Diamonds" by Rihanna

Sia, the mysterious- looking pop star who brought the hit "Chandelier," is also a very talented songwriter. She has written many songs for several artists like Britney Spears, Camila Cabello, Beyoncé, and Katy Perry. "Diamonds" reportedly only took her 15 minutes or less to write.

"Make It Right" by BTS

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran penned the lyrics for the Bangtan Boys' hit song. It is included in the album "Map of the Soul:7" released this year, but the single peaked at No. 8 on Nov. 2, 2019. A remix version also was done in collaboration with Lauv.

"Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani

Written by Pharell Williams, "Hollaback Girl" peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in March 2005. Who would have thought the same guy who sang 'clap-along' with "Happy" is the same brains behind this Grammy-nominated track? "Hollaback Girl" was said to have been written as a response to Gwen being bullied by Courtney Love.

"Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson

This song was part of the soundtrack of "Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement," and was written by Avril Lavigne. It was said that this song is a reflection of Lavigne's life and everything important to her.

"American Boy" by Estelle (feat. Kanye West)

The iconic track, written by John Legend, became Estelle's first hit. Kanye West, who sang with her on this track, was instrumental to her meeting John Legend, of whom she claims to be a big fan.

"Monster" by Eminem (feat. Rihanna)

The iconic duet track written by Bebe Rexha was initially titled "Monster Under My Bed." She said it was written at a time when she was coming out of a depressed phase.

"Milkshake" by Kelis

The track who invited all the boys to the yard came from the words penned by Pharell Williams. There are ongoing disputes between the two as Kelis claims she was tricked by Williams who produced her album with Chad Hugo and she has not earned royalties from this track.