Does Beyonce Write Her Own Music?

Beyonce has been a dominating presence in the music industry for over two decades, dazzling audiences with her powerful voice and stunning dance moves. Despite her numerous chart-topping hits and impressive discography, many have questioned whether Beyonce writes her own music.

It’s true that Beyonce is often not the sole songwriter for her songs and regularly credits her collaborators. Additionally, she has also recorded tracks written by other artists. However, Beyonce doesn’t shy away from sharing credit and recognizes the contributions of others.

Over the years, Beyonce has faced criticism over her involvement in the songwriting process. However, this issue has been put to rest by the star herself in various interviews with her collaborators. They have revealed that Beyonce is heavily involved in the creative process and plays an integral role in writing her music.

What Songs Did Beyonce Write or Co-Write?

“Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” – I am … Sasha Fierce (2008)

“If you liked it then you should have put a ring on it,” this chart-topping song were co-written by Beyonce, The-Dream, Christopher Stewart, and Thaddis Harrell.

This song is the anthem of all single ladies who don’t want to waste their time. This upbeat song explores men’s refusal to propose or commit and women aren’t going to put up with it.

“Crazy in Love” – Dangerously In Love (2003)

This song  was co-written by Beyonce, Jay-Z, Rich Harrison, and Eugene Record. Crazy in Love is about the early stages of love and how it can make you feel a little bit crazy. This song helped put Beyonce on the map and is considered one of her most iconic hits.

“Halo” – I am … Sasha Fierce (2008)

Who could ever forget this song? “Halo” was co-written by Evan Bogart, Ryan Tedder and additional  lyrics by Beyonce.

This track is a beautiful ballad about feeling safe and protected in someone’s love. The lyrics are very personal and intimate, and it’s one of Beyonce’s most popular love songs.

“Love on Top” – 4 (2011)

You can’t deny that you haven’t heard  this song at least once and sang your heart out to it. “Love on Top” was co-written by Beyonce, Terius Nash, Shea Taylor.

This feel-good love song is about being madly in love and enjoying every moment of it. The song contains various musical elements from the 1980s which gives it a vintage vibe.

“Pretty Hurts” – Beyonce (2013)

In her self-titled album, Beyonce brought in Sia & Ammo to help her make “Pretty Hurts.” This song is a powerful song that addresses society’s unrealistic standards of beauty. Her fans can relate to the lyrics because they are raw and vulnerable.

“Alien Superstar” – Renaissance (2022)

This out-of-this-world track has songwriting credits of 20 people, including Beyonce. It is produced by Luke Solomon, Honey Dijon, Chris Penny, Beyoncé, MIKE DEAN, The-Dream and NOVA WAV.

It’s a fun and upbeat song that reminds us that we are all unique and sexy in our own ways. The lengthy songwriting credits just proves how much work goes into making a Beyonce song and how many people are involved in the process to create a perfect track.


Beyonce doesn’t hesitate to write her own songs or collaborate with other artists. Whether she’s writing about love, heartbreak, or empowerment, Beyonce consistently delivers hits that we can’t get enough of. She is a superstar for a reason, after all!

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