Songwriters Turned Singers

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  • Dawn Richard
  • Ne-Yo
  • The-Dream
  • Keri Hilson
  • Tank
  • Ke$ha
  • Frank Ocean
  • Ester Dean
  • Christina Milian
  • Bruno Mars
  • Kevin McCall
  • Starshell
  • Miguel

The American Dream

It's not easy scoring a record deal and before some artists got signed, they were successful songwriters.

The-Dream was a successful songwriter that penned songs for B2K, Usher and Rihanna before scoring a record deal himself. 

(Photo: Phil McCarten/PictureGroup)