Best Known Songs: Beyoncé’s “I Was Here,” Whitney Houston’s “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength,” Celine Dion’s “Because You Loved Me”
Why She’s Dope: In all fairness, the Cali-born songwriter is a modern-day legend in her own right, having penned songs for music heavyweights like Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Beyonce, Monica, Toni Braxton, Aerosmith and more (plus she has her own Hollywood Star). Warren was the first songwriter in Billboard history to have seven hits from different artists on the singles chart at the same time. Her songs have received a Golden Globe Award, a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, a Grammy, two Satellite Awards and have granted her induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Her penned masterpieces have appeared in over 70 movies and television shows.