Harold Lilly (songwriter)

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Harold Lilly Jr.
Associated acts

Harold Lilly Jr. is a Grammy Award-winning American songwriter from Richmond, Virginia. He has written songs for artists such as Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Zayn Malik, Angie Stone and Luther Vandross.[1][2]


Year Nominee / work Award Result
2008 Harold Lilly Heroes and Legends Award[2] Won

List of songs[edit]

Song released as a single Indicates single release
List of songs written or co-written by Harold Lilly
Year Song Artist(s) Release Ref.
2001 "Take You Out" Luther Vandross Luther Vandross
"Brotha" Angie Stone Mahogany Soul
"Easier Said Than Done"
"Brotha Part II"
2002 "He Is" dagger Brandy Full Moon
"Just A Friend 2002" Mario Mario
"Braid My Hair"
"Too Hood" Monica All Eyez On Me
"Im Back"
"You Should've Known Better"
"U Deserve"
"If U Were The Girl"
2003 "You Don't Know My Name" dagger Alicia Keys The Diary of Alicia Keys [3]
"So Simple" [3]
"No Ruben" Ruben Studdard Soulful
"Take The Shot"
"Can I Get Your Attention"
"Don't Quit On Me"
2004 "I Want You" dagger Janet Jackson Damita Jo
"Talk About Our Love" dagger Brandy featuring Kanye West Afrodisiac [4]
"Baby Mama" Fantasia Barrino Free Yourself
2005 "Ain't No Reason" Christina Milian Be Cool [5]
"Gotta Make It" dagger Trey Songz featuring Twista I Gotta Make It
"Midnite" Toni Braxton Libra
"Unbreakable" dagger Alicia Keys Unplugged [6]
"You Don't Know My Name"
"Unpredictable" Jamie Foxx Unpredictable
"Three Letter Word"
2006 "Sunshine" Fantasia Barrino Fantasia
"The Return" (of The Velvet Teddy Bear) Ruben Studdard The Return
"Our Story"
"One Side"
"Ain't No Party"
"Listen To Ya Heart"
"I'm Not Happy"
2007 "I Need You" Alicia Keys As I Am [7]
"Where Do We Go from Here" [7]
"Wreckless Love" [7]
"Saviour" [8]
"Do Right" Mario Go
"Tick Tock" Lemar The Truth About Love
2008 "Breathe Slow" dagger Alesha Dixon The Alesha Show
"Ego" dagger Beyoncé I Am... Sasha Fierce [9]
2013 "Soldier In The City" Aloe Blacc Lift Your Spirit
"Eyes Of A Child"
2015 "28 Thousand Days" dagger Alicia Keys Non-album single
2016 "It's You" Zayn Mind of Mine

*Deluxe Edition

"Rear View"
"Pawn It All" Alicia Keys Here
"Illusion Of Bliss"
"Girl Can't Be Herself"
"More Than We Know"
"Where Do We Begin Now"
"Wishes" We McDonald Single for "The Voice"


  1. ^ Venable, Malcolm (2005-06-13). "Harold Lilly". Broadcast Music, Inc. Retrieved 2015-11-08.
  2. ^ a b Michell, Gail (2008-06-17). "Songwriter Harold Lilly Jr. To Be Honored As 'Hero'". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2015-11-08.
  3. ^ a b The Diary of Alicia Keys (inlay cover). Alicia Keys. J Records. 2003.
  4. ^ Afrodisiac (CD liner). Brandy. Atlantic Records. 2004.
  5. ^ "Ain't Other Reason (Legal Title) BMI Work #6825208". BMI. Archived from the original on 16 June 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  6. ^ Unplugged (inlay cover). Alicia Keys. J Records. 2005.
  7. ^ a b c As I Am (inlay cover). Alicia Keys. J Records. 2007.
  8. ^ As I Am (The Super Edition) (inlay cover). Alicia Keys. J Records. 2008.
  9. ^ I Am... Sasha Fierce (Standard Edition). Beyoncé. Columbia Records. 2008.
  10. ^ Mind of Mine Wikipedia page. Retrieved 27 February 2016.

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