12 Writers, 1 Scorpion

Jul 13, 2018

Hip Hop continues to break records, but Drake's latest album may be hard to beat. Especially considering that most hip-hop artists are opting for albums that may once have been called EPs. 

Scorpion, on the other hand, contains 25 songs, all of which have debuted on the Billboard Hot 100. And that's not all. With Scorpion, Aubrey Graham has broken a record held by The Beatles since 1964 for the most concurrent Top 10 singles. They managed 5 that year. Graham has achieved 7. 

To put these chart moves in perspective, that means 70% of the top 10 is Drake, as well as 25% of the entire Hot 100. 

Pretty impressive, right? Such a feat doesn't come without some impressive sales numbers: over 1 billion streams in its first week, 573 million & 486 million on Spotify and Apple Music respectively. Yeah, he broke streaming records too. 

But no one does it alone. Due to the success of the album, and each of its 25 songs, 11 songwriters see Hot Hitmakers glory this week, 9 of whom are debuts.

Hot Hitmakers

Recognizing the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week

July 14, 2018
1

Aubrey Graham

"Look Alive"   BlocBoy JB [ft. Drake]
"8 Out of 10"   Drake
"Blue Tint"   Drake
"Can't Take a Joke"   Drake
"Elevate"   Drake
"Emotionless"   Drake
"Final Fantasy"   Drake
"Finesse"   Drake
"God's Plan"   Drake
"I'm Upset"   Drake
"In My Feelings"   Drake
"Is There More"   Drake
"Jaded"   Drake
"March 14"   Drake
"Mob Ties"   Drake
"Nice For What"   Drake
"Nonstop"   Drake
"Peak"   Drake
"Ratchet Happy Birthday"   Drake
"Sandra's Rose"   Drake
"Summer Games"   Drake
"Survival"   Drake
"That's How You Feel"   Drake
"Talk Up"   Drake [ft Jay-Z]
"Don't Matter To Me"   Drake [ft. Michael Jackson]
"After Dark"   Drake [ft. Static Major & Ty Dolla $ign
"Yikes"   Kanye West
"Yes Indeed"   Lil Baby & Drake
2

Jahseh Onfroy

"Changes"   XXXTENTACION
"Everybody Dies In Their Nightmares"   XXXTENTACION
"Jocelyn Flores"   XXXTENTACION
"Moonlight"   XXXTENTACION
"Sad!"   XXXTENTACION
"The Remedy For A Broke Heart (Why Am I So In Love)"   XXXTENTACION
3

Noah Shebib

"Emotionless"   Drake
"Final Fantasy"   Drake
"God's Plan"   Drake
"Peak"   Drake
"Summer Games"   Drake
"Survival"   Drake
"Don't Matter To Me"   Drake [ft. Michael Jackson]
"After Dark"   Drake [ft. Static Major & Ty Dolla $ign]
4

John Cunningham

"Changes"   XXXTENTACION
"Moonlight"   XXXTENTACION
"Sad!"   XXXTENTACION
"The Remedy For A Broke Heart (Why Am I So In Love)"   XXXTENTACION
5

Dion Wilson

"Emotionless"   Drake
"Summer Games"   Drake
"Survival"   Drake
"Nonstop"   Drake
6

Noel Cadastre

"Finesse"   Drake
"Jaded"   Drake
"That's How You Feel"   Drake
7

Louis Bell

"Youngblood"   5 Seconds of Summer
"Better Now"   Post Malone
"Ball For Me"   Post Malone [ft. Nicki Minaj]
"Psycho"   Post Malone [ft. Ty Dolla $ign]
8

Matthew Samuels

"Be Careful"   Cardi B
"8 Out of 10"   Drake
"Final Fantasy"   Drake
"God's Plan"   Drake
"ModbTies"   Drake
"Ratchet Happy Birthday"   Drake
9

Brytavious Chambers

"Look Alive"   BlocBoy JB [ft. Drake]
"Nonstop"   Drake
10

Onika Maraj

"That's How I Feel"   Drake
"Chun-Li"   Nicki Minaj
"Bed"   Nicki Minaj [ft. Ariana Grande]
"Ball For Me"   Post Malone [ft. Nicki Minaj]
"Big Bank"   YG [ft. 2 Chainz, Big Sean, & Nicki Minaj
11

Max Martin

"No Tears Left To Cry"   Ariana Grande
"Delicate"   Taylor Swift
12

Jordan Ortiz

"I'm Upset"   Drake
13

Nick Mira

"All Girls Are The Same"   Juice WRLD
"Lucid Dreams"   Juice WRLD
14

Max Eberhardt

"Can't Take A Joke"   Drake
15

Maneesh Bidaye

"Sandra's Rose"   Drake
"Summer Games"   Drake
16

Jason Brathwaite

"Elevate"   Drake
"Ratchet Happy Birthday"   Drake
17

Belcalis Almanzar

"Be Careful"   Cardi B
"I Like It"   Cardi B, Bad Bunny, & J Balvin
"Girls Like You"   Maroon 5 [ft. Cardi B]
18

Tyrone Griffin

"After Dark"   Drake [ft. Static Major & Ty Dolla $ign]
"Psycho"   Post Malone [ft. Ty Dolla $ign]
19

Tyler Hubbard

"Meant To Be"   Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
"Simple"   Florida Georgia Line
20

Dijon McFarlane

"Boo'd Up"   Ella Mai
"Freaky Friday"   Lil Dicky [ft. Chris Brown]
"Big Bank"   YG [ft. 2 Chainz, Big Sean, & Nicki Minaj]