Black Panther Songwriters Roar Up The Charts

Feb 22, 2018

A cinematic phenomenon has multiple songwriters roaring up the ranks of hot hitmakers this week, all the while changing the music industry. Black Panther has raked in $361 million in the box office since its opening last Friday, but its the soundtrack, curated and produced by Kendrick Lamar, that's making waves.

Debuting on the Billboard 200 this week with over 200,000 sales, Black Panther: The Album plainly exhibits Lamar's reputation for social significance, attempting to reconcile the musical divide of generations.

But it's not just Lamar finding success in this crowning achievement. Mark Spears, cowriter on "Love," Black Panther," & "All The Stars" finds himself a Hot Hitmaker for the first time, trailing Kendrick closely in the No. 17 spot. And with contributions to The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar's "Pray For Me," Adam Feeney takes the No. 11 spot. 

Hot Hitmakers

Recognizing the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week

February 24, 2018
1

Ed Sheeran

"Perfect"   Ed Sheeran
"Shape of You"   Ed Sheeran
"End Game"   Taylor Swift [ft. Ed Sheeran & Future]
"River"   Eminem [ft. Ed Sheeran]
2

Pharrell Williams

"Havana"   Camila Cabello [ft. Young Thug]
"Lemon"   N*E*R*D & Rihanna
"Stir Fry"   Migos
3

Nathan Feuerstein

"Let You Down"   NF
4

Kentrell Gaulden

"No Smoke"   YoungBoy Never Broke Again
"Outside Today"   YoungBoy Never Broke Again
5

Kiari Cephus

"Motor Sport"   Migos, Nicki Minaj, & Cardi B
"Ric Flair Drip"   Offset & Metro Boomin
"Stir Fry"   Migos
"I Get The Bag"   Gucci Mane [ft. Migos]
"Narcos"   Migos
"Walk It Talk It"   Migos [ft. Drake]
"Notice Me"   Migos [ft. Post Malone]
6

Kirshnik Ball & Quavious Marshall

"Motorsport"   Migos, Nicki Minaj, & Cardi B
"I Get The Bag"   Gucci Mane [ft. Migos]
"Stir Fry"   Migos
"Narcos"   Migos
"Walk It Talk It"   Migos [ft. Drake]
"Notice Me"   Migos [ft. Post Malone
7

Aubrey Graham

"God's Plan"   Drake
"Walk It Talk It"   Migos [ft. Drake]
"Look Alive"   BlocBoy JB [ft. Drake]
8

Belcalis Almanzar

"MotorSport"   Migos, Nicki Minaj, & Cardi B
"Bartier Cardi"   Cardi B [ft. 21 Savage]
"La Modelo"   Ozuna x Cardi B
"Finesse"   Bruno Mars & Cardi B
9

Austin Post

"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
"I Fall Apart"   Post Malone
"Candy Paint"   Post Malone
"Notice Me"   Migos [ft. Post Malone]
10

James Baker

"Look Alive"   BlocBoy JB [ft. Drake]
11

Adam Feeney

"Never Be The Same"   Camila Cabello
"Havana"   Camila Cabello
"Pray For Me"   The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar
12

Louis Bell

"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
"Candy Paint"   Post Malone
"Wolves"   Selena Gomez x Marshmello
13

Daniel Hernandez

"Gummo"   6ix9ine
"Keke"   6iz9ine, Fetty Wap, & A Boogie Wit da Hoodie
14

Shayaa Abraham-Joseph

"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
"Bartier Cardi"   Cardi B [ft. 21 Savage]
15

Kendrick Duckworth

"Black Panther"   Kendrick Lamar
"All The Stars"   Kendrick Lamar & SZA
"Love."   Kendrick Lamar
"Pray For Me"   The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar
16

Matthew Samuels

"God's Plan"   Drake
"No Limit"   G-Eazy [ft. A$AP Rocky & Cardi B]
17

Mark Spears

"Black Panther"   Kendrick Lamar
"All The Stars"   Kendrick Lamar & SZA
"Love."   Kendrick Lamar
18

Rogét Chahayed

"Bad At Love"   Halsey
"Sky Walker"   Miguel [ft. Travis Scott]
19

Tyler Hubbard

"Meant To Be"   Bebe Rexha X Florida Georgia Line
"You Make It Easy"   Jason Aldean
20

Andrew Green

"Gummo"   6ix9ine