With a Grammy win under his belt (2013's Best RnB Song "Pusher Love Girl"), James Fauntleroy is no stranger to success. His name, however, is not one which many hear outside of awards season, and as of this week, our Hot Hitmakers chart.
Fauntleroy debuts at No. 16 following the success of his co-write on Justin Timberlake's "Filthy," which earned the No. 9 Billboard Hot 100 slot this week. But it's his collaboration on Bruno Mars' "That's What I Like" that's making waves with two Grammy nominations including Song of the Year.
A performer in his own right, Fauntleroy has been a featured vocalist on tracks by Kanye West, Drake, Big Sean, and many more. Other past contributions include co-writes on Rihanna's Rated R, Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience, and Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly.
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