Fauntleroy: The Man Behind the Curtain

Jan 20, 2018

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.

Hot Hitmakers

Recognizing the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week

January 20, 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

Shayaa Abraham-Joseph

"Bank Account"   21 Savage
"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
"Bartier Cardi"   Cardi B [ft. 21 Savage]
3

Nathan Feuerstein

"Let You Down"   NF
4

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
5

Pharrell Williams

"Havana"   Camila Cabello [ft. Young Thug]
"Lemon"   N*E*R*D & Rihanna
"Stir Fry"   Migos
6

Daniel Hernandez

"Gummo"   6ix9ine
"Kooda"   6ix9ine
7

Austin Post

"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
"I Fall Apart"   Post Malone
"Candy Paint"   Post Malone
8

Charlie Puth & Jacob Kasher

"Attention"   Charlie Puth
"How Long"   Charlie Puth
9

Louis Bell

"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
"Candy Paint"   Post Malone
"Wolves"   Selena Gomez x Marshmello
10

Dieuson Octave

"Pills and Automobiles"   Chris Brown [ft. Yo Gotti, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, & Kodak Black]
"Roll In Peace"   Kodak Black [ft. XXXTENTACION]
"Codeine Dreaming"   Kodak Black [ft. XXXTENTACION]
11

Khalid Robinson

"1-800-273-8255"   Logic [ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid]
"Silence"   Marshmello [ft. Khalid]
12

Andrew Green

"Gummo"   6ix9ine
13

Rogét Chahayed

"Bad At Love"   Halsey
"Sky Walker"   Miguel [ft. Travis Scott]
14

Brandon Lancaster

"Greatest Love Story"   LANCO
15

Brian Lee

"Havana"   Camila Cabello [ft. Young Thug]
"Let Me Go"   Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso [ft. Florida Georgia Line & Watt]
"Wolves"   Selena Gomez x Marshmello
16

James Fauntleroy

"That's What I Like"   Bruno Mars
"Finesse"   Bruno Mars & Cardi B
"Filthy"   Justin Timberlake
17

Kiari Cephus

"Motor Sport"   Migos, Nicki Minaj, & Cardi B
"Ric Flair Drip"   Offset & Metro Boomin
"Stir Fry"   Migos
18

Justin Tranter

"Bad At Love"   Halsey
"Believer"   Imagine Dragons
19

Quavious Marshall & Kirshnik Ball

"I Get The Bag"   Gucci Mane [ft. Migos]
"MotorSport"   Migos, Nicki Minaj, & Cardi B
20

Leland Wayne

"Ghostface Killers"   21 Savage, Offset, & Metro Boomin [ft. Travis Scott]
"I Get The Bag"   Gucci Mane [ft. Migos]
"Ric Flair Drip"   Offset & Metro Boomin
"Congratulations"   Austin Post [ft. Quavo]