Gamer Turns Hip Hop Hitmaker

Nov 28, 2017

A high school senior from Birmingham, Alabama is making waves on the ever-growing hip-hop scene, and his name is Nick Simmons. Debuting at No. 14 on this week's Hot Hitmaker chart, Simmons seems to have come out of nowhere. But his success with “Rubbin Off The Paint” has been built from the ground up. 

Simmons, who goes by the YBN Nahmir, has been garnering attention from the YouTube universe for quite some time, although not initially as a rapper. In fact, his freestyle grew out of filling airwaves during live streams of Grand Theft Auto. It has since evolved into so much more, with the aid of a Blue Snowball mic, a sock for a filter, and beats from his internet friends.

Hot Hitmakers

Recognizing the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week

December 9, 2017
1

Ed Sheeran

"Perfect"   Ed Sheeran
"Shape of You"   Ed Sheeran
"Strip That Down"   Liam Payne [ft. Quavo]
"End Game"   Taylor Swift [ft. Ed Sheeran & Future]
"The Rest of Our Life"   Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
2

Shayaa Abraham-Joseph

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

Austin Post

"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
"Congratulations"   Post Malone [ft. Quavo]
"Go Flex"   Post Malone
"I Fall Apart"   Post Malone
"Candy Paint"   Post Malone
4

Michael Williams II

"Unforgettable"   French Montana [ft. Swae Lee]
"Humble"   Kendrick Lamar
"Rake It Up "   Yo Gotti [ft. Nicki Minaj]
5

Louis Bell

"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
"Congratulations"   Post Malone [ft. Quavo]
"Candy Paint"   Post Malone
"Wolves"   Selena Gomez x Marshmello
6

Charlie Puth & Jacob Kasher

"Attention"   Charlie Puth
"How Long"   Charlie Puth
7

Brandon Lancaster

"Greatest Love Story"   LANCO
8

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]
9

Belcalis Almanzar

"No Limit"   G-Eazy [ft. A$AP Rocky & Cardi B]
"Motor Sport"   Migos, Nicki Minaj, & Cardi B
10

Nathan Feuerstein

"Let You Down"   NF
11

Quavious Marshall

"I Get The Bag"   Gucci Mane [ft. Migos]
"Strip That Down"   Liam Payne [ft. Quavo]
"Congratulations"   Post Malone [ft. Quavo]
"Motor Sport"   Migos, Nicki Minaj, & Cardi B
12

Khalid Robinson

"1-800-273-8255"   Logic [ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid]
"Silence"   Marshmello [ft. Khalid]
13

Pharrell Williams

"Havana"   Camila Cabello [ft. Young Thug]
"Lemon"   N*E*R*D & Rihanna
14

Nick Simmons

"Rubbin Off the Paint"   YBN Nahmir
15

Dieuson Octave

"Pills and Automobiles"   Chris Brown [ft. Yo Gotti, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, & Kodak Black]
"Transportin'"   Kodak Black
"Roll In Peace"   Kodak Black [ft. XXXTENTACION]
16

Steve Mac

"What About Us"   P!nk
"Shape of You"   Ed Sheeran
"Strip That Down"   Liam Payne [ft. Quavo]
"The Rest of Our Life"   Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
17

Onika Maraj

"Motor Sport"   Migos, Nicki Minaj, & Cardi B
"Rake It Up"   Yo Gotti [ft. Nicki Minaj]
18

Kiari Cephus

"Ghostface Killers"   21 Savage, Offset, & Metro Boomin [ft. Travis Scott]
"Motor Sport"   Migos, Nicki Minak, & Cardi B
"Ric Flair Drip"   Offset & Metro Boomin
19

Luis Fonsi

"Echame La Culpa"   Luis Fonzi & Demi Lovato
"Despacito"   Luis Fonzi [ft. Daddy Yankee]
20

Johnny McDaid

"Shape Of You"   Ed Sheeran
"What About Us"   P!nk
"The Rest of Our Life"   Tim McGraw & Faith Hill