Hip Hop Elite Continue Chart Stronghold

May 17, 2018

The times are changing. No longer are teen idols claiming the top of the charts. And the songwriters behind the newly trending hip-hop genre are benefitting. This week, the top 6 songwriters remain unchanged from last, many of whom are performers in their own right. 

But the song that's taking the charts by storm is of a different sort. Though still hip-hop, Childish Gambino's "This Is America" has a political tinge which the others don't. Written by Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson (who have no other current Hot 100s), the song debuted at #1, the first political song to do so since Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" in 2011. 

Also returned to the chart this week is Jeremy Reid, the beatmaker behind Nicki Minaj's "Barbie Tingz" & "Chun-Li."

Hot Hitmakers

Recognizing the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week

May 19, 2018
1

Louis Bell

"Havana"   Camila Cabello [ft. Young Thug]
"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
"Psycho"   Post Malone [ft. TY Dolla $ign]
"92 Explorer"   Post Malone
"Better Now"   Post Malone
"Blame It On Me"   Post Malone
"Otherside"   Post Malone
"Over Now"   Post Malone
"Paranoid"   Post Malone
"Rich & Sad"   Post Malone
"Stay"   Post Malone
"Takin' Shots"   Post Malone
"Zack & Codeine"   Post Malone
"Same Bitches"   Post Malone [ft. G-Eazy & YG]
"Spoil My Night"   Post Malone [ft. Swae Lee]
"Ball For Me"   Post Malone [ft. Nicki Minaj]
2

Austin Post

"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
"Psycho"   Post Malone [ft. Ty Dolla $ign]
"92 Explorer"   Post Malone
"Better Now"   Post Malone
"Blame In On Me"   Post Malone
"Otherside"   Post Malone
"Over Now"   Post Malone
"Paranoid"   Post Malone
"Rich & Sad"   Post Malone
"Stay"   Post Malone
"Takin' Shots"   Post Malone
"Zack & Codeine"   Post Malone
"Same Bitches"   Post Malone [ft. G-Eazy & YG]
"Spoil My Night"   Post Malone [ft. Swae Lee]
"Ball For Me"   Post Malone [ft. Nicki Minaj]
3

Jermaine Cole

"ATM"   J. Cole
"Kevin's Heart"   J. Cole
"KOD"   J. Cole
4

Adam Feeney

"Never Be The Same"   Camila Cabello
"Havana"   Camila Cabello
"Pray For Me"   The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar
"Be Careful"   Cardi B
"Call Out My Name"   The Weeknd
"Rich & Sad"   Post Malone
"Spoil My Night"   Post Malone
5

Ed Sheeran

"Perfect"   Ed Sheeran
6

David Burd

"Freaky Friday"   Lil Dicky [ft. Chris Brown]
7

Aubrey Graham

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

Onika Maraj

"Chun-Li"   Nicki Minaj
"Ball For Me"   Post Malone [ft. Nicki Minaj]
"Barbie Tingz"   Nick Minaj
9

Adniel Rodriguez Marcos

"Dame Tu Cosita"   El Chombo
10

Billy Walsh

"Better Now"   Post Malone
"Paranoid"   Post Malone
"Rich & Sad"   Post Malone
"Takin' Shots"   Post Malone
"Same Bitches"   Post Malone [ft. G-Eazy & YG]
11

Kendrick Duckworth

"All The Stars"   Kendrick Lamar & SZA
"Pray For Me"   The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar
"King's Dead"   Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, & James Blake
"New Freezer"   Rich The Kid [ft. Kendrick Lamar]
12

Dexter Gore Jr

"Japan"   Famous Dex
13

Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson

"This Is America"   Childish Gambino
14

Jeremy Reid

"Chun-Li"   Nicki Minaj
"Barbie Tingz"   Nicki Minaj
15

Dimitri Roger

"Plug Walk"   Rich the Kid
"New Freezer"   Rich the Kid [ft. Kendrick Lamar]
16

James Baker

"Look Alive"   BlocBoy JB [ft. Drake]
17

Kiari Cephus

"Ric Flair Drip"   Offset & Metro Boomin
"Stir Fry"   Migos
"Walk It Talk It"   Migos [ft. Drake]
18

Abel Tesfaye

"Call Out My Name"   The Weeknd
"Pray For Me"   The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar
19

Tyler Hubbard

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

Max Martin

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