Hot Hitmakers: DAMN!

Apr 25, 2017

Well that's a first. We've seen the artist/songwriter behind a best-selling debut take over the Hot Hitmakers songwriter chart before. We've even seen other songwriters involved in the album find placement among the top 20. But we've never seen both the artist/songwriter and associated collaborators take over the top four positions on the chart the way Kendrick Lamar and his songwriters have this week. 

With Lamar sitting at No. 1, DAMN songwriters Mark Spears, Anthony Tiffith, and Michael Williams II debut with him in second, third, and fourth, respectively. Dacoury Natche joins them at No. 10. That means half of the top 10 songwriters of the week stem from the debut of Lamar's DAMN. 

DAMN!

Hot Hitmakers

Recognizing the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week

May 6, 2017
1

Kendrick Lamar

"DNA"   Kendrick Lamar
"Humble"   Kendrick Lamar
"Fear"   Kendrick Lamar
"Feel"   Kendrick Lamar
"Duckworth"   Kendrick Lamar
"Yah"   Kendrick Lamar
"Pride"   Kendrick Lamar
"Blood"   Kendrick Lamar
"Element"   Kendrick Lamar
"Lust"   Kendrick Lamar
"God"   Kendrick Lamar
"Loyalty"   Kendrick Lamar [ft. Rihanna]
"XXX"   Kendrick Lamar [ft. U2]
"Love"   Kendrick Lamar [ft. Zacari]
"Goosebumps"   Travis Scott
2

Mark Spears

"Feel"   Kendrick Lamar
"Yah"   Kendrick Lamar
"Lust"   Kendrick Lamar
"God"   Kendrick Lamar
"Loyalty"   Kendrick Lamar [ft. Rihanna]
"XXX"   Kendrick Lamar [ft. U2]
"Love"   Kendrick Lamar [ft. Zacari]
3

Anthony Tiffith

"Yah"   Kendrick Lamar
"Pride"   Kendrick Lamar
"Blood"   Kendrick Lamar
"God"   Kendrick Lamar
"Loyalty"   Kendrick Lamar [ft. Rihanna]
"XXX"   Kendrick Lamar [ft. U2]
"Love"   Kendrick Lamar [ft. Lacari]
4

Michael Williams II

"DNA"   Kendrick Lamar
"Humble"   Kendrick Lamar
"XXX"   Kendrick Lamar [ft.U2]
5

Leland Wayne

"Bounce Back"   Big Sean
"Mask Off"   Future
"Tunnel Vision"   Kodak Black
"Bad And Boujee"   Migos [ft. Lil Uzi Vert]
"Both"   Gucci Mane [ft. Drake]
"Congratulations"   Post Malone [ft. Quavo]
6

Quavious Marshall

"Portland"   Drake [ft. Quavo & Travis Scott]
"Slide"   Calvin Harris [ft. Frank Ocean & Migos]
"T-Shirt"   Migos
"Bad And Boujee"   Migos [ft. Lil Uzi Vert]
"Congratulations"   Post Malone [ft. Quavo]
"Good Drank"   2 Chainz x Gucci Mane x Quavo
7

Audrey Graham

"Gyalchester"   Drake
"Passionfruit"   Drake
"Portland"   Drake [ft. Quavo & Travis Scott]
"No Frauds"   Nicki Minaj & Drake & Lil Wayne
"Both"   Gucci Mane [ft. Drake]
8

Symere Woods

"XO Tour Llif3"   Lil Uzi Vert
"Bad And Boujee"   Migos [ft. Lil Uzi Vert]
9

Andrew Taggart

"Paris"   The Chainsmokers
"Closer"   The Chainsmokers [ft. Halsey]
"Something Just Like This"   The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
10

Dacoury Natche

"Yah"   Kendrick Lamar
"Lust"   Kendrick Lamar
"God"   Kendrick Lamar
"Loyalty"   Kendrick Lamar [ft. Rihanna]
"XXX"   Kendrick Lamar [ft. U2]
11

Justin Tranter

"Believer"   Imagine Dragons
"Issues"   Julia Michaels
"Heavy"   Linkin Park [ft. Kiiara]
"Cold"   Maroon 5 [ft. Future]
12

Myles McCollum & Kyle Harvey

"iSpy"   KYLE [ft. Lil Yachty]
13

Luis Fonsey & Ramón Rodríguez

"Despacito"   Luis Fonsi [ft. Daddy Yankee]
14

Bryan Simmons

"XO Tour Llif3"   Lil Uzi Vert
15

Joshua Luellen

"Mask Off"   Future
"Tunnel Vision"   Kodak Black
"Both"   Gucci Mane [ft. Drake]
16

Benjamin Levin

"Castle On The Hill"   Ed Sheeran
"Issues"   Julia Michaels
"Now or Never"   Halsey
17

Kiara Cephus

"Slide"   Calvin Harris [ft. Frank Ocean & Migos]
"T-Shirt"   Migos
"Bad And Boujee"   Migos [ft. Lil Uzi Vert]
18

Nana Rogues

"Passionfruit"   Drake
19

Ed Sheeran

"Shape Of You"   Ed Sheeran
"Castle On The Hill"   Ed Sheeran
20

Lin-Manuel Miranda

"How Far I'll Go"   Auli'i Cravalho