Jared Higgins: Living in a Lucid Dream

May 31, 2018

It's no secret that hip-hop has taken over the airwaves. For months now, the Billboard Hot 100 has been heavily smattered with the genre, reflected in the top songwriters you see here each week. But it's emo rap that has seen some of the most impressive builds, from artists like Post Malone, and now, Juice WRLD (AKA Jared Higgins). 

Like many artists & songwriters in this space, Higgins, 19, comes to the scene from a Soundcloud background, gaining significant notoriety with "Lucid Dreams," & later "All Girls Are The Same." The former has since racked up 4 million streams on the platform, catching the eye of Interscope A&R, who reportedly signed Higgins for an impressive $3 million joint venture just a few months ago. 

Due in part to the label's efforts, both songs, produced by beatmaker Nick Mira (whose other credits include XXXTENTACION, Lil Uzi Vert, Trippie Redd, Lil Yachty, A Boogie, Trey Songz, & Lil Skies, debuted at No. 74 & 92 on Billboard's Hot 100 last week. Just one week later, "Lucid Dreams" has broken the Top 40. 

With samples from Sting's "Shape Of My Heart," the song isn't slowing down anytime soon. 

Hot Hitmakers

Recognizing the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week

June 2, 2018
1

Louis Bell

"Havana"   Camila Cabello [ft. Young Thug]
"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
"Psycho"   Post Malone [ft. TY Dolla $ign]
"Better Now"   Post Malone
"Paranoid"   Post Malone
"Rich & Sad"   Post Malone
"Stay"   Post Malone
"Spoil My Night"   Post Malone [ft. Swae Lee]
"Ball For Me"   Post Malone [ft. Nicki Minaj]
"Like That"   Kris Wu
2

Aubrey Graham

"God's Plan"   Drake
"Walk It Talk It"   Migos [ft. Drake]
"Look Alive"   BlocBoy JB [ft. Drake]
"Nice For What"   Drake
"Yes Indeed"   Lil Baby & Drake
3

Austin Post

"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
"Psycho"   Post Malone [ft. Ty Dolla $ign]
"Better Now"   Post Malone
"Paranoid"   Post Malone
"Rich & Sad"   Post Malone
"Stay"   Post Malone
"Spoil My Night"   Post Malone [ft. Swae Lee]
"Ball For Me"   Post Malone [ft. Nicki Minaj]
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

Jermaine Cole

"ATM"   J. Cole
"Kevin's Heart"   J. Cole
"KOD"   J. Cole
8

Onika Maraj

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

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]
10

Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson

"This Is America"   Childish Gambino
11

Dexter Gore Jr

"Japan"   Famous Dex
12

Dimitri Roger

"Plug Walk"   Rich the Kid
"New Freezer"   Rich the Kid [ft. Kendrick Lamar]
13

Max Martin

"No Tears Left To Cry"   Ariana Grande
"Delicate"   Taylor Swift
14

Jared Higgins & Nick Mira

"Lucid Dreams"   Juice WRLD
"All Girls Are The Same"   Juice WRLD
15

James Baker

"Look Alive"   BlocBoy JB [ft. Drake]
16

Abel Tesfaye

"Call Out My Name"   The Weeknd
"Pray For Me"   The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar
17

Tyler Hubbard

"Meant To Be"   Bebe Rexha X Florida Georgia Line
"You Make It Easy"   Jason Aldean
18

Adniel Rodriguez Marcos

"Dame Tu Cosita"   El Chombo
19

Grant Dickinson

"Plug Walk"   Rich the Kid
20

Jeremy Reid

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

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