Louis Bell Tops the Charts for the Third Week Running

May 24, 2018

In an era overtaken by technology, the producer is king, and often given songwriting credit for their significant contributions to a recording. This is no less true of Louis Bell, the No. 1 songwriter for the 3rd week running. 

Bell got his start in music with piano lessons at the age of 11, a skill he used in his early production work with Fruity Loops, ultimately opening his own studio in Boston. But his recent success stems from later collaborations, most notably with Austin Post & Camila Cabello (previously of Fifth Harmony). 

Though Bell moved to LA after signing with manager Austin Rosen in 2013, it wasn't until 2015 that he linked up with Post. The duo hit it off, releasing "Congratulations" in 2015. Two years later, Post Malone soared up the charts with "Rockstar," earning Bell a No. 17 Hot Hitmakers debut in September.

Now, a month after the release of Post's full album, Beerbongs & Bentleys, which broke The Beatles' 1964 record for most concurrent singles on the Hot 100, Bell remains untouchable at the top of the charts, followed closely by his performing co-writer, Austin Post.

New to the chart this week is a single song, "Yes Indeed" recorded by Lil Baby & Drake, sending Aubrey Graham to No. 4.


Hot Hitmakers

Recognizing the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week

May 26, 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
"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
"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

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
5

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
6

Ed Sheeran

"Perfect"   Ed Sheeran
7

David Burd

"Freaky Friday"   Lil Dicky [ft. Chris Brown]
8

Dexter Gore Jr

"Japan"   Famous Dex
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

Onika Maraj

"Chun-Li"   Nicki Minaj
"Ball For Me"   Post Malone [ft. Nicki Minaj]
11

Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson

"This Is America"   Childish Gambino
12

Dimitri Roger

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

Kiari Cephus

"Ric Flair Drip"   Offset & Metro Boomin
"Stir Fry"   Migos
"Walk It Talk It"   Migos [ft. Drake]
14

James Baker

"Look Alive"   BlocBoy JB [ft. Drake]
15

Max Martin

"No Tears Left To Cry"   Ariana Grande
"Delicate"   Taylor Swift
16

Adniel Rodriguez Marcos

"Dame Tu Cosita"   El Chombo
17

Abel Tesfaye

"Call Out My Name"   The Weeknd
"Pray For Me"   The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar
18

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]
19

Tyler Hubbard

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

Grant Dickinson

"Plug Walk"   Rich the Kid