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.
Recognizing the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week