Men of the Words: Timberlake & Williams Face Mixed Reviews

Feb 15, 2018

No great songwriter can be loved by all. Regardless of your popularity, mixed reviews are inevitable. But that does not stop Justin Timberlake from earning his Hot Hitmaker debut, following the release of Man of the Woods

The "Mirrors" songwriter of *NSYNC fame shoots to No. 15 this week, on the Hot 100 success of four MOTW songs: "Filthy," "Supplies," "Say Something," and the title-track "Man of the Woods." Though only these 4 songs of the album's 16 reached the Hot 100, the full album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 293,000 sales in its first week - the largest debut since Taylor Swift's reputation

Pharrell Williams enjoys similar success this week, earning the No. 2 spot with collaborations on Timberlake's MOTW as well as Camila Cabello's "Havana" & Migos' "Stir Fry."

Returning to the chart this week is Adam Feeney (AKA Frank Dukes), the Canadian producer credited on two Camila Cabello songs and the newly released "Pray For Me" performed by The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar. Though he expressed little interest becoming a musician as a child, choosing skateboarding instead, Feeney's excitement about record collecting as a teen later led to collaborations with Eminem and a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year in 2016 with Drake.  


Hot Hitmakers

Recognizing the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week

February 17, 2018
1

Ed Sheeran

"Perfect"   Ed Sheeran
"Shape of You"   Ed Sheeran
"End Game"   Taylor Swift [ft. Ed Sheeran & Future]
"River"   Eminem [ft. Ed Sheeran]
2

Pharrell Williams

"Havana"   Camila Cabello [ft. Young Thug]
"Lemon"   N*E*R*D & Rihanna
"Stir Fry"   Migos
"Man Of The Woods"   Justin Timberlake
"Supplies"   Justin Timberlake
3

Nathan Feuerstein

"Let You Down"   NF
4

Kiari Cephus

"Motor Sport"   Migos, Nicki Minaj, & Cardi B
"Ric Flair Drip"   Offset & Metro Boomin
"Stir Fry"   Migos
"I Get The Bag"   Gucci Mane [ft. Migos]
"Narcos"   Migos
"BBO (Bad Bitches Only)"   Migos [ft. 21 Savage]
"Walk It Talk It"   Migos [ft. Drake]
"Notice Me"   Migos [ft. Post Malone]
5

Kentrell Gaulden

"No Smoke"   YoungBoy Never Broke Again
"Outside Today"   YoungBoy Never Broke Again
6

Kirshnik Ball & Quavious Marshall

"Motorsport"   Migos, Nicki Minaj, & Cardi B
"I Get The Bag"   Gucci Mane [ft. Migos]
"Stir Fry"   Migos
"Narcos"   Migos
"BBO (Bad Bitches Only)"   Migos [ft. 21 Savage]
"Walk It Talk It"   Migos [ft. Drake]
"Notice Me"   Migos [ft. Post Malone
7

Belcalis Almanzar

"MotorSport"   Migos, Nicki Minaj, & Cardi B
"Bartier Cardi"   Cardi B [ft. 21 Savage]
"La Modelo"   Ozuna x Cardi B
"Finesse"   Bruno Mars & Cardi B
8

Austin Post

"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
"I Fall Apart"   Post Malone
"Candy Paint"   Post Malone
"Notice Me"   Migos [ft. Post Malone]
9

Daniel Hernandez

"Gummo"   6ix9ine
"Keke"   6iz9ine, Fetty Wap, & A Boogie Wit da Hoodie
10

Adam Feeney

"Never Be The Same"   Camila Cabello
"Havana"   Camila Cabello
"Pray For Me"   The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar
11

Matthew Samuels

"God's Plan"   Drake
"Diplomatic Immunity"   Drake
"No Limit"   G-Eazy [ft. A$AP Rocky & Cardi B]
12

Louis Bell

"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
"Candy Paint"   Post Malone
"Wolves"   Selena Gomez x Marshmello
13

Shayaa Abraham-Joseph

"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
"Bartier Cardi"   Cardi B [ft. 21 Savage]
"BBO (Bad Bitches Only)"   Migos [ft. 21 Savage]
14

Rogét Chahayed

"Bad At Love"   Halsey
"Sky Walker"   Miguel [ft. Travis Scott]
15

Justin Timberlake

"Filthy"   Justin Timberlake
"Man Of The Woods"   Justin Timberlake
"Supplies"   Justin Timberlake
"Say Something"   Justin Timberlake [ft. Chris Stapleton]
16

Andrew Green

"Gummo"   6ix9ine
17

Brian Lee

"Havana"   Camila Cabello [ft. Young Thug]
"Let Me Go"   Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso [ft. Florida Georgia Line & Watt]
"Wolves"   Selena Gomez x Marshmello
18

Tyler Hubbard

"Meant To Be"   Bebe Rexha X Florida Georgia Line
"You Make It Easy"   Jason Aldean
19

Aubrey Graham

"God's Plan"   Drake
"Diplomatic Immunity"   Drake
"Walk It Talk It"   Migos [ft. Drake]
20

Emily Warren

"New Rules"   Dua Lipa
"Sick Boy"   The Chainsmokers