Pharrell Isn't Finished Yet

Apr 05, 2018

Not all is lost for Pharrell Williams in the wake of March 21st's "Blurred Lines" appeal decision. The writer behind the most downloaded song in the UK ("Happy") is now No. 1 overall in the US, this time because of work he's done for, and with, others. 

Such an accolade for collaboration is no real surprise for the industry veteran, active since 1992 as half of The Neptunes, then later N*E*R*D. Since then, he's gone on to compose for Despicable MeHidden Figures, as well as writing behind the scenes for a plethora of artists, from Britney Spears to Kendrick Lamar. 

Pharrell's ascension to No. 1 is marked by N*E*R*D's Billboard Hot 100 rebound - with "Lemon" jumping from No. 61 to its prior No. 40 peak last week following a Drake remix breathing new life into the original. This week the song overtakes its prior record at No. 36.

New to the chart this week is Dexter Gore Jr. (AKA Famous Dex) following his latest single release, "Japan."

Hot Hitmakers

Recognizing the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week

April 7, 2018
1

Pharrell Williams

"Havana"   Camila Cabello [ft. Young Thug]
"Lemon"   N*E*R*D & Rihanna
"Stir Fry"   Migos
2

Ed Sheeran

"Perfect"   Ed Sheeran
"River"   Eminem [ft. Ed Sheeran]
3

Jahseh Onfroy & John Cunningham

"Changes"   XXXTentacion
"Sad!"   XXXTentacion
"Moonlight"   XXXTentacion
4

David Burd

"Freaky Friday"   Lil Dicky [ft. Chris Brown]
5

Kentrell Gaulden

"No Smoke"   YoungBoy Never Broke Again
"Outside Today"   YoungBoy Never Broke Again
"NBAYoungboat"   Lil Yachty [ft. NBA YoungBoy]
6

Kendrick Duckworth

"All The Stars"   Kendrick Lamar & SZA
"Love."   Kendrick Lamar
"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]
7

Nathan Feuerstein

"Let You Down"   NF
8

Aubrey Graham

"God's Plan"   Drake
"Walk It Talk It"   Migos [ft. Drake]
"Look Alive"   BlocBoy JB [ft. Drake]
9

Kiari Cephus

"Motor Sport"   Migos, Nicki Minaj, & Cardi B
"Ric Flair Drip"   Offset & Metro Boomin
"Stir Fry"   Migos
"Narcos"   Migos
"Walk It Talk It"   Migos [ft. Drake]
10

Austin Post

"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
"I Fall Apart"   Post Malone
"Psycho"   Post Malone [ft. Ty Dolla $ign]
11

Louis Bell

"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
"Wolves"   Selena Gomez x Marshmello
"Psycho"   Post Malone [ft. Ty Dolla $ign]
12

Dimitri Roger

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

Christopher Comstock

"Everyday "   Logic & Marshmello
"Friends"   Marshmello & Anne-Marie
"Wolves"   Selena Gomez X Marshmello
14

Kirshnik Ball & Quavious Marshall

"Motorsport"   Migos, Nicki Minaj, & Cardi B
"Stir Fry"   Migos
"Narcos"   Migos
"Walk It Talk It"   Migos [ft. Drake]
15

Adam Feeney

"Never Be The Same"   Camila Cabello
"Havana"   Camila Cabello
"Pray For Me"   The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar
16

James Baker

"Look Alive"   BlocBoy JB [ft. Drake]
17

Daniel Hernandez

"Gummo"   6ix9ine
"Billy"   6ix9ine
18

Grant Dickinson

"Plug Walk"   Rich the Kid
19

Tyler Hubbard

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

Dexter Gore Jr

"Pick It Up"   Famous Dex [ft/ A$AP Rocky]
"Japan"   Famous Dex