Hot Hitmakers: 'Unforgettable' Week In The Charts

Aug 08, 2017

With the release of Billboard's Aug. 12-dated chart delayed, we're back on track with our weekly Hot Hitmakers. 

A huge spike for Belcalis Almanzar, also known by her stage name Cardi B, lands her in the top position at No. 1 for hit song "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)." At No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100, the song is currently at its peak position showing huge gains in performance and streaming from last week. 

Nicki Minaj joins the chart after the debut of her song with Future, "You Da Baddest." The song marked Minaj's 80th Billboard Hot 100 chart entry, debuting at No. 38

Shane McAnally has returned to the chart after a collaboration on Thomas Rhett's "Unforgettable." A brand new release, the song is currently at No. 68 and rising on the Billboard Hot 100. Ironically, it's in competition with another song on our chart titled "Unforgettable" written by Mike WiLL Made-It, French Montana & Swae Lee. 

"Unforgettable" by WiLL, Montana and Lee is currently seated at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 after 17 weeks on the chart. The trio sits at No. 18 on the Hot Hitmakers Chart.

A win for country artists this week comes not only from Rhett's "Unforgettable" but from the Kenny Chesney song "All The Pretty Girls." The hit skyrocketed writer Josh Osborne onto the Hot Hitmaker chart, landing him at the No. 14 slot.

Two other new-comers wrap up the chart, Jacques Webster (aka Travis Scott) at No. 17 and Shane Lindstrom (aka Murda Beats) at No. 20. Both songwriters are benefiting from "Butterfly Effect" performed by Travis Scott.

Hot Hitmakers

Recognizing the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week

August 19, 2017
1

Belcalis Almanzar

"Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)"   Cardi B
2

Shayaa Abraham-Joseph

"Bank Account"   21 Savage
3

Michael Williams II

"Rake It Up"   Yo Gotti [ft. Nicki Minaj]
"DNA"   Kendrick Lamar
"Humble"   Kendrick Lamar
4

Kendrick Lamar

"DNA"   Kendrick Lamar
"Humble"   Kendrick Lamar
"Loyalty"   Kendrick Lamar [ft. Rihanna]
"Love"   Kendrick Lamar [ft. Zacari]
5

Ed Sheeran

"Strip That Down"   Liam Payne [ft. Quavo]
"Shape Of You"   Ed Sheeran
"Castle On The Hill"   Ed Sheeran
6

Benjamin Levin

"Castle On The Hill"   Ed Sheeran
"Now or Never"   Halsey
7

Charlie Puth & Jacob Kasher

"Attention"   Charlie Puth
8

Quavious Marshall

"I’m The One"   DJ Khaled [f. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Little Wayne]
"Strip That Down"   Liam Payne [ft. Quavo]
"Slippery"   Migos [ft. Gucci Mane]
"Congratulations"   Post Malone [ft. Quavo]
9

Ludwig Göransson & Donald Glover

"Redbone"   Childish Gambino
10

Onika Maraj

"You Da Baddest"   Future [ft. Nicki Minaj]
"Swalla"   Jason Derulo [ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign]
"Rake It Up "   Yo Gotti [ft. Nicki Minaj]
11

Shane McAnally

"Unforgettable"   Thomas Rhett
"Drinkin' Problem"   Midland
"Body Like A Back Road"   Sam Hunt
12

Bryan Simmons & Symere Woods

"XO Tour Llif3"   Lil Uzi Vert
13

Zach Crowell

"Do I Make You Wanna"   Billy Currington
"Body Like A Back Road"   Sam Hunt
14

Josh Osborne

"All The Pretty Girls"   Kenny Chesney
"Drinkin' Problem"   Midland
"Body Like A Back Road"   Sam Hunt
15

Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez & Luis Fonsi & Erika Ender

"Despacito"   Luis Fonsi [ft. Daddy Yankee]
16

Jordan Jenks & Jordan Carter

"Magnolia"   Playboi Carti
17

Jacques Webster

"Love Galore"   SZA [ft. Travis Scott]
"Butterfly Effect"   Travis Scott
18

Mike WiLL Made-It & French Montana & Swae Lee

"Unforgettable"   French Montana [ft. Swae Lee]
19

Rakim Allen & Rashawn Bennett

"Everyday We Lit"   YFN Lucci [ft. PnB Rock]
20

Shane Linstrom

"4 am"   2 Chainz [ft. Travis Scott]
"It's A Vibe"   2 Chainz [ft. Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Sonz & Jhene Aiko]
"Butterfly Effect"   Travis Scott