Hot Hitmakers: Lead Singer of Portugal. The Man New To Chart

Jul 25, 2017

The lead singer of Portugal. The Man, John Gourley, is new to this week's chart landing at the solid position of No. 15 for the song "Feel It Still." Originally from a small rural town in Alaska, Gourley claims the inspiration behind the bands sound comes from a combination of The Beatles and Wu-Tang.

Another addition can be seen in Belcalis Almanzar also known by her stage name, Cardi B. An American hip-hop recording artist from the Bronx, Cardi B has received huge success surrounding her most recent release "Bodak Yellow." The song has been on Billboard's Hot 100 for 3 weeks now, currently at No. 49, having risen from No. 78 the previous week.

It is worth noting that last week Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter skyrocketed to the No. 1 seat on our Hot Hitmakers chart. The album earned Jay-Z his 14th No. 1 Billboard hit, the most ever achieved by a solo-artist. Yet with a lack of availability through streaming platform Spotify, Jay-Z has seen a severe drop off in popularity behind the album. Jay-Z allowed streaming through his company Tidal, limiting plays to only those subscribed to the platform.

Hot Hitmakers

Recognizing the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week

August 5, 2017

Michael Williams II

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

Benjamin Levin

"Crying In The Club"   Camila Cabello
"Castle On The Hill"   Ed Sheeran
"Issues"   Julia Michaels
"Now or Never"   Halsey

Kendrick Lamar

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

Shayaa Abraham-Joseph

"Bank Account"   21 Savage

Ed Sheeran

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

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]
"Bad And Boujee"   Migos [ft. Lil Uzi Vert]
"Congratulations"   Post Malone [ft. Quavo]

Symere Woods

"XO Tour Llif3"   Lil Uzi Vert
"Bad And Boujee"   Migos [ft. Lil Uzi Vert]

Belcalis Almanzar

"Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)"   Cardi B

Charlie Puth & Jacob Kasher

"Attention"   Charlie Puth

Ludwig Göransson & Donald Glover

"Redbone"   Childish Gambino

Leland Wayne

"Mask Off"   Future
"No Complaints"   Metro Boomin [ft. Offset & Drake]
"Bad And Boujee"   Migos [ft. Lil Uzi Vert]
"Congratulations"   Post Malone [ft. Quavo]

Christopher Brody Brown, Bruno Mars, & Philip Lawrence

"24K Magic"   Bruno Mars
"That's What I Like"   Bruno Mars
"Versace On The Floor"   Bruno Mars

Bryan Simmons

"XO Tour Llif3"   Lil Uzi Vert

Justin Tranter

"Bad Liar"   Selena Gomez
"Believer"   Imagine Dragons
"Issues"   Julia Michaels

John Baldwin Gourley

"Feel It Still"   Portugal. The Man

Jordan Jenks & Jordan Carter

"Magnolia"   Playboi Carti

Selena Gomez

"It Ain't Me"   Kygo & Selena Gomez
"Bad Liar"   Selena Gomez
"Fetish"   Selena Gomez

Miley Cyrus & Oren Yoel

"Malibu"   Miley Cyrus

Rakim Allen & Rashawn Bennett

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

Zach Crowell

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