Hot Hitmakers: New Jay-Z Album Makes For New Chart Leader

Jul 18, 2017

Currently basking in the success of his thirteenth studio album 4:44, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter skyrocketed to No.1 on Billboard's Top Artists Chart and is consecutively the No.1 seat on our Hot Hitmakers chart. The album has earned Jay-Z his 14th No.1 Billboard hit, the most ever achieved by a solo-artist. 

Producer Ernest Dion Wilson, better known by his stage name No I.D., is the solo producer for the album. He has worked with artists ranging from G-Unit to Kanye West as well as launched the career of Vince Staples. As the president of West's G.O.O.D. Music label and the executive V.P of Def Jam Records, there is no question of why No I.D. served such a large role in the production of 4:44.

In other chart-rocker news, Shayaa Abraham-Joseph aka 21 Savage joined the rankings a No.3, displacing both Quavo and Kendrick Lamar, who have been leading the chart for months. His recent album release 'Issa Album' has brought huge success for the rapper.

Zach Crowell also joined the chart at seat No. 18 for his country collaborations with Billy Currington and Sam Hunt. Lastly, Rakim Allen and Rashawn Bennett (YFN Lucci), wrap up the chart at No. 20 for their hit "Everyday We Lit".

Hot Hitmakers

Recognizing the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week

July 29, 2017
1

Shawn Corey Carter & Ernest Dion Wilson

"Marcy Me"   Jay-Z
"Moonlight"   Jay-Z
"The Story of O.J."   Jay-Z
"4:44:00AM"   Jay-Z
"Family Feud"   Jay-Z [ft. Beyonce]
"Caught Their Eyes"   Jay-Z [ft. Frank Ocean]
"Smile"   Jay-Z [ft. Gloria Carter]
2

Benjamin Levin

"Crying In The Club"   Camila Cabello
"Castle On The Hill"   Ed Sheeran
"Issues"   Julia Michaels
"Now or Never"   Halsey
3

Shayaa Abraham-Joseph

"Bank Account"   21 Savage
"Famous"   21 Savage
4

Quavious Marshall

"Slide"   Calvin Harris [ft. Frank Ocean & Migos]
"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]
5

Michael Williams II

"Rake It Up"   Yo Gotti [ft. Nicki Minaj]
"DNA"   Kendrick Lamar
"Humble"   Kendrick Lamar
6

Kendrick Lamar

"DNA"   Kendrick Lamar
"Element"   Kendrick Lamar
"Humble"   Kendrick Lamar
"Loyalty"   Kendrick Lamar [ft. Rihanna]
"Love"   Kendrick Lamar [ft. Zacari]
7

Ed Sheeran

"Strip That Down"   Liam Payne [ft. Quavo]
"Shape Of You"   Ed Sheeran
"Castle On The Hill"   Ed Sheeran
8

Symere Woods

"XO Tour Llif3"   Lil Uzi Vert
"Bad And Boujee"   Migos [ft. Lil Uzi Vert]
9

Leland Wayne

"Famous"   21 Savage
"Mask Off"   Future
"Bad And Boujee"   Migos [ft. Lil Uzi Vert]
"Congratulations"   Post Malone [ft. Quavo]
10

Charlie Puth & Jacob Kasher

"Attention"   Charlie Puth
11

Ludwig Göransson & Donald Glover

"Redbone"   Childish Gambino
12

Bryan Simmons

"XO Tour Llif3"   Lil Uzi Vert
13

Justin Tranter

"Bad Liar"   Selena Gomez
"Believer"   Imagine Dragons
"Issues"   Julia Michaels
14

Christopher Brody Brown, Bruno Mars, & Philip Lawrence

"24K Magic"   Bruno Mars
"That's What I Like"   Bruno Mars
"Versace On The Floor"   Bruno Mars
15

Kiari Cephus

"Slippery"   Migos [ft. Gucci Mane]
"Slide"   Calvin Harris [ft. Frank Ocean & Migos]
"Bad And Boujee"   Migos [ft. Lil Uzi Vert]
16

Jordan Jenks & Jordan Carter

"Magnolia"   Playboi Carti
17

Miley Cyrus & Oren Yoel

"Malibu"   Miley Cyrus
18

Zach Crowell

"Do I Make You Wanna"   Billy Currington
"Body Like A Back Road"   Sam Hunt
19

Luis Fonsi & Ramón Ayala Luis Rodríguez & Erika Ender

"Despacito"   Luis Fonsi [ft. Daddy Yankee]
20

Rakim Allen & Rashawn Bennett

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