Teen Songwriters Hold Their Own Against Veteran Chart Toppers

Aug 23, 2017

Breakout singer-songwriter Khalid asserts his dominance on the charts through his debut album "American Teen." His song "Location" as well as collaborations with Alessia Cara and Travis Scott land him at a comfortable No. 5 on our Hot Hitmakers chart, amongst veterans Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran. At 19-years-old, Khalid becomes the second teenager to rank in the Billboard Top 200 in the last 12 months.

It seems teens are taking over the charts this week as Tay-K, a 17-year-old fugitive from Texas, joins the chart at No. 8 for his viral hit "The Race." Although a spout of criminal activity landed the teen behind bars, he's having no problem striking success after signing with both Kodak Black and Lil Yachty. Currently "The Race" has over 20 million views on YouTube.


Hot Hitmakers

Recognizing the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week

September 2, 2017
1

Michael Williams II

"Unforgettable"   French Montana [ft. Swae Lee]
"Perplexing Pegasus"   French Montana [ft. Swae Lee]
"DNA"   Kendrick Lamar
"Humble"   Kendrick Lamar
"Rake It Up"   Yo Gotti [ft. Nicki Minaj]
2

Belcalis Almanzar

"Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)"   Cardi B
3

Shayaa Abraham-Joseph

"Bank Account"   21 Savage
4

Kendrick Lamar

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

Khalid Robinson

"Location"   Khalid
"1-800-273-8255"   Logic [ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid]
"Silence"   Travis Scott
6

Ed Sheeran

"Strip That Down"   Liam Payne [ft. Quavo]
"Shape Of You"   Ed Sheeran
"Castle On The Hill"   Ed Sheeran
7

Charlie Puth & Jacob Kasher

"Attention"   Charlie Puth
8

Tay-K

"The Race"   Tay-K
9

Steve Mac

"Shape Of You"   Ed Sheeran
"Strip That Down"   Liam Payne [ft. Quavo]
"What About Us"   P!nk
10

Benjamin Levin

"Castle On The Hill"   Ed Sheeran
"Now or Never"   Halsey
11

Swae Lee

"Unforgettable"   French Montana [ft. Swae Lee]
"Perplexing Pegasus"   French Montana [ft. Swae Lee]
12

Ludwig Göransson & Donald Glover

"Redbone"   Childish Gambino
13

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]
14

Symere Woods

"XO Tour Llif3"   Lil Uzi Vert
"Wokeuplikethis"   Playboi Carti [ft. Lil Uzi Vert]
15

French Montana

"Unforgettable"   French Montana [ft. Swae Lee]
16

Bryan Simmons

"XO Tour Llif3"   Lil Uzi Vert
17

Josh Osborne

"All The Pretty Girls"   Kenny Chesney
"Drinkin' Problem"   Midland
"Body Like A Back Road"   Sam Hunt
18

Johnny McDaid

"Shape Of You"   Ed Sheeran
"What About Us"   P!nk
19

Jacques Webster

"Love Galore"   SZA [ft. Travis Scott]
"Butterfly Effect"   Travis Scott
20

Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez & Luis Fonsi & Erika Ender

"Despacito"   Luis Fonsi [ft. Daddy Yankee]