Sony/ATV Music Publishing has kicked off 2018 on the right foot, landing at No. 1 among the top 10 music publishers for the first quarter. But now, the world's largest music publisher has earned a new distinction: as Drake's "Nice For What" notches its fourth straight week atop the Hot 100, Sony/ATV's writers have remained at No. 1 on the chart for 52 weeks straight, or a full calendar year, dating back to last May.
“This is an incredible accomplishment by our worldwide A&R team," chairman/CEO Martin Bandier said in a statement. "At Sony/ATV we strive to be successful creatively on a global basis and the fruits of our labor are shown by the diversity of our songwriters who have been No. 1 on the Hot 100 over the past year.”
The streak began in May 2017 when Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," feat. Justin Bieber, climbed to the summit, where it remained for a record-tying 16 weeks straight. (Fonsi, Yankee and songwriter Erika Ender are all signed to Sony/ATV.) That was followed by Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" (three weeks); Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow" (three weeks); Post Malone's "rockstar" feat. 21 Savage (eight weeks); Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" (six weeks); Camila Cabello's "Havana" feat. Young Thug (one week); Drake's "God's Plan" (11 weeks); and "Nice For What." The Sony/ATV writers for each song can be found at the bottom of this post.