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Drake Debuts at No. 1 On Hot 100 Songwriters Chart

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Drake is seen before the game against the Golden State Warriors during Game Five of the NBA Finals on June 10, 2019 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 

He's the third artist to top the newly-launched tally.

Drake debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's newly-launched Hot 100 Songwriters chart, thanks to 10 songwriting entries on the latest Billboard Hot 100 (dated Aug. 17).

The MC dethrones Finneas O'Connell and Billie Eilish, who tied at No. 1 for three straight weeks. O'Connell himself had reigned at No. 1 for nine consecutive weeks, dating to the chart's inception on June 15, largely powered by Eilish's "Bad Guy," which spends a ninth week at its No. 2 Hot 100 high.

Here's a look at all 10 of Drake's songwriting credits on the latest Hot 100, with additional co-songwriters in parentheses:

Rank, Artist Billing, Title (songwriters in addition to Drake)
No. 10, Chris Brown feat. Drake, "No Guidance" (Chris Brown, Vinylz, 40, J Louis, Teddy Walton, Nija Charles, Velous and Michee Patrick Lebrun)
No. 13, Drake feat. Rick Ross, "Money in the Grave" (Rick Ross, Ljay Currie, Cydney Christine Dade and Anton Joergensen)
No. 47, Meek Mill feat. Drake, "Going Bad" (Meek Mill, Wheezy, Wes)
No. 58, Drake, "Trust Issues" (40, T-Minus, Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, Nikhil Seetharam)
No. 60, Drake, "How About Now" (Boi-1da, Jordan Evans, Dalvin DeGrate, K-Ci)
No. 61, Drake, "The Motion" (40, Sampha)
No. 68, Drake, "Dreams Money Can Buy" (40, Jai Paul)
No. 73, Rick Ross feat. Drake, "Gold Roses" (Rick Ross, OZ, SkySense, Vinylz, Leon Thomas III, Khristopher van Riddick-Tynes, Sylvain Krief, Boris Bergman)
No. 85, Drake, "Club Paradise" (40, Rick Ross, Stuart Matthewman, Sade)
No. 95, Drake, "Days in the East" (40, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Mikky Ekko, OG, Ginuwine, Timbaland, Robert Reives)

Drake's coronation is sparked by his new Billboard 200 leader Care Package, which collects 17 of his stray tracks, many of which were never officially released and previously available only via SoundCloud or YouTube. Six of the tracks above are debuts from the album, as Drake becomes the first soloist with over 200 career Hot 100 entries as an artist.

The weekly Hot 100 Songwriters and Hot 100 Producers charts are based on total points accrued by a songwriter and producer, respectively, for each attributed song that appears on the Hot 100; plus, genre-based songwriter and producer charts follow the same methodology based on corresponding "Hot"-named genre charts. As with Billboard's yearly recaps, multiple writers or producers split points for each song equally (and the dividing of points will lead to occasional ties on rankings).

Elsewhere on the Hot 100 Songwriters chart, Blanco Brown rises 3-2, reaching a new peak on the strength of his breakout single "The Git Up," which he solely wrote and produced; the song ranks at No. 16 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 15.

The full Hot 100 Songwriters and Hot 100 Producers charts, in addition to the full genre rankings, can be found on