Slipknot Frontman Corey Taylor Hits No. 1 on Hard Rock Songwriters Chart

Corey Taylor
Ashley Osborn

Corey Taylor

He scores two solo entries on the latest Hot Hard Rock Songs tally.

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor vaults 9-1 on Billboard's Hard Rock Songwriters chart (dated Aug. 15), ruling for the first time thanks to two solo singles on the latest Hot Hard Rock Songs survey.

"CMFT Must Be Stopped," featuring Tech N9ne and Kid Bookie, debuts at No. 11 on Hot Hard Rock Songs with 645,000 U.S. streams and 1,000 downloads sold in the tracking week, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Taylor, Tech N9ne and Kid Bookie co-wrote the song.

Plus, Taylor's "Black Eyes Blue" ranks at No. 13 on Hot Hard Rock Songs. The track, which he solely wrote and co-produced with Jay Ruston, jumps from No. 21 in its second week.

Taylor also debuts at No. 7 on Hard Rock Producers. He ties with Ruston, as the pair co-produced both songs.

Having first reached Billboard's charts in 1999, Slipknot has earned three No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 and seven top 10 hits on the Mainstream Rock Songs chart. Stone Sour, whose chart history dates to 2002, has scored four No. 1s on Mainstream Rock Songs and five top 10s on the Billboard 200.

The weekly Hard Rock Songwriters and Hard Rock Producers charts (which began in June) are based on total points accrued by a songwriter and producer, respectively, for each attributed song that appears on the Hot Hard Rock Songs chart; 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).

Check out this week's full Hard Rock Songwriters and Hard Rock Producers charts, in addition to the other full genre rankings, at


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