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Megan Thee Stallion Becomes First Woman to Hit No. 1 on Rap Songwriters Chart

She lands three songs on the latest Hot Rap Songs chart.

Megan Thee Stallion hits No. 1 on Billboard's Rap Songwriters chart (dated Aug. 22), thanks to three songwriting credits on the latest Hot Rap Songs ranking.

Notably, she becomes the first woman to lead Rap Songwriters, dating to its inception in June 2019.

"WAP," by Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion, blasts in at the Hot Rap Songs summit with 93 million U.S. streams, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, the largest total ever for a song in its first week of release. The song concurrently launches at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, also with 11.7 million in radio audience and 125,000 downloads sold.

Here's a look at all three of Megan Thee Stallion's songwriting credits on the latest Hot Rap Songs chart:

Rank, Artist Billing, Title (songwriters in addition to Megan Thee Stallion)
No. 1, Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion, "WAP" (Cardi B, Ayo The Producers, Keyz, Pardison Fontaine, Frank Ski)
No. 6, Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé, "Savage" (Beyonce, J White Did it, Bobby Sessions, The-Dream, Pardison Fontaine, Starrah, Derrick Milano, Jay-Z)
No. 15, Megan Thee Stallion, "Girls in the Hood" (Scott Storch, illaDaProducer, Bobby Sessions, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre)

As Megan Thee Stallion concurrently reaches No. 2 on the Hot 100 Songwriters chart, she becomes the highest-charting female rapper since the chart's launch in June 2019.

On the Rap Producers chart, "WAP" producers Ayo & Keyz (real names: Austin Owens and James Foye III) tie at No. 1, ruling for the first time.

The weekly Rap Songwriters and Rap Producers charts are based on total points accrued by a songwriter and producer, respectively, for each attributed song that appears on the Hot Rap 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 Rap Songwriters and Rap Producers charts, in addition to the other full genre rankings, at Billboard.com/biz.