Hip-hop tops pop: To recap, in Q1 2020, 57% of all Hot 100 top 10s were primarily pop songs, including hits by Dua Lipa, Maroon 5 and Harry Styles. In the same span, hip-hop trailed with a 35% share of all top 10s.
In Q2 2020, the genres swapped spots, with hip-hop leading with a 48% share of all Hot 100 top 10s, ahead of pop's 30% take. Helping fuel hip-hop's ascent, 6ix9ine, Drake and Lil Baby each landed multiple top 10s in that span.
The quarterly fluctuations echo how the genres have traded leads the last two years. In all of 2019, pop topped hip-hop, 48% to 34%. Conversely, in 2018, a year dominated in historic fashion by Drake, hip-hop decisively finished ahead of pop, 61% to 21%.
Pen pals: Songwriting teams of five or more members continued to be the most common type for Hot 100 top 10s in Q2 2020, having claimed a 48% share. Teams of two and four writers tied for second place, at 17% each.
The haul for teams of five-plus writers is fairly consistent with, though down from, totals of 57% in Q1 2020 and 60% for all of 2019.
Single producers: Meanwhile, single producers are the norm for Hot 100 top 10s, with 43% of all top 10s in Q2 2020 sporting one producer credit each, followed by 30% for two producers and 22% for three producers.
The leading 43% share for lone producers matches the total in Q1 2020 and approximates the 41% figure for 2019.