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Olivia Rodrigo & Dan Nigro Cruise to No. 1 on Hot 100 Songwriters Chart

Olivia Rodrigo "drivers license"
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Olivia Rodrigo "drivers license"

Plus, Joey Moi tallies a ninth week atop Hot 100 Producers.

Olivia Rodrigo and Dan Nigro both debut at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Songwriters chart (dated Jan. 23), each leading for the first time thanks to Rodrigo's out-of-the-box hit "Drivers License."

The smash blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with 76.1 million U.S. streams, 8.1 million radio audience impressions and 38,000 downloads sold in its first week, following its Jan. 8 release, according to MRC Data.

Rodrigo and Nigro co-wrote the song, while Nigro solely produced it. The latter credit sparks Nigro's concurrent No. 2 debut on the Hot 100 Producers chart.

Rodrigo and Nigro are both relative newcomers to Billboard's charts. "Drivers License" is Rodrigo's second Hot 100 entry, after "All I Want" from Disney+'s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series reached No. 90 in January 2020. Nigro likewise logged one prior production credit on the Hot 100, on Conan Gray's "Heather," which reached No. 46 in September. He has also written and produced songs for Lewis Capaldi and Carly Rae Jepsen, while JR JR's "Gone," which he co-wrote, reached the Hot Rock & Alternative Songs top 30 in 2016.

Joey Moi rules Hot 100 Producers for a ninth week, thanks to a whopping 20 production credits on the latest Hot 100 -- 19 via Morgan Wallen's new LP, Dangerous: The Double Album. Moi sports sole production credit on 16 of the songs. Leading the way on the Hot 100, Wallen's "Wasted on You" debuts at No. 9.

Moi's 20 simultaneous Hot 100 entries as a producer are the most since the Hot 100 Producers chart launched in June 2019. He passes Taylor Swift and Louis Bell, each of whom tallied 18, on Sept. 7 and 21, 2019, respectively.

Plus, with his ninth week at No. 1 on Hot 100 Producers, Moi ties 30Roc for the second-most time spent atop the chart. Bell leads with 17 weeks in charge.

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).

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