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Dan Nigro Hits No. 1 on Hot 100 Producers Chart Thanks to 'Drivers License'

Dan Nigro
Aubrey Devin

Dan Nigro

Plus, Taylor Swift returns to No. 1 on Hot 100 Songwriters.

Dan Nigro rises 2-1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Producers chart (dated Feb. 27), leading for the first time thanks to his production credit on Olivia Rodrigo's six-week-and-counting Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 "Drivers License."

The song, which he solely produced, continues atop the Hot 100 with 59.1 million radio airplay audience impressions, 22.4 million U.S. streams and 10,000 downloads sold, according to MRC Data.

Nigro, the former lead singer of rock band As Tall as Lions, earned a production credit on one Hot 100 hit before "License": Conan Gray's "Heather" (No. 46 peak last 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 chart in 2016.

As Nigro also co-wrote "License," with Rodrigo, the pair ties at No. 2 on the latest Hot 100 Songwriters chart, after sharing the summit for five weeks.

Taylor Swift returns to No. 1 on Hot 100 Songwriters for a seventh week on top, thanks to two songs on the Hot 100: her new "Love Story (Taylor's Version)" re-recording debuts at No. 11, while "Willow" ranks at No. 25, after launching at No. 1 in December.

Swift ties DaBaby for the fourth-most weeks spent atop Hot 100 Songwriters since the chart's June 2019 inception. Finneas leads with 11 weeks at No. 1, followed by Roddy Ricch (10) and late holiday hitmaker Johnny Marks (nine).

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.