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Drake & Supah Mario Rule Hot 100 Songwriters, Producers Charts

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Drake, "What's Next"

Drake is the first solo male to rank at Nos. 1, 2 and 3 on the Hot 100 simultaneously as both a recording artist and songwriter.

Drake makes history as the first solo male artist to place at Nos. 1, 2 and 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart simultaneously as both a recording artist and songwriter.

As previously reported, Drake makes an unprecedented arrival in the Hot 100's top three, as his "What's Next," "Wants and Needs" (featuring Lil Baby) and "Lemon Pepper Freestyle" (featuring Rick Ross), all of which he co-wrote, launch at Nos. 1, 2 and 3, respectively, on the chart dated March 20, making Drake the first artist to debut in the top three positions in the same week.

Drake also joins The Beatles and Ariana Grande as the only acts to have claimed the Hot 100's top three spots simultaneously. As Grande also co-wrote all three songs with which she achieved the feat ("7 Rings," "Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored" and "Thank U, Next"), on the chart dated Feb. 23, 2019, she and Drake are the only soloists ever to rank at Nos. 1, 2 and 3 on the Hot 100 simultaneously as both billed recording acts and songwriters.

(Beatles Paul McCartney and John Lennon co-wrote all three of the band's songs in the Hot 100's top three on March 14, 1964, the first time that an act scored such a triple: "I Want to Hold Your Hand," at No. 1; "She Loves You," at No. 2; and "Please Please Me," at No. 3. The three songs also monopolized the top three the following week, with Nos. 1 and 2 reversing their order.)

Powered by Drake's triumphant trio on the Hot 100, as well as a fourth title on the tally, he returns to No. 1 on the Hot 100 Songwriters chart. Plus, Supah Mario, who solely produced "What's Next," tops Hot 100 Producers for the first time.

Drake leads Hot 100 Songwriters for a seventh total week (dating to the chart's June 2019 inception). Here's a recap of his four entries, all of which he co-wrote, on the latest Hot 100:

Rank, Artist Billing, Title (Songwriters in addition to Drake)
No. 1, Drake, "What's Next" (Supah Mario, Maneesh Bidaye)
No. 2, Drake feat. Lil Baby, "Wants and Needs" (Lil Baby, Cardo On The Beat, Dez Washington, 40)
No. 3, Drake feat. Rick Ross, "Lemon Pepper Freestyle" (Rick Ross, Boi-1da, Robin Hannibal, Cecilie Maja)
No. 21, Yung Bleu feat. Drake, "You're Mines Still" (Yung Bleu, Nate Rhoads)

With his seventh week at No. 1, Drake ties DaBaby, Dan Nigro, Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift for the fourth-most weeks spent atop the Hot 100 Songwriters chart. Finneas has logged the most time on top (11 weeks), followed by Roddy Ricch (10) and Johnny Marks (nine).

Drake concurrently returns to No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songwriters chart for a sixth week in charge and Rap Songwriters for a fifth week in the lead.

Over on the Hot 100 Producers chart, Supah Mario (real name: Jonathan DeMario Priester) hits No. 1 for the first time, thanks to his sole production credit on "What's Next." The song earns him his first Hot 100 No. 1 as a producer and seventh total production credit on the chart.

Supah Mario reached a prior Hot 100 best as the producer of Lil Uzi Vert's "Silly Watch," which reached No. 9 in March 2020. Two of his other Drake productions have hit the Hot 100: "Blue Tint" (No. 30, 2018) and "Ice Melts," featuring Young Thug (No. 62, 2017). He earned his first charted credit via Young Thug's "Wyclef Jean" (No. 87, 2016).

Supah Mario also spends his first week atop the R&B/Hip-Hop Producers and Rap Producers charts.

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.

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