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Lil Durk Debuts at No. 1 on Rap Songwriters Chart Thanks to ‘The Voice’

Lil Durk debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Rap Songwriters chart (dated Jan. 9), thanks to six songwriting credits on the latest Hot Rap Songs chart.

Five of the six tracks on Hot Rap Songs on which Lil Durk is credited as a writer (all except for Drake’s “Laugh Now Cry Later,” on which Lil Durk is featured) appear on his new LP The Voice.

The set vaults from No. 46 to No. 3 on this week’s Billboard 200 chart with 66,000 equivalent album units earned, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, in its first full tracking week (Dec. 25-31), following its Dec. 24 release.


Here’s a look at all six of Lil Durk’s songwriting credits on the latest Hot Rap Songs chart:

Rank, Artist Billing, Title (songwriters in addition to Lil Durk)
No. 2, Drake feat. Lil Durk, “Laugh Now Cry Later” (Drake, Cardo On The Beat, GRy, Daveon Jackson, Roget Chahayed)
No. 13, Lil Durk & King Von, “Still Trappin’ ” (King Von, Go Grizzly, Hitmaka, Pliznaya)
No. 15, Lil Durk, “Backdoor” (MalikOTB, Turn Me Up Josh, Ayo Bleu, Aura)
No. 19, Lil Durk, “Redman” (WassupBans, John Lamb, MalikOTB)
No. 21, Lil Durk, 6LACK & Young Thug, “Stay Down” (6LACK, Young Thug, Metro Boomin, DY Krazy)
No. 25, Lil Durk, “Refugee” (John Lamb, Its2Ezzy)

Over on the Rap Producers chart, Lil Ju returns to No. 1 for a fourth week on top, powered by his credit as the sole producer of Megan Thee Stallion’s “Body,” which places at No. 5 on Hot Rap Songs.

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.