Megan Thee Stallion Rules Hot 100 Songwriters Chart for First Time
Megan Thee Stallion hits No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Songwriters chart (dated Dec. 5), ruling for the first time on the strength of eight songwriting credits on the Billboard Hot 100.
Megan Thee Stallion hits No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 Songwriters chart (dated Dec. 5), ruling for the first time on the strength of eight songwriting credits on the Billboard Hot 100.
Seven of the tracks appear on her new debut LP Good News, which arrives at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 100,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
Leading her Hot 100 songs total is “Body,” which she co-wrote with Lil Ju and Christopher Perel, new at No. 12.
Here’s a look at all six of Megan Thee Stallion’s songwriting credits on this week’s Hot 100.
Rank, Title (songwriters in addition to Megan Thee Stallion)
No. 12, “Body” (Lil Ju, Christopher Petrel) (debut)
No. 23, “WAP,” Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion (Cardi B, Ayo, Keyz, Pardison Fontaine, Frank Rodriguez) (spent four weeks at No. 1 beginning in August)
No. 62, “Don’t Stop,” feat. Young Thug (Young Thug, BuddahBless) (peaked at No. 30 in October)
No. 71, “Cry Baby,” feat. DaBaby (DaBaby, d.a. got that dope, Daniel Levin, Katie Smith) (debut)
No. 80, “Girls in the Hood” (Scott Storch, IllDaProducer, Bobby Sessions, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre) (peaked at No. 28 in July)
No. 82, “Shots Fired” (BuddahBless, Herb Magidson, Allie Wrubel) (debut)
No. 92, “Do It on the Tip,” feat. City Girls & Hot Girl Meg (Yung Miami, JT, Lil Ju) (debut)
No. 94, “Circles” (Cool, Dre, Rick Starr Did It, Pardison Fontaine, Samuel Barnes, Mary J. Blige, Craig Xavier Brockman, P. Diddy, Anthony Cruz, Arlene DelValle, Missy Elliott, Cainon Renard Lamb, Foxy Brown, Cormega, Jazmine Sullivan, Glbert Askey Alexander, Dave Atkinson, Douglas Davis, Roy C, Nas, Curtis Mayfield, Slick Rick, Jean Claude Olivier) (debut)
Notably, Megan Thee Stallion’s “Circles” has 24 credited writers, as the song samples Jazmine Sullivan’s 2010 song “Holding You Down (Goin’ in Circles).” Sullivan’s song interpolates Mary J. Blige’s “Be Happy” and samples Biz Markie’s “Make the Music With Your Mouth, Biz”; The Honey Drippers’ “Impeach the President”; Nas’ “Affirmative Action,” featuring AZ, Cormega and Foxy Brown; and Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew’s “La Di Da Di,” featuring Slick Rick. Thus, many of the writers of those tracks are credited as writers on “Circles.”
Megan Thee Stallion concurrently ranks at No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songwriters chart, also for the first time, and leads Rap Songwriters for a second week.
On the Hot 100 Producers chart, Good News collaborator Lil Ju debuts at No. 6, thanks to his production credits on “Body” and “Do It on the Tip.” Country-focused producer Joey Moi leads the list for a seventh week.
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/biz.