Lady Gaga, BloodPop, Max Martin, Ely Rise and Tchami all tie at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Dance/Electronic Songwriters chart (dated March 21), as Gaga’s single “Stupid Love,” which the quintet co-wrote, tallies its second week atop the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs ranking.
The single drew 32.1 million airplay audience impressions and 11.3 million U.S. streams and sold 10,000 downloads in its second full tracking week, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
Martin boasts an especially storied career on Billboard‘s charts, having written 22 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s, the third-most in the chart’s 61-year history, after Paul McCartney (32) and John Lennon (26). He first led as a writer of Britney Spears’ “…Baby One More Time” in 1999.
“Stupid Love” is Martin’s second No. 1 as writer on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, after Ariana Grande’s “Break Free,” featuring Zedd, in 2014 (following the list’s launch in 2013).
Meanwhile, BloodPop (real name: Michael Tucker) and Tchami (real name: Martin Bresso) extend their shared chart histories with Gaga. BloodPop co-wrote and co-produced Gaga’s “Perfect Illusion,” which hit No. 15 on the Hot 100 in 2016, while Tchami co-wrote and co-produced Gaga’s “Applause,” a No. 4 Hot 100 hit in 2013.
BloodPop, Martin and Tchami, who produced “Stupid Love,” tied at No. 1 on the Dance/Electronic Producers chart dated March 14.
The weekly Dance/Electronic Songwriters and Dance/Electronic Producers charts are based on total points accrued by a songwriter and producer, respectively, for each attributed song that appears on the Hot Dance/Electronic 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).
Look out for this week’s full Dance/Electronic Songwriters and Dance/Electronic Producers charts, in addition to the other full genre rankings, shortly.