Summer Walker rules Billboard‘s newly-launched R&B Songwriters chart for the first time, thanks to 14 songwriting credits on the latest Hot R&B Songs chart (dated Oct. 19).
Powering her reign, her debut LP Over It launches at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and No. 2 on the all-genre Billboard 200 with the largest streaming week ever for an R&B album by a woman in terms of on-demand U.S. audio streams.
Of her 14 Hot R&B Songs entries, six land in the top 10, led by “Playing Games” at No. 2.
Here’s a look at all of Walker’s writing credits on the latest Hot R&B Songs chart:
Rank, Artist Billing, Title (writers in addition to Walker)
No. 2, Summer Walker, “Playing Games” (London On Da Track, Roark Bailey, Aubrey Robinson, Cameron Griffin)
No. 5, Summer Walker & Usher, “Come Thru” (Usher, Jermaine Dupri, Manuel Seal, London On Da Track, Robinson, Bailey, Nija Charles)
No. 7, Summer Walker feat. Jhene Aiko, “I’ll Kill You” (Jhene Aiko, London On Da Track, Scott Storch, Robinson, Bailey)
No. 8, Summer Walker feat. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, “Stretch You Out” (Robinson, Bailey, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, London On Da Track, Vojtech Danicek)
No. 9, Summer Walker, “Body” (Danielle Jones, London On Da Track, Robinson, Bailey, Jozzy)
No. 10, Summer Walker, “Drunk Dialin…LODT” (London On Da Track, Robinson, Kevin Richardson, Bailey, Griffin)
No. 11, Summer Walker, “Over It” (London On Da Track, Robinson, Bailey, Coop The Truth, Alexandra Tjernagel, Karim Hutton)
No. 13, Summer Walker, “Potential” (London On Da Track, Robinson, Bailey, Charles, Kevin Cossom)
No. 16, Summer Walker & PartyNextDoor, “Just Might” (PartyNextDoor, Arsenio Archer, Ryan Martinez, OG Parker)
No. 17, Summer Walker, “Tonight” (London On Da Track, Robinson, Lee Stashenko, Bailey, Charles, Cossom)
No. 18, Summer Walker, “Fun Girl”
No. 19, Summer Walker & 6LACK, “Like It” (London On Da Track, 6LACK, Robinson, Stashenko, Hector Chaparro, Charles, Bailey)
No. 22, Summer Walker, “Nobody Else” (London On Da Track, Stevie J, Robinson, Bailey)
No. 23, Summer Walker, “Me” (Archer)
Walker dethrones Lizzo and Ricky Reed, the forces behind “Truth Hurts” and “Good as Hell,” who tied atop R&B Songwriters for a week. Before that, Khalid ruled for 17 weeks, dating to the chart’s June inception. (Khalid tied at No. 1 with Howard Lawrence and Guy Lawrence of Disclosure for five of those 17 weeks.)
Walker collaborator London On Da Track (real name: London Holmes) concurrently hits No. 1 on the R&B Producers chart, thanks to his work on Over It, having co-produced 10 of the 14 tracks on the latest Hot R&B Songs chart.
The weekly R&B Songwriters and R&B Producers charts are based on total points accrued by a songwriter and producer, respectively, for each attributed song that appears on the Hot R&B 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 R&B Songwriters and R&B Producers charts, in addition to the other full genre rankings, on Billboard.com.