Year in Charts 2021 – Billboard

Olivia Rodrigo ends 2021 impressively. Not only did she put her first two No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100 weekly song chart (with “Drivers License” and “Good 4 U” respectively), but she also sent in her debut LP. Sour at # 1 on the Billboard 200.

And now, Rodrigo finishes 2021 at No.1 on the 100 year-end songwriters list.

Billboard Year-End Music Recaps represent aggregated metrics for each artist, title, label, and music contributor in weekly rankings from November 21, 2020 through November 13, 2021. Recap rankings based on MRC data reflect units of album equivalents, release, sales or streaming during the weeks the tracks appeared on a respective chart in the tracking year. Any activity recorded before or after the ranking of a title is not taken into account in these rankings. This methodological detail and the period from November to November partly explain the difference between these lists and the calendar year summaries which are compiled independently by MRC Data.

Explore all of Billboard’s 2021 year-end charts

Rodrigo, who had only appeared on the Hot 100 once before 2021 (with No.90 with the “All I Want” summit in January 2020, from Lycée Musical: The Musical: The Series), mapped the 11 songs of Sour on the Hot 100 during the 2021 tracking period. His songwriting credits on all 11 tracks all contribute to his placement on the year-end list.

Awesome, all 11 Sour titles peaked in the top 40 of the Hot 100.

Here’s a recap of where each song peaked in the Hot 100, with additional co-authors in parentheses:

Peak Position, Track (songwriters credited in addition to Rodrigo)

N ° 1, “Driving license” (Daniel Nigro)
No. 1, “Good 4 U” (Daniel Nigro, Hayley Williams, Josh Farro)
N ° 3, “Deja vu” (Daniel Nigro, Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff, St. Vincent)
N ° 9, “Traitor” (Daniel Nigro)
No. 12, “Brutal” (Daniel Nigro)
N ° 14, “Enough for you”
N ° 15, “Happier”
N ° 16, “Favorite crime” (Daniel Nigro)
No. 19, “1 step forward, 3 steps back” (Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff)
N ° 24, Jalousie, Jalousie ”(Daniel Nigro, Casey Smith)
N ° 29, “I hope it’s going” (Daniel Nigro)

Rodrigo also spent a record 22 weeks at No.1 on BillboardHot 100’s weekly 100 songwriters chart – all this year.

Just below Rodrigo in the year-end Hot 100 Songwriters chart is his Sour collaborator Daniel Nigro. Nigro, who finished the year at No.1 on the Hot 100 Producer Recap, ranks second in Hot 100 Songwriters of the Year, with eight songwriting credits on the Hot 100 this year. year – all of which were from Sour (see above).

Nigro spent 11 weeks at No.1 on the weekly chart of 100 songwriters, all tied with Rodrigo. Since the chart’s launch in 2019, only Rodrigo and Finneas (12) have spent more time at the top.

Drake finishes as the # 3 Songwriter of the Year, fueled by 35 songwriting credits on the Hot 100 during the follow-up period, of which 12 reached the top 10 and two No.1 hits. 1. Here’s a look at all of Drake’s top 10 hits this year, with co-songwriters listed in parentheses:

Peak Position, Track (songwriters credited in addition to Drake)

N ° 1, “What will follow” (Supah Mario, Maneesh Bidaye)
N ° 1, “Way 2 Sexy” feat. Future & Young Thug (Future, Young Thug, TM88, Too Dope !, Richard Fairbrass, Fred Fairbrass, Rob Manzoli)
No. 2, feat “Wants And Needs”. Lil Baby (Lil Baby, Cardo On The Beat, Dez Washington, 40)
N ° 2, “Girls Want Girls” feat. Lil Baby (Lil Baby, OZ, Ambezza)
N ° 3, “Lemon Pepper Freestyle” feat. Rick Ross (Rick Ross, Boi-1da, Robin Hannibal, Cecilie Maja)
N ° 3, “Fair trade” exploit. Travis Scott (Travis Scott, OZ, Jahaan Sweet, Wondagurl, Reibaldi Antoine, Charlotte Day Wilson, Babyface, Teo Halm, Varren Wade, D’Mile, Brandon Banks, Michael Gordon, Kyle Mosovich, Marcus Reddick)
N ° 4, “Champagne Poetry” (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Gabriel Hardeman, 40, Maneesh Bidaye, M. Davis, Jean-André Lawrence)
N ° 4, “Knife Talk” feat. 21 Savage & Project Pat (21 Savage, Metro Boomin, Project Pat, Juicy J, A $ AP Rocky, Peter Lee Johnson)
No. 7, “In the Bible” feat. Lil Durk & Giveon (40, Lil Durk, Giveon, Leon Thomas, Austin Powerz, Eli Afari-Brown, Simon Gebrelul)
N ° 8, “Papi’s Home” (Supah Mario, Skip2Fame, Jarrel Young, Mark Borino, Shep Crawford, Montell Jordan, P Reign)
N ° 9, “TSU” (Harley Arsenault, Noel Cadastre, R. Kelly, Christopher Cross, Justin Timberlake, Danja, Timbaland)
N ° 10, “Love All” feat. Jay-Z (Jay-Z, OZ, Leon Thomas, Dez Washington, P. Diddy, The Notorious BIG, Steven Jordan, Khris Riddick-Tynes)

Rounding out the top five of the year-end Hot 100 songwriter rankings, DaBaby finishes at # 4 (with 15 writing credits on the Hot 100) and Omer Fedi finishes the year at # 5.

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