Metro Boomin, Quavo and Kendrick Lamar Top List of Most Successful Songwriters of 2017 So Far
There's no question hip-hop has a huge impact on music culture these days, as the genre is dominating in streams, ticket sales, and chart numbers.
After a new report previously named Metro Boomin the biggest songwriter in the U.S. of 2017 so far, the super-producer is joined by Quavo and Kendrick Lamar on the list of top songwriters in the country for the first half of the year. Music Business Worldwide teamed up with Royalty Exchange to monitor the most successful songwriters, which allots songwriters different amounts of points for their hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the first quarter of the year.
Metro has earned himself the most points, according to MBW, after having credits on high-charting hits such as 21 Savage's "X," Migos' "Bad and Boujee," Post Malone's "Congratulations," Kodak Black's "Tunnel Vision" and more. Quavo of Migos comes in second place on the list, as he is credited as a songwriter on a slew of songs that he lent guest verses to, including Calvin Harris' "Slide," Liam Payne's "Strip That Down," DJ Khaled's "I'm the One," Young Thug and Travis Scott's "Pick Up the Phone" and many more.
Kendrick Lamar is right behind both Metro and the Migos hitmaker, as many of his tracks off of his recent DAMN. album have earned him the No. 3 slot on the most successful songwriter list, which incorporates songs like "DNA.," "PRIDE.," "HUMBLE.," and many more.
Also on the list is Drake, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Offset, J. Cole and more big names in music, but things could change for the second half of 2017.
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