ASCAP Members Moved Music Forward in 2018

December 19, 2018

Billboard, Year-End
Click to view our full-size ad in the Billboard 2018 Year-End issue

No matter how you look at it, 2018 was an unforgettable year. And whether we needed a way to celebrate, escape, heal or connect, ASCAP members and their music were there to provide the soundtrack.

ASCAP members were responsible for #1 songs on 28 separate Billboard year-end charts. Our songwriters and composers won Grammys and Latin Grammys, Tonys and Emmys, Golden Globes and World Soundtrack Awards, CMA Awards, GMA Dove Awards and the Pulitzer Prize. They were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the National Recording Registry. They set records, topped critics’ lists and broke through glass ceilings.

Congratulations to our 2018 chart-topping, game-changing, culture-shaping songwriters and composers for another unforgettable year.



10 of the Top 10 songs on these year-end charts:

Adult R&B Songs
Dance Mix Show Airplay
Hot Dance Electronic Songs
Hot Latin Songs
Hot R&B Songs
Mainstream R&B Hip-Hop Songs
R&B Hip Hop Airplay
Rap Airplay Songs
Tropical Airplay

9 of the Top 10 songs on these year-end charts:

Billboard Canada Hot 100 Songs
Hot 100 Songs
Hot R&B Hip-Hop Songs
Hot Rap Songs
Latin Pop Airplay
Latin Rhythm Airplay
Mainstream Top 40 Songs
Radio Songs

8 of the Top 10 songs on these year-end charts:

Country Airplay
Digital Songs Sales
Hot Country Songs
Hot Rock Songs
Streaming Songs
Triple A Songs



Louis Bell -  #1 Hot Rap Producer, #1 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Producer
Anthony Brown - #1 Hot Gospel Songs Writer
Dann Huff - #1 Hot Country Songs Producer
Mattman & Robin (STIM) - #1 Hot Rock Songs Producer

Cardi B
Bad Bunny
Jekalyn Carr
John Cunningham
Daddy Yankee
Jayson Dezuzio
David Garcia
Ashley Gorley
Calvin Harris
Loren Hill
Joelle James
Chris Jeday
Kendrick Lamar
Offset (Migos)
Josh Osborne
Queen Naija
Drew Taggart (The Chainsmokers)
The Weeknd (SOCAN)

All data compiled from Billboard's 2018 Year-End charts. Above songwriters made the Top 10 of the Hot 100, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop, Hot Christian, Hot Country, Hot Dance/Electronic, Hot Gospel, Hot Latin, Hot R&B, Hot Rap or Hot Rock Songs Songwriter charts. Also included are ASCAP members/affiliates who hit #1 on the year-end Producer charts.


“Boo’d Up” by Ella Mai
ASCAP writer: Joelle James
#1 Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
#1 R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

“Broken” by lovelytheband
ASCAP writer: Sam DeRosa
#1 Alternative Songs

“Bulletproof” by Godsmack
ASCAP writer: Sully Erna
#1 Mainstream Rock Airplay

“Deep as the Night” by Special EFX
ASCAP writer: Chieli Minucci
#1 Smooth Jazz

“Despacito” by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
ASCAP writers: Justin Bieber, Daddy Yankee, Poo Bear
#1 Hot Latin Songs

“Finesse” by Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B
ASCAP writers: Cardi B, Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Ra Charm, Klenord Raphael, Jeremy Reeves 
#1 Hot R&B Songs

“God’s Plan” by Drake
ASCAP writers: Cardo, Matthew “Boi-1da” Samuels, Noah “40” Shebib (SOCAN)
#1 Hot 100 Songs
#1 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
#1 Hot Rap Songs
#1 Streaming Songs

“Havana” by Camila Cabello
ASCAP writers: Louis Bell, Kaan Gunesberk (SOCAN), Starrah
#1 Canadian Hot 100

“Meant to Be” by Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line
ASCAP writers: David Garcia
#1 Hot Country Songs

“The Middle” by Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
ASCAP writers: Stefan Johnson, Zedd
#1 DanceMix Show Airplay
#1 Hot Dance/Electronic Songs

“New Rules” by Dua Lipa
ASCAP writer: Emily Warren
#1 Mainstream Top 40 Songs

“Nice for What” by Drake
ASCAP writers: Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Gary Grice, Orville Hall, Marvin Hamlisch, Lauryn Hill, Murda Beatz (SOCAN), Phillip Price  
#1 Rap Airplay

“Oye Mujer” by Raymix
ASCAP writer: Edmundo Gomez Moreno
#1 Regional Mexican Airplay
#1 Tropical Airplay Songs

“Reckless Love” by Cory Asbury
ASCAP writers: Cory Asbury, Caleb Culver
#1 Christian AC Songs
#1 Christian Airplay
#1 Hot Christian Songs

“Thunder” by Imagine Dragons
ASCAP writer: Jayson DeZuzio
#1 Hot Rock Songs

“When We” by Tank
ASCAP writers: Durrell “Tank” Babbs, Johnnie V. Newt
#1 Adult R&B Song

“Won’t He Do It” by Koryn Hawthorne
ASCAP writer: Loren Hill
#1 Gospel Airplay
#1 Hot Gospel Songs

“X” by Nicky Jam & J Balvin
ASCAP writers: Giordano Ashruf (BUMA), Rashid Badloe (BUMA), Shareef Badloe (BUMA)
#1 Latin Pop Airplay
#1 Latin Rhythm Airplay

“You Worry Me” by Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
ASCAP writers: Luke Mossman, Nathaniel Rateliff
#1 Triple A Songs