Thanks, ASCAP Family, for Getting Us Through 2020 with Your Music.

December 31, 2020

ASCAP's ad in the Billboard Year-End issue
Click to enlarge our ad in Billboard's year-end issue

In this most difficult year, music was a light in the darkness. In 2020, the global ASCAP family inspired us, lifted our spirits, and kept us connected when we couldn’t be with each other in person.


Our members and global affiliates wrote and published #1 songs on 27 separate Billboard Year-End Charts, and broke numerous streaming and chart records. They won the hearts of critics, and defined the sound of country radio and the holiday season. They earned the music industry’s highest honors, in every genre imaginable. They made Grammy history. They won Oscars and Golden Globes, CMAs and Pulitzer Prizes, daytime and primetime Emmys, Latin Grammys and World Soundtrack Awards. Their music was added to the National Recording Registry; they took all six spots in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020, and were slated for induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.


Beyond the chart positions and accolades, ASCAP members had an undeniable impact on our culture this year. They responded to the coronavirus epidemic with blazing, brilliant music. They wrote songs that captured the spirit of the fight against racial injustice and police brutality. Our members proved over and over again that music can reflect meaningfully on where we’re at as a society, and encourage our progress along the way.



Congratulations to ASCAP’s 2020 Billboard chart-topping songwriters and producers - and to all of our 790,000 members - for lifting our spirits, keeping us connected and inspiring change this year.





FINNEAS - #1 Hot 100 Producer


LIL BABY - #1 Hot 100 Songwriter, #1 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songwriter, #1 Hot Rap Songwriter


DANN HUFF - #1 Hot Country Songs Producer


BAD BUNNY - #1 Hot Latin Songwriter


OZ - #1 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Producer, #1 Hot Rap Producer


TYSON TRAX - #1 Hot R&B Songs Producer


THE WEEKND - #1 Hot R&B Songwriter


AARON DESSNER - #1 Hot Rock Songs Producer


Ahmad Ashad “Belly” Balshe

Travis Barker

Louis Bell

Justin Bieber


Daddy Yankee


Dua Lipa

Billie Eilish

Ashley Gorley

Jahmal Gwin

Oscar Thomas Holter


Kid Harpoon

Hillary Lindsey

Steve Mac

Johnny D. Marks

Max Martin

Josh Osborne

Poo Bear

Jimmy Robbins


Jonathan Singleton

Tones and I

Matthew West

Craig Wiseman

YoungBoy Never Broke Again


Based on Billboard’s year-end data, above songwriters made the top 20 Hot 100 Songwriters Chart, top 20 Hot Country Songwriters Chart or the top 10 Hot Christian, Hot Dance/Electronic, Hot Gospel, Hot Latin, Hot R&B, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop, Hot Rap or Hot Rock Songwriter Charts. Also includes #1 position on Producer Charts.




“A Little Bit Off” by Five Finger Death Punch

ASCAP Writer: Kevin Churko (SOCAN)

#1 Mainstream Rock Songs


“Big” by Pastor Mike Jr.

ASCAP Writer: Rodney Turner

#1 Gospel Airplay


“Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd

ASCAP Writers: Belly (SOCAN), DaHeala (SOCAN), Oscar Holter (STIM), Max Martin, The Weeknd (SOCAN)

#1 Hot 100

#1 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

#1 Hot R&B Songs

#1 Mainstream Top 40


“Chasin’ You” by Morgan Wallen

ASCAP Writers: Jamie Moore, Craig Wiseman

#1 Country Airplay


“Circles” by Post Malone

ASCAP Writers: Louis Bell, Kaan Gunesberk (SOCAN), Billy Walsh

#1 Adult Top 40

#1 Radio Songs


“Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa

ASCAP Writers: Dua Lipa, Emily Warren

#1 Dance/Mix Show Airplay


“Escondidos” by La Adictiva

ASCAP Writer: Alexander Rangel

#1 Regional Mexican Airplay


“Follow God” by Kanye West

ASCAP Writer: Jahmal Gwin

#1 Hot Gospel Songs


“Hell N Back” by Bakar

ASCAP Writers: Bakar, Alfred Boyd, John Kosich

#1 Triple A Songs


“High Fashion” by Roddy Ricch (feat. Mustard)

ASCAP Writers: Mustard, Shahrukh Khan

#1 Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop


“Holy Water” by We The Kingdom

ASCAP Writer: Andrew Bergthold

#1 Christian Airplay


“I Hope” by Gabby Barrett

#1 Hot Country Songs

#1 Country Streaming Songs


“Memories” by Maroon 5

ASCAP Writers: Vincent Ford, Stefan Johnson, J Kash

#1 Adult Contemporary


“Mood” by 24kGoldn (feat. iann dior)

ASCAP Writer: KBeaZy

#1 Hot Rock & Alternative Songs


“No Guidance” by Chris Brown (feat. Drake)

ASCAP Writers: 40 (SOCAN), Boi-1da (SOCAN), J-Louis, Michee Lebrun, Vinylz

#1 Adult R&B Songs

#1 R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay


“RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” by Black Eyed Peas, J Balvin

ASCAP Writers: Michael Gaffey (PRS), Giorgio Spagna (SIAE), Peter Glenister (PRS), Francesco Bontempi (SIAE), Annerley Gordon (SIAE), Keith Harris

#1 Hot Latin Songs


“Rockstar” by DaBaby (feat. Roddy Ricch)


#1 Rhythmic Songs


“The Father’s House” by Cory Asbury

ASCAP Writer: Cory Asbury

#1 Christian AC Songs


“To the Top” by Adam Hawley (feat. Jeff Ryan)

ASCAP Writer: Adam Hawley

#1 Smooth Jazz Songs


“Tusa” by Karol G & Nicki Minaj

ASCAP Writers: Oviedo Echavarria, Navvaro Giraldo, Keityn, Juan Camilo Vargas Vasquez

#1 Latin Airplay

#1 Latin Pop Airplay

#1 Latin Rhythm Airplay





10 out of Top 10 songs on these Billboard year-end charts:

Adult Contemporary

Adult R&B Songs

Adult Top 40

Mainstream Top 40

Radio Songs


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

Hot 100

Hot Country Songs

Hot Latin Songs

Hot R&B Songs

Latin Airplay

Latin Rhythm Airplay

R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay


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

Dance Mix/Show Airplay

Latin Pop Airplay

Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop

Mainstream Rock Songs

Rap Airplay

Rhythmic Songs

Streaming Songs

Triple A Songs