December 17, 2012

ASCAP Members Dominate the 2012 Year-End Billboard Charts


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Musical styles may come and go, but ASCAP music remains the most beloved and successful in the world. Whether blaring from car stereos or streaming through earbuds, ASCAP music defined 2012, a fact that Billboard's year-end songwriter charts prove beyond a shadow of a doubt. We salute all the members of the ASCAP family whose music topped the Year-End charts, providing the soundtrack to the past year.

Top 10 Writers*

2 Chainz
Ricardo Arjona
Daddy Yankee
James Fortune
Ben Glover
Ashley Gorley
Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald
Calvin Harris (PRS)
Josh Kear
Savan Kotecha
Max Martin (STIM)
Shane McAnally
Anthony "Romeo" Santos
Johan "Shellback" Schuster (STIM)
Neil Thrasher
Chris Tompkins
Matthew West

Top 25 Writers**

Tavish Crowe (SOCAN)
Chris DeStefano
Antonio Dyggs (SBACEM)
Ben Hayslip
Wayne Anthony Hector (PRS)
Carly Rae Jepsen (SOCAN)
Greg Kurstin
Sharon Axe Moi (ABRAMUS)
Kip Moore
Eric Paslay
Nate Ruess
Joan Sebastian
Ryan Tedder
Henry "Cirkut" Walter
Mike Will
Rami Yacoub (STIM)

ASCAP #1s from Year-End Song Charts

"Stronger" (David Gamson, Greg Kurstin) - Hot Adult Contemporary
"Bully" (Dave Bassett) - Hot Mainstream Rock
"Love on Top" (Beyoncé, The-Dream, Robert Shea Taylor) - Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, Hot Adult R&B
"Lotus Flower Bomb" (Walker Johnson, Miguel, Roscoe Dash, Wale) - Hot Mainstream R&B
"The Motto" (Noah "40" Shebib) - Hot Rap Airplay, Hot Rhythmic
"Incondicional" (Daniel Santacruz) - Hot Tropical Airplay
"Bailando Por El Mundo" (Edward Bello "El Cata") - Hot Latin Rhythm
"Sexy and I Know It" (Erin Beck, Skyler Gordy, Stefan Gordy, David Listenbee, Kenny Oliver, George Robertson) - Hot Ringtones
"Let the Church Say Amen" (Andrae Crouch) - Hot Gospel
"Feel So Close" (Calvin Harris) - Hot Dance Songs
"Here We Go" (Dragan Capor, Peter White) - Hot Smooth Jazz

ASCAP Members Wrote or Co-Wrote…

10 out of the Top 10 songs on these charts:
Hot Rap Airplay
Hot Adult R&B/Hip-Hop
Hot Rhythmic Songs
Hot Latin Rhythm

9 out of the Top 10 songs on these charts:
Hot 100 Songs
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Hot Christian AC
Canadian Hot 100

8 out of the Top 10 songs on these charts:
Hot 100 Airplay
Hot Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop
Hot Tropical Airplay
Hot Latin Pop
Hot Digital Songs
Hot Dance Songs

7 out of the Top 10 songs on these charts:
Hot Adult Top 40
Hot Adult Contemporary
Hot Mainstream Rock
Hot Ringtones
Hot Gospel Songs
Hot Christian Songs

Congratulations to our chart-topping members on another stellar year!


* ASCAP members on Billboard's Year-End Songwriter charts; must be in Top 10 Hot 100, Top 10 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop, Top 10 Hot Country, Top 10 Hot Latin or Top 3 on Hot Christian, Hot Christian AC, or Hot Gospel Songwriter charts. Also includes #1 position on Producer Charts if member also meets the songwriter criteria.

**ASCAP members in Top 25 Hot 100, Top 25 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop, Top 25 Hot Country, Top 25 Hot Latin. Song charts based on data compiled from Billboard's 2012 Year-End charts.