Aaron Dessner, Taylor Swift Top Billboard Hot 100 Producers, Songwriters Charts

Aaron Dessner and Taylor Swift have climbed to the top spot on Billboard‘s Hot 100 Producers and Hot 100 Songwriters charts (dated August 8), respectively, thanks to Swift’s new album, Folklore.

According to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, Folklore rose to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, logging 846,000 equivalent album units and becoming 2020’s top-selling album in the process.

Swift has now topped the Hot 100 Songwriters chart for a fourth week, riding on 16 songwriting credits (all for Folklore) on the latest list. She co-wrote 10 of these songs with Dessner, wrote 4 with Jack Antonoff, and penned the remaining two with William Bowery.

Dessner, who ranks No. 2 on the Songwriters list, debuts at No. 1 on Hot Producers chart, having produced 11 of the songs from Folklore. Of these, he is credited as the sole producer of ten songs, and co-producer of one, with Swift and Antonoff.

The 11 credits from Folklore are Dessner’s first appearances on the Hot 100 as a songwriter or producer.

Dessner’s production credits on the Hot 100:

Rank, Artist Billing, Title (producers in addition to Dessner)

No. 1, Taylor Swift, “Cardigan”
No. 4, Taylor Swift, “The 1”
No. 6, Taylor Swift feat. Bon Iver, “Exile”
No. 13, Taylor Swift, “The Last Great American Dynasty”
No. 35, Taylor Swift, “Seven”
No. 37, Taylor Swift, “Invisible String”
No. 42, Taylor Swift, “Betty” (Jack Antonoff, Taylor Swift)
No. 47, Taylor Swift, “Mad Woman”
No. 57, Taylor Swift, “Epiphany”
No. 58, Taylor Swift, “Peace”
No. 71, Taylor Swift, “Hoax”

(Photo: Levi Manchak)

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