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Highlights from The State of the Hot 100 Top 10: Q1 2019



In Q1 2019, there were 20 songs, 24 credited performing artists, 108 credited songwriters, 31 credited producers, and 8 record labels that landed in the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10.

Ariana Grande took over as the top artist in Q1 with three Top 10 hits and two #1 hits. Post Malone followed closely also with three Top 10 hits and one #1 hit. Looking at songwriters, Louis Bell had the most songwriting credits with 5 Top 10 hits and three #1 hits. He also had the most producer credits (4).

When it comes to labels, Republic came out on top landing seven songs in the Hot 100 Top 10. Interscope followed with four. Unlike previous quarters, both labels had more Pop songs charting in the Top 10 in Q1 2019 than Hip Hop songs.

And speaking of Pop songs, for the first time since Q4 2017, the number of Pop songs in the Top 10 surpassed the number of Hip Hop songs. Furthermore, all six #1 hits from Q1 were Pop as well.

As far as the influences shaping the sound and vibe of the Top 10, almost one-third of songs possessed a Rock influence. The last time we saw a rock influence at that level was way back in Q1 2015.

What other major shifts are we seeing so far in 2019?

Hit Songs Deconstructed is publishing its quarterly trend report, The State of the Hot 100 Top 10: Q1 2019, early next week. Get a first look at the report with these report highlights!


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What songs charted in the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 in Q1 2019?