Ayo N Keyz share the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 Producers chart (dated Aug. 22), leading for the first time thanks to Cardi B’s “WAP,” featuring Megan Thee Stallion, which the pair co-produced.
“WAP” blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with 93 million U.S. streams, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, the largest total ever for a song in its first week of release. Also arriving with 11.6 million radio airplay audience impressions and 125,000 downloads sold (the highest weekly sales sum for a song this year), the hit earns Cardi B her fourth Hot 100 No. 1 and Megan Thee Stallion her second.
Ayo N Keyz (real names: Austin Owens and James Foye III) co-produced the song and co-wrote it with Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, Pardison Fontaine and Frank Ski (as the song samples his track “Whores in This House”).
“WAP” is the first Hot 100 No. 1 for Ayo N Keyz as producers and their third career production entry. They previously charted via Wiz Khalifa’s “Something New,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign (No. 92 peak in 2017), and Cardi B’s “Bickenhead” (No. 43, 2018).
Ayo N Keyz succeed Aaron Dessner at No. 1 on Hot 100 Producers. Dessner led for two weeks on the strength of his production credits on Taylor Swift’s new album Folklore.
Ayo N Keyz also tie at No. 7 on the Hot 100 Songwriters chart, along with Cardi B and Frank Ski, thanks to their songwriting credits on “WAP.” Megan Thee Stallion ranks at No. 2, fueled by writing credits on “WAP,” “Savage” (No. 16) and “Girls in the Hood” (No. 35). Pardison Fontaine places at No. 3, thanks to his credits on “WAP” and “Savage.”
Juice WRLD returns to No. 1 on the Hot 100 Songwriters chart for a third total week on top, owed to seven songwriting credits on the Hot 100. Leading the way, “Smile,” with The Weeknd, debuts at No. 8. The late Juice WRLD wrote the track with The Weeknd, Cxdy, Nick Mira and Taz Taylor.
The weekly Hot 100 Songwriters and Hot 100 Producers charts are based on total points accrued by a songwriter and producer, respectively, for each attributed song that appears on the Hot 100; plus, genre-based songwriter and producer charts follow the same methodology based on corresponding “Hot”-named genre charts. As with Billboard’s yearly recaps, multiple writers or producers split points for each song equally (and the dividing of points will lead to occasional ties on rankings).