BMG Songwriters & Artists Celebrate 23 Simultaneous Worldwide No. 1s This Week


Ariana Grande's smash hit "Thank U, Next," co-written by BMG's Victoria McCants and Kaydence, leads seven charts in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia.

BMG songwriters and artists landed a total of 23 simultaneous chart-topping records around the world this week, propelled by the success of Ariana Grande's hit "Thank U, Next."

That track was co-written by BMG's Victoria McCants and Kaydence and this week returned to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, while also scoring top marks for the fourth week on the Australian Top 50 Singles chart and for the fifth week on both the Official UK Singles chart and Billboard Canadian Hot 100 charts.

It also marks the 12th straight week BMG has held shares of the No. 1 charting song in the U.S.

"Thank U, Next" also tops Billboard's Streaming Songs and On-Demand Streaming Songs charts, as well as YouTube's music charts for its second week.

BMG songwriters last held simultaneous No. 1s in the U.S. and U.K. during the chart week dated Oct. 27, 2018, when Maroon 5 "Girls Like You" featuring Cardi Btopped the Billboard Hot 100 and Calvin Harris and Sam Smith's "Promises" topped the Official Singles Chart in the U.K.

Meanwhile, the success of Travis Scott's "Sicko Mode" featuring Drake is also boosting BMG's tally of hits. Co-written by the publisher's CyHi The Prynce, "Sicko Mode" tops the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales, R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs, Hot Rap Songs and Rap Streaming Songs charts this week. And after topping the Billboard Hot 100 last week, it now sits at a still-impressive second place on the chart.

Panic! At The Disco's hit single "High Hopes," co-written by Jonas Jeberg, adds another seven No. 1s to BMG's credit, leads the Radio Songs, Pop Songs, Adult Pop Songs, Hot Rock Songs, Rock Airplay, Rock Digital Song Sales and Alternative Songscharts.

BMG publishing client Bruno Mars' co-writing credits on "Wake Up in the Sky" with Gucci Mane and Kodak Black further pushed the needle, as the track spends its third week atop the Rhythmic Songs chart.

As well, BMG songwriter Hayes Carll is No. 1 on the Americana Radio Singles Chartwith "None'Ya," recording artist Jimmie Allen's "Best Shot" hit the mark on the Country Airplay chart and recording artist Godsmack crowned the Mainstream Rock Songs chart with the title track "When Legends Rise," co-written with BMG songwriter John Feldmann.

"Combined with our recent Grammy nominations -- including Alice In Chains, who BMG has on both sides, recordings and publishing -- we're continuing to make huge strides in records while maintaining our strength and position in publishing," said BMG's Thomas Scherer, soon to enter his new role as evp, repertoire and marketing, Los Angeles, in a statement. "This is just yet another great example of raising the bar and working together as one. We congratulate all our artists and songwriters on yet another incredible achievement!"
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