On July 8, music rights data platform Blokur revealed the biggest songwriters of last year on one of the most powerful platform for the music industry: YouTube.
At No.1 on that list is Indian rapper Badshah, whose own channel on YouTube has over 2 million subscribers and has attracted over 261 million views. However, Badshah’s most popular videos on YouTube have been released via Sony Music India’s channel, via hits like She Move It Like (432m views) and Genda Phool (832m views).
Others on the list include Tones and I, Indian music composer S. Thaman, Drake & Indian singer Tony Kakkar. With 3 Indian artists in the top 5 songwriters, it truly demonstrates the dominance of Indian artists on YouTube. Badshah also continues the dominance on YouTube with his latest smash hit “Paani Paani” with Jacqueline Fernandez, crossing 250 million+ views in just a month.
Blokur’s songwriter charts take into account factors such as the success of songs on various streaming charts, as well as the percentage of each song that each songwriter is credited with writing. You can read the full methodology behind Blokur’s charts through here.