Lin-Manuel Miranda Crowns Billboard‘s Hot 100 Songwriters Chart (dated January 15), reigning as the top songwriter in the United States for the first time thanks to his work on six songs from the latest Billboard Hot 100, all from the new animated film blockbuster disney Encanto.
Topping its charts is “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” which rose from No. 50 to No. 5 on the Hot 100, becoming the fifth song from a Disney animated film to reach the top five. It follows “A Whole New World” by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle from Aladdin (#1, one week, 1993); “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” by Elton John in The Lion King (No. 4, 1994); “The Colors of the Wind” by Vanessa Williams in Pocahontas (No. 4, 1994); and “Let It Go” by Idina Menzel from Frozen (No. 5, 2014).
The song also won Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards, among Miranda’s many other career honors, her first top 10 on the Hot 100 as a songwriter (or in any capacity).
Here’s a look at Miranda’s six writing credits on the current Hot 100. He is notably the only credited writer on all six entries.
Rating, Artist Billing, Title
#5 (New Peak), Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto Distribution, “We don’t talk about Bruno”
No. 14 (New High), Jessica Darrow, “Surface Pressure”
No. 62 (debut), Stephanie Beatriz, Olga Merediz & Encanto Cast, “The Family Madrigal”
No. 67 (debut), Diane Guerrero & Stephanie Beatriz, “What Else Can I Do?”
No. 82 (debut), Stephanie Beatriz, “Waiting for a Miracle”
No. 83 (debut), Sebastian Yatra, “Dos Oruguitas”
While four of the songs above debuted on the latest Hot 100, Miranda has now written 13 Hot 100 hits. Encantohe wrote four Hot 100 Disney movie entries Moanatwo charity singles and a mash-up.
Here are Miranda’s seven Hot 100 songs, as a writer, aside from Encanto (listed by peak position):
Peak Position, Artist Billing, Title (co-songwriters in addition to Lin-Manuel Miranda), Peak Year
No. 20, Lin-Manuel Miranda feat. Artists for Puerto Rico, “Almost like praying” (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim), 2017
N° 41, Auli’i Cravalho, “How far I will go”, 2017
N° 49, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Ben Platt, “Found / Tonight” (Benj Pasek, Justin Paul), 2018
No. 56, Alessia Cara, “How Far I Will Go”, 2017
No. 65, Dwayne Johnson, “You’re Welcome”, 2017
N° 72, Jennifer Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Love makes the world go round” (Mike Molina, Melody Hernandez, John Mitchell, Nelson Kyle, Marcus Lomax, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Jennifer Lopez), 2016
N° 93, Opetaia Foa’i & Lin-Manuel Miranda, “We know the way” (Opetaia Foa’i), 2016
The soundtracks of Miranda’s projects also have success stories on Billboardgraphics of with Encanto jumping to No. 1 on the latest Billboard 200, up 76% to 72,000 equivalent album units in the tracking week ending Jan. 6, according to MRC Data.
Here is a breakdown of the projects Miranda has written for and/or starred in, ranked by peak position on the Billboard 200:
Peak Position, Project Title (Chart Billing), Peak Year
No. 1, one week (so far), Encanto (soundtrack; 2022)
No. 1, one week, Hamilton’s Mixtape (various artists; 2016)
No. 2, Hamilton: an American musical (original Broadway cast recording; 2020)
No. 2, Moana (soundtrack; 2017)
No. 34, Mary Poppins Returns (soundtrack; 2019)
No. 45, In the heights (soundtrack; 2021)
No. 82, In the heights (original Broadway cast recording; 2008)
Additionally, Miranda ranks #3 on the latest Hot 100 Producers chart with collaborator Mike Elizondo, as the pair co-produced all six Hot 100 charts. Encanto shots.
The weekly Hot 100 songwriter and Hot 100 producer rankings are based on the total points accumulated by a songwriter and producer, respectively, for each assigned song that appears on the Hot 100; Additionally, the genre-based songwriter and producer charts follow the same methodology based on the corresponding genre charts named “Hot”. Like with BillboardIn annual summaries of , multiple writers or producers split the points for each song equally (and splitting the points will lead to occasional ties on the charts).
Full Hot 100 songwriter and Hot 100 producer charts, in addition to the full genre chart, will be updated here on Billboard.com.