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Top 100 Music Producers Worldwide

Jaxta has named the world’s 100 most successful producers worldwide in 2022.

The rankings are based on statistics from its 340+ data partners, including record labels, publishers, distributors, industry associations, and charts providers, using a weighted algorithm that takes into account each producer’s chart performance, Spotify streams, GRAMMY wins and nominations, RIAA certifications, and number of producer credits over the past year.

Jaxsta’s database includes 17 million producer credits.

The 100 most successful producers of 2022 with commentary from Jaxta.

  1. Tyler Johnson

“As you’d expect of the man at the top of our Honors List, Tyler Johnson has had a phenomenal 12 months… After all, he did co-produce 2022’s biggest hit – Harry Styles’ “As It Was”. No big deal.

Not only did he co-produce the global smash song, he also co-wrote it and played the drum machine, piano and synthesizer on it – what an undeniable Jack of all trades!

Johnson has had a stellar 2022, being nominated for three GRAMMY Awards including Album Of The Year for his production work on Harry’s House by Harry Styles, Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year for “As It Was” off that same album. Additionally, he produced records that reached Multi-Platinum sales in 2022 including “Burning House” by CAM (3x), “Sign of the Times” by Harry Styles (5x), “Adore You” by Harry Styles (5x), The Thrill Of It All by Sam Smith (2x) and Ripcord by Keith Urban (2x).”

  1. Tainy

“One of the key players in the rise of Latin music globally, it’s no wonder that Puerto Rican producer and songwriter Marco “Tainy” Masís continues to reach astronomical heights. Key to that success – and his growing number of Gold, Platinum and RIAA Latin certifications – was his work with longtime collaborator Bad Bunny (Un Verano Sin Ti​) as well as artists like J Balvin, Daddy Yankee and Rauw Alejandro.”

  1. Kid Harpoon

Take a look at the Gold and Multi-Platinum awards GRAMMY-nominated producer Kid Harpoon has accumulated over the past 12 months: from his work with Harry Styles (“As It Was”, “Late Night Talking”, “She”, “Adore You” for starters), Calvin Harris (“Sweet Nothing”) and Shawn Mendes (Illuminate) and 2 Chainz (“Good Drank”). Add in a slew of additional production credits with artists such as Maggie Rogers (Surrender), Florence + The Machine (Dance Fever) and Marcus Mumford ((self-titled)) – and you’ve got yourself a pretty tidy 12 months.

  1. Taylor Swift

“She is the artist that needs little introduction. From becoming the first musician to hold all ten spots on the Billboard Charts’ Hot 100 Chart to being 2022’s RIAA Top-Certified album, Taylor Swift’s Midnights is the gift that keeps on giving. Even though “it must be exhausting always rooting for the anti-hero”, know that we will always root for you Taylor!

From becoming the first musician to hold all ten spots on the Billboard Charts’ Hot 100 Chart to being 2022’s RIAA Top-Certified album, Taylor Swift’s Midnights is the gift that keeps on giving…”

  1. Max Martin

“The man, the myth, the legend. Max Martin may well have had to construct a few new walls in his house specifically for the number of Multi-Platinum and Gold records he’s received over the past 12 months – from his work with Adele (30) and The Weeknd (After Hours, Starboy, “Blinding Lights” and “Can’t Feel My Face”). The super-producer also spent the past 12 months haunting the charts thanks to his work on “Never Gonna Not Dance Again” by P!nk and “2 Be Loved (Am I Ready)” by Lizzo. All in a day’s work for Max Martin.”

  1. Blake Slatkin

“From The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber’s 2021 “STAY” to 24kGoldn and iann dior’s 2021 “Mood”, there is no denying Slatkin’s sheer talent for producing mega hits. 2022 proves this fact – with his production work appearing on acclaimed releases by artists like Lizzo (Special), Sam Smith & Kim Petras (“Unholy”) and SZA (SOS).”

  1. The Weeknd

“The Weeknd kicked off 2022 with a bang with his surprise release Dawn FM, and didn’t look back – breaking many records in his wake such as having the most songs (a whopping 24!) charting on the Billboard Global 200 Chart by a solo male artist. For most that would be enough, but The Weeknd also continued to rack up Gold, Multi-Platinum and Diamond awards for his tracks like “Blinding Lights” and “Die For You”. Not only that, the Starboy’s production talents have branched over to the world of television, displayed by his executive producer, co-writing and starring credits in the highly anticipated HBO show The Idol which will also feature legendary producer Mike Dean!”

  1. Cirkut

“From FKA twigs (CAPRISONGS) to Lil Nas X (“STAR WALKIN'”), Cirkut (real name: Henry Walter)’s discography is best described as kaleidoscopic – with the acclaimed producer racking numerous Gold, Multi-Platinum and Diamond certifications with tracks like Pitbull & Kesha’s “Timber” and Ava Max’s “Sweet But Psycho”.

  1. Jack Antonoff

“He’s the man who nabbed the #1 spot of our Honors List: Producers last year – and he’s the man behind many of your favorite songs. 2022 continued to be a wildly busy and successful year for Jack Antonoff from credits on Taylor Swift’s Midnights to Lana Del Rey’s “Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd”. Let’s raise a glass to Jack!”

  1. Greg Kurstin

“Another legend in our top 10! The multi-GRAMMY-winning producer has been behind numerous #1 hits like Adele’s 2015 ballad “Hello” and her recent hit single “Easy On Me” which broke charting and streaming records – left, right and center. And 2022 was no different with Greg obtaining countless Gold and Multi-Platinum certifications with his work on releases by artists like Halsey (hopeless fountain kingdom), Ellie Goulding (Halcyon) and Kali Uchis (Isolation).”

  1. Omer Fedi
  2. Beyoncé
  3. Ricky Reed
  4. Jahaan Sweet
  5. Ye
  6. Ryan Tedder
  7. David Guetta
  8. Louis Bell
  9. Metro Boomin
  10. Ovy On The Drums
  11. Boi-1da
  12. Edgar Barrera
  13. Charlie Puth
  14. Mauricio Rengifo
  15. Andrés Torres
  16. Rogét Chahayed
  17. Dr. Luke
  18. Sky
  20. Andrew Watt
  21. John Nathaniel
  22. Fred Again..
  23. Oscar Holter
  24. FNZ
  25. Noah Goldstein
  26. Cashmere Cat
  27. Mike Dean
  28. Ludwig Göransson
  29. Jason Evigan
  30. Yeti Beats
  31. Sam Smith
  32. Daniel Nigro
  33. Tricky Stewart
  34. Jimmy Napes
  35. Ed Sheeran
  36. Sounwave
  37. Brent Kutzle
  38. MAG
  39. Daddy Yankee
  40. Gaby Music
  41. benny blanco
  42. Allen Ritter
  43. Shakira
  44. Dave Bayley
  45. Steve Lacy
  46. Raphael Saadiq
  47. Ian Fitchuk
  48. DaHeala (Jason Quenneville)
  49. Post Malone
  50. Carter Lang
  51. Noah “40” Shebib
  52. Wheezy
  53. Tiësto
  54. Take A Daytrip
  55. Ging (fka Frank Dukes)
  56. Rob Bisel
  57. RedOne
  58. Smash David
  59. Finneas O’Connell
  60. Monsters & Strangerz
  61. Steve Mac
  62. Peter Lee Johnson
  63. Murda Beatz
  64. D’Mile
  65. Alexander 23
  66. Jon Bellion
  67. Joey Moi
  68. Vaughn Oliver
  69. Keanu Beats
  70. DJ Khaled
  71. Mattman & Robin
  72. Crate Classics
  73. Lostboy
  74. Eminem
  75. Danny Ocean
  76. Lady Gaga
  77. Calvin Harris
  79. KBeaZy
  80. The-Dream
  81. Marshmello
  82. Pharrell Williams
  83. Oneohtrix Point Never
  84. Dave Cobb
  85. Bizzarap
  86. PopNick
  87. Måneskin
  88. Aaron Dessner
  89. Andrew Wells
  90. Swedish House Mafia

Photo: Cedrick Jones, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Bruce Houghton is the Founder and Editor of Hypebot and MusicThinkTank, a Senior Advisor at Bandsintown, President of the Skyline Artists Agency, and a professor for the Berklee College Of Music.

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