It’s official: Tyler Johnson was the top producer on the planet in 2022, according to new data published by Jaxsta, the official music credits database.
Johnson, the studio whiz whose fingerprints are all over hits by Sam Smith, Harry Styles, Miley Cyrus, Cam and others, is ranked No. 1 on Jaxsta’s list of 100 most successful producers.
The U.S. producer “had a stellar 2022,” the credits specialist notes, during which he was nominated for three Grammy Awards including album of the year for his production work on Harry Styles’ Harry’s House, plus song of the year and record of the year for “As It Was,” the monster hit from the same album.
Harry’s House and “As It Was” achieved the chart double on both sides of the Atlantic.
During Styles’ hot streak, the former One Direction singer hit No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 Songwriters chart (dated June 4, 2022), while Kid Harpoon and Johnson tied atop Hot 100 Producers, thanks to their work on the Englishman’s third studio album.
Meanwhile Tainy (Rosalía, Sean Paul, Dua Lipa) and Kid Harpoon (Miley Cyrus, Harry Styles, Maggie Rogers) complete the podium, respectively.
Following the outstanding success of Taylor Swift’s tenth and latest studio album, Midnights, an album whose tracks swamped the entire top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, a record, the U.S. pop superstar comes in at No. 4 on the Jaxsta Honors List: Producers.
The top five is completed by Max Martin, the legendary Swedish record producer who kept the hits coming with his work alongside Pink, Lizzo and others.
“Congratulations to Tyler. His incredible achievements, and the achievements of all producers in the Top 100 and beyond resulted in 2022 being an amazing year for recorded music,” comments Jaxsta CEO Beth Appleton. “Jaxsta is proud to shine the light on all who create music, ensuring our official credits reflect accuracy and transparency. We will continue to use our unique database to highlight insights such as the Honors List.”
The tally is based on statistics provided by Jaxsta’s 340-plus official data partners (record labels, publishers, distributors, industry associations and charts providers) to pinpoint the world’s 100 most successful producers from January 2022 to December 2022.
Its rankings are based on a weighted algorithm that takes into account each producer’s chart performance, Spotify streams, Grammy wins and nominations, RIAA certifications, and other producer credits over the timeframe.
Jaxsta launched in open beta in 2019 and today boasts a growing database containing over 17 million producer credits.
Click here for the Jaxsta Honors List: Top 100 Producers of 2022.