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On Billboard's Chart Beat podcast, Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson of Billboard's charts department look at why what's on the charts is on the charts. With discussions with artists, record label executives, radio programmers, songwriters and more, the Chart Beat Podcast covers the numerous factors that go into making songs and albums Billboard chart hits.

On Billboard's Chart Beat podcast, Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson of Billboard's charts department look at why what's on the charts is on the charts. With discussions with artists, record label executives, radio programmers, songwriters and more, the Chart Beat Podcast covers the numerous factors that go into making songs and albums Billboard chart hits.
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On Billboard's Chart Beat podcast, Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson of Billboard's charts department look at why what's on the charts is on the charts. With discussions with artists, record label executives, radio programmers, songwriters and more, the Chart Beat Podcast covers the numerous factors that go into making songs and albums Billboard chart hits.

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Episodes

New Kids on the Block's Danny Wood on Boy Band Longevity

3/14/2019
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Jonas Brothers celebrate their first Hot 100 No. 1, "Sucker," and Gary and Trevor, plus Billboard's Taylor Weatherby, discuss what powered their long-awaited coronation. Plus, special guests Danny Wood, of New Kids on the Block, and Jessie Chris on their new duet, "Bodyguard," and boy bands' longevity, from New Kids to Jonas Brothers, BTS and more.

Duration:01:07:52

Is This Lady Gaga's Best Chart Week Ever?

3/7/2019
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Recapping 10 years of Gaga, from "Born This Way" to "A Star Is Born." Plus, special guest Sam DeRosa, co-writer of lovelytheband's record-breaking hit "Broken."

Duration:01:08:01

Khalid, Normani & Dua Lipa's Record Radio Longevity

2/28/2019
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Edison Research's Sean Ross chats about the record longevity being earned by Khalid, Normani, Dua Lipa, Halsey and more, as hits by them have recently logged record stays on Billboard's Pop Songs airplay chart.

Duration:00:57:15

Ariana Grande's Record Week, With Guest Njomza

2/21/2019
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Grande becomes the first artist since The Beatles to rank at Nos. 1, 2 and 3 in a week on the Hot 100. Gary and Trevor discuss her achievement and welcome guest Njomza, who co-wrote two of those smashes: "7 Rings" and "Thank U, Next."

Duration:00:47:40

From Women to Hip-Hop, Diversity Won the Grammys

2/14/2019
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With Grammy Awards wins in the big four categories for Kacey Musgraves, Dua Lipa and Childish Gambino, we discuss how women and hip-hop dominated this year, reversing last year's key storylines.

Duration:01:03:57

Will Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga & Camila Cabello Win Grammys?

2/7/2019
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Paul Grein and Andrew Unterberger return for a Grammy Awards roundtable. Plus, special guest Tiffany recalls her Hot 100 top 10 "All This Time," which was at its No. 6 peak 30 years ago this week.

Duration:01:08:21

Ariana Grande Hits No. 1, Plus Grammys Chat

1/31/2019
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Grammy Awards experts Paul Grein and Billboard's Andrew Unterberger join Gary and Trevor for the first of a two-part Grammys roundtable. Plus, chart chat about Ariana Grande, who tops the Hot 100 with "7 Rings."

Duration:01:17:38

How Lifetime Made The 'Surviving R. Kelly' Documentary

1/25/2019
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Lifetime executive Brie Miranda Bryant and "Surviving R. Kelly" executive producers Jesse Daniels and Tamra Simmons discuss how the documentary began, and grew to six hours, and what its legacy can be.

Duration:00:49:06

What to Make of R. Kelly's Catalog Now

1/17/2019
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Following the Jan. 3-5 premiere of Lifetime's "Surviving R. Kelly," a roundtable discussion about the controversial R&B singer-songwriter's music, with KRNB Dallas music director Keith Solis, Vibe's Shenequa Golding and Billboard's Gail Mitchell.

Duration:00:58:28

How Halsey Hit No. 1, With Capitol's Greg Marella

1/11/2019
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"Without Me" marks likely the biggest achievement yet for Halsey: her first Hot 100 No. 1 as a lead artist. Capitol executive vp of promotion Greg Marella chats with Gary and Trevor about her rise. Plus: 19 No. 19 hits ... for '19.

Duration:00:57:18

The Best of 2018, Plus Guest DJ Earworm

12/27/2018
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Gary and Trevor, along with Billboard.com senior editor Andrew Unterberger, look back at 2018's most surprising hits, biggest memes, most notable videos and more. Plus, guest DJ Earworm on his latest "United State of Pop" mash-up.

Duration:00:58:58

The No. 1 Hot 100 Hits of Every Year, 1990-2018

12/20/2018
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Gary and Trevor continue their trip through six decades of year-end Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s, covering the top hits of each year from 1990 to 2018. Plus, they welcome special guest Flo Rida, who led the year-end list 10 years ago with his smash "Low."

Duration:01:54:20

The No. 1 Hot 100 Hits of Every Year, 1958-1989

12/14/2018
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Former Chicago singer Bill Champlin looks back at "Look Away" in the first of a two-part episode, as Gary and Trevor flashback to year-end No. 1 smashes by The Beatles, Paul McCartney (solo), Rod Stewart, Blondie, Prince and more.

Duration:01:13:05

Holiday Music Jingles Back for the Season

12/6/2018
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Nielsen's Haley Jones and Jon Miller discuss holiday music trends. Plus, Gary and Trevor recap Travis Scott's first Hot 100 No. 1 and Drake's domination on the 2018 year-end charts.

Duration:00:51:34

Mariah Carey's 20 Biggest Hot 100 Hits

11/29/2018
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Among the classics on Mariah Carey's best-of tally: "Vision of Love," "Dreamlover," "Hero," "Fantasy" and "We Belong Together," as Gary and Trevor count down her top 20 Hot 100 classics. Plus, chart chat & reviews of Carey's new album "Caution."

Duration:01:07:19

Special Guest Bebe Rexha Deconstructs 'Meant to Be'

11/15/2018
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Bebe Rexha analyzes her smash "Meant to Be," with Florida Georgia Line, with Hit Songs Deconstructed's Dave and Yael Penn, and Gary and Trevor, as the song spends a record-extending 50th week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.

Duration:00:54:48

Kane Brown & Mgr. Martha Earls on 'Experiment'

11/9/2018
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Special guests Kane Brown and his manager, Martha Earls, chat with Billboard's Nashville-based senior chart manager Jim Asker about Brown's second LP, "Experiment," out Nov. 9.

Duration:00:34:16

How Ariana Grande Is Dominating Pop

11/8/2018
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Jagger from WKSS (Kiss 95.7) in Hartford talks about playing both "God Is a Woman" and "Breathin" in power rotation, as Ariana Grande releases another new smash, "Thank U, Next."

Duration:00:52:52

Can Ballads by Lady Gaga & Camila Cabello Cut Through?

11/1/2018
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Fly 92.3's Ally Reid chats about the influx of ballads at pop radio, as Camila Cabello's "Consequences," Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's "Shallow" and Dean Lewis' "Be Alright" are all scaling Billboard's Pop Songs airplay chart.

Duration:00:43:30

How Pop Has Ceded the Spotlight to Hip-Hop

10/25/2018
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In just three years, pop and hip-hop have essentially traded domination of the Hot 100, as the likes of Adele and Justin Bieber have given way to a wave of hip-hop hits. Gary and Trevor analyze the shake-up. Plus, special guest Lil Jon on his crunk classic "Get Low."

Duration:00:53:31