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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

Will 'Boy With Luv' Be BTS' Biggest Hit?

4/18/2019
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KJYO Oklahoma City program director JJ Ryan returns to discuss BTS' new single with Halsey. Plus, how Billy Ray Cyrus, enjoying his first Hot 100 No. 1 via Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road," has taken numerous successful, if not surprising, career turns.

Duration:00:55:32

Lil Nas X Hits No. 1 & Flashing Back Like It's 1999

4/12/2019
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An in-depth discussion about Lil Nas X's leap to No. 1 on the Hot 100 with "Old Town Road." Plus, we time-travel back 20 years to an especially memorable year in pop music.

Duration:01:08:03

Drake, Carrie Underwood & the NHL's Live Music Goals

4/10/2019
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NHL chief content officer Steve Mayer joins as the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin. Cage the Elephant kicks off the postseason with a free concert in Tampa, continuing the league's live music evolution "Music and sports go hand-in-hand," says Mayer.

Duration:00:48:30

Billie Eilish Roundtable With Bill(ie)board Staffers

4/4/2019
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With Billie Eilish set to debut at No. 1 on the Bill(ie)board 200 with her debut LP, Bill(ie)board editors Lyndsey Havens and Andrew Unterberger join Gary and Trevor to discuss the alt/pop artist's breakthrough. Bill(ie)board ... get it?

Duration:00:51:42

Rising Country Star Carly Pearce & Big Machine's Kris Lamb

4/3/2019
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On a special episode recorded live at The Good Cup in Franklin, Tenn., Billboard senior chart manager Jim Asker welcomes singer-songwriter Carly Pearce and Big Machine Records vp of promotion Kris Lamb. Proceeds from the event benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the fight against blood cancers

Duration:00:45:08

Ariana Grande's Continued Reign & the Future of Podcasts

3/28/2019
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Ariana Grande matches her longest Hot 100 rule, as "7 Rings" spends, fittingly, a seventh week at No. 1. Will she - and women - continue to dominate throughout 2019? Plus, in a very meta chat, iHeartRadio chief product officer Chris Williams discusses the evolution of podcasts and how they continue to intertwine with traditional radio.

Duration:01:03:41

BTS, Travis Scott & the Changing Faces of Touring

3/21/2019
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Touring chart manager Eric Frankenberg joins Gary and Trevor to discuss Billboard's new touring charts & industry trends in live music.

Duration:00:41:47

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