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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

Lauren Daigle on New Album, 'Look Up Child'

7/13/2018
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Daigle sat down for a special Billboard podcast with Christian chart manager Jim Asker to discuss her new album, "Look Up Child," her upcoming tour and dealing with the expectations of following a wildly successful debut LP.

Duration:00:37:08

Cardi B's No. 1 & Guest Mike Adam of WNEW

7/5/2018
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"I Like It," by Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin, tops the Billboard Hot 100. Plus, Gary & Trevor welcome WNEW (Fresh 102.7) afternoon talent Mike Adam, who discusses radio in New York, interviewing President Obama & Kanye West & more.

Duration:00:59:51

BTS, Cardi B, Drake & More: Best of 2018 … So Far

6/28/2018
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Who's the MVP? What hits should've been bigger? And, what stories may have gone under the radar? From BTS to Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Drake, Ella Mai and more, Gary, Trevor and Billboard senior editor Andrew Unterberger muse about the year in music so far and what's ahead. Plus, more with special guest Justin Tranter, the 2018 BMI Pop Music Awards songwriter of the year.

Duration:00:55:55

Justin Tranter on Writing With Imagine Dragons

6/21/2018
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Part one of a two-part chat with the artist & social activist, won songwriter of the year honors at the 2018 BMI Pop Music Awards for the second consecutive year.

Duration:01:01:51

Hot 100 This Week in 1990 With Roxette's Per Gessle

6/14/2018
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Roxette's Per Gessle is our special guest, as we count down the Hot 100's top 20 this week in 1990. Plus, chart chat about the newest Hot 100, where Post Malone's "Psycho" hits No. 1 and three songs enter the top 10.

Duration:01:21:34

Florida Georgia Line on 'Meant to Be' & More

6/7/2018
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Country superstars Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley and BMLG president Jimmy Harnen chat with Billboard's Nashville-based senior chart manager Jim Asker about Florida Georgia Line's smashes "Meant to Be," "Cruise" and "H.O.L.Y." and new hit "Simple."

Duration:01:00:39

BTS Breaks Through Again With 'Fake Love'

5/31/2018
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KJYO (KJ103) Oklahoma City program director JJ Ryan returns to discuss BTS' latest chart achievements, as well as potential songs of the summer.

Duration:00:35:18

Ed Sheeran, Drake & Bruno Mars: 2018's Stars So Far

5/24/2018
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Dave and Yael Penn of Hit Songs Deconstructed return to analyze the key trends in the Hot 100's top 10 in the first few months of 2018.

Duration:00:55:55

Camila Cabello's 'Havana' Deconstructed

5/17/2018
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Hit Songs Deconstructed's Dave & Yael Penn analyze Cabello's smash. Plus, chart chat about Childish Gambino's "This Is America" & a flashback to one of Janet Jackson's biggest hits ahead of her Icon Award coronation at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.

Duration:01:00:40

Drake's Domination & Your Chart Questions Answered

5/10/2018
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Drake, Post Malone & Camila Cabello infuse the Hot 100's top 10 and, for our special 100th episode, the 212-493-4021 Chart Beat Podcast hotline debuts!

Duration:00:36:14

Will Ariana Grande Get Her First Hot 100 No. 1?

5/3/2018
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Billboard's Andrew Unterberger chats about Grande's chances. Plus, special guest Bill Danoff, who co-wrote John Denver's classic "Take Me Home, Country Roads" (as interviewed by another special guest).

Duration:01:02:39

Drake's Domination, with The Ringer's Victor Luckerson

4/26/2018
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Victor Luckerson, staff writer for The Ringer, joins Gary and Trevor to chat about what he's dubbed ... The Drakeover. Plus, we have a new Chart Beat Podcast Hotline: call 212-493-4021 to leave a comment or question and be on an upcoming episode!

Duration:01:00:00

ACMs Recap & Bad Wolves on 'Zombie'

4/19/2018
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Billboard's West Coast editor Melinda Newman recounts her conversations with Jason Aldean and others at the ACMs (April 15) and Bad Wolves' Tommy Vext discusses the band's hit cover of The Cranberries' classic "Zombie."

Duration:00:56:31

Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' at Pop Radio

4/12/2018
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As latest "Reputation" single "Delicate" climbs the Pop Songs airplay chart, radio expert Sean Ross stops by to discuss Swift & the state of top 40.

Duration:00:55:49

The Beatles' 1964 Hot 100 Fab Feat

4/4/2018
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A flashback to April 4, 1964, when The Beatles set a Hot 100 record by monopolizing the entire top five. Renowned collector and Capitol Records vet Dave Morrell shares stories and folk-pop duo The Well Pennies perform a fab cover.

Duration:01:05:06

Mary Chapin Carpenter on New Album & More

3/30/2018
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Carpenter muses about her many country hits & deep-cut classics, as well as her new album, "Sometimes Just the Sky," which reimagines songs from throughout her catalog.

Duration:00:30:57

Hillsong Worship on 'Anthems of the Soul'

3/29/2018
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Hot 100 chart chat about Drake, Florida Georgia Line, Lil Dicky & more, plus special guests Brooke Ligertwood, Dave Ware and Jad Gillies of Hillsong Worship, as the music of Hillsong Church continues to dominate Billboard's Christian charts.

Duration:00:50:07

Diane Warren & The Hot 100's Top 20 This Week in 1996

3/23/2018
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A chat with the songwriter extraordinaire caps a top 20 countdown of the Billboard Hot 100 this week in 1996, with hits by Alanis Morrissette, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion and more..

Duration:01:15:02

Top 40 'American Idol' Hits, Part 2, Kelly Clarkson & More

3/15/2018
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Gary and Trevor count down Nos. 20 through 1 of our exclusive look at the top 40 Billboard Hot 100 hits by "American Idol" contestants. Plus, "Idol" expert Fred Bronson reviews the new season's start.

Duration:01:25:00

Top 40 'American Idol' Hits, pt. 1, with Scotty McCreery

3/8/2018
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Part one of a two-part look at the 40 biggest Hot 100 hits by "American Idol" contestants. Plus, special guest Scotty McCreery, the show's 2011 champion, and Triple Tigers gm/partner Norbert Nix.

Duration:01:27:52