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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Hit Writer Tayla Parx's Burnout Camp, Pt. 2

10/24/2019
Tayla Parx, co-writer of Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" and "7 Rings" and more Hot 100 hits, and four fellow creators chat with Gary, Trevor and Hit Songs Deconstructed's Dave and Yael Penn (pt. 2 of 2). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:53:54

Hit Writer Tayla Parx's Burnout Camp, Pt. 1

10/17/2019
Tayla Parx, co-writer of Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" and "7 Rings" and more Hot 100 hits, and four fellow creators chat with Gary, Trevor and Hit Songs Deconstructed's Dave and Yael Penn (pt. 1 of 2). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:52:51

From Classic to Current, Rock Isn't Dead

10/10/2019
Haley Jones, director of radio, Nielsen Music, and Jon Miller, vp of audience insights, Nielsen Audio, return to discuss the state of rock, which, according to multiple metrics, is thriving among its many sub-genres. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:38:52

Lizzo & Lil Nas X's Big Week & Guest Zach Williams

9/26/2019
Williams chats with Jim Asker and performs a live version of the hit title track from his forthcoming album, "Rescue Story." Plus, Gary and Trevor discuss Lizzo and Lil Nas X's latest Hot 100 feats. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:36:54

Finneas on Billie Eilish's No. 1 'Bad Guy'

9/19/2019
Finneas joins Gary, Trevor and Hit Songs Deconstructed's Dave and Yael Penn to analyze the writing and production processes that led to Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy" topping the Billboard Hot 100. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:46:23

Goo Goo Dolls on New Album 'Miracle Pill' & More

9/12/2019
Two boys named Goo - John Rzeznik and Robby Takac - are our special guests, performing and chatting about their new album "Miracle Pill," their classic record-setting chart hit "Iris" and their uncommon longevity. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:36:43

Lizzo & Tayor Swift's Landmark New No. 1s

9/6/2019
Gary and Trevor discuss "Truth Hurts" and "Lover" leading the Hot 100 and Billboard 200, respectively, Plus, Jed Hilly of the Americana Music Association previews the 20th Americanafest, Sept. 10-15 in Nashville. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:48:54

Trisha Yearwood on New Album 'Every Girl' & More

9/4/2019
Country cornerstone Yearwood and Pearl/Gwendolyn Records gm Lesly Simon chat about the state of country and more with Billboard senior chart manager Jim Asker. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:43:35

Next Taylor Swift 'Lover' Singles Should Be ...

8/29/2019
The title cut? "The Man"? "Cruel Summer"? Gary, Trevor and Billboard.com senior editor Andrew Unterberger (attempt to) pick the next singles from Taylor Swift's new album, "Lover." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:49:38

Billie Eilish Dethrones Lil Nas X From No. 1

8/22/2019
Billiie Eilish earns her first Hot 100 No. 1 with "Bad Guy." As it dethrones Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" after an unprecedented 19-week reign, how long might his record last? Plus, a flashback to the top song 40 years ago this week. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:59:44

Lisa Loeb & Hot 100's Top 25 This Week 1994

8/15/2019
Special guest Lisa Loeb recalls topping the Hot 100 with her classic "Stay (I Missed You)," touring on the Lilith Fair and segueing to Grammy Award-winning children's music, as Gary and Trevor count down the top 25 hits 25 years ago this week. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:35:26

Lady Antebellum on 'Returning Home' With New LP

8/8/2019
Lady Antebellum - Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott - and BMLG president/CEO Jimmy Harnen chat with Jim Asker. Plus Gary and Trevor recount the latest chart feats for Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish, Lil Tecca and more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:56:41

16 (Or More ...) Thoughts on 'Old Town Road'

7/24/2019
An analysis of Lil Nas X's record run atop the Hot 100. Plus, singer-songwriter Lizzie No performs three songs ahead of the release of her new album "Vanity." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:51:01

BTS, Elton John & 2019's Biggest Touring Stars

7/18/2019
Billboard touring chart manager Eric Frankenberg joins Gary and Trevor to recap the biggest stars of stage over the first half of the year, from BTS to Elton John, Ed Sheeran, New Kids on the Block and more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:52:44

Ariana Grande, Lizzo & 2019's First-Half Stars

7/10/2019
Gary, Trevor and Andrew Unterberger recap the head of the class on Billboard charts at midterm time. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:52:15

Taylor Swift, Drake & Madonna Chart Chat

6/27/2019
Billboard Pride writer Stephen Daw discusses Swift's new LGBTQ-friendly hit and "Open Your Heart" co-writer Peter Rafelson muses about the wild backstory of Madonna's '80s classic. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:59:13

Jonas Brothers' Return & Runaway June Performs

6/20/2019
An inside look at how Billboard's recent cover story on the Jonas Brothers, new atop the Billboard 200 this week, was written by Taylor Weatherby. Plus, special guests Runaway June perform their hit "Buy My Own Drinks." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:17:33

Katy Perry Returns & Special Guest Howard Jones

6/14/2019
Katy Perry, Cardi B & Miley Cyrus send new songs onto the Hot 100 and Gary and Trevor analyze their starts. Plus, very special guest Howard Jones discusses his new album, "Transform," and classic '80s hits, including "Things Can Only Get Better." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:58:41

Country's Radio Rule & Streaming Future

6/7/2019
Country has long ruled radio ratings. How is it adapting in a streaming era? Scott Musgrave, Nielsen Music head of U.S. radio, and Jon Miller, Nielsen Audio, vp audience insights, join Gary and Trevor to discuss the state of the genre. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:04:28

Ed Sheeran, Ava Max & Lizzo Leading Atlantic

5/30/2019
John McMann, senior vp pop and rhythmic promotion for Atlantic Records, joins Gary and Trevor to discuss the latest successes for Ed Sheeran, Ava Max, Lizzo and more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:03:51