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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

Ed Sheeran's Evolution; Ariana & Bruno's, Too

5/23/2019
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From "The A Team" to his latest, Ed Sheeran has "Shape"-shifted musically. Historically, hit acts have ever since The Beatles, and Gary, Trevor and Andrew Unterberger analyze key artists that have evolved sonically the most successfully.

Duration:00:52:41

Shawn Mendes' Return, Pop vs. Hip-Hop in 2019

5/15/2019
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Shawn Mendes launches at a career-best No. 2 on the Hot 100 with "If I Can't Have You." Still, hip-hop continues to dominate streaming, and Nielsen's Haley Jones & Jon Miller analyze hip-hop's growth.

Duration:00:47:53

The Best Lead Singles of the Past 25 Years

5/9/2019
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As Taylor Swift's "ME!" blasts to No. 2 on the Hot 100, a look back at the most notable lead singles from albums over the past 25 years, from Boyz II Men to Beyonce to Justin Bieber.

Duration:00:58:50

Taylor Swift's Lead Singles Ranked & The Rua Performs

5/2/2019
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Can Taylor Swift's new single "ME!" dethrone Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" on the Hot 100 next week? Until then, we look back at how she has previously intro'd albums. Plus, UK sibling pop trio The Rua visits for a chat & an exclusive performance.

Duration:00:53:31

How 'Shallow' Was Written & BTS' Big Week

4/25/2019
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BTS launches atop the Billboard 200 & in the Hot 100's top 10. Plus, very special guests Paul Williams, president/chairman of ASCAP, & Anthony Rossomando, co-writer of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's "Shallow."

Duration:01:07:09

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