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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

Best of 2017: Ed Sheeran, 'Despacito' & More

12/14/2017
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A look at Sheeran's historic 2017 on the charts, as well as year-end honors for Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber's "Despacito," Sam Hunt's "Body Like a Back Road" and more.

Duration: 01:02:24


Post Malone's Manager Dre London on 'Rockstar' & More

12/8/2017
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Following a breakout 2017 for Post Malone, London shares insights & previews the rapper's forthcoming sophomore album.

Duration: 01:14:03


Will 'MIC Drop' Be BTS' Breakthrough Radio Hit?

12/6/2017
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KJYO Oklahoma City program director JJ Ryan returns to chat about the K-pop kings' new song.

Duration: 00:15:02


Clive Davis on Whitney Houston's 'I Will Always Love You'

11/28/2017
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The legendary executive remembers Houston's iconic ballad, as Gary and Trevor count down the Hot 100's top 40 hits from Nov. 28, 1992.

Duration: 01:53:43


Taylor Swift's 'Reputation': What Should the Next Singles Be?

11/16/2017
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Gary & Trevor play record executives. Plus, insights on "Reputation" from B96 Chicago's Erik Bradley, and Billboard's Nashville-based chart manager Jim Asker discusses topical new tracks from Keith Urban and Luke Bryan.

Duration: 01:13:29


Portugal. The Man's Eric Howk on Smash 'Feel It Still'

11/9/2017
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The band's guitarist is our special guest. Plus, chart chat about Camila Cabello's "Havana" (& Kenny G's, too).

Duration: 01:13:46


Rap Roundtable on Cardi B, Post Malone & More

11/2/2017
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A look at rap's streaming-driven rise with three guests: Beats 1 host LowKey, Vibe music editor Mikey Fresh and Billboard Latin's Marjua Estevez.

Duration: 00:48:34


Shawn Mendes' Manager, Andrew Gertler

10/26/2017
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Gertler chats with Gary and Trevor about Mendes' rise from Vine cover singer to chart-topping pop star. Plus, chart talk about Taylor Swift and Garth Brooks and (you've been warned) a Halloween ghost story.

Duration: 00:57:20


The Top 25 Pop Songs of the Past 25 Years

10/19/2017
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Gary and Trevor countdown the biggest hits on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart since its 1992 inception, a recap that includes smashes from Britney Spears, Rihanna & more. Plus, radio expert Sean Ross looks at where the genre's sound could be headed.

Duration: 00:58:15


Kix Brooks on Hosting 'American Country Countdown'

10/12/2017
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Brooks, who notched 20 Hot Country Songs No. 1s as half of Brooks & Dunn, reflects on his role as "ACC" host, and how his experience as an artist informs his presentation. Plus, Tom Petty & Beyonce chart chat.

Duration: 01:01:34


Kelly Clarkson on Her Breakout 'Moment' in 2002 & More

10/6/2017
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Special guests Kelly Clarkson & "American Idol" expert Fred Bronson join Gary & Trevor on a countdown of the Hot 100's top 40 hits from Oct. 5, 2002.

Duration: 01:49:16


The One Radio Station in the U.S. Playing BTS

9/29/2017
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KJYO (KJ103), in Oklahoma City, is sampling "DNA." Programmer JJ Ryan chats about championing the K-pop song, BTS' first Hot 100 hit.

Duration: 00:14:57


Cardi B & Atlantic Records' Huge 2017

9/28/2017
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Atlantic's John McMann chats about the label's wildly successful year & new Hot 100 No. 1, Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)."

Duration: 01:07:23


Guest RaeLynn & Predicting Sam Smith's Sophomore Success

9/21/2017
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RaeLynn chats about her rise at country with Warner Music Nashville CEO/chairman John Esposito and Billboard's Jim Asker. Plus, can Sam Smith continue the momentum of his first album?

Duration: 01:07:28


Can Taylor Swift Hit Even Greater Heights With 'Reputation'?

9/14/2017
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For all that she's already achieved on the charts, can Taylor Swift reach further key milestones? Plus, songwriter-producer Sam Martin discusses crafting hits for Jason Derulo, Maroon 5 & more.

Duration: 01:05:24


Will Taylor Swift Be the Artist of the Decade?

9/7/2017
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As the "Reputation" era begins, Swift could be primed to rule charts for the '10s. Plus, three Houston radio programmers discuss how they're helping the community through Hurricane Harvey.

Duration: 01:02:47


Hot 100 This Week in 1987, pt. 2, With Debbie Gibson

8/31/2017
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Classic songs by Madonna, Michael Jackson & more highlight Nos. 20 through 1, as Gibson celebrates the 30th anniversary of her debut album, "Out of the Blue."

Duration: 01:23:49


Hot 100 This Week in 1987, pt. 1, With Special Guest Tiffany

8/24/2017
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Classic songs by Prince, Gloria Estefan & more highlight Nos. 40 through 21 this week 30 years ago, while Tiffany recalls her career launch and counts down her five favorite songs that she's recorded.

Duration: 01:36:39


Chart Beat Podcast: Ranking the 14-Week No. 1s, From Boyz to Bruno to Bieber

8/16/2017
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"Despacito" joins seven other songs that led for 14 weeks, the second-longest command in the chart's history. A look back at their reigns, plus former "American Top 40" staffer Sandy Stert Benjamin stops by to remember recording the show this week in 1977 after Elvis Presley died.

Duration: 00:59:17


The Top 40 – Hey, 'Macarena'! – This Week in 1996

8/3/2017
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Before "Despacito," "Macarena" ruled the Hot 100. Gary and Trevor time-travel back 21 years and chat with Jammin Johnny Caride, one of the Bayside Boys who remixed Los Del Rio's smash.

Duration: 01:25:44

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