Chart Beat



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.


  • for KING & COUNTRY Performs In-Studio

    29/05/2019 Duración: 50min

    for KING & COUNTRY, the duo of Joel and Luke Smallbone, discusses its Christian chart reign with Billboard's Jim Asker and performs exclusive acoustic versions of "Burn the Ships" and "God Only Knows."  See for privacy and opt-out information.

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

    23/05/2019 Duración: 52min

    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.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

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

    15/05/2019 Duración: 47min

    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.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The Best Lead Singles of the Past 25 Years

    09/05/2019 Duración: 58min

    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.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Taylor Swift's Lead Singles Ranked & The Rua Performs

    02/05/2019 Duración: 52min

    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.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • How 'Shallow' Was Written & BTS' Big Week

    25/04/2019 Duración: 01h07min

    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."  See for privacy and opt-out information.

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

    18/04/2019 Duración: 55min

    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.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

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

    12/04/2019 Duración: 01h08min

    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.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

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

    10/04/2019 Duración: 48min

    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.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Billie Eilish Roundtable With Bill(ie)board Staffers

    04/04/2019 Duración: 51min

    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?  See for privacy and opt-out information.

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

    03/04/2019 Duración: 45min

    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  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Ariana Grande's Continued Reign & the Future of Podcasts

    28/03/2019 Duración: 01h03min

    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.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • BTS, Travis Scott & the Changing Faces of Touring

    21/03/2019 Duración: 41min

    Touring chart manager Eric Frankenberg joins Gary and Trevor to discuss Billboard's new touring charts & industry trends in live music.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • New Kids on the Block's Danny Wood on Boy Band Longevity

    14/03/2019 Duración: 01h07min

    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.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Is This Lady Gaga's Best Chart Week Ever?

    07/03/2019 Duración: 01h07min

    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."  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Khalid, Normani & Dua Lipa's Record Radio Longevity

    28/02/2019 Duración: 56min

    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.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Ariana Grande's Record Week, With Guest Njomza

    21/02/2019 Duración: 47min

    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."  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • From Women to Hip-Hop, Diversity Won the Grammys

    14/02/2019 Duración: 01h03min

    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.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Will Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga & Camila Cabello Win Grammys?

    07/02/2019 Duración: 01h08min

    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.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Ariana Grande Hits No. 1, Plus Grammys Chat

    31/01/2019 Duración: 01h16min

    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."  See for privacy and opt-out information.

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