Chart Beat

Paul Grein



Welcome to Billboard's new Chart Beat Podcast, where host Gary Trust, Billboard's co-director of charts, and other members of Billboard's charts department analyze the numerous factors that go into making a Billboard chart hit. First up: longtime Billboard journalist Paul Grein, who discusses why music fans love following the charts. He also shares memories of his many years covering the business, including an interview with a shy, then-budding superstar, Michael Jackson.  See for privacy and opt-out information.