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.


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Holiday Music Jingles Back for the Season

December 6th, 2018

Nielsen's Haley Jones and Jon Miller discuss holiday music trends. Plus, Gary and Trevor recap Travis Scott's first Hot 100 No. 1 and Drake's domination… Go to Episode

Mariah Carey's 20 Biggest Hot 100 Hits

November 29th, 2018

Among the classics on Mariah Carey's best-of tally: "Vision of Love," "Dreamlover," "Hero," "Fantasy" and "We Belong Together," as Gary and Trevor count… Go to Episode

Special Guest Bebe Rexha Deconstructs 'Meant to Be'

November 15th, 2018

Bebe Rexha analyzes her smash "Meant to Be," with Florida Georgia Line, with Hit Songs Deconstructed's Dave and Yael Penn, and Gary and Trevor, as the… Go to Episode

Kane Brown & Mgr. Martha Earls on 'Experiment'

November 9th, 2018

Special guests Kane Brown and his manager, Martha Earls, chat with Billboard's Nashville-based senior chart manager Jim Asker about Brown's second LP,… Go to Episode