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Chart Beat

By Billboard

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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.

Customer Reviews

Excellent podcast

Thank you Gary for doing this amazing podcast. I enjoyed the first three episodes very much. It was great to have Paul and Fred and hear their stories. I identified with you as well as my passion for music started at the end of 1987, and consider 88 and 89 my favorite years in music.
I wish you much success with the podcast and thank you for putting on iTunes!
Diego F

Love the countdown!

I love the countdown but I wish they’d identify each of the 10. I only learn the # 1 or 2, which is usually Drake who I don’t even like!🙄🙂

Love the podcast

Love the podcast. Only one suggestion, not a fan of Trevor - sorry 😐