Gary Trust

Billboard Associate Director of Charts/Radio, Chart Beat Columnist

Gary Trust is Billboard’s associate director of charts/radio and editor of Billboard’s Chart Beat column. Before joining Billboard in 2006, Gary worked on-air in radio for 14 years at such stations as WBMX Boston, WSNE Providence, R.I., and WMVY Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.

Happy birthday, Billboard charts!

Happy 75th Birthday, Billboard Charts!

Before Elvis & the Beatles ... Elton John, Madonna & Mariah ... Rihanna, Taylor, Gaga, and Katy Perry: Tommy Dorsey led the first Billboard chart, dated July 27, 1940. Celebrate this special diamond anniversary.
The Weeknd

The Weeknd Hits No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100

The R&B singer takes over at the top, while Amy Winehouse debuts thanks to sales generated from interest in her new documentary. Plus: moves for Journey, the Beatles and Bob Marley.