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.

Music video for Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off"

Taylor Swift Tops Billboard Artist 100

Taylor Swift takes over as the top artist in the U.S., as she vaults to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100, marking her first week atop the chart. She'd re-entered the list at No. 69 last week as buzz built for her new Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 "Shake It Off."
Taylor Swift in New York August 2014

Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' Debuts At No. 1 On Hot 100

Taylor Swift rockets onto the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 1 with "Shake It Off." As expected, her new self-empowerment anthem debuts at the top following its first week of availability.

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