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.

Coldplay's New Single Takes Hot Shot Debut Honors on Hot 100

Coldplay's New Single Takes Hot Shot Debut Honors on Hot 100

As previously reported, Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger" (featuring Christina Aguilera), spends a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 and Tony Bennett becomes the oldest living artist ever to grace the chart, as "Body and Soul" (with the late Amy Winehouse), bows at No. 87. Still, artists that can aspire to Bennett's longevity make their own chart news this week.
R.E.M. Remembrances: 31 Chart Milestones of Their 31-Year Career

R.E.M. Remembrances: 31 Chart Milestones of Their 31-Year Career

After more than three decades and 15 studio albums, R.E.M. announced its breakup yesterday. In celebration of the band's 31-year career, here are 31 chart highlights from "Murmur"'s 1983 Billboard 200 debut to "Collapse into Now"'s chart drive this past March.
Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera Atop Hot 100 For Third Week

Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera Atop Hot 100 For Third Week

Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera, spends a third week at No. 1 on the Hot 100 while roaring up 5-1 on Hot 100 Airplay. Elswewhere Adele's "Somone Like You" holds at No. 2, Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks" holds at No. 3 and David Guetta's "Without You," featuring Usher, jumps up eight spots to No. 15.
Tony Bennett Is Oldest Living Artist To Reach Hot 100

Tony Bennett Is Oldest Living Artist To Reach Hot 100

At 85 years and two months, the iconic Tony Bennett is now the oldest living artist ever to grace the Billboard Hot 100 as his duet of "Body and Soul" with the late Amy Winehouse sold 25,000 downloads. Bennett surpasses the late George Burns whose "I Wish I Was 18 Again" charted when he was a spry 84 years young.

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