Plus, Hit Songs Deconstructed's Yael & Dave Penn return to analyze more pop music trends & Billboard's Dan Rys joins for a flashback to 2Pac's first top 10 in 1995.
Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast, where each week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson, from the Billboard charts department, discuss why what's on the charts … is on the charts.
This week, Gary and Trevor dig into a busy top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, led by Kendrick Lamar's first No. 1 as a lead artist, "Humble.," and its massive streaming totals. Plus, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito" blasts to No. 9, aided by its new feature from Justin Bieber, who shows off his singing skills in Spanish. Gary and Trevor celebrate other perhaps unlikely stars who've recorded beyond their native languages (from Johnny Cash to … "Reina Bey").