Predicting 5H's success with new single "Down" post-Camila Cabello. Plus, radio programmer Charlie Quinn remembers making the "Friends" theme a No. 1 hit 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, while also looking at current chart action in a historical context for even greater insights.
This week, Gary and Trevor look ahead to Fifth Harmony's likely debut on next week's Billboard Hot 100 with new single "Down," featuring Gucci Mane, the group's first release since the December departure of Camila Cabello. What has chart history taught about how well groups do after a member leaves? From The Supremes following Diana Ross' exit to other acts, we analyze how select star groups have fared, as well as the fortunes of soloists forging their own chart paths.