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, Trevor and Billboard Boxscore and touring chart manager Eric Frankenberg recap this week’s action on the Billboard Hot 100, where Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, scores a 15th frame at No. 1, as it’s now a week shy of tying the record for the most time on top in the chart’s history. Plus, Post Malone debuts at No. 3 on the Hot 100 and, elsewhere on Billboard‘s charts, Beyoncé and Donald Glover roar in with new music from Disney’s 2019 update of The Lion King. (#destinyschildishgambino)
We then dig into the stars of stage so far this year, spotlighting BTS, Ed Sheeran, Elton John, Spice Girls and more. Plus, our reviews of the Mixtape Tour and Las Vegas shows by Celine Dion and Lady Gaga.
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