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16 (Or 17 … or More) Thoughts on Lil Nas X’s Historic Hot 100 Run With ‘Old Town Road’: Chart Beat Podcast

Plus, rising singer-songwriter Lizzie No performs three songs in-studio.

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 recount Lil Nas X’s historic week on the Billboard Hot 100, as “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, reigns for a record-tying 16th week. We analyze how long the song might lead in total, what could dethrone it and how lengthy commands on multiple Billboard charts have become more common in the streaming era.   

Plus, our special musical guest is Lizzie No, whose second album, Vanity, arrives next Friday (Aug. 2). The Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter chats about being an independent artist and her upcoming performance at this year’s AMERICANAFEST in Nashville and she performs three songs exclusively in studio.


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