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Lizzo & Taylor Swift’s Landmark Chart Feats Recapped & a Preview of the 20th Americanafest

Special guest Jed Hilly of the Americana Music Assn. discusses next week's annual celebration.

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 discuss yet another new No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as Lizzo‘s “Truth Hurts” hits No. 1 – two years after its original release – and Taylor Swift‘s new album Lover launches at the top spot on the Billboard 200 with the biggest consumption and sales week since her last LP, 2017’s reputation.  

Plus, special guest Jed Hilly, executive director of the Americana Music Association, joins to preview the 20th Americanafest, taking place Sept. 10-15 in Nashville, with over 300 acts performing throughout the city and showcasing the genre’s continued ascent.


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