Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast, the place every week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson, from the Billboard charts division, talk about why what's on the charts … is on the charts, whereas additionally taking a look at present chart motion in a historic context for even higher insights.
This week, we recap Ariana Grande's continued domination of the Billboard Hot 100 with "7 Rings," in addition to J. Cole's blast to No. four, as he scores his highest-charting hit with "Middle Child." Plus, Maroon 5 and Cardi B transfer nearer to a document within the high 10, an achievement prone to be aided by the band's Super Bowl LIII halftime present efficiency this previous Sunday (which supplies Boston-born Gary an opportunity to recount the glory of the Patriots', and the area's, newest title).
Additionally, Backstreet Boys notch their first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart since December 2000, so Gary and Trevor look again at who was within the high 10 with BSB the final time they ranked within the bracket. Perhaps surprisingly, a number of of the acts within the chart's high 10 practically 20 years in the past are, like Backstreet Boys, nonetheless going sturdy at present.
Plus, we proceed our Grammy Awards roundtable, main as much as Sunday night time's (Feb. 10) ceremony. Returning are Paul Grein, founding father of the Chart Beat column in Billboard's pages in 1981, and Billboard.com senior editor Andrew Unterberger.
After overlaying the most effective new artist and album of the 12 months classes final week, we delve into document and music of the 12 months, plus who would possibly take house Grammy for finest pop solo efficiency. Facing off within the lattermost battle are Beck's "Colors"; Camila Cabello's dwell model of "Havana"; Grande's "God Is a Woman"; Lady Gaga's "Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?)"; and Post Malone's "Better Now." Who'll emerge victorious? Listen to our evaluation, as Paul and Andrew every make the identical choose within the class.
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