Paul Grein & Andrew Unterberger take part on a Grammys roundtable.
Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast, the place every week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson, from the Billboard charts division, focus on why what's on the charts … is on the charts, whereas additionally present chart motion in a historic context for even higher insights.
This week, we recap Ariana Grande's launch at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "7 Rings" and the way her second chief in simply over two months, and second No. 1 bow from her forthcoming album Thank U, Next, locations her in uncommon historic firm.
Plus, we start a two-week Grammy Awards roundtable, main as much as the Feb. 10 festivities. Joining are particular visitors Paul Grein, founding father of the Chart Beat column in Billboard's pages in 1981, and Billboard.com senior editor Andrew Unterberger.
Among subjects mentioned: Is a bevy of hip-hop nominations in main classes a victory for the style … or will it end in votes cancelling one another out, leaving room for different sorts of winners? … Is eight nominees, up from 5 in years previous, within the massive 4 classes (album, track and report of the yr and finest new artist), the suitable quantity, or does it litter the voting course of? … And, will Drake's monster yr on the charts translate to Grammy gold?
No matter who wins, "Every artist grew up watching the Grammys," says Grein, "and the American Music Awards, and the Billboard awards and dreamed that sooner or later they’d be there."
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