Halsey, Sittin’ Up There: How ‘Without Me’ Hit No. 1, On the Chart Beat Podcast


Plus, 19 No. 19 hits … for ’19.

Welcome again 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 better insights.

This week, Gary and Trevor welcome Capitol Records govt vp of promotion Greg Marella to have a good time Halsey's first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 as a lead artist: "Without Me," which takes over atop the tally dated Jan. 12. It's additionally Capitol's first Hot 100 No. 1 since 2014.

"There's an edge to her that she's at all times had, and nonetheless has," Marella muses of Halsey. "She is embraced by a rock viewers … a hip-hop viewers … a pop viewers. She is an artist that doesn't simply reside in a pop lane. Not each artist can do this."

Plus, an annual custom on the primary Chart Beat Podcast of a brand new 12 months, up to date for this 12 months: flashing again to 19 hits that peaked at No. 19 on the Hot 100 … for '19. From Tony Bennett in 1962 to more moderen hits by Britney Spears, Taylor Swift and Lorde, a number of songs have reached No. 19 on the Hot 100 over time that maybe really feel even larger, with their legacies seemingly outperforming their authentic chart runs.

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