Tracing the format's evolution upon the Alternative Songs chart's 30-year anniversary.
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 taking a look at present chart motion in a historic context for even higher insights.
It's two podcasts for the worth of none this week, as yesterday's episode options particular visitor Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, chatting with Billboard's rock chart supervisor Kevin Rutherford. The band reigns because the No. 1 act within the Alternative Songs chart's 30-year historical past, with Billboard having unveiled the tally's all-time prime 300 songs and prime 100 artists.
As a part of the anniversary, right this moment's episode finds Gary and Kevin taking the subway downtown to Alt 92.three (WNYL) radio to debate the state of other radio right this moment with program director Mike Kaplan, who muses in regards to the evolution of the format's sound, keys to programming within the prime media market and the station's progress because it signed on practically a 12 months in the past.
Back at Billboard, Gary and Trevor cowl this week's Billboard Hot 100, the place Maroon 5's "Girls Like You," that includes Cardi B, hits an airplay milestone and Lil Wayne makes historical past as the primary artist with two simultaneous debuts within the prime 5, each from mother or father album Tha Carter V, which launches at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
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