Pop Shop Podcast

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Senior director of Billboard charts Keith Caulfield and Billboard deputy editor, digital Katie Atkinson offer weekly Billboard chart breakdowns, discuss the hottest music news and cover the year’s biggest musical events. Casual pop fans, chart junkies and everyone in between are invited to this weekly half-hour discussion.

As Ariana Grande Joins 'The Voice,' A Closer Look at the Superstar Coaches' Chart History
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The pop star joins Kelly Clarkson, John Legend & Blake Shelton on the season 21 coaching panel -- and on the new Pop Shop Podcast, we take a look at their collective Billboard histories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


How Drake Matched The Beatles' 57-Year-Old Chart Record
09/14/2021

Drake positively dominated the Billboard charts with the release of his sixth studio album, Certified Lover Boy -- but just how did he manage to match The Beatles' 57-year-old chart record and make Billboard Hot 100 history along the way? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


From TLC to Taylor Swift, We Revisit Every Video of the Year Winner Ahead of 2021 MTV VMAs
09/07/2021

At Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, six videos are nominated for the top prize of the night, video of the year. And whichever of those six wins will join some very elite (and sometimes surprising!) company from the 37 previous VMA broadcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Ask Billboard: Did Machine Gun Kelly & blackbear Make Chart History With 'My Ex's Best Friend'?
08/31/2021

On the new Pop Shop Podcast, we open the Ask Billboard mailbag to answer your chart questions, including about the staying power of "My Ex's Best Friend." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


How Elton John Keeps Up His Hot 100 Hot Streak With Dua Lipa Duet 'Cold Heart'
08/24/2021

Elton John made his Billboard Hot 100 debut in August 1970 with "Border Song," and now, he's back on the chart this week with a 68th (!) hit, the new Dua Lipa duet "Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)" -- but just how does he do it? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Madonna's New Warner Music Group Deal: What Could It Mean?
08/17/2021

On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, we're hashing out the big questions about Madonna's new Warner Music Group deal. Is new music on the way? Could we hear any songs that have been locked in the Madonna vault? Could this spell a collaboration with Warner's current pop princess Dua Lipa? Katie & Madonna superfan Keith break it all down on the brand-new episode below: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Billie Eilish Leads Trio of Teens at the Top of Billboard 200 -- Has That Ever Happened?
08/11/2021

Billie Eilish is Happier Than Ever on her latest No. 1 album -- but is the Billboard 200 top three younger than ever? On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, Keith takes a trip down memory lane to see if there's ever been another trio of teenagers in the top three of the albums chart before. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Inside Lollapalooza's Return, From Rollin' With Limp Bizkit to Navigating the Crowds
08/03/2021

As major festivals kick back into gear -- with Rolling Loud Miami a week-plus ago and Lollapalooza this past weekend -- many of us are wondering: What is it like to return to a crowded music festival after a year and a half away? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Is a New Kanye West & Jay-Z Hot 100 Hit Just Around the Corner?
07/28/2021

We didn't get Kanye West's Donda album last week as planned, but we did learn that it includes a new song with Jay-Z, setting up a potential future hit for the frequent collaborators. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen & More Veteran Acts Who Could Score 2022 Grammy Nods
07/20/2021

On the latest episode of the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, we discuss some veteran acts -- artists who have been releasing music since at least the 1980s -- who could be eligible for Grammy nominations at the next awards show. Also on the show, we discuss Normani's "Wild Side," featuring Cardi B, and its eye-popping music video, as well as John Mayer's eighth studio album Sob Rock. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


The Kid Laroi Is Here to 'Stay,' Thanks to Co-Signs From Justin Bieber & More
07/13/2021

What does the future hold for The Kid LAROI after his Justin Bieber collab "Stay"? Could he be the next teen pop phenom, à la Bieber? Or maybe he'll score a Grammy nomination for best new artist? On the latest episode of the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, we talk about all that and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Taylor Swift's New Song With Big Red Machine Has Us Examining This Unlikely Power Trio
07/07/2021

The release of Big Red Machine's "Renegade," featuring Taylor Swift, last week has us wondering about what might be next for the power trio of Swift, Aaron Dessner (The National) and Justin Vernon (Bon Iver). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Cardi B, Beyonce & The Evolution of Pop-Music Pregnancy Reveals
06/29/2021

On the latest episode of the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, we take a look at the evolution of how musician moms have announced their pregnancies -- or not! -- over the years, including Cardi B's big reveal at the BET Awards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Olivia Rodrigo & More Stars Who Scored Hot 100 No. 1s by Age 18
06/23/2021

In honor of Olivia Rodrigo's graduation day, the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast is looking at other pop stars who scored one (or two!) Billboard Hot 100 No. 1's by the time they were 18. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


From Megan Thee Stallion to Lorde, Dive In to a Female-Forward Week of New Music
06/15/2021

We break down a female-forward week of new music, including Megan Thee Stallion's "Thot Shit," Lorde's "Solar Power," Doja Cat's "Need to Know" and Kylie Minogue's cover of Lady Gaga's "Marry the Night" from the upcoming Born This Way 10th-anniversary re-release. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


After Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way,' What Recent Classic Should Get Its Own Covers Album?
06/08/2021

On the latest episode of the Pop Shop Podcast, we talk about the 10th-anniversary reissue and what other modern albums (from the last 10 to 20 years) could warrant a similar tribute. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Watt Takes Us Inside Justin Bieber's 'Peaches,' Miley Cyrus' Stevie Nicks Remix & More of His Collabs
06/02/2021

Producer/songwriter Andrew Watt joins the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast to chat about his work with chart-topping artists like Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Post Malone. Plus, he shares the story of how Bieber’s Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit “Peaches” (which he co-wrote) came together and how his guitar solo on Post Malone’s “Take What You Want” came to be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon Talks 'Invisible' Single & 'Future Past' Album, Reflects on First Hot 100 No. 1
05/26/2021

Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon joins the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast to discuss the band’s new single “Invisible,” its artificial intelligence-created video, and the group’s upcoming album Future Past (due out in October). Plus, we take a stroll down memory lane to recall Duran Duran’s first encounter with Billboard and their first No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Nick Jonas Stars in Our 2021 Billboard Music Awards Preview
05/20/2021

In a new interview with the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, Nick Jonas talks about what the BBMAs mean to him, whose performances he's looking forward to, what surprises he has in store, and how he's doing following his on-set injury over the weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Pink Has Us Looking Back at the History of Live Music on the Charts
05/11/2021

On the new Pop Shop Podcast, we talk all about live albums and songs on the Billboard charts & what the future might hold for live recordings.


Goodbye to Grammy Committees: Breaking Down the New Academy Rules
05/04/2021

On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, we chat with Billboard awards editor Paul Grein about the Recording Academy ending its controversial Grammy nomination review committees and how it might affect future nominations.


The Weeknd & Ariana Grande Bring Years of Musical History to 'Save Your Tears' Remix
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04/27/2021

On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, we talk about why The Weeknd and Ariana Grande are a perfect musical match, from "Love Me Harder" through their latest team-up.


It's Another Huge Year for All-Female Collabs, Thanks to Doja Cat, Saweetie & More
#428
04/21/2021

On the latest Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, we discuss the many new female team-ups either already on the charts or just getting started, like Saweetie's "Best Friend," featuring Doja Cat.


Taylor Swift Turns 'Fearless' Castoffs Into an EP of Gems With 'From the Vault' 6-Pack
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04/14/2021

On the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, we take a closer listen to the half-dozen "new" songs released as part of Swift's re-recorded "Fearless (Taylor's Version)."


Is the 2021 Song of Summer Already Out? Silk Sonic, Lil Nas X & More Possibilities
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04/07/2021

Sure, it's only April, but we can still dream about hotter temperatures along with (we hope) beach parties and family BBQs. And when we think about what songs will be soundtracking those moments, it's time to start thinking about what could be the Song of the Summer for 2021.


Justin Bieber Shares the Spotlight on 'Peaches' -- Just Like He Always Has
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03/30/2021

On the Pop Shop Podcast, we talk about Justin Bieber's collaborative history on the Hot 100, from landing big features early in his career to putting the spotlight on newer artists now, like he did for Daniel Caesar and Giveon on "Peaches."


Why Katy Perry's Las Vegas Residency Will Be a Sure Bet
#424
03/23/2021

On the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, we talk all about Katy Perry's planned Las Vegas residency. What could it look like? What will the setlist be? And who should set up shop in Sin City next?


Inside the Virtual Press Room at 2021 Grammy Awards
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03/16/2021

The Billboard Pop Shop Podcast takes you inside Sunday night's virtual press room, where Harry Styles, Dua Lipa, Miranda Lambert & more winners addressed reporters.


Harry Connick Jr. Talks 15th Grammy Nomination & New Faith-Based Album
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03/09/2021

For our Grammy preview episode, Harry Connick Jr. talks to the Pop Shop Podcast about his nomination for best traditional pop vocal album Sunday and making his upcoming album "Alone With My Faith" entirely on his own.


Jessie J Reflects on 'Who You Are' Album 10 Years Later
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03/03/2021

Jessie J celebrates the 10-year anniversary of her debut album "Who You Are" and talks about her upcoming fifth album, which is being executive-produced by Ryan Tedder.


Daft Punk's Biggest Pop Moments, Coachella, Grammys & Beyond
#420
02/23/2021

Before Daft Punk announced Monday they were calling it quits, the French EDM duo helped usher dance music to its highest heights over nearly three decades of service. Some of those heights included the top of the Billboard charts, the top prize at the Grammys and the top U.S. festival.


Taylor Swift Joins the History of Re-Recorded Music -- But She's Taking It Even Further
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02/16/2021

On this week's Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, we take a look back at the history of pop stars re-recording their music, from Prince's new version of "1999" or Def Leppard reclaiming their biggest hits, but no one has ever taken it to the lengths that Swift has in store.


The Weeknd Proves That Greatest-Hits Albums Can Still Work in 2021
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02/09/2021

On the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, we talk about why The Weeknd's "The Highlights" collection proves greatest-hits albums can still make sense. Plus, we share our favorite greatest-hits albums of all time.


What Super Bowl Halftime Hints Did The Weeknd Drop in New Interview?
#417
02/02/2021

On the latest Pop Shop Podcast, we chat with Billboard dance director Katie Bain about her cover story interview with The Weeknd and what she learned about his Super Bowl halftime plans.


Melanie C on Giving Fans What They Wanted With 'Into You' & Spice Girls Anniversary Plans
#416
01/26/2021

Melanie C joins the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast to discuss her latest single “Into You” and why it was the right single to release right now, how an “epiphany” during the Spice Girls tour in 2019 led to her new self-titled album and what upcoming plans the Spice Girls may have to commemorate this year’s 25th anniversary of the release of their debut single and album. Plus, the Pop Shop poses this burning question to Melanie C: If she could assemble her dream girl group, among all female artists from the past and present, who would be in the group? Her...


AJR on Following Top 10 Hit 'Bang!' With the 'Most Extreme' Album They've Ever Made
#415
01/19/2021

The brother trio tells Billboard's Pop Shop Podcast that they're experimenting with hip-hop, Americana & more sounds on March 26 album "OK Orchestra."


Introducing 'Must Watch: Netflix Edition'
#413
01/14/2021

Each week, Observer senior entertainment reporter Brandon Katz and Hollywood Reporter contributor Jean Bentley highlight the new Netflix titles they're excited about. Recent guests: Daniel Fienberg from The Hollywood Reporter, Joanna Robinson from Vanity Fair, and Megan Vick from TV Guide.

Click Must Watch: Netflix Edition to follow the show on your podcast app.


Could Taylor Swift Have the Best-Selling Album of 2021 Too?
#414
01/12/2021

With Taylor Swift scoring her record fifth best-selling album of the year, the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast breaks down why the achievement is such a big deal and makes (very, very early) predictions for who might score the top-selling album in 2021.


Which Female Artists Have the Most No. 1 Albums — And Where Does Taylor Swift Rank After ‘Evermore’?
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12/22/2020

On the final Billboard Pop Shop Podcast of 2020, hosts Katie and Keith team up with Ask Billboard columnist Gary Trust to answer questions from chart fans. Which woman has the most No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart? What about the all-female group with the most chart-toppers? And where does Taylor Swift, now that she has an eighth No. 1 with "Evermore," fit into the list? Those questions, and more, are answered on the latest Pop Shop Podcast.


Is Taylor Swift Mulling a Country Return? We Think She Did It With This 'Evermore' Song
#411
12/15/2020

One of the most talked-about songs on Taylor Swift's 'Evermore' album is the twangy Haim collaboration "No Body, No Crime" -- and its Nashville vibe has us wondering: Is Taylor ever getting back together with country music?