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Billboard co-director of charts Keith Caulfield and Billboard.com senior editor 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-h…

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    How Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Went From Unlikely Pairing to Dynamic Duo

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 32:10


    On the new episode of the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, Katie & Keith discuss just why this once-unlikely pairing has endured and the duo's possible chances at the 2022 Grammys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Adele's New Album Cycle Is Upon Us: Everything We Know (So Far)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 28:57

    On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, Katie & Keith dive into all the hints Adele has dropped over the past week-plus about her long-awaited new music. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    We All Want a Rihanna Album, But Does She Even Need to Make Music Anymore?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 25:54

    On the new Pop Shop Podcast, we discuss what might be next for the musician-turned-mogul -- and whether she has anything left to prove as a pop star. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    As Ariana Grande Joins 'The Voice,' A Closer Look at the Superstar Coaches' Chart History

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 27:32

    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 36:20

    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 45:15

    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'?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 22:31

    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'

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 31:19

    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?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 31:23

    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?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 30:41

    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 24:42

    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?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 29:02

    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 25:47


    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 25:58

    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 34:00

    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 33:01

    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 29:08

    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 21:15


    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?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 28:19

    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 34:49

    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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 36:46

    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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 25:59

    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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 28:44

    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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 30:41

    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 27:42

    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 31:57

    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 28:50

    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 26:05

    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 24:08

    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 31:44

    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 32:58

    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 41:45

    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 31:22

    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 25:54

    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 28:40

    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 31:02

    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?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 26:14

    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2021 28:23

    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 answers may surprise you!

    AJR on Following Top 10 Hit 'Bang!' With the 'Most Extreme' Album They've Ever Made

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 25:50

    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'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2021 1:04

    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?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2021 27:20

    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’?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 27:20

    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 22:54

    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?

    5 Fresh & Festive Holiday Hits, From Mariah Carey to Jonas Brothers

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 27:46


    The Billboard Pop Shop Podcast wishes you a Merry Christmas -- and a happy new playlist! On our latest episode, we take a listen to five 2020 holiday hits, from Mariah Carey's new "girl group" with Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson on "Oh Santa!" to Jonas Brothers' melancholic mistletoe ballad "I Need You Christmas."


    How Does Dua Lipa's Studio 2054 Livestream Compare to a Concert?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2020 25:40

    Dua Lipa's Future Nostalgia finally got the concert experience it deserved thanks to her Studio 2054 livestream. But how did it stack up to the real concertgoing experience? Listen to that and more on this week's Billboard Pop Shop Podcast.

    Josh Groban on Finding 'New Meaning' in Classic Songs for His Quarantine-Recorded 'Harmony' Album

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2020 28:51

    Josh Groban joins the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast to chat about his new album “Harmony,” and how recording the set was “one of the most inspirational processes” of his career. Plus, the Pop Shoppers discuss the just-announced Grammy Award nominations! 

    Our Picks for 2021 Grammy Noms: Dua Lipa, Megan Thee Stallion & Beyond

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2020 24:47

    After months of predictions and theories, we'll find out who scores nominations in all 84 categories for the 2021 Grammy Awards next Tuesday (Nov. 24). Katie & Keith are highlighting top contenders and personal favorites in the Big Four categories: album, record and song of the year and best new artist.

    Miley Cyrus & Stevie Nicks Mash-Up Has Us Dreaming Up More Diva Duos

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2020 27:49

    Has there ever been a more natural remix than the brand-new mash-up of Miley Cyrus' "Midnight Sky" with Stevie Nicks' 1982 hit "Edge of Seventeen"? The perfect pairing has us wondering: What other cross-generational divas would we like to see team up? On the latest Billboard Pop Shop Podcast (listen below), Katie & Keith riff on some possibilities.

    Joel Corry & MNEK on Why the Timing Was Just Right for 'Head & Heart'

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2020 23:01

    Joel Corry and MNEK talk to the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast about their global dance smash "Head & Heart," which spent six weeks at No. 1 in their native U.K. and just broke through to the Billboard Hot 100.

    24kGoldn & Iann Dior on Going From No. 1 With 'Mood' All the Way to 'Hell' for a New Halloween Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2020 26:17

    24kGoldn and Iann Dior, the artists behind the current No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit “Mood,” join the Pop Shop Podcast to chat about the breakthrough success of their single, as well as their co-starring roles in the spooky new podcast “Halloween In Hell.” Plus, there’s chart news about Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and more.

    Adele's 'SNL' Hosting Gig: Our Theories About What It All Means

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2020 24:56

    On Sunday, Adele announced that she's returning to the Saturday Night Live stage this weekend -- but this time, it's to host for the very first time. So what does it all mean? Will she perform as well, or is this truly just a hosting gig? On this week's Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, Katie & Keith break down all the many possibilities surrounding Adele's SNL announcement. 

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