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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-hour discussion.

Episode Date
Troye Sivan on Finding the ‘Confidence’ to Grow & Experiment on ‘Bloom,’ Taking New Songs On the Road

Troye Sivan joins the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast to discuss his new album "Bloom," taking its songs on tour, working on new music for the film "Boy Erased" (in which he co-stars), songwriting, who is on his wish-list for future collaborators and more.

Aug 15, 2018
Bebe Rexha on Writing Her Emotional Hit Song 'I'm a Mess,' Releasing 'Expectations' Album & More

Bebe Rexha joins the Pop Shop Podcast to chat about her new hit single “I’m a Mess,” its emotional creation with songwriter Justin Tranter, the tune’s striking music video, her debut full-length album “Expectations” and more. Plus, the Pop Shop discusses news about DJ Khaled, Robyn, Demi Lovato and more.

Aug 07, 2018
Bazzi on His ‘Cosmic’ Journey, Connecting With Camila Cabello & Chance Encounter With Justin Timberlake

Bazzi joins the latest Billboard Pop Shop Podcast! The rising singer-songwriter called in to chat about his No. 1 Pop Songs hit “Mine,” his "Cosmic" album, connecting with Camila Cabello on tour (and in the studio) and a chance encounter with one of his “biggest inspirations,” Justin Timberlake.

Aug 01, 2018
Niall Horan on New Song 'Finally Free,' 'Disappearing' After Tour to Work on Next Album & Eight Years of One Direction

Niall Horan joins the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast to talk about his new song “Finally Free,” from the film “Smallfoot,” how he’ll be “disappearing” after his tour to work on his next album, why we won’t be getting any club bangers from him, and eight years of One Direction. Plus, the Pop Shop team discusses chart new about Drake, Ariana Grande and ABBA.

Jul 25, 2018
Foster the People's Mark Foster on the Slow Climb of 'Sit Next to Me,' Being Inspired by Drake & S'mores With Paramore

Today on the show, we chat with Mark Foster of Foster the People! The frontman called in to the Pop Shop from the road to talk about the slow-burning success of the group's crossover hit "Sit Next to Me."

Jul 18, 2018
Greg Wells on Producing 'Greatest Showman' Music, Working With Adele, Dua Lipa, Katy Perry & More

Songwriter-producer Greg Wells joins the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast for a special edition of the show! Wells, who is one of the producers behind the smash soundtrack to "The Greatest Showman," discusses his career, working on "Showman," and tales from the studio with such A-listers as Adele, Katy Perry, Dua Lipa and Twenty One Pilots.

Jul 10, 2018
Kylie Minogue Talks Tour Plans, Being ‘Really Moved’ by Fan Reaction to ‘Golden’ Album & More

Kylie Minogue joins the Pop Shop Podcast for a special all-Kylie edition of the show! The pop princess calls in to chat about her new album, “Golden,” plans for her upcoming Golden Tour, memories of her Aphrodite: Les Folies Tour and more. Plus, the Pop Shop chats about essential starter albums and singles for listeners who are dipping into the world of Minogue for the first time.

Jul 04, 2018
Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds on Speaking His ‘Truth’ With ‘Believer’ Documentary & Being an LGBTQ Ally

Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds joins the Pop Shop Podcast to discuss his new documentary film "Believer," which follows his journey to, as he describes it, “speak his truth” and “ignite conversation around what our LGBTQ youth are facing in the Mormon religion, on a daily basis, and on a wider note, within orthodox religion and how certain teachings are hurting our youth and even killing our youth.” In addition to the interview with Reynolds, the latest episode of the Pop Shop Podcast includes chart chat about 5 Seconds of Summer, Beyoncé and JAY-Z, Nas, Christina Aguilera and XXXTentacion. 

Jun 27, 2018
Ella Mai Talks ‘Dream’ Success of ‘Boo’d Up’ & Freaking Out After Beyonce Name-Checked the Song

Ella Mai joins the Pop Shop Podcast to discuss the chart success of her breakthrough single “Boo’d Up,” how she was discovered by producer Mustard, and freaking out after she heard Beyonce mentioned “Boo’d Up” at one of her recent concerts. Plus, the Pop Shop team discusses the death of XXXTentacion, Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s surprise collaborative album, Dave Matthews Band’s new No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and the return of Louis Prima and George Benson to the charts.

Jun 20, 2018
Chromeo Talk 'Head Over Heels' Album, Recruiting The-Dream & More for Their 'Love Letter to Funk'

This week on the show, we're joined by Chromeo! The dance-pop duo are back with their fifth studio album, Head Over Heels, out this Friday. Fans have already gotten a few tastes of the new project -- including "Must've Been," featuring DRAM, and "Bad Decision" -- but what ties the whole project together is the group's eternal love of funk music.

Jun 13, 2018
Tony Awards Preview & Chart Chat About Shawn Mendes, Selena Gomez & Kanye West

The Pop Shop Podcast previews the 2018 Tony Awards with Billboard on Broadway podcast host Rebecca Milzoff! Plus, the Pop Shoppers discuss chart news about Kanye West, Shawn Mendes, Selena Gomez and Kim Wilde.

Jun 05, 2018
Must-Hear Music: Pusha T, J Balvin, Christina & Demi, Plus Special Guest Speedy Ortiz

Billboard staffers discuss new songs from Pusha T, Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato, J Balvin, Courtney Barnett, Maggie Rogers and NIKI. Also: Speedy Ortiz stops by to talk new album 'Twerp Verse' and share music recommendations.

Jun 04, 2018
Jessie Ware Talks Top Tips for Festival-Goers, Podcasting With Her Mom & Why Latest Tour Was ‘Good for the Soul’

Jessie Ware joins the Pop Shop Podcast to chat about how her latest tour was “eye-opening” and “good for the soul,” and her best piece of advice for festival-goers this summer, as she’s playing a series of festivals through July. Plus, Ware talks about working with her mother on their hit podcast Table Manners With Jessie Ware. In addition, the Pop Shop team discusses chart news about BTS, Drake and Backstreet Boys, and reviews Billboard’s list of the top 98 songs of 1998.

May 30, 2018
Lauv on the Slow Climb of the ‘Fastest’ Song He’s Written, ‘I Like Me Better,’ Plus BBMA Highlights With J.Lo, Dua Lipa & More

Lauv stops by the Pop Shop Podcast to talk about his hit single “I Like Me Better,” why he decided to release a playlist instead of an album, and how he went from playing shows for “nobody” to selling out his own gigs and opening for Ed Sheeran. In addition to the interview, the Pop Shop team also has some exclusive moments from the 2018 Billboard Music Awards’ red carpet, including quick chats with Jennifer Lopez and friends-of-the-podcast Dua Lipa and Kelly Clarkson. And, on top of all that, the Pop Shoppers also dive into chart news about BTS, Taylor Swift and the return of Backstreet Boys!

May 23, 2018
Kelly Clarkson Is Ready for the ‘Sink or Swim’ Challenge of Hosting the Billboard Music Awards

Kelly Clarkson joins the Pop Shop Podcast to chat about the “sink or swim” challenge of hosting the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, and how she wants it to be a celebratory and “really cool night” for the nominees. Plus: Chart news about Childish Gambino’s first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit “This Is America,” Post Malone and Celine Dion’s new “Deadpool 2” song debuting on the charts.

May 16, 2018
Tove Styrke Talks Touring With Katy Perry & Lorde, Mixing 'Love Stories' With 'Anti-Romantic' Songs on 'Sway'

The Swedish singer/songwriter just released her third album, Sway, on Friday, and she's hitting some very big stages to promote the project. Last month, she wrapped up an opening stint on Lorde's Melodrama Tour, and starting May 29, she'll be traveling through Europe with Katy Perry on the Witness World Tour.

May 09, 2018
Ariana Grande, J. Cole, Kali Uchis & More: Must-Hear Music Podcast

Billboard staffers discuss Ariana Grande's "No Tears Left to Cry," J. Cole's "1985," Khalid and Billie Eilish's "Lovely," Kali Uchis' "Feel Like a Fool," and Lykke Li's new songs. Plus, Madrid rockers Hinds stop by to share some recommendations.

May 02, 2018
Sting & Shaggy Talk Bonding Over Their ‘Love of Reggae’ on New Album ‘44/876’

Sting and Shaggy join the latest Billboard Pop Shop Podcast to discuss their collaborative reggae/pop album “44/876,” how the team-up “just felt right,” their mutual “love of reggae music” and their upcoming tour. Plus, the Pop Shop team reviews news about ABBA recording new music and Kanye West’s return to Twitter (and his new songs), along with chart headlines about J. Cole, Ariana Grande, Post Malone and Record Store Day.

May 02, 2018
Lance Bass Talks Reuniting With *NSYNC for Walk of Fame & Pop-Up Shop, Possibility of New Music

Today on the show, this must be Pop... Shop Podcast -- because our special guest is none other than Lance Bass! We hopped on the phone with Lance to talk all about his decade-plus working with the Environmental Media Association, timed to Earth Day this past Sunday (more on that below), and, of course, we had to chat all about the renewed *NSYNC mania too.

Apr 24, 2018
Sabrina Carpenter & Jonas Blue on Meeting Via Twitter, Exploring 'Alien' Feelings for New Song

Today on the show, we're joined by Sabrina Carpenter and Jonas Blue! The pop star and U.K. dance music producer have teamed up for the new song "Alien," and the collaboration all came together thanks to the A&R talents of Twitter.

Apr 17, 2018
Must-Hear Music: Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Drake, Florence + the Machine, Kylie Minogue, 5SOS

Billboard staffers discuss Nicki Minaj's "Barbie Tingz," Cardi B's "I Like It," Drake's "Nick for What," Kylie Minogue's "Raining Glitter," 5 Seconds of Summer's "Youngblood," and Florence + the Machine's "Sky Full of Song." 

Apr 17, 2018
AJR Talk Surprise Hit 'Sober Up,' Why Rivers Cuomo Was a 'Perfect Fit' & Seeing New Fans on Tour

Today on the show, we welcome back AJR! Brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Met had a lot to catch us up on since they first appeared on the show back in February 2017, including the release of their album The Click in June and its breakout hit single "Sober Up," featuring Weezer's Rivers Cuomo.

Apr 10, 2018
Years & Years’ Olly Alexander on ‘Crazy’ ‘Sanctify’ Video, New Album & Dreaming About an Ed Sheeran and Britney Spears Collaboration

Years & Years front man Olly Alexander joins the Pop Shop Podcast to chat about the group’s new “crazy” and “dramatic” video for “Sanctify” and the pressures of working on the group’s second full-length album – due out this summer. Plus, the Pop Shop team dive into an in-depth discussion about what they want for from new albums from Madonna, Ariana Grande and Britney Spears, and how they are hoping for sets from *NSYNC, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones and Guns N’ Roses.

Apr 04, 2018
Must-Hear Music: The Weeknd, Kacey Musgraves, Shawn Mendes, Cardi B & More

Billboard staffers discuss Jack White's "Get In the Mind Shaft," The Weeknd's "Hurt You," Kacey Musgraves' "High Horse," Shawn Mendes' "Lost In Japan" and Cardi B's "Be Careful."

Apr 03, 2018
MNEK Talks ‘Tongue,’ Debut Album & Working With Beyoncé, Madonna & Dua Lipa

MNEK joins the Pop Shop Podcast to talk about his new single and video “Tongue,” his upcoming debut studio album, and writing hits with such acts as Beyoncé, Dua Lipa and Madonna. Plus, the Pop Shop team discusses big chart news from XXXTentacion, Lil Dicky, Chris Brown, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Platt and more.

Mar 28, 2018
Keala Settle Talks 'Hiding' From the Spotlight Before 'The Greatest Showman' Thrust Her Into It; Plus, Fifth Harmony's Hiatus & More

Keala Settle joins the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast to chat about her breakthrough hit “This Is Me” from "The Greatest Showman" and her journey from being a Shakespeare major in college to hitting the big screen in film. Plus, she talks about her experience of performing the Academy Award-nominated “This Is Me” on the Oscars, her debut EP "Chapter One," and much more. In addition, the Pop Shop teams dives into news about Fifth Harmony announcing their hiatus, and chart news about Logic, David Byrne and Judas Priest.

Mar 21, 2018
Must-Hear Music: Leon Bridges, Anderson .Paak, RuPaul & More

Billboard staffers discuss Leon Bridges' "Bet Ain't Worth the Hand" and "Bad Bad News," Troye Sivan's "Strawberries & Cigarettes," Anderson .Paak's "Til It's Over," Courtney Barnett's "Need a Little Time" and RuPaul's "Kitty Girl" ft. Trixie Mattel, Shangela, Kennedy Davenport and BeBe Zahara Benet. 

Mar 20, 2018
Anne-Marie on Becoming Fast 'Friends' With Marshmello & Writing With 'Incredible' Ed Sheeran, Plus Chart Chat & More

On today's show, we have Anne-Marie! The breakout British singer/songwriter is known for the 2016 Clean Bandit song "Rockabye," also featuring Sean Paul, and for the buzzy new Marshmello collaboration "Friends," which climbs 27-24 on our Pop Songs chart this week and is already a top five hit in her native U.K.

Mar 13, 2018
MAX Learns a 'Life Lesson' From Slow-Burn Success of 'Lights Down Low'; Plus, Our Favorite Oscar Moments & More

On our latest episode, MAX is back on the podcast to talk about the slow-burning success of his biggest Billboard Hot 100 hit yet, "Lights Down Low," featuring gnash.

Mar 07, 2018
Janelle Monae, 'Black Panther,' 5 Seconds of Summer & More: Must-Hear Music

Billboard staffers discuss "Opps" from the 'Black Panther' soundtrack, Janelle Monae's "Make Me Feel," 5 Seconds of Summer's "Want You Back," Kacey Musgraves' "Space Cowboy," SOPHIE's "Faceshopping," and Soccer Mommy's "Still Clean."

Mar 01, 2018
Zedd on Why Maren Morris Had the 'Perfect Voice' for 'The Middle;' Plus Oscar Predictions & More

On the latest Pop Shop Podcast, superstar artist/DJ/producer Zedd joins the Pop Shop! The Grammy Award-winning chart-topper discusses the making of his latest smash single, “The Middle,” with Maren Morris and Grey, how Morris had the "perfect voice" for the song, and how the track became involved with Target’s spring marketing campaign. Plus, the Pop Shop Podcast also welcomes The Hollywood Reporter’s senior awards analyst, and Awards Chatter podcast host Scott Feinberg to the show for a lengthy discussion about the two music categories at upcoming 90th Academy Awards on March 4: best original score and best original song.

Feb 28, 2018
Diane Warren Recalls the 'Gift' & 'Torture' of Writing Oscar-Nominated Song 'Stand Up for Something'

Chart-topping songwriter Diane Warren joins the Pop Shop Podcast to discuss her Academy Award-nominated song "Stand Up for Something," which she wrote with Common. "I knew what I wanted to say, and I didn't know how to get to it," she says of perfecting the song from the movie "Marshall," which garnered Warren her ninth Academy Award nomination. Plus, the Pop Shop team chats about their own personal favorite Warren-written tunes, along with big chart news about "Black Panther: The Album" and Drake.

Feb 21, 2018
Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Discuss Their Oscar-Nominated Song 'This Is Me' From 'The Greatest Showman'

The songwriters behind “The Greatest Showman” — Benj Pasek and Justin Paul — join the Pop Shop Podcast to discuss their Academy Award-nominated tune “This Is Me” and much more. Plus, the Pop Shop team chats about the Spice Girls getting back together, how ice skating at the Winter Olympics is showcasing music with lyrics for the first time and Justin Timberlake’s fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with "Man of the Woods."

Feb 14, 2018
Frenship Talk Following Up 'Capsize' With 'Timely' New Song 'Love Somebody'

On the latest Pop Shop Podcast, L.A.-based electro-pop duo FRENSHIP stop by the office to talk about the surprise success of their first Billboard Hot 100 hit "Capsize" and the "timely" vibe of brand-new song "Love Somebody." Plus, Keith & Katie talk Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl halftime and more.

Feb 06, 2018
A Pop Shop Family Review of Justin Timberlake's Career

With a very big weekend ahead of Justin Timberlake, Andrew Unterberger of Coming Around Again is joined by Jason Lipshutz and Joe Lynch of Must-Hear Music to discuss all things JT. Going from the *NSYNC days through his three (arguably four) solo albums and all the singles and controversies that defined the years in-between, the Pop Shop family clears the decks on Timberlake before his new album 'Man of the Woods' this Friday (Feb. 2) and Super Bowl LII hafltime performance this Sunday (Feb. 4).

Feb 01, 2018
Pete Wentz Calls Fall Out Boy's New No. 1 Album 'A Testament to Our Fanbase’

Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz joins the Pop Shop to talk about the band’s new No. 1 album, “Mania,” and how its success it’s a “testament to our fanbase.” He also chats about how the album was delayed (and retooled), the group’s upcoming tour, and the success of his DCD2 record label artist MAX. “I’m super proud of him,” Wentz says.

Jan 31, 2018
Khalid Says His 'Whole Life Is Going to Change' After Grammy Night

This week's episode is our Grammy preview spectacular, starring five-time nominee Khalid!

Jan 24, 2018
Justin Timberlake's Top 10 'Filthy' Hot 100 Debut, Camila Cabello's No. 1 Prospects & More

On the latest Pop Shop Podcast: Chatter about Justin Timberlake's top 10 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Filthy," Camila Cabello's chances for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart, and more.

Jan 17, 2018
Must-Hear Music: Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars & Cardi B, CupcakKe, Brockhampton & More

Billboard staffers discuss Justin Timberlake's "Filthy," Bruno Mars and Cardi B's "Finesse" remix, Brockhampton's "Boogie," CupcakKe's "Crayons," Travis Scott and Quavo's "Where You From" and Curl.'s "Moon Bay Mood." 

Jan 10, 2018
Oscar Predictions for Best Original Song Nominees, Justin Timberlake’s ‘Filthy’ New Single

On the latest Pop Shop Podcast: a discussion of possible Academy Award nominees for best original song, reviewing Justin Timberlake’s new single and video for “Filthy,” and chart news about “The Greatest Showman” soundtrack and more.

Jan 10, 2018
Best Music of 2017: Must-Hear Music Year-End Podcast

Billboard staffers talk about their favorite releases of 2017, including SZA, Priests, Camila Cabello, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Katy Perry, The xx, Stormzy, Niall Horan, Paramore, Corbin, Halsey and Lorde.

Dec 22, 2017
Johnny Mathis on Christmas Music & New Box Set in Year-End Holiday Spectacular Show

Pop legend Johnny Mathis stars in our final Pop Shop Podcast of 2017. Our end-of-the-year holiday spectacular features an interview with the “Chances Are” singer about his famed Christmas music, as well as his new box set. Plus, the Pop Shop team discusses new holiday tunes from Kelly Clarkson, Josh Groban, Seal, Sia, Gwen Stefani and even Jane Lynch.

Dec 20, 2017
Director Luca Guadagnino on Music’s Vital Role in 'Call Me by Your Name’

"Call Me by Your Name" director Luca Guadagnino joins the Pop Shop Podcast to discuss music's vital role in his new critically acclaimed film. Plus, the Pop Shop team chats about Ed Sheeran and Beyonce's "Perfect" No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, and how U2 becomes the first group with No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart in the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s.

Dec 13, 2017
Ed Sheeran Duets With Beyonce, PLus Bjork, K. Michelle's 'Kim K' & More: Must-Hear Music

Billboard staffers discuss Ed Sheeran & Beyonce's "Perfect Duet," K. Michelle's intriguing "Kim K," Bjork's "Losss," Lil Uzi Vert & Nicki Minaj's "The Way Life Goes (Remix)," PRETTYMUCH and French Montana's "No More" and First Aid Kit's "Fireworks."

Dec 07, 2017
2018 Grammy Nomination Highlights (Kendrick Lamar! Lorde!) & Mysteries (No One Direction Guys?)Untitled Episode

On the latest show, we're breaking down the 2018 Grammy nominations! The theme of this year's nods, especially in the Big Four categories (album of the year, song of the year, record of the year and best new artist), is diversity, with men of color dominating the picks. Aside from Lorde's Melodrama, every nominee in the album of the year category -- Kendrick Lamar's Damn., Childish Gambino's Awaken, My Love!, JAY-Z's 4:44 and Bruno Mars' 24K Magic -- is a man of color.

Dec 06, 2017
Women in Music Preview, Plus Chart Chat About Taylor Swift, Portugal. The Man & Pentatonix

On the latest Billboard Pop Shop Podcast: a preview of Billboard’s 2017 Women in Music gala, news about PSY and David Cassidy, and chart chat about Taylor Swift, Portugal. The Man and Pentatonix.

Nov 29, 2017
Tove Lo Talks 'Emotional Rollercoaster' That Led to Her New Album 'Blue Lips'

Tove Lo drops in to the new Pop Shop Podcast to chat about her just-released album "Blue Lips (Lady Wood Phase II)," why she wanted to make a two-part concept album (the new set is the continuation to 2016’s Lady Wood), her new single “Disco T**s,” and filming its “bizarre” music video. Plus, the Pop Shop team discusses Taylor Swift's million-selling "Reputation" debut -- and who could possibly be the next artist to sell a million copies of an album in a single week.

Nov 22, 2017
Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Roll Out, Eminem’s New Single & Can Camila Cabello Hit No. 1 on the Hot 100?

It’s all about Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” on the new Pop Shop Podcast, as Jason and Keith dive into their thoughts about the album, and how the set is off to a sizzling sales start. Plus, the Pop Shop team chat about Eminem’s new single, “Walk on Water,” featuring Beyoncé, and if Camila Cabello’s “Havana,” featuring Young Thug, will hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 next week.

Nov 14, 2017
Coming Around Again: A Taylor Swift Career Retrospective

This week, we're taking a brief break from anniversaries to look back on the catalog of an artist in the news right now: Taylor Swift. With help from Billboard deputy editor, digital Joe Lynch and editorial director Jason Lipshutz, both of the Must-Hear Music podcast, Coming Around Again reviews Swift's six studio albums, from her 2006 self-titled debut to last Friday's (Nov. 10) new release, Reputation

Nov 14, 2017
Taylor Swift's 'Reputation': Must-Hear Music Track-by-Track Deep Dive

Billboard staffers discuss Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' album, running down each track from the hip-hop-heavy “End Game” featuring Future and Ed Sheeran (all three rap on it) to the tragic romantic tale of “Getaway Car” to the When Harry Met Sally-referencing closer “New Year’s Day."

Nov 14, 2017
Must-Hear Music: Taylor Swift, Miguel, N.E.R.D. ft. Rihanna, Pinegrove & More

Billboard staffers discuss Taylor Swift's "Call It What You Want," Miguel's "Told You So," N.E.R.D.'s "Lemon" ft. Rihanna, Pinegrove's "Intrepid," Yaej's "raingurl" and Tom Misch's "Movie."

Nov 08, 2017
Cheat Codes on Fetty Wap’s Surprise Verse on ‘Feels Great’ & How They’ve Thrown Over $60,000 Into Crowds at Their Shows

Dance/DJ trio Cheat Codes (Trevor Dahl, Kevin Ford and Matthew Russell) drop in to talk about their breakthrough year, working with Demi Lovato on their top 40-charting Billboard Hot 100 hit “No Promises,” their new single “Feels Great,” featuring Fetty Wap and CVBZ, and much more. In addition to the chat with Cheat Codes, the Pop Shop team dive into news about the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, the upcoming remake of "The Lion King" (starring Beyoncé!), chart news about Kenny Chesney, Camila Cabello, Sam Smith and more.

Nov 08, 2017
Coming Around Again: Shania Twain's 'Come on Over' at 20

Billboard Associate Editor Taylor Weatherby comes by CAA to discuss her Shania superfandom, recently capped by an excellent interview Taylor did with the singer-songwriter, in which she dove deep back into her two-decade-old memories surrounding the album. We talk about how Shania was actually intimidated by the idea of following up the album she assumed would be her career-definer, and of course, we discuss our favorite tracks on the album, and how Shania seems more beloved now than ever 20 years later. 

Nov 03, 2017
Rachel Platten on New ‘No Filter’ Album ‘Waves,’ Drinking Tequila in the Studio & Her Love of Onesies

Rachel Platten drops by the Pop Shop Podcast to discuss her new album, “Waves,” how the set is her with “no filter,” and why wearing onesies and drinking tequila in the recording studio was important in making the album. Plus, the Pop Shop team dives into chart news about Niall Horan, Camila Cabello, and discusses Kelly Clarkson’s new album, "Meaning of Life."

Nov 01, 2017
Coming Around Again Podcast: George Michael's 'Faith' LP at 30

This week, we take another look at George Michael's world-conquering 1987 solo debut LP Faith, which turns 30 on Monday (Oct. 30). Billboard deputy editor, digital Joe Lynch stops by the podcast first, to help run down the album's six Hot 100 smashes, discussing our favorites and least favorites. Then, Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson of the Chart Beat podcast stop by to deep-dive into the album's many stunning chart achievements, and also to debate whether Michael will likely ever get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

Oct 30, 2017
Vance Joy Talks Life on the Road and Why We Shouldn't Expect Sexy Dance Moves from Him Onstage

Vance Joy returns to the show for a fun conversation about life on the road, hiking, if he gets nervous before playing shows, and how he’s not exactly known for sexy choreography onstage. The singer-songwriter recently scored his second No. 1 on the Adult Alternative Songs airplay chart with “Lay It On Me,” and is aiming to release a new album in early 2018. Elsewhere on the show, the Pop Shop team dives into news about Justin Timberlake headlining the 2018 Super Bowl halftime show, and how P!nk scored a big week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with the debut of her new album, “Beautiful Trauma.”

Oct 25, 2017
Coming Around Again Podcast: INXS's 'Kick' Album at 30

This week we revisit INXS' blockbuster 1987 LP, Kick. The album, an impossibly seductive blend of rock, pop, funk and soul, made the Australian rock band international superstars, spawning four Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hits in the U.S. Writer Eric Spitznagel calls in this week to discuss the piece he wrote for Billboard magazine about the controversial circumstances surrounding the album's release -- in which manager Chris Murphy claims that Atlantic Records, the band's U.S. label at the time, was distraught by the album's pop-leaning content, offering the band $1 million to delete the record and start over.

Oct 20, 2017
Daya Talks ‘Emotional’ New Single & Working ‘Twice as Hard’ To Be Respected as a Songwriter
Daya stops by the Pop Shop Podcast to talk about her “emotional” new single “New,” how she’s gained a lot of confidence in herself as an artist in recent months, and how she has to work “twice as hard” to be respected as a songwriter. Plus, we’ve got chart chat about Post Malone, NF and P!nk, and news about the American Music Award nominations, Ed Sheeran and Eminem.
Oct 18, 2017
Coming Around Again: Bruce Springsteen's 'Tunnel of Love' at 30
This week, we look back at Bruce Springsteen's 'Tunnel of Love' album, released in early October of 1987. Three decades later, the album still holds an interesting place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's catalog, as arguably his most personal album. Variety senior music editor Jem Aswad comes on to debate how the album's songs and sonics hold up in 2017, and to discuss his recent two-part cover story on The Boss for Variety.
Oct 13, 2017
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominee Chatter, Plus Chart News on Shania Twain, Beyonce & More
On the latest Pop Shop Podcast, we discuss news of the 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominations (including possible inductees Depeche Mode, Eurythmics and Kate Bush), Sam Smith’s upcoming sophomore album "The Thrill of It All" and Jason Aldean’s moving performance and statement on NBC’s "Saturday Night Live." Plus, we’ve got chart chat about Shania Twain, J Balvin and Willy William’s “Mi Gente,” featuring Beyoncé, and Tom Petty.
Oct 10, 2017
Must-Hear Music: Khalid, Miley, Anna of the North & More
Billboard staffers discuss Khalid's "Perfect (Rough Draft)," Miley Cyrus' "Week Without You," Anna of the North's "Always," Nora en Pure's "Fever," Whitney's "You and Me" and MUNA's "In My Way" on the Must-Hear Music podcast.
Oct 05, 2017
Tom Petty Remembered, Plus Chart Chat on The Killers’ First No. 1 Album & Demi Lovato Hitting Hot 100’s Top 10
Tom Petty is remembered on the latest Pop Shop Podcast, following the rock legend’s unexpected death on Oct. 2. Plus, the Pop Shop team dives into big chart news about The Killers, Demi Lovato, Imagine Dragons, Camila Cabello and Shania Twain.
Oct 04, 2017
Coming Around Again: Billy Joel's 'The Stranger' at 40
This week, Billboard senior editor Frank DiGiacomo comes on to discuss an album that he's loved for 40 years: Billy Joel's The Stranger. Released in 1977, The Stranger would go on to become the best-selling album in Columbia Records history. On the podcast, DiGiacomo shares his memories of being a young Billy Joel fan in Youngstown, Ohio at the time of the album's release, and discusses both the impact the album had at the time, and the ways it was misunderstood by contemporary critics.
Sep 29, 2017
PRETTYMUCH on Bringing 'Full-Out' Dancing Back to Boy Bands & Working With 'God of Pop' Max Martin
PRETTYMUCH drops by the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast to talk about their debut single “Would You Mind,” how they’re bringing "full-out" dancing back to the boy band landscape, advice they got from One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson and working with “god of pop” Max Martin. Plus, the Pop Shop teams discusses big chart news about Cardi B hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Foo Fighters notching its second No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, BTS scoring a big week for K-pop music on the charts and more.
Sep 27, 2017
Coming Around Again: Louis Armstrong's 'What a Wonderful World' at 50
This week on Coming Around Again, we're visited by Ricky Riccardi, archivist at the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens, New York. Ricky talks with Billboard about the 50th anniversary of the song that's endured as Armstrong's best-remembered: "What a Wonderful World," a pop ballad with a very interesting history, both in its creation and in its rather delayed public appreciation.
Sep 22, 2017
Nadine Coyle Gets Back to ‘Work’ on New Single, Talks Girls Aloud’s Legacy: ‘The Music Just Still Sounds So Good’
Nadine Coyle guest stars on the latest Pop Shop Podcast, as the singer/songwriter (and 1/5 of U.K. girl group Girls Aloud) drops in to talk about her new single “Go to Work” and of course the legacy of Girls Aloud. Plus, the Pop Shop team dives into chart news about Thomas Rhett bringing country back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and how Cardi B could bump Taylor Swift from No. 1 on next week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Sep 20, 2017
Coming Around Again: Kanye West's 'Graduation' vs. 50 Cent's 'Curtis'
This week on 'Coming Around Again,' we're flashing back 10 years to Sept. 11, 2007, when hip-hop hosted the heavyweight bout of the year, between superstar rappers 50 Cent and Kanye West. Along with Billboard Hip-Hop Editor Carl Lamarre, we share our memories of the sales battle, discuss how the 'Curtis' and 'Graduation' albums hold up, and theorize about which two rappers could have a similarly captivating sales showdown in 2017.
Sep 15, 2017
Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Kelly Clarkson, iLoveMakonnen & More: Must-Hear Music Podcast
Billboard staffers discuss Taylor Swift's "…Ready for It," Sam Smith's "Too Good at Goodbyes," Kelly Clarkson's "Love So Soft," ILoveMakonnen's "Love" ft. Rae Sremmurd, St. Vincent's "Los Ageless," Tove Lo's "Disco Tits," and Demi Lovato's "You Don't Do It For Me Anymore."
Sep 14, 2017
Jack Johnson Talks New Album, His Trump-Inspired Single & Wanting to Make Music That’s ‘Somebody’s Favorite Record’
On the latest Pop Shop Podcast, we welcome our special guest, singer/songwriter Jack Johnson! The chart-topping star chats about his new album "All the Light Above It Too," how the set got its start on a boat in the North Atlantic Ocean, why he wrote the Donald Trump-inspired single “My Mind Is For Sale,” and how he remains incredibly humble about his success. Plus, we've got chart news about Taylor Swift, LCD Soundsystem and Thomas Rhett, and we dive into the bevy of new tunes released by the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Sam Smith and U2.
Sep 13, 2017
Coming Around Again: Jay Kay of Jamiroquai Talks 'Virtual Insanity'
This week, Coming Around Again welcomes a special guest in Jay Kay, frontman of English jazz-funk greats Jamiroquai. Jay comes on to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards -- the year Jamiroquai won four awards (including Video of the Year) for their classic "Virtual Insanity" clip -- discussing his memories of the VMAs, and of making the band's most famous music video.
Sep 08, 2017
Justin Tranter & Leland on Writing for Selena Gomez and How She's Not 'Afraid to Push Boundaries'
We’ve got a special edition of the podcast dedicated entirely to a lengthy interview with hit songwriters Justin Tranter and Leland. You know them from their work with Selena Gomez, Troye Sivan, Justin Bieber, Daya, Imagine Dragons and more. On the show, the guys talk about their latest efforts with Gomez and also dive into a wide range of topics – including how Tranter reconnected with his old friend Lady Gaga to write some new (as yet) unreleased tunes, and who they want to work with next (Cher! The Killers!).
Sep 06, 2017
Coming Around Again Podcast: Michael Jackson's 'Bad'
This week, Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson of Billboard's Chart Beat podcast stop by Coming Around Again to talk about 'Bad,' Michael Jackson's 1987 blockbuster LP, and the first album to ever notch five No. 1 singles on the Hot 100. They discuss the unusual circumstances that led to MJ's third-most-beloved album making such history, and debate the album's highlights and low points.
Sep 01, 2017
Fifth Harmony on Gaining Respect, Proving Themselves & Loving Their New Album
Fifth Harmony joins the show to talk about their new album, gaining respect and proving themselves, loving their new music, and of course, their performance on the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. Plus, the Pop Shop team discusses news about Taylor Swift’s new single “Look What You Made Me Do,” how “Despacito” hits a record-tying 16th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and how Brand New notches its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with “Science Fiction.”
Aug 30, 2017
Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Aly & AJ, Jamila Woods & More: Must-Hear Music
Billboard staffers discuss Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do," Justin Bieber & BloodPop's "Friends," Dave East ft. French Montana's "Maneuver," Aly & AJ's "Take Me Out," Jamila Woods ft. Chance the Rapper's "LSD," J Roddy Walston's "You Know Me Better," and Syd's "Bad Dreams/No Looking Back."
Aug 25, 2017
Darren Criss Talks Elsie Fest’s ‘Pop Culture Cabaret,’ Promises Surprise Duet at Show
Darren Criss joins the Pop Shop Podcast to chat about the third annual Elsie Fest music festival, how the show is a "pop culture cabaret," how he aims to sing a surprise duet at the shindig, and his ultimate hope of booking rock gods to perform at future Elsie Fests. Plus, founding Pop Shopper Jason Lipshutz returns to co-host the show and chat about the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, Taylor Swift's latest moves and if "Despacito" can become the all-time longest running No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100.
Aug 23, 2017
Coming Around Again: New Order's 'Substance'
Music writer Alfred Soto joins Coming Around Again this week to talk about the 30th anniversary of New Order's singles collection 'Substance.' We discuss why the set survives as far more that just a hits compilation, and the subtle ways that New Order's brilliance has long gone underappreciated -- until recently, anyway.
Aug 18, 2017
Bea Miller Talks Seeing (and Releasing) Music in Color; Plus: Hot 100 Festival Preview
Bea Miller stops by to talk about her upcoming performance at the 2017 Hot 100 Festival, how she sees music in color, and how she got creative with releasing her new music because “people don’t really consume albums anymore.” Plus, the Pop Shop team previews the Hot 100 Fest and dives into chart chat about Cardi B, Kesha, Kendrick Lamar and more!
Aug 16, 2017
Coming Around Again Podcast: Backstreet Boys' Self-Titled U.S. Debut Turns 20
Billboard associate editor (and boy band expert) Taylor Weatherby stops by to discuss her excellent 20th anniversary oral history of Backstreet Boys' seminal self-titled U.S. debut LP. On the podcast, Taylor discusses the process behind the oral history, and memories of BSB as a young pre-teen fan. And of course, the ultimate question has to be answered: Backstreet or *NSYNC?
Aug 11, 2017
Singer/Songwriter Dan Wilson on New ‘Re-Covered’ Album, Working With Adele Through ‘Tears of Laughter’ & Cold Calling Pop Stars
Two-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Dan Wilson joins the Pop Shop Podcast to talk about his new album “Re-Covered,” working with the ‘super funny’ Adele, and cold-calling pop stars in the hopes of collaborating with them on music. Plus, we’ve got chart news updates about Arcade Fire, Cardi B, Nicki Minaj and more.
Aug 09, 2017
Coming Around Again: Pearl Jam's 'Jeremy' at 25 & Late Star Trevor Wilson
This week, Pearl Jam's iconic "Jeremy" video turned 25. Billboard senior contributor Gil Kaufman joins Coming Around Again to talk about the classic clip, and the two pieces he wrote about the video -- including one on Trevor Wilson, the then-young actor who gained brief fame playing the video's title character, who later disappeared from the spotlight and tragically died last year at the age of 36.
Aug 04, 2017
Must-Hear Music Podcast: Lana Del Rey, Mura Masa & Battle of the Boy Bands
On this week's Must-Hear Music podcast, Billboard staffers discuss Lana Del Rey's "Get Free," Mura Masa's "Love$ick" with A$AP Rocky, Arcade Fire's "Creature Comfort," Julia Michaels' "Worst of Me" and the 2017 Battle of the Boy Bands: PrettyMuch's "Would You Mind" and Why Don't We's "Why Don't We Just."
Aug 03, 2017
John Mayer Talks 'Aware-itocracy' of Pop Music, Going to the 'Moon' With Dead & Company
Today on the show, we have a ridiculously fun conversation with John Mayer about his Search for Everything tour, continuing his journey with Dead & Company and much more. Also on the show, we dive into this week's chart chat, including a brand-new No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 from Lana Del Rey, a record-setting feat for Sam Hunt on the Hot Country Songs chart, and Niall Horan's first solo top 10 single on the Pop Songs airplay tally.
Aug 03, 2017
Coming Around Again: Plain White T's' "Hey There Delilah'
This week, Billboard staff writer Chris Payne joins Coming Around Again to discuss the 10th anniversary of Plain White T's hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their emo-pop crossover hit "Hey There Delilah." The guys dig into the song's roots, examine what made it such a surprise smash, and wonder whether a chart-topper like it could still be possible in 2017.
Jul 27, 2017
Fifth Harmony's Ally Brooke & Lost Kings Call 'Look at Us Now' a 'Perfect Match'
On the latest show we chat with Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke and dance duo Lost Kings about their new collaboration “Look at Us Now.” In addition, we’ve also got chart chat and news updates about Charlie Puth, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Nine Inch Nails, Ryan Seacrest, Justin Bieber and Linkin Park.
Jul 26, 2017
Coming Around Again Podcast: Guns N' Roses' 'Appetite for Destruction'
'Coming Around Again' returns this week to discuss the 30th anniversary of Guns N' Roses seminal, diamond-plus-selling Appetite for Destruction debut. Calling in to talk about the album -- and debate the merits of its centerpiece track, "Paradise City" -- is Celebration Rock podcast host and cultural critic Steven Hyden, who also recently did a piece on the album ranking every track on it for UPROXX.
Jul 21, 2017
Kesha, Demi Lovato, Zedd, DeJ Loaf & More: Must-Hear Music Podcast
Billboard staffers talk Kesha's "Praying," Demi Lovato's "Sorry Not Sorry," Zedd and Liam Payne's "Get Low," DeJ Loaf's "No Fear," Broken Social Scene's "Stay Happy," and Kweku Collins' "Aya."
Jul 14, 2017
From Spice Girls to TLC, Celebrating Girl Group Week With Fun Facts & Chart Trivia
We’re celebrating Girl Group Week with a bevy of chart stats, surprising facts and trivia about some of the biggest girl groups of all time, including Spice Girls, TLC, The Pointer Sisters, The Supremes and Exposé. Plus, we’ve got chart news about how Calvin Harris scores his highest charting album ever on the Billboard 200, how Imagine Dragons jump into the top 10 on the Pop Songs airplay chart with "Believer," and how JAY-Z is heading for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with his new album “4:44.”
Jul 12, 2017
Lady Gaga Talks 'A Star Is Born,' New Music, Joanne Tour & More in All-Gaga Episode
On the latest episode of the show, we have the perfect independent lady for Independence Day: the one-and-only Lady Gaga! The Mother Monster called up the Pop Shop Podcast to announce the return of the Bud Light Dive Bar Tour, but we addressed so much more in our chat, including her plans so far for the upcoming 60-date Joanne World Tour -- during which she'll perform at the Manchester Arena months after the fatal bombing outside Ariana Grande's concert in May -- plus her starring role as Ally in the Bradley Cooper-directed remake of A Star Is Born.
Jul 04, 2017
Allie X & Ruth B Discuss Their Songwriting Process and New Albums; Plus, Lorde Continues Female Domination at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart
On the latest show, we welcome two special guests: Allie X and Ruth B. The rising singer/songwriters stopped by the show (for separate interviews) to talk about their new albums, their songwriting process, and more. In addition to our two interviews, we’ve got chart news about how Lorde earns her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "Melodrama." Lorde is the third woman to lead the list in as many weeks, which perhaps unsurprisingly isn’t exactly a common feat.
Jun 27, 2017
Must-Hear Music Podcast: Prince's 'Purple Rain' Deluxe, Vince Staples & More
Must-Hear Music podcast crew discusses Prince's 'Purple Rain' deluxe edition, Vince Staples' 'Big Fish Theory,' Parcels' Daft Punk-produced "Overnight" and Verite's "Nothing."
Jun 27, 2017
Coming Around Again Podcast: Robyn's 'Robyn Is Here' & Wyclef Jean's 'The Carnival' Turn 20
Billboard contributor Dan Weiss joins the podcast first to talk about 'Robyn Is Here,' the unspectacular-but-promising debut from the now-iconic Swedish pop star Robyn. Then, regular Billboard cover story writer Chris Martins comes on the line to remember 'The Carnival,' the sprawling, fascinating first solo album by Wyclef Jean following his breakout success with The Fugees.
Jun 23, 2017
Must-Hear Music Podcast: Lorde, SZA & Marlene
Billboard staffers discuss Lorde's incredible 'Melodrama,' SZA's long-awaited debut 'Ctrl' and Marlene's "Next to Me" on the Must-Hear Music podcast.
Jun 21, 2017
Pop Shop Podcast: RuPaul Talks ‘Drag Race’ Finale, ‘Vicious’ Fans & How the Show is a ‘Labor of Love;’ Plus, Katy Perry's Third No. 1 Album & More
RuPaul discusses how his reality competition series “Drag Race” is a “labor of love,” its sometimes “vicious” fans and why the show stays fresh each year. Plus: we’ve got news about JAY-Z’s upcoming new album, "4:44," and Selena Gomez’s new video for “Bad Liar,” and chart updates about Katy Perry’s third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with "Witness" and Justin Bieber’s 34th (!) top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.
Jun 21, 2017
Coming Around Again: Radiohead's 'OK Computer' Turns 20
In this week's episode, Rolling Stone senior writer Andy Greene stops by the pod to talk about one of the great rock albums of the late 20th century, Radiohead's 'OK Computer.' Greene recently wrote an awesome profile of the band and their signature album in time for its upcoming 20th anniversary, which we talk about, as well as about how different the album sounds now than it did back in the late '90s, as well as how the band has mellowed out since.
Jun 16, 2017
Pentatonix's Kirstin Talks Debut Solo Single 'Break a Little,' Plus: Chart Chat About Halsey & Fifth Harmony
Kirstin from Pentatonix drops by to talk about her debut solo single, “Break a Little,” and how it’s been a “huge learning experience” to strike out on her own, and how she feels “really inspired and lifted.” Plus, we’ve got chart chat about Halsey’s first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, Fifth Harmony’s first Billboard Hot 100 hit as a quartet, and how Katy Perry is heading for No. 1 with “Witness.”
Jun 14, 2017
Song of the Summer 2017 Predictions: Must-Hear Music Podcast
Billboard staffers make predictions about the 2017 Song of the Summer, looking at frontrunners based on Billboard's chart data as well as potential dark horse contenders and personal favorites.
Jun 13, 2017
Coming Around Again: 'The Sopranos' Finale Turns 10
This week, we celebrate the tenth anniversary of one of the most famous TV episodes of the 21st century: "Made in America," the 2007 series finale of The Sopranos, which turns 10 this Saturday (June 10). Kyle McGovern, editor of Mic's Hype culture section, comes by to discuss the classic use of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'"-- and also debate whether any other similar song could've possibly served the scene as well, evaluating potential candidates from Billy Joel, Aerosmith, Meat Loaf and many more.
Jun 08, 2017
New Kids on the Block Reveal 'Dream' New Edition Tour; Plus, One Love Manchester News, More
Our guests on this week's show are New Kids on the Block! We chatted with four-fifths of the veteran boy band (you were missed, Donnie!) as they kicked off their Total Package Tour with Boyz II Men and Paula Abdul. We talked all about their latest all-star lineup, the best and worst parts of being on the road, and what it's like to play new songs from their Thankful EP on the tour. (Read more about their tour here and listen to the interview below.)
Jun 06, 2017
Coming Around Again: The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'
Joe Lynch of Billboard stops by the podcast to talk about the constantly shifting legacy of The Beatles' era-defining 1967 masterpiece, and to share some picks for the best little moments on the album.
Jun 01, 2017
Charlie Puth Takes Us Inside His Home Studio; Plus, the Most Unlikely Songs of the Summer
On the latest Pop Shop Podcast, we go on location with Charlie Puth inside his home studio! We sat down with the singer/songwriter to talk about his new Instagram-inspired single "Attention," and he walked his through some of the recording process of the tune -- including playing some of the more than 250 isolated tracks that make up the song. Plus, the Pop Shop team dives into a special segment devoted to some of the most unlikely songs of the summer -- from John Denver's "Annie's Song" to Clay Aiken's "This Is the Night."
May 30, 2017
Coming Around Again: The Super-1997 'Batman & Robin' Soundtrack Turns 20
Kevin Rutherford, Billboard's rock charts manager, joins Coming Around Again this week to share his 'Batman & Robin'-related memories and discuss what a weird and sporadically wonderful set the film's soundtrack was. We also discuss the Smashing Pumpkins' mid-'90s chart dominance, recall Jewel's oft-forgotten roots in angsty alt-rock, and swap our favorite scenes from 'Batman & Robin,' which has (sort of) held up decades later as a camp classic.
May 25, 2017
Billboard Music Awards Recap With Vanessa Hudgens & Julia Michaels; Plus Harry Styles’ No. 1 Debut
We recap the 2017 Billboard Music Awards and welcome two special guests: the show’s co-host, Vanessa Hudgens, and one of its performers, Julia Michaels! We spoke with the ladies (separately) on the day before the May 21 show backstage inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, where the big show went down. Plus, we dive into chart news about Harry Styles’ No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart, and Miley Cyrus’ latest top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Malibu.”
May 24, 2017
Selena Gomez, Linkin Park, Camila Cabello & More: Must-Hear Music Podcast
Billboard staffers discuss Selena Gomez's "Bad Liar," Camila Cabello's "Crying In the Club," Liam Payne's "Strip That Down" ft. Quavo, Linkin Park's 'One More Light' album and Local Natives' "The Only Heirs."
May 22, 2017
Coming Around Again: Foo Fighters' 'The Colour and the Shape' and Celine Dion's 'My Heart Will Go On'
This week, Chris DeVille of Stereogum joins Coming Around Again to talk about the Foo Fighters' near-classic 1997 sophomore album, 'The Colour and the Shape,' which turns 20 this Saturday (May 20). Then, culture writer Mickey Rapkin calls in to discuss his excellent Billboard oral history of Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On," before Celine performs the classic at the Billboard Music Awards this Sunday.
May 19, 2017
Imagine Dragons Talk Finding Their ‘Identity’ on New Album; Plus Billboard Music Awards Preview
Imagine Dragons is the special guest on a special Billboard Music Awards preview edition of Pop Shop Podcast. The band — which is nominated for a 2017 Billboard Music Award and will be performing at the May 21 show — stopped by the show to talk about their new album “Evolve” and how they found their “identity” on the new effort. In addition to the chat with Imagine Dragons, the Pop Shop team discusses news about Katy Perry’s upcoming album and tour, Camila Cabello’s new music and new No. 1s on both the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 charts.
May 17, 2017
Miley Cyrus' 'Malibu,' Harry Styles' Debut & More: Must-Hear Music Podcast
Billboard staffers and John Norris discuss Miley Cyrus' new direction on "Malibu," Harry Styles' rock-influenced solo debut and (Sandy) Alex G's "Proud."
May 12, 2017
Coming Around Again: Sir Mix-a-Lot's 'Baby Got Back' 25 Years Later
This week on Coming Around Again, it's all things Sir Mix-a-Lot, as the rapper's iconic booty anthem "Baby Got Back" was released as a single 25 years ago on Sunday (May 7). Natalie Weiner of Bleacher Report stops by the pod to discuss Mix and "Baby" from the Seattle perspective, as well as how bold the song was back in 1992, and if that still shines through after a quarter-century of it being abused at karaoke nights and frat parties.
May 11, 2017
Niall Horan, Blondie, Perfume Genius, LCD Soundsystem & More: Must-Hear Music Podcast
On the new Must-Hear Music podcast, Billboard staffers discuss Niall Horan's "Slow Hands," Perfume Genius' "Wreath," LCD Soundsystem's "Call the Police," Blondie's "Long Time," Mac DeMarco's "Dreams From Yesterday," and Grizzly Bear's "Three Rings."
May 10, 2017
Salt-N-Pepa Talk 30th Anniversary on the Charts & 'Demand' for New Music; Plus DJ Khaled's First Hot 100 No. 1
On the latest Pop Shop Podcast, we have an interview with Sandra "Pepa" Denton and DJ Spinderella of … Salt-N-Pepa! We caught up with two-thirds of the iconic hip-hop trio to reflect on the 30th anniversary of their debut on Billboard's charts, their current run on the multi-act I Love the '90s Tour, how there's hope of new music from the group in the future and more. Plus, we’ve got chart chat about DJ Khaled debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart with “I’m the One" as well as news about Harry Styles' new video for “Sign of the Times” and Miley Cyrus' upcoming new music.
May 09, 2017
Coming Around Again: Soulja Boy's 'Crank That' 10 Years Later
On this week's Coming Around Again, Andrew Unterberger is joined by Sean Highkin of The Athletic to discuss Soulja Boy's Hot 100-topping solo debut 'Crank That (Soulja Boy)': What was misunderstood about the proto-viral artist upon his emergence ten years ago, and how he's been proven right in so many ways since.
May 04, 2017
Hailee Steinfeld on 'Pitch Perfect 3,' Her World Tour 'Goal' & More; Plus, Bruno Mars Back on Top
On our latest show, we're joined by Hailee Steinfeld! We met up with the singer/actress at a dance studio in Hollywood, where she was promoting her partnership with Mission for their first line of women’s athletic apparel by leading a dance workout with her choreographer Amy Allen. Before working up a sweat, we got in some questions about Pitch Perfect 3, her latest music and much more.
May 02, 2017
Haim, Justin Bieber, Feist, Hailee Steinfeld & More: Must-Hear Music Podcast
Billboard staffers discuss DJ Khaled's "I'm the One" ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne, Katy Perry's "Bon Appetit" ft. Migos, Haim's "Right Now," Hailee Steinfeld's "Most Girls," Feist's "Pleasure" and Foster the People's "SHC."
May 02, 2017
Coming Around Again: 30 Years of Music on 'The Simpsons'
This week, Coming Around Again looks back at three decades of 'The Simpsons' -- since it debuted on 'The Tracey Ullman Show' back in 1987 -- and all the great ways the show has used music over the years. Ian Cohen of Pitchfork and SPIN joins Billboard's Andrew Unterberger to swap lists of their favorite songs and musician cameos in the show's history, and then discuss the classic '90s alternative-parodying "Homerpalooza" episode.
Apr 27, 2017
Tinashe on 'Flame' Single, 'Party'ing With Britney Spears & Defying Genre; Plus Justin Bieber’s ‘Despacito’ Bump
Tinashe drops by the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast to talk about her new “anthemic” single “Flame,” touring with Maroon 5 and how it was a “stan’s dream” to shoot the “Slumber Party” music video with her idol Britney Spears. Plus, we’ve got chart updates about Kendrick Lamar and Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito,” along with news about Fifth Harmony and Jennifer Lopez.
Apr 25, 2017
Paramore, Lady Gaga, Lana Del Rey, Luis Fonsi & More: Must-Hear Music Podcast
Billboard staffers discuss Paramore's "Hard Times," Lady Gaga's "The Cure," Lana Del Rey's "Lust for Life" ft. the Weeknd, Luis Fonsi's "Despacito" remix ft. Justin Bieber and Shamir's "I Fucking Hate You" on the Must-Hear Music podcast.
Apr 24, 2017
Coming Around Again: Hanson's "MMMBop" 20 Years Later
This week, Coming Around Again takes on Hanson's iconic pop smash "MMMBop," which was released as a single 20 years ago last Saturday (Apr. 15). Billbaord contributor Dan Weiss calls in to discuss why "MMMBop" was both a darker and more alt-rock-rooted jam than we might remember two decades on, then SPIN writer Anna Gaca stops by to talk about her experiences interviewing Hanson at South By Southwest back in March.
Apr 20, 2017
Shawn Mendes Talks Tour Secrets & Not Holding Back New Music; Plus: Harry Styles’ Hot 100 Debut
On the latest Pop Shop Podcast, we sit down with Shawn Mendes to talk about releasing new music, what he does in his downtime while on the road, what to expect from his Illuminate World Tour, and much more. Plus: we’ve got a bevy of Coachella-related news, as well as chart updates about Harry Styles’ big debut on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Sign of the Times,” and how on the Billboard 200 albums chart, The Chainsmokers bow at No. 1 while Pentatonix earns its lucky seventh top 10 effort.
Apr 19, 2017
Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.', PWR BTTM, Chris Stapleton, Noah Cyrus & More: Must-Hear Music Podcast
Billboard staffers discuss Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.', PWR BTTM's "LOL," Chris Stapleton's "Broken Halos," Noah Cyrus' "Stay Together," Becky Hill's "Rude Love" and Trapper Schoepp's "On Wisconsin" on the Must-Hear Music.
Apr 17, 2017
Coming Around Again: Third Eye Blind & Chemical Brothers Anniversaries
Billboard staffers discuss the 20th anniversaries of Third Eye Blind's self-titled album and the Chemical Brothers' 'Dig Your Own Hole.'
Apr 13, 2017
Jain: Headliner Interview
Jain makes music that gets stuck in your head. Don’t worry, it’s for the best. The French alt-pop artist broke stateside with “Come,” an absurdly catchy single that broke Billboard’s Adult Alternative chart and went top five in her homeland. On her U.S. tour, she chats with host Chris Payne at Billboard's New York office about her worldly perspective on music... and the new tunes she has in store.
Apr 13, 2017
Zara Larsson on 'So Good' Album & The Power of Streaming; Plus Sam Hunt's 'Road' to Pop
On the latest episode we're joined by Zara Larsson! The breakout Swedish pop star has already racked up three Billboard Hot 100 hits -- "Ain't My Fault," "Lush Life" and "Never Forget You" with MNEK, which peaked at No. 13 on the chart and was also No. 1 on Hot Dance & Electronic Songs for three weeks -- and she's just getting started. Her latest album, So Good, came out at the end of March and includes all three of those hits, plus an eclectic mix of genres that all wrap up into a shiny pop package.
Apr 11, 2017
Little Mix Talk 'Girl Power' Tour With Ariana Grande, 'Saucy' 'No More Sad Songs' Video & More; Plus Kendrick Lamar Returns to the Charts
On the latest episode, we're joined by British girl group Little Mix! The ladies sat down with us poolside on the rooftop of their Los Angeles hotel when they were in town last week for Ariana Grande's Dangerous Woman tour stops in Anaheim and L.A. "She has the most incredible fans," Perrie Edwards says of Grande's Arianators.
Apr 04, 2017
Best Albums of 2017 So Far: Khalid, Muna & More on Must-Hear Music
Billboard staffers discuss favorite albums of 2017's first quarter, from Khalid, Muna, Laura Marling, Rag'n'Bone Man, Stormzy and Gabriel Garzon-Montano on Must-Hear Music podcast.
Apr 03, 2017
Hey Violet: Headliner Interview
Hey Violet are the first signees to 5 Seconds of Summer's record label, but that's far from the top reason you should know 'em. They're an fiery band of girls and guys who make pop music inflected with rock instruments; shouts to their past lives as teenaged hard rockers Cherri Bomb. Listen to the whole band chat with host Chris Payne about their upcoming debut album, the lamest Instagram hashtags, and how they've taken more control of their career than ever before. #GOALS (kidding).
Mar 30, 2017
Betty Who On Being a ‘Pop Music Nerd’ & Crafting New Album ‘The Valley,’ Plus: 1D News & Chart Chat
Betty Who drops by for a fun conversation about her new album, "The Valley!" The singer/songwriter discusses her new release (which bowed on March 24), being a “pop music nerd,” her love of Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears; and working with Superfruit and Warren G on her new album. In addition, the Pop Shop Podcast teams dives into chart news about Drake, Chuck Berry and Depeche Mode, along with a discussion about a bevy of One Direction-related updates about Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Zayn.
Mar 28, 2017
Why James Blunt 'Had to Get Over' Chasing a Hit; Plus Nicki Minaj Makes Chart History
On the latest Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, James Blunt stops by to talk about his new album “The Afterlove,” working with Ed Sheeran and Ryan Tedder on the project, and how he felt a new “confidence” going into the album. Plus, we’ve got news on Drake’s “More Life” album, the blockbuster debut of the “Beauty and the Beast” musical film, how Nicki Minaj sets a new record on the Billboard Hot 100, and a fun chart stat of the week about a beauty queen-turned-chart topping pop star.
Mar 22, 2017
Fletcher: Headliner Interview
Cari Fletcher is a recent NYU grad and X-Factor album who's enjoying some early success behind her freshly-launched solo career. Last year's "Finding Fletcher" EP was a Spotify smash, and now she's using all she's learned to craft her debut album. Hear Fletcher chat with Billboard's Chris Payne about her story so far, featuring some valuable, first-hand advice for aspiring artists.
Mar 16, 2017
Bebe Rexha Was So Sure About Music She 'Didn't Have a Plan B'; Plus Ed Sheeran's Huge Debut & More
Bebe Rexha joins us on the latest Pop Shop Podcast to talk about her current hit "I Got You," her first headlining tour, and her new "All Your Fault" EPs. Plus, we've got chart news about Ed Sheeran, Clean Bandit and Metallica, and updates on Drake's "More Life" project and Nicki Minaj's three new songs.
Mar 15, 2017
AFI: Headliner Interview
Here's a charming talk with Davey Havok and Jade Puget from AFI. We start in the present, with their strong 2017 effort "The Blood Album" and wind up going all the way back to 924 Gilman St., the heart of the East Bay punk scene, which also included bands like Jawbreaker and Green Day. In between, we discuss how Davey and Jade's healthy lifestyle (they're both straight edge; Davey is vegan) led to AFI's longevity.
Mar 09, 2017
Noah Cyrus on Becoming Her ‘Own Person’ in the Music World, Plus Future’s Historic No. 1 Debut
Noah Cyrus drops by the Pop Shop Podcast to talk about her debut chart hit, “Make Me (Cry),” her upcoming album, and how she’s excited about stepping into the spotlight as her “own person.” In addition to our discussion with Noah, we've got chart chat about Future's historic debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, and The Chainsmokers' big week on the Billboard Hot 100 (where they are suddenly in the same company as The Beatles and Bee Gees). Plus, we've got news on Ed Sheeran's headed-for-No. 1 "÷" (Divide) album, the iHeart Radio Music Awards, and we remember our friend — and former publisher — the late Tommy Page.
Mar 08, 2017
Dan + Shay: Headliner Interview
You could call Dan + Shay a "country duo," but that hardly describes the swath of genres comprising their musical DNA. They met at a Nashville house party covering Omarion's "O," they're bridging into Christian music with their latest single (soundtracking the 2017 film "The Shack"), and they've spent a good deal of their lives loving Warped Tour pop-punk and hardcore. Listen to them chat with host Chris Payne about all this, along with the voice memo recoding off Dan's phone of Shay singing him Omarion on that fateful night.
Mar 02, 2017
Dua Lipa on Her ‘Whirlwind’ Year & ‘Diversity’ of Debut Album, Plus: Chart Chat, Oscar Talk & More
On the latest Pop Shop Podcast, we welcome rising star Dua Lipa! The singer and songwriter talks about her “whirlwind” year (where she’s notched five top 40-charting hits on the Official U.K. Singles Chart and her first hits on the Billboard Hot 100), her upcoming debut album and more. Plus, the Pop Shop team dives into a discussion about the Academy Awards, Lorde’s new music, chart chat about Future’s anticipated back-to-back No. 1 debuts on the Billboard 200 albums chart, The Chainsmokers and Coldplay’s new single, and the chances of Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling’s “City of Stars” hitting the Hot 100.
Mar 01, 2017
Tyler Oakley & Korey Kuhl Talk Psychobabble Podcast and Divas, Plus: AJR Chat Rising Success of 'Weak,' New Tour
In this super-sized episode of the Pop Shop Podcast, we’ve got interviews with Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl (co-hosts of the Psychobabble podcast) as well as pop trio AJR! Oakley and Kuhl chat about their hit show and their favorite divas (Lady Gaga and Katy Perry), while AJR discuss their rising hit single “Weak,” what it’s like to write for other artists, how Sia has helped guide their career and more. Plus, we’ve got big chart news on the Billboard Hot 100 from Perry, as her single “Chained to the Rhythm” debuts straight in at No. 4.
Feb 22, 2017
Sean Paul Discusses His 'Phenomenal' Year, New Single 'No Lie' & Upcoming Album
Hitmaker Sean Paul -- who topped the Billboard Hot 100 last year with "Cheap Thrills," alongside Sia -- drops by the Pop Shop Podcast to discuss his "phenomenal" year, his latest hit, "No Lie," featuring Dua Lipa, how he still has yet to meet Sia, and how he's working on a new album that features everyone from Shakira and David Guetta to Migos and Ellie Goulding. Plus, we recap our experience at the Grammy Awards, talk about Katy Perry's new single, "Chained to the Rhythm," and review the newest chart achievements from Big Sean and Lady Gaga!
Feb 15, 2017
Headliner Interview: Brandy Clark
Country singer-songwriter Brandy Clark is up for two awards at the 2017 Grammys. The six-time nominee was a finalist for Best New Artist at the 2015 show, though she was hardly new at all. In this week's interview, Clark explains her long journey, which began in Nashville back in 1998. What's it like to work with Kacey Musgraves and Miranda Lambert? How does a sought after songwriter make the jump to lead artist? Listen and learn!
Feb 09, 2017
Kelly Clarkson Stars in Our Grammy Awards Preview Special, Plus Talks ‘Fresh’ New Album
This week’s special Grammy Awards preview edition of the Pop Shop Podcast stars the three-time Grammy winner and all-around music superstar Kelly Clarkson! The pop powerhouse — who has earned three No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and a trio of chart-topping albums on the Billboard 200 — called in to the show to talk all things Grammy. She discusses her feelings about her current nomination (her 13th!) for the Idol Version of “Piece by Piece,” memories of winning her first Grammy, and watching the annual awards show as a kid. Plus: the Pop Shop team details who they think should and will win the top categories at this year’s Grammy Awards, discuss Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime performance, and run down the week’s big chart news!
Feb 08, 2017
Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson Talk ‘Just Hold On,’ Plus: Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl Preview
On the latest Pop Shop Podcast, we welcome Steve Aoki and Louis Tomlinson! The guys dropped by to chat about their hit single “Just Hold On,” their songwriting process, and how they’ll be hitting the festival circuit later this year. Plus, we preview Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime performance, discuss chart moves from Zayn and Taylor Swift, Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello, and Alessia Cara.
Feb 01, 2017
Phantogram: Headliner Interview
This summer, expect "You Don't Get Me High Anymore" to be rocking plenty of festival stages. In the meantime, spend some time getting to know Phantogram, the much-copied, seldom-matched duo that has been melding indie rock with hip-hop production for a decade. Host Chris Payne chats with members Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel about 2016 album "Three" (their most popular LP yet), working with Big Boi, and what the new year has in store.
Jan 26, 2017
Breaking Down the Oscar Noms, From Justin Timberlake to 'La La Land'
On the latest Pop Shop Podcast, we review some of the music-related nominations for the 89th annual Academy Awards – from “La La Land’s” record-tying 14 nominations to first-time nominees Justin Timberlake and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Plus, we’ve got chart chat about The xx and The Weeknd, Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” and much more.
Jan 25, 2017
Electric Guest on New Album 'Plural,' Haim's 'Dear to Me' Cameo & More; Plus, Ed Sheeran Makes Hot 100 History
On the latest episode of the Pop Shop Podcast, we've got an interview with electro-pop duo Electric Guest! The pair (Asa Taccone -- brother of The Lonely Island's Jorma Taccone -- and drummer Matthew Compton) are prepping the release of their first album in five years, "Plural," which is due out on Feb. 17. Plus, we've got big chart news to dive into: Ed Sheeran debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Shape of You" and scores a second debut straight into the top 10 with "Castle on the Hill." In addition, we discuss the musical guests of Donald Trump's inauguration festivities, how the "La La Land" soundtrack is storming the Billboard 200 chart, and we have a fun Chart Stat of the Week about Bruce Willis and his top five Hot 100 hit, "Respect Yourself."
Jan 18, 2017
James Vincent McMorrow on New Music, Ending Up on Drake's 'Views' & More
This week, on the first new episode of 2017, our guest is James Vincent McMorrow! Whether you're already a fan of the Irish singer/songwriter or this is your first introduction, you'll enjoy our lovely chat with McMorrow, who made waves late last year with his third album, We Move, and the singles "Rising Water" and "Get Low."
Jan 10, 2017
Lorde, Little Big Town, Sampha & More: 2017 Preview Must-Hear Music
On the first Must-Hear Music podcast of 2017, the Billboard crew runs through the confirmed and rumored releases of 2017, from Sampha to Lorde to Niall Horan to Harry Styles to Little Big Town to Sam Hunt to Nicki Minaj.
Jan 06, 2017
Glass Animals: Headliner Interview
Glass Animals' wonderfully wonky sophomore album "How To Be a Human Being" was a dramatic study in 11 different characters -- one for each song -- which found the indie pop band exploring the minds of a mayonnaise-eating stoner and a codeine-abusing, space-obsessed loner. The band described the zany project to host Chris Payne, while delving into its hip-hop influence and what it was like to collaborate with Joey Bada$$.
Dec 22, 2016
Pop Shop Podcast: Darlene Love Gifts Us With a Christmas Chat, Plus Chart Moves for Taylor Swift & Zayn
It's the most wonderful Pop Shop Podcast of the year -- the holiday episode! And our very special guest is none other than legendary singer Darlene Love, whose song "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" is a Christmas classic. We talked with Love about her holiday traditions, including getting her family all in one place and playing her annual string of Christmas shows, plus she shared some of her favorite Christmas carols. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer also chatted about how she got involved in the Oscar- and Grammy-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom and how E Street Band mainstay Steven Van Zandt helped bring her magnificent back to the forefront with her 2015 album Introducing Darlene Love.
Dec 21, 2016
Pop Shop: Best Albums of 2016 - Must-Hear Music Podcast
On this edition of the Must-Hear Music podcast, Billboard staffers look back on the year's best albums, from Beyonce to The 1975 to ANOHNI to Maren Morris to Chance the Rapper. We also reveal which acclaimed albums we personally didn't feel in 2016.
Dec 16, 2016
Chris Tomson (Vampire Weekend, Dams of the West): Headliner Interview
You know him as the dude with the beard and awesome Nets jerseys who drums in Vampire Weekend - but he's much more than that! Chris Tomson is making his own music now as Dams of the West and if you're a fan of VW -- especially its lyrics -- you're going to like Tomson's solo work. He sat down for an interview with host Chris Payne where he also touched on Vampire Weekend's plans for a fourth album, campaigning for Bernie Sanders and growing up in New Jersey.
Dec 15, 2016
Kyla Talks Drake's 'One Dance' & Her 'Surreal' 2016, Plus Chart Chat on Zayn/Taylor Duet & More
This week on the show, we have U.K. singer Kyla, who is featured on Drake's megahit "One Dance." Kyla got the surprise of a lifetime back in the spring when Team Drake called out of the blue to ask to sample her 2009 track "Do You Mind" on a mystery song. Her life changed nearly overnight when the sample turned into a feature and the song became Drake's first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 as a lead artist -- and stayed at the top for 10 weeks. She tells us all about how the sample came to be, her interactions with Drake since, her "surreal" post-"One Dance" life (including a new collaboration with Naughty Boy), and her plans for a full-length album.
Dec 14, 2016
Martin Garrix on Music Taking Him Around the World, Plus: Grammy Nominations & More
On the latest edition of the Pop Shop Podcast, we chat with DJ/producer Martin Garrix about his latest hit single, "In the Name of Love," with Bebe Rexha, how his music transcends language barriers and has taken him around the world, and more. Plus: We dive into the Grammy Award nominations, discuss The Weeknd's new No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, how "The Hamilton Mixtape" is set to debut at No. 1, and the return of Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" to the Billboard Hot 100.
Dec 07, 2016
Metallica Talk With Robert Mays: Headliner Interview
Metallica's new album "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct" -- its first in eight years -- debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with the third-largest opening week of 2016. How does it compare to past triumphs like "The Black Album" and "Ride the Lightning"? Metallica expert/Ringer NFL writer and podcaster Robert Mays broke it all down on this week's Headliner Interview.
Dec 02, 2016
Alessia Cara on Staying ‘Authentic’ and Knowing When to Say Yes, Plus Chart Chat About Metallica & Fifth Harmony
Singer/songwriter Alessia Cara drops in to talk about her breakthrough year, knowing when to say yes to career opportunities, and how she's stayed "authentic," and her latest hit single "Scars to Your Beautiful." In addition to our chat with Cara, we've got chart chat about a rockin' new No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart from Metallica, how The Weeknd should bow at No. 1 with his new "Starboy" set, and Billboard Hot 100 news about Fifth Harmony and one of its members, Camilla Cabello!
Nov 30, 2016
Sarah McLachlan Discusses Her New Holiday Album "Wonderland," Plus Chart Chat About Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
Sarah McLachlan joins us on the latest show to discuss her new holiday album, “Wonderland!” The three-time Grammy Award-winner called in to talk about the set and how the Christmas season is her “favorite time of year.” Plus, we’ve got chart chat about a new No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart from A Tribe Called Quest, and could “Side to Side” become the first No. 1 for both Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj on the Billboard Hot 100?
Nov 23, 2016
Dawn Richard: Headliner Interview
Chris Payne sits down with former Danity Kane member and current futuristic pop purveyor Dawn Richard, who now releases music under the moniker D∆WN. She discussed her new album "Redemption," and how discussions on race, gender and more can be held through art in today's post-Trump world. “Use your art to say how you feel, she says. "You never know who you touch when you do it.” Listen up and get creative.
Nov 17, 2016
Sting On His New 'Rock and Roll' Album '57th & 9th,' Plus Chart Chat About Rae Sremmurd's First No. 1
Sting is our very special guest on the latest show, as the superstar discusses his new album “57th & 9th” – his first pop/rock album in more than a decade. Plus, we’ve got chart chat about a new No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100: Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles,” a new No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 from Bon Jovi, and how a certain “FLOTUS” debuts on the charts (but likely not the one you’re thinking of).
Nov 16, 2016
Against the Current: Headliner Interview
Pop-rockers Against the Current are proof that uploading some awesome songs to YouTube can have you headlining an international tour within a couple years. Members Chrissy Costanza, Dan Gow and Will Ferri stopped by Billboard's New York office and explained to host Chris Payne exactly what it's like when you suddenly become a celebrity within your high school. Still in their early 20s, they've got good heads on their shoulders and they're about to take their 2016 debut album "In Our Bones" on a headlining tour. Listen up and get inspired.
Nov 10, 2016
Sabrina Carpenter on Her Musical 'EVOLution,' Plus 'Mannequin Challenge' Chart Chat & More
Sabrina Carpenter visited the Billboard office last month, just before the release of her sophomore album EVOLution. We talked all about her favorite tracks on the album, how it represents a real growth for her and her music and what she was most looking forward on her debut headlining tour, which is happening right now and wraps up next month. Plus: Stick around for chart chat about the #MannequinChallenge meme and The Chainsmokers' 12th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Nov 08, 2016
Darren Criss on the ‘Human Struggle’ & ‘Heartbreak’ of ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’
On this special installment of the show, we've got an interview with a favorite of the Pop Shop — Darren Criss! The singer/actor (and Emmy Award-nominated songwriter) returns to the podcast to talk about his role in the musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," which is playing through Nov. 27 the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles.
Nov 08, 2016
Matthew Koma: Headliner Interview
You've definitely heard the work of producer/DJ Matthew Koma before. He co-wrote Zedd's hit "Clarity," and has collaborated with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Britney Spears, Carly Rae Jepsen, Tiesto, the Knocks and many more. In this week's Headliner Interview, Koma takes us behind the scenes of working with these stars and previews the excellent new solo material he's working on. The first track -- "Kisses Back" -- drops today (Nov. 4)!
Nov 04, 2016
Panic! at the Disco's Brendon Urie on Possibility of Visual Album & Hope of a 'Stranger Things' Cameo, Plus Lady Gaga Chart Chat
Panic! at the Disco's Brendon Urie joins the Pop Shop Podcast gang to talk about the act's new video for "L.A. Devotee," how he'd "love" to be a guest star on "Stranger Things," and that it would be "phenomenal" to base a movie around songs that he's written. Plus, we've got chart chat on Lady Gaga's new No. 1 album "Joanne," Drake's pair of new top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, and the continuing climb of Ariana Grande's "Side to Side."
Nov 01, 2016
Bette Midler Reflects on 'Divine' Debut Album & Enduring Appeal of 'Hocus Pocus'
We've got an interview with the one and only Bette Midler! The Divine Miss M chats about the new reissue of her debut album, working on "The Voice" this past month with Blake Shelton, her upcoming return to Broadway in "Hello, Dolly!" and of course -- with Halloween around the corner -- we had to ask about the enduring appeal of her movie "Hocus Pocus." Plus, we've got chart chat about Kings of Leon's first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, Maroon 5's new top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, how Lady Gaga is aiming for her fourth No. 1 album and much more.
Oct 26, 2016
Must-Hear Music: Niall Horan, Bruno Mars & Lady Gaga
As Jason Lipshutz returns, we talk Bruno Mars, Niall Horan and new Lady Gaga on the Must-Hear Music podcast.
Oct 21, 2016
Shura: Headliner Interview
Attention pop fans: get into Shura while she’s still under the radar. The rising U.K. synthpopper chatted with Billboard about her quick rise from making music in her bedroom to working with stars like Greg Kurstin and touring with inspirations like Tegan & Sara. She likens the songs on debut album "Nothing's Real" to queer love stories in the John Hughes coming-of-age tradition; in the podcast, you'll hear how she's working on turning that ambition into reality.
Oct 20, 2016
Stevie Nicks Previews 24 Karat Gold Tour, Sheryl Crow Teases Two New Albums
On the latest Pop Shop Podcast, it’s a special edition of the show featuring two superstar leading ladies of music: Stevie Nicks and Sheryl Crow! We caught up with both women, separately, via phone, to talk about their latest projects. Nicks previews her about-to-launch 24 Karat Gold Tour and the possibility of a new Fleetwood Mac album, while Crow discusses her two new albums that are in the works – including one with Nicks!
Oct 18, 2016
Butch Walker: Headliner Interview
The Pop Shop Podcast is excited to present the second episode of a new weekly segment: the Headliner Interview. Famed producer/songwriter Butch Walker discusses collaborations with Fall Out Boy, Taylor Swift, Elle King and others, in addition to his excellent new solo album "Stay Gold."
Oct 13, 2016
Catching Up With Kristin Chenoweth & Bright Light Bright Light, Plus Solange Chart Chat & More
On the latest Pop Shop Podcast, we've got interviews with two very special guests — the fabulous Kristin Chenoweth and Bright Light Bright Light! We chatted with the Tony and Emmy Award-winning Chenoweth about her new chart-topping jazzy pop album “The Art of Elegance,” while Bright Light Bright Light (aka indie singer/songwriter Rod Thomas) dropped by to discuss his new effort, “Choreography.” Plus, we’ve got chart chat about Solange debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her new album and more!
Oct 11, 2016
Must-Hear Music: Sad13 Shares Music Recs
Sad13, Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis, talks about stepping back from the full-band for her solo, electronic-leaning 'Slugger' and shares what she's been listening to: Shamir, Nao, Dreezy, Jackal Onasis, Weaves, Sam Evian, Xenia Rubinos, Half Waif, Melkbelly and more.
Oct 07, 2016
Jimmy Eat World: Headliner Interview
Arizona rockers Jimmy Eat World broke big in 2002 and have since evolved into one of America's most consistently revered bands. The quartet stopped by Billboard's New York office for a chat with staff writer Chris Payne for the inaugural episode of Pop Shop's new weekly series, the Headliner Interview. Topics include their new album "Integrity Blues," how to cultivate a devoted fan base, and performing their signature song "The Middle" with Taylor Swift.
Oct 06, 2016
Chord Overstreet On Debut Single, Demi Lovato & DNCE Joint Interview, Plus Chart Chat
We've got three, count 'em three, very special guests! Chord Overstreet, Demi Lovato and DNCE! Overstreet (of Fox TV's "Glee" fame) dropped by the office recently to chat about his autobiographical debut single, "Homeland," how he's been writing and working on his own music for the past few years, and that an EP release is in the works. We also have a joint interview with Demi Lovato and DNCE, where they talked about the possibility of new music from Lovato, and DNCE's upcoming debut full-length album, due out in November. Plus, we've got chart chat about Niall Horan's Billboard Hot 100 debut with "This Town," The Weeknd's big jump into the top 10 with "Starboy" and Shawn Mendes' second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart.
Oct 04, 2016
Shawn Mendes On ‘Growing Up’ and His ‘Mature’ New Album ‘Illuminate’
On the latest Pop Shop Podcast, we've got an interview with Shawn Mendes! We caught up with the singer/songwriter backstage at his intimate Grammy Museum concert to talk about his new album, "Illuminate," songwriting, his upcoming tour, and much more. Plus, we've also got oodles of chart chat, as usual! Drake is back at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with Views, the all-star "Forever Country" single makes a smashing debut at No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart and The Weeknd’s new single with Daft Punk is making chart waves.
Sep 28, 2016
Backstreet Boys Talk New Music (With a Possible Country Vibe), Drag Diva Bianca Del Rio Chats 'Hurricane Bianca'
On this week's show, we've got two interviews with two wildly different artists -- Backstreet Boys and Bianca Del Rio! Nick Carter, AJ McLean, Kevin Richardson of the Backstreet Boys talk to us about recording new music and reflect on the staying power of the group over the last 20-plus years. Plus, Bianca Del Rio, the winner of the sixth season of "RuPaul's Drag Race," stops by to talk about her new film "Hurricane Bianca," stand-up comedy tour and the possibility of releasing a comedy album. In addition we've got chart chat about Lady Gaga's debut on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Perfect Illusion," Jason Aldean's new No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, and The Beatles' 32nd top 10 album with "Live at the Hollywood Bowl."
Sep 20, 2016
KT Tunstall on Her 'Honest' New Music, Plus Lady Gaga Chart Chat & More!
Singer/songwriter KT Tunstall drops by the Pop Shop Podcast to discuss her new album, "KIN," and how she's making the most "honest" music she's ever made. She says that it was "spiritually" important for her to write this album basically totally on her own (the first time she's ever done that) and she talks about collaborating with James Bay on the album's "Two Way" (they "just had the best day" when the recorded the tune). Plus, the Pop Shop team dive into new chart achievements for Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez, forecasting where Lady Gaga's "Perfect Illusion" could end up on the Billboard Hot 100, and how Travis Scott is the latest artist to bring an Apple exclusive album to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Sep 13, 2016
Daya On Her Upcoming ‘Electro Pop’ Album and Breakthrough Year, Plus Chart Chat About Barbra Streisand, Lady Gaga & More
On the latest Pop Shop Podcast, we welcome rising star Daya, who stops by to talk about her breakthrough year and her upcoming debut full-length album, “Sit Still, Look Pretty” and more. Also in the show, Keith and Katie dive into the charts, talking about Barbra Streisand’s 11th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart (with “Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway”), how Nicki Minaj earns her 36th (!) top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, Sia’s new single and video for “The Greatest,” and what the new era of Lady Gaga might bring, as she’ll release her new single “Perfect Illusion” on Sept. 9.
Sep 08, 2016
Pop Shop Podcast: Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Reflects on 25th Anniversary of ‘The Black Album’ Debuting at No. 1
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich calls in to talk about the 25th anniversary of the band’s super-successful self-titled album, which rules as the biggest selling release in the U.S. of the entire Nielsen Music era (1991-present). “I think you file that one under 'mind f---,'” says Ulrich. “There's so many inherently bizarre things about that fact, I don't even know where to begin.” Plus, Keith and Katie count down the top 10 selling albums of the Nielsen era – along with fun facts about each title. Among the artists in the top 10: a reggae legend, a country diva, a fab rock group and a beloved boy band. Do some of your favorite albums factor into the top 10? Tune in to find out!
Aug 30, 2016
Jason Derulo Talks 'Platinum Hits' & More, Plus Chainsmokers & Halsey's First Hot 100 No. 1
On the latest episode, we welcome Jason Derulo to talk about his colorful "Kiss the Sky" video, judging the current season of So You Think You Can Dance, performing in Dallas for the Bud Light Party Convention concert series and his new Platinum Hits collection. Plus, we've got chart chat about the new No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 (The Chainsmokers' "Closer," featuring Halsey), and how the all-star "Suicide Squad" soundtrack holds at No. 1 for a second week on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Aug 24, 2016
DNCE Talks New Album and ‘Dare to Suck’ Songwriting Rule, Plus Chart Chat About ‘Suicide Squad,’ No. 1 Soundtracks & More
DNCE’s Joe Jonas and Cole Whittle join the Pop Shop Podcast to discuss the group’s upcoming debut full-length album, their “dare to suck” rule regarding songwriting and aspirations of recording music while riding horses. (Yes, really!) Plus, Keith and Katie chat about No. 1 soundtracks on the Billboard 200 chart – including the new “Suicide Squad” set which opened in the top slot. Plus, the Pop Shop team discuss how three acts monopolize the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, as Twenty One Pilots, The Chainsmokers and Rihanna each have their own pair singles in the region. It’s a feat that hasn’t been accomplished since January of 2009.
Aug 17, 2016
Britney Spears' 'Make Me' Video Drama, DJ Khaled's First No. 1 Album & Reports of New Lady Gaga Music
On the latest Pop Shop Podcast, we discuss Britney Spears' new video for "Make Me" -- and how some fans are displeased with the sexy clip, DJ Khaled's first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart (and why the achievement is particularly unique), and our thoughts on the report that Lady Gaga might have new music coming out in the next month. Plus, the Pop Shop team chats about the Olympics -- and if any music heard during the Games could go for the gold on the charts.
Aug 10, 2016
The Go-Go's Discuss Farewell Tour, Plus: Chart Chat About Major Lazer, Sia & Justin Bieber
The Go-Go's Charlotte Caffey and Gina Schock join the Pop Shop Podcast to discuss the band's Farewell Tour, plus the Pop Shop team recall their favorite live performance memories. In addition, there's chart chat about the spectacular No. 2 debut of Major Lazer’s “Cold Water” on the Billboard Hot 100 -- featuring Justin Bieber and MO, Sia’s continued rule at No. 1 with “Cheap Thrills,” and Drake’s unstoppable No. 1 run on the Billboard 200 with "Views."
Aug 03, 2016
Donna De Lory & Niki Haris Talk New Album, Memories of Singing With Madonna & Favorite Female Vocalists
The latest Pop Shop Podcast is a special episode dedicated entirely to a discussion about some of our favorite female pop vocalists, and to help us, we’re joined by two very special guest co-hosts (and incredible singers): Donna De Lory and Niki Haris! The ladies rose to prominence in the late 1980s as background singers and dancers for Madonna, and worked with the Queen of Pop for many years. Now, De Lory and Haris are teaming up for their own collaborative album.
Jul 26, 2016
Meet Ferras and Brayton Bowman, Plus Kimye Vs. Taylor Swift and New Katy & Britney
On the latest episode of Pop Shop Podcast we welcome two rising stars: Ferras and Brayton Bowman! Ferras — who is signed to Katy Perry’s record label — talks about his hot new single “Closer,” and how he became friends with Perry nearly 10 years ago (and what she’s like as a boss). Bowman chats up his latest track, “What’s Really Good” (he’s “pretty f---ing excited” about it), his upcoming EP “22 Minutes Later,” and what advice he got from JoJo on how to define his genre of music. Plus, the Pop Shop team dive into the Kanye West/Taylor Swift/Kim Kardashian saga over the song “Famous,” the latest singles from Katy Perry (“Rise”) and Britney Spears (“Make Me”) how Sia’s “Cheap Thrills” has a pretty good chance at hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 soon and Drake’s latest chart triumphs.
Jul 20, 2016
Daryl Hall Talks Hall & Oates Tour, Plus Blink-182 Dethrones Drake on Billboard 200
This week we're joined by legendary singer/songwriter Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates, who is currently out on a summer tour with his four-decade-plus bandmate John Oates. Over on the charts, we talk about the brand-new No. 1 on the Billboard 200 following Drake's nine straight weeks up top: Blink-182's California. Also on the Billboard Hot 100, we chat about Fergie's top 40 debut with "M.I.L.F. $," which got a boost from its provocative star-laden video.
Jul 12, 2016
Hozier Talks 'Better Love' & What's Next, Plus Burning Questions About Britney, Demi & More
This week, we're joined by Hozier, who just returned with his first new music since his self-titled 2014 debut album: the haunting ballad "Better Love" from "The Legend of Tarzan."
Jul 05, 2016
Song of the Summer Predictions With Guest Co-Host Dave Holmes
On our 150th episode, we welcome guest co-host Dave Holmes! The writer, comedian and former MTV VJ joins us to discuss his new memoir, “Party of One,” along with our predictions for song of the summer. Plus, we chat about a few of the top songs of previous summers, and some of Holmes’ favorite musical summer memories.
Jun 28, 2016
Andra Day Talks Breakthrough Year, Plus Chart Jumps for Sia & Kent Jones
On the latest episode of Pop Shop Podcast we welcome special guest Andra Day! During our chat we talk about the “Rise Up” singer’s continued astonishment at her breakthrough year, her thoughts on Hillary Clinton (“I definitely do support her”), the first time she heard herself on the radio, and the first album she bought. Plus, we discuss the new all-star charity cover single of “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” and we have chart updates on Drake, Sia, Kent Jones, Nick Jonas and the "Hamilton" cast recording.
Jun 21, 2016
Fitz & The Tantrums Frontman Talks New Album; Sia and Rihanna Chart Chat
On the latest episode of the show we welcome Fitz of Fitz & The Tantrums! The frontman of the band stopped by to discuss the group’s new self-titled album, his thoughts on placing their music in TV commercials (you’ve heard their songs a lot in advertisements) and more. Plus, we have chart updates on Sia, Drake, Paul Simon, Shawn Mendes and Rihanna!
Jun 15, 2016
Fleur East Talks U.S. Debut & ‘Sax’ Single, RedOne Discusses New Music, Tony Awards Preview
Fleur East and RedOne join the Pop Shop Podcast, which also features a preview of the 2016 Tony Awards, reflections on the hosts’ favorite musical theater experiences, the phenomenon that is “Hamilton,” and more. Plus: chart chat about Pink’s latest top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100, and how Dierks Bentley, Fifth Harmony and The Monkees all secure banner weeks on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Jun 07, 2016
Ingrid Michaelson & Sam Tsui Talk New Music, Plus Chart Chat About Fifth Harmony and Ariana Grande
On the latest Pop Shop Podcast, two special guests join the show — singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson and musician/YouTube phenomenon Sam Tsui! Michaelson talks about her recent video for “Hell No” (which was made entirely with Snapchat) and more, while Tsui talks about his new cover of Meghan Trainor’s “No,” and his upcoming original music. In addition, the Pop Shop team discusses Drake’s continuing rule of the Billboard 200 with his “Views” album and if Fifth Harmony could go all the way to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Work From Home.”
Jun 01, 2016
Troye Sivan Talks Upcoming Tour & Teases New Single; Plus: Billboard Music Awards Recap
On the latest Pop Shop Podcast, Troye Sivan stops by to discuss his 2016 Billboard Music Awards performance, his upcoming Suburbia Tour, and the next single from his "Blue Neighbourhood" album. Plus, the Pop Shop team recaps their experiences at the Billboard Music Awards — from their favorite performances to highlights from the red carpet and beyond. In addition, there is chart chat about the Billboard 200 albums chart — where Drake and Chance the Rapper both makes waves thanks to the popularity of their albums on streaming services.
May 24, 2016
Billboard Music Awards Preview With Selena Gomez, Plus Justin Timberlake's New Hot 100 No. 1
Our latest show previews the 2016 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs), and we’re joined by a two-time finalist this year, Selena Gomez! We caught up with the pop princess to discuss her hot streak on the charts with her Billboard 200 No. 1 album "Revival" and her recently launched world tour. In addition, the Pop Shoppers discuss Justin Timberlake’s new Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Radiohead’s latest top 10 album on the Billboard 200, "A Moon Shaped Pool," and much more.
May 17, 2016
98 Degrees Pay Us a Visit, Plus Our Favorite Boy Bands & Drake's Double No. 1s
On our latest episode, we're joined by all four members of 98 Degrees for a very special boy-band edition of the Pop Shop Podcast. 98 Degrees are hitting the road this summer on the My2K Tour, joined by fellow TRL mainstays O-Town, Dream and Ryan Cabrera, and they came by the office to chat with Katie and Keith about hitting the road and even played a little game of chart trivia. Also on the show, we discuss Drake's domination of the Billboard charts, landing atop the Billboard 200 albums chart with "Views" and scoring his very first No. 1 as a lead artist on the Billboard Hot 100 with "One Dance."
May 11, 2016
Cyndi Lauper & Adore Delano Interviews, Plus: Chart Chat About Beyonce, Drake & Prince
Music legend Cyndi Lauper and pop performer Adore Delano are our very special guests on the latest Billboard Pop Shop Podcast. Lauper called in to discuss her new album “Detour,” which features the artist interpreting classic country tunes with special guests like Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris. Delano dropped by the office to chat about the success of his album “After Party,” his time as a contestant on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” touring and the “sisterhood” of drag performers. Plus, the Pop Shop team chat about oodles of chart news about Beyonce, Prince and Drake!
May 04, 2016
Jackie Evancho Talks Going Pop; Plus Desiigner's No. 1 & Beyonce's 'Lemonade'
On our latest show, we welcome Jackie Evancho, the 16-year-old classical music prodigy who is dipping her toes in the top 40 waters with her debut pop single "Apocalypse." We talked about why she wanted to venture into pop music, which current pop star is her inspiration and what her "music dad" David Foster thinks of her new sound. Also on the new show, Keith and Katie chat about Desiigner's "Panda" clawing its way to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Plus, Beyonce's "Lemonade" visual album has arrived! Will it debut at the top of the Billboard 200? Finally, make sure to check out our bonus podcast this week all about Prince's return to the charts and musical legacy.
Apr 26, 2016
Pop Shop Podcast Celebrates Prince: His Return to the Charts & Musical Legacy
On the show, the Pop Shop team chat about the music icon, who takes over the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart at Nos. 1 and 2 in the wake of his death on April 21. Keith and Katie also discuss some of the memorable tributes that followed his passing (including Bruce Springsteen’s rendition of “Purple Rain”), how Katie recently watched "Purple Rain" for the first time, some of Keith’s favorite Prince albums, and how media outlets are raiding their vaults for old Prince footage (like that incredible MTV Video Music Awards performance of “Gett Off” from 1991).
Apr 25, 2016
MAGIC!'s Nasri Talks New Album, Plus Chart Chat About The Lumineers & More
MAGIC!’s Nasri is our very special guest on the latest episode of the Pop Shop Podcast, and the “Rude” hitmaker discusses the band’s new single “Lay You Down Easy” and their upcoming second album “Primary Colors” (out on July 1). In addition, we welcome the return of former Pop Shop Podcast co-host Jason Lipshutz, who stops by to gab about Coachella and the summer music festival season. All that, plus chart chat about The Lumineers, Rihanna, Kanye West, Drake, Desiigner’s surging “Panda” hit, Beyonce’s mysterious “Lemonade” project and more!
Apr 19, 2016
Trent Harmon Interview; Plus: Kanye West's No. 1 Debut With 'The Life of Pablo'
On this week's episode, we're joined by the latest -- and last? -- "American Idol" winner, Trent Harmon, who came into the office not even 24 hours after he was showered with confetti at Los Angeles' Dolby Theater. Keith and Katie discuss Kanye West debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "The Life of Pablo" after his very unconventional album rollout, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, the MTV Movie Awards and more.
Apr 12, 2016
Lukas Graham Interview, Zayn's No. 1 Debut, Fifth Harmony Hits the Top 10
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On the latest episode of the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, we welcome Lukas Graham Forchhammer, the singer/songwriter behind the massive Billboard Hot 100 hit "7 Years" by the band Lukas Graham. Plus, we discuss Zayn's No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart with "Mind of Mine" and how Fifth Harmony brings girl groups back to the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time since 2008.
Apr 05, 2016
Jordan Smith Interview, Plus: Talking All Things 'The Voice' & 'American Idol'
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On our latest episode, we welcome the most recent winner of NBC’s “The Voice,” Jordan Smith, and talk about all things relating to singing competitions, like “The Voice” and “American Idol.” The Pop Shop team chat about some of their favorite performers from previous “Idol” seasons, why La’Porsha Renae appears to be on track to win the final season of Idol, and more. Further, they also review how Gwen Stefani (who also happens to be an occasional coach on “The Voice”) earns her first solo No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with “This Is What the Truth Feels Like,” and why she’s now in an exclusive club of chart-toppers.
Mar 29, 2016
Talking TLC With Chilli, Plus Our Favorite Girl Groups, Rihanna's Double No. 1s & More
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On our latest episode, we chat with Chilli from the legendary girl group TLC all about her collaboration with Beachbody on a dance workout and new song "Body" and get an update on TLC's next album. Plus, Keith and Katie run through their favorite girl groups of all time, the top 10 biggest Billboard Hot 100 hits ever by girl groups (No. 1 might surprise you), and how Rihanna doubles up at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 albums and Billboard Hot 100 songs charts.
Mar 22, 2016
Alex Newell Interview, Plus: Chart Chatter About Kendrick Lamar & More!
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On the latest Pop Shop Podcast, we chat with singer Alex Newell about his new EP “Power” and touring with Adam Lambert. Plus, the Pop Shop team discuss Ariana Grande’s guest turn on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” how Kendrick Lamar scored his second No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in less than a year with his new “Untitled Unmastered,” Mike Posner’s rise to the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “I Took a Pill In Ibiza,” Meghan Trainor’s big debut with “No” and Zendaya’s return to the chart with “Something New.”
Mar 16, 2016
RuPaul Interview, Big Chart Debuts for Kelly Clarkson & The 1975
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On the latest Pop Shop Podcast, we chat with superstar diva RuPaul! The glamazon entertainer talks about his new album Butch Queen, the eighth season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (which premieres on March 7), his new game show “Gay for Play” (it bows in April) and the return of RuPaul’s Drag Con — the convention for all things drag. In addition, we dive into the big debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 from Kelly Clarkson and Fifth Harmony, and discuss the high arrivals on the Billboard 200 albums chart from The 1975 and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
Mar 07, 2016
Rachel Platten & Max Interviews, Oscars Recap, Adele's Historic No. 1 Reign
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On the latest Pop Shop Podcast, we welcome both Rachel Platten and MAX to the show! Platten talks about her just-launched first headlining tour and her incredible breakthrough year courtesy of the smash single “Fight Song,” while MAX chats about his new mohawk-enhanced video for “Holla” and his amazing story of working with Madonna on a Dolce & Gabbana ad campaign. In addition, Keith and Katie chat about the Academy Awards, how Adele’s "25" spends a staggering 10th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (and why that’s historic) and how Kelly Clarkson’s “Piece by Piece” is heading for a big debut on the Billboard Hot 100 after her tearful performance on "American Idol."
Mar 01, 2016
Troye Sivan Interview, Academy Awards Preview, Favorite Oscar Performances
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On the latest episode of the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, we welcome pop singer/songwriter Troye Sivan to the show! He talks about his hit single "Youth," his current tour, his hopes of writing with Taylor Swift and Lorde, and much more. Plus, the Pop Shop Podcast team previews the 2016 Academy Awards and discuss who they think will win the best original song trophy, and review some of their favorite Oscar performances of the past.
Feb 23, 2016
Camila Cabello Interview, Grammy Wrap-Up, Future’s New No. 1
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On the latest episode, we welcome pop star Camila Cabello of Fifth Harmony! The singer stopped by the Pop Shop to chat about her top 10-charting Pop Songs hit “I Know What You Did Last Summer” (which she co-wrote and performed with Shawn Mendes), cheering on her friend Taylor Swift at the Grammy Awards, and gives us an update on the next Fifth Harmony album. Also on the show, Keith and Katie recap their experience covering the Grammy Awards and answer burning questions about the Grammys from Pop Shop listeners! All that, plus chatter about Future's third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 and how Justin Bieber retakes the No. 1 slot on the Billboard Hot 100.
Feb 18, 2016
Grammy Awards Preview With Josh Groban, Super Bowl Recap, Zayn and Rihanna at No. 1
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On the latest Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, we preview the 2016 Grammy Awards with our very special guest -- and current Grammy Award nominee -- Josh Groban! The superstar talks about his Grammy nom (for best traditional pop vocal album, for "Stages"), his upcoming tour with Sarah McLachlan and how he'll be hitting the Broadway stage later this year. Plus, Keith and Katie make their predictions for the big four categories at the Grammy Awards and which performances they are looking forward to on the show. In addition, they discuss Beyonce's new single "Formation," the Super Bowl halftime spectacular with Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars, and new No. 1s for Zayn Malik and Rihanna.
Feb 10, 2016
Nathan Sykes Talks New Music, Rihanna & Justin Bieber's Big Chart News
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Nathan Sykes of The Wanted talks about his upcoming solo debut album, what it's like to transition from a group to a solo career and his new single “Over and Over Again” (with Ariana Grande). Plus: Keith and Katie chat about Rihanna’s big week on the charts (her "Anti" album and “Work” single arrive on multiple tallies), how Justin Bieber replaces himself at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, our experience attending the "Grease: Live!" dress rehearsal, and hanging out at Miguel’s The Wildheart Motel art installation/performance.
Feb 02, 2016
JoJo Talks New Album, Justin Bieber Rules Top Two on Hot 100
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Pop singer JoJo discusses her upcoming full-length album (her first in a decade), her emotional video for "Save My Soul," her awesome Twitter relationship with fans and a possible duet with Tori Kelly. Plus, Keith and Katie discuss Panic! at the Disco's first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, how Justin Bieber has taken over the top two positions on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, and Katie's experience at the opening night of Jennifer Lopez's All I Have residency show in Las Vegas.
Jan 27, 2016
Olivia Newton-John Interview, Oscar Noms Talk, Favorite Movie Musicals
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On a special movies-and-musicals edition of the Pop Shop Podcast, we welcome Olivia Newton-John to the show! She discusses her concert residency show in Las Vegas, the enduring popularity of “Grease,” her thoughts on Fox TV’s upcoming live staging of the musical (and if she was invited to participate in the production) and much more. Plus: Keith and Katie chat about the 88th Academy Awards nominations, who got left out of the Oscar party and their favorite movie musicals.
Jan 20, 2016
David Bowie Remembered, Justin Bieber Hits No. 1 on the Hot 100, Gaga Wins a Globe
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On the latest episode, we remember the late music legend David Bowie, who died on Jan. 10 at 69 years old. Plus, the Pop Shop team discusses Justin Bieber’s second No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100, “Sorry,” which bumps Adele’s “Hello” from the top slot. In addition, there’s chatter about Lady Gaga’s win at the Golden Globes, and the elite company she now keeps among performers who have earned a No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 and a Golden Globe Award for acting.
Jan 12, 2016
Pop Shop Podcast 1/5/16: Music Hopes for 2016 (Taylor Swift! Frank Ocean!), Twenty One Pilots’ Big Chart Gains
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On the latest episode, we welcome Time’s deputy culture editor Sam Lansky as a guest co-host. Keith, Katie and Sam talk about a variety of acts that see big gains on the charts in the week after Christmas – including Twenty One Pilots, who fly into the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time. The team also discuss their pop wishes for 2016, including hopes for Taylor Swift and Frank Ocean.
Jan 05, 2016
Andy Grammer Interview, Year-End Ask the Pop Shop Spectacular
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We close out 2015 with a year-end “Ask the Pop Shop” spectacular where we take listener questions about such acts as Mariah Carey and Kylie Minogue. Plus, we have interviews with singer/songwriter Andy Grammer and fellow podcast host Charlie Harding of Switched on Pop.
Dec 23, 2015
James Taylor Interview, Oscar Best Song Chatter, Music Stars on Broadway Wish List
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On the latest episode, the legendary James Taylor calls in to the show to discuss his big year -- and his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, "Before This World." Also on the show, we chat about Adele's continued success at the top of the charts, our wish list of music stars we'd like to see on Broadway (Adele! Jennifer Lopez! Cher!), and a discussion about possible contenders for best original song at the upcoming Academy Awards. (Will "See You Again" get a nomination? Could Lady Gaga or The Weeknd nab a nom? Might Eminem snag a second Oscar?) Plus: a fun Chart Stat of the Week about an unlikely No. 1 duet from an Oscar winner and an Oscar nominee.
Dec 17, 2015
Elle King Interview About Her Grammy Noms, Plus Coldplay's Big Super Bowl Gig & More
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On the latest episode, we are joined by first-time Grammy Award nominee Elle King, who picked up two nods on Dec. 7 -- best rock performance and best rock song -- for the cheeky chart hit "Ex's & Oh's." We caught up with the rock rookie just hours after she heard the nomination news. We also get into the other Grammy nominations, including surprises (D'Angelo!) and snubs (Fetty Wap!) in the four major categories. Plus, how do we feel about Coldplay as next year's Super Bowl halftime performer? And will the band's brand-new album A Head Full of Dreams stop Adele's reign atop the Billboard 200?
Dec 09, 2015
'Jerry on Jerry' Author Delves Into Grateful Dead Frontman's Life: Pop-Shop Podcast
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Pop-Shop Podcast shines a light on the legacy of late Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia by chatting with author Dennis McNally, whose book 'Jerry on Jerry: The Unpublished Jerry Garcia Interviews' reveals the legendary musician’s thoughts on religion, politics and his personal life.
Dec 04, 2015
Pop Shop Podcast 12/1/15: Fifth Harmony's Ally Brooke Calls In & Adele Owns the Charts
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On the latest episode, we are joined by Fifth Harmony's Ally Brooke, who called us to talk about her work with March of Dimes around Prematurity Awareness Month, how the group is working on their second album, and her thoughts on being honored at Billboard's Women in Music event. Plus: Everything's coming up Adele! We chat about Adele's record-breaking debut with her new "25" album.
Dec 01, 2015
Pop Shop Podcast 11/24/15: Jonathan Groff Interview, AMAs Recap, Justin Bieber’s Big No. 1 Debut
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Actor/singer Jonathan Groff calls in to the Pop Shop to discuss his role in the blockbuster Broadway musical "Hamilton," the upcoming "Looking" movie, his thoughts on recording a own solo album and more. Plus, the Pop Shoppers recap their experience covering the American Music Awards (and interviewing One Direction backstage), Justin Bieber’s huge No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart, and how Adele’s "25" is set for a monumental sales week.
Nov 24, 2015
Pop Shop Podcast 11/17/15: Tori Kelly Interview, Justin Bieber and One Direction’s Chart Showdown
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Singer/songwriter Tori Kelly sits down for a rapid-fire Q&A with the Pop Shop team -- discussing everything from what was the first album she bought to if her manager Scooter Braun ever sleeps. The Pop Shoppers also talk about the Justin Bieber vs. One Direction showdown for No. 1 on next week’s Billboard 200, Elle King’s first top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 (with “Ex’s & Oh’s”), Adele’s continuing reign with “Hello,” and how the Dixie Chicks are going on their first U.S. tour in a decade.
Nov 17, 2015
Connor Franta Interview, Chris Stapleton Hits No. 1 After CMAs
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YouTube superstar Connor Franta discusses his Heard Well record label, his Common Culture brand, and his bestie Troye Sivan’s recent musical endeavors. Plus: The Pop Shop Podcast team talk about Chris Stapleton’s huge week on the charts (his "Traveller" album shot to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 after his exposure on the CMA Awards), how One Direction and Justin Bieber are going head-to-head for No. 1 with their new albums, and new top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for both Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor.
Nov 11, 2015
Meghan Trainor Interview, Adele's 'Hello' Makes Historic No. 1 Debut
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Meghan Trainor visits the Pop Shop Podcast to discuss her involvement in the new game "Just Dance 2016," her "Peanuts Movie" single "Better When I’m Dancin’," her amazing year on the Billboard charts, and how she’s working on new music. Plus: The Pop Shop Podcast team chat about Adele’s historic No. 1 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Hello,” 5 Seconds of Summer’s new No. 1 album, and a fun chart stat of the week about The Beach Boys.
Nov 03, 2015
Pentatonix Interview, Adele Sales Predictions, Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Chart Feat
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Pentatonix stops by the Pop Shop Podcast to talk about their new self-titled No. 1 album, working with Jason Derulo and how they “never wanted to just be kind of a cover band.” Also on the show: Sales forecasts for Adele’s “Hello,” a discussion of new singles from Justin Bieber, Gwen Stefani and Missy Elliott, and how Taylor Swift’s "1989" is only the fifth album to have spent its first year inside the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart.
Oct 28, 2015
Fall Out Boy Q&A, Tyler Oakley Talks New Book ‘Binge’
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Fall Out Boy and Tyler Oakley join the Pop Shop Podcast! The chart-topping Fall Out Boy plays a round of rapid-fire Q&A, while Oakley discusses his new book, Binge, and of course, his love of Lady Gaga. The Pop Shop team also chats about Adele’s new music tease, Drake’s new video for “Hotline Bling,” Selena Gomez’s No. 1 album Revival, and how Keith met Janet Jackson at a recent concert!
Oct 21, 2015
13 Questions With Selena Gomez, Janet Jackson's No. 1 Debut
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Selena Gomez joins the Pop Shop Podcast and plays our famed fishbowl Q&A game. Plus: A discussion about Janet Jackson’s No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart with "Unbreakable" and how Drake might soon top the Billboard Hot 100 with “Hotline Bling.”
Oct 13, 2015
Jamie Lawson Discussses Ed Sheeran’s Influence; Plus, Jason’s Last Episode!
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On this week’s very special episode — it’s Jason’s final show as a Pop Shop Podcast co-host! — singer-songwriter stops by to discuss his rising single “Wasn’t Expecting That,” signing to Ed Sheeran’s label and taking advice from a folk-pop superstar.
Oct 06, 2015
Kylie Minogue Discusses Surprise Project, Jake Shears Talks New Hit Single, Taylor Swift, Ellie Goulding
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On this week’s episode, Jason returns after a very long vacation (he got married, guys!) and the Pop Shop Podcast welcomes two special guests: Kylie Minogue and Jake Shears! Minogue called in from a London recording studio to discuss her surprise new project, Kylie + Garibay, which was written and produced with Fernando Garibay; how Garibay and herself worked on the Kylie + Garibay set in their “own time” and that it was done “out of love”; and the possibility of a new album surfacing before the end of the year. Later, Shears talks about his new hit single with Nervo and Nile Rodgers, “The Other Boys” (which also happens to feature his friend Kylie Minogue); how he has a new single with Tiga coming out soon; how he's working on a new musical with Elton John; and the possibility of a new record from him, and the status of Scissor Sisters.
Sep 29, 2015
Duran Duran Interview, Ryan Adams’ ‘1989’ Album, iHeartRadio Fest Recap
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Duran Duran stop by the Pop Shop Podcast to play a game and talk about working with Nile Rodgers on their new “Paper Gods” album. Plus: A discussion of Ryan Adams’ “1989” album — an interpretation of Taylor Swift’s set of the same name, and how The Weeknd scored the rare feat of replacing himself at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Sep 22, 2015
The Weeknd Rocks the Charts, Whitney Houston Hologram Tour, iHeartRadio Fest Preview
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The Pop Shop Podcast team chat about how The Weeknd rules both the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 charts, plans for a Whitney Houston hologram tour and preview the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas.
Sep 15, 2015
Darren Criss Talks Elsie Fest, Justin Bieber & The Weeknd’s Big No. 1 Debuts, Best ‘Bond’ Themes
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Darren Criss drops in on the latest episode of the Pop Shop Podcast, calling in to discuss the upcoming inaugural Elsie Fest, his Emmy Award nomination, and how he’ll appear in the upcoming TV series "American Horror Story: Hotel." Plus: big No. 1 debuts from Justin Bieber & The Weeknd, and a discussion of the best James Bond themes ever.
Sep 09, 2015
Demi Lovato Previews ‘Confident’ Album, VMAs Recap, Justin Bieber & Macklemore Return
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Demi Lovato calls in to the podcast to discuss her new album "Confident," working with Iggy Azalea, the success of “Cool For The Summer” and why the smash hit almost wasn’t her new album’s lead single. Before that, Jason and Keith (and special panelist, Billboard senior editor Katie Atkinson) recap the MTV Video Music Awards: the best performances, the biggest surprises, Miley Cyrus’ spat with Nicki Minaj, Kanye West’s epic speech, Taylor Swift owning another awards show and Justin Bieber’s tears-inducing stage return.
Sep 01, 2015
Troye Sivan Discusses ‘Wild,’ Hot 100 Fest Recap, VMAs Preview
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Troye Sivan stops by the Pop Shop Podcast this week to discuss his new album mini-album Wild, his growth as a songwriter, his rabid fan base and his hope that his new music and videos help struggling LGBT youths. Before that, Jason recaps the inaugural Billboard Hot 100 Festival, including the performances by Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Fetty Wap, Jason Derulo and Little Mix.
Aug 25, 2015
Hot 100 Fest Preview with MKTO & Lights, The Weeknd Dominates, Luke Bryan Tops Dr. Dre
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This week’s Pop Shop Podcast previews Billboard’s inaugural Hot 100 Festival, with special guests/fest performers MKTO and Lights stopping by the show. MKTO discusses its new EP, Lights talks about new music and her tour, and both break down the benefits of playing the pop extravaganza that will be Hot 100 Fest.
Aug 18, 2015
Icona Pop Talks Opening For One Direction & New Music, Weeknd Hits No. 1, 'Drag Me Down' Debuts
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Icona Pop is on this week’s Pop Shop Podcast to discuss their new single “Emergency,” opening for One Direction on their current stadium run and trying to avoid duplicating “I Love It.” There’s a lot of chart action this week, too, as the Weeknd finally hits No. 1 with “Can’t Feel My Face,” One Direction debuts big with “Drag Me Down” and Drake bows with “Back To Back.”
Aug 11, 2015
Charlie Puth Interview, One Direction’s ‘Drag Me Down,’ Song of the Summer Check-In
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Charlie Puth stops by to discuss the enormous success of “See You Again,” getting recognized, hanging out with Lil Wayne and what to expect from his debut album. Before that, Jason and Keith tackle One Direction’s “Drag Me Down” — does the new single live up to the hype, is Zayn Malik missed at all, and where should we expect the song to debut on the Hot 100 chart? The guys also revisit their song of the summer predictions, nod to Demi Lovato’s Top 20 entrance, recap the Meek Mill/Drake beef’s effect on each rapper’s sales and more.
Aug 04, 2015
Years & Years Interview, Taylor Swift & Nicki Minaj, Fifth Harmony & Fetty Wap
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British pop trio Years & Years stops by the podcast to discuss the creation of its debut album "Communion" and performing in front of Katy Perry and Carly Rae Jepsen at a recent New York show. Before that, Jason and Keith check in on the Hot 100, discussing The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” closing in on No. 1, Fetty Wap’s “My Way” barging into the Top 10, Fifth Harmony’s “Worth It” reaching a new peak and 5 Seconds of Summer’s “She’s Kinda Hot” making a strong debut.
Jul 28, 2015
100th Episode Spectacular with 5 Seconds of Summer, Nick Jonas, Fifth Harmony & Austin Mahone!
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The Pop Shop Podcast is up to its 100th episode! The guys have celebrated with a star-studded spectacular featuring brand-new interviews with 5 Seconds of Summer, Nick Jonas, Fifth Harmony and Austin Mahone. 5SOS play our Fish Bowl game, Nick Jonas discusses his wild year, Fifth Harmony comment on “Worth It” becoming their biggest hit to date, and Austin Mahone talks about his new single “Dirty Work” and relationship with Becky G.
Jul 23, 2015
OMI Discusses 'Cheerleader' Hitting No. 1, One Direction's Baby Drama, The Weeknd Keeps Winning
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OMI stops by the show during the week that his reggae-pop confection “Cheerleader” hits No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart. Before that, Jason and Keith talk about the Weeknd’s recent Hot 100 hot streak, Fetty Wap scoring another Top 20 hit, One Direction’s baby drama, the inaugural Hot 100 Festival, next week’s 100th Pop Shop Podcast and a change in the podcast taping schedule.
Jul 16, 2015
Justin Bieber Hits the Top 10, Rihanna Bounces Back & Meek Mill Triumphs
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Jason and Keith break down the Hot 100 gains by Skrillex & Diplo’s “Where Are U Now” (feat. Justin Bieber) and Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money” thanks to their recent music video releases. The guys also discuss the new global release date; “See You Again” staying at No. 1 for perhaps the final week; chart moves from OMI, Silento and Rachel Platten; the debut of Demi Lovato’s “Cool For The Summer”; and Meek Mill’s big bow on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Jul 09, 2015
Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea's Twitter Shade, Demi Lovato’s New Single & Selena Gomez’s Big Debut
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Jason and Keith break down the fascinating Twitter “feud” between Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea, Later, take on Demi Lovato’s new single “Cool For The Summer,” Selena Gomez’s Top 10 debut with “Good For You,” OMI’s “Cheerleader” coming for that No. 1 spot as early as next week; new Hot 100 hits from Janet Jackson and Nicki Minaj; and the unlikely triumph of Breaking Benjamin on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Jul 02, 2015
Selena Gomez’s New Single, Ed Sheeran’s Latest Hit & Taylor Swift’s Apple Battle
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Jason and Keith run through the week’s biggest chart news, discussing Top 20 hits by Wiz Khalifa, Taylor Swift, OMI, Rachel Platten and The Weeknd. The guys also discuss Ed Sheeran’s latest Top 40 hit “Photograph,” Selena Gomez’s just released new single “Good For You,” Janet Jackson’s return with “No Sleeep” and Taylor Swift’s showdown with Apple Music.
Jun 25, 2015
Walk The Moon Interview, ‘Bitch I’m Madonna’ Video, Janet Jackson & Zayn Malik
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Walk The Moon stops by to discuss their Top 10 smash “Shut Up and Dance,” the new video for their follow-up single “Different Colors” and more. Before that, Jason and Keith discuss Hot 100 hits from Wiz Khalifa, OMI, Rachel Platten and the Weeknd; reflect on Madonna’s star-studded new music video for “Bitch I’m Madonna”; break down the upcoming Janet Jackson comeback tour and music; and ruminate on Zayn Malik’s solo material.
Jun 18, 2015
Jason Derulo Talks 'Everything Is 4' & Stevie Wonder; Ask The Pop SHop
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Jason Derulo makes his Pop Shop Podcast debut to discuss his new album "Everything is 4," recording with Stevie Wonder, his upcoming tour and more. Before that, Jason and Keith set the charts aside for another edition of Ask The Pop Shop! The guys take on questions about Tidal, Ashlee Simpson, Adele, guest features, “Uptown Funk!,” the future of streaming, the dominance of younger artists and much more.
Jun 11, 2015
Jess Glynne Discusses Debut Album, "See You Again" Tops "Bad Blood," Florence vs. Jason Derulo & More
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Jess Glynne, the Grammy-winning voice of Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be,” stops by the Pop Shop Podcast this week to discuss her debut album, overcoming heartbreak and her love of soccer and horseback riding. Before that, Jason and Keith talk about “See You Again” bumping “Bad Blood” out of No. 1; Hot 100 moves from The Weeknd, OMI, Shawn Mendes and Shaggy; A$AP Rocky collecting his second No. 1 album; next week’s battle between Florence + The Machine and Jason Derulo.
Jun 04, 2015
Bea Miller Interview, Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ Hits No. 1, Nicki Minaj
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Bea Miller stops by to talk about her upcoming debut album, summer tour with Fifth Harmony, social media and much more. The guys also discuss Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” rocketing to No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart, Nicki Minaj entering the Top 10 on David Guetta’s “Hey Mama” and the Top 40 with her Beyonce collaboration “Feeling Myself,” and new Hot 100 entries from Pitbull, Luke Bryan and Jessie J.
May 28, 2015
Songs of Summer 2015 Predictions! Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Justin Bieber & More
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A Songs of the Summer 2015 debate rages on this week's episode, with Jason and Keith giving their predictions for what will comprise the Top 5 of this year’s Song of the Summer chart. The guys talk about songs by Jason Derulo, Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Skrillex/Diplo featuring Justin Bieber, and many more!
May 21, 2015
Billboard Music Awards Recap: Taylor Swift, Fifth Harmony, One Direction & Behind-The-Scenes
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The guys share a ton of 2015 Billboard Music Awards behind-the-scenes action on this special Pop Shop Podcast, from Keith talking to One Direction to the vibe during Kanye West's messy closing performance to red carpet chats with Iggy Azalea, Meghan Trainor, Ed Sheeran and many more. The guys also break down the best performances of the evening -- including Tori Kelly, Wiz Khalifa, Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea and Mariah Carey -- and (try to) answer some of the biggest questions about the ceremony, including a big one about Fifth Harmony.
May 18, 2015
Zedd Talks 'True Colors' & Working with Selena Gomez, Billboard Music Awards Preview, Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ Video
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Zedd stops by to discuss his new album "True Colors," his upcoming arena tour, working with Selena Gomez on “I Want You To Know” and being in tabloids for the first time. Before that, Jason and Keith preview the 2015 Billboard Music Awards; Taylor Swift’s star-packed music video for “Bad Blood”; Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea’s “Pretty Girls,” which debuts on the Hot 100 (and may see a bump next week); Mumford & Sons hitting No. 1 on the albums chart; and "American Idol" going off the air next year.
May 14, 2015
Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea’s ‘Pretty Girls’ Breakdown with PopCrush's Bradley Stern
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Jason and Keith discuss Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea’s new collaboration “Pretty Girls” with special guest Bradley Stern, editor-in-chief of PopCrush: the song's pluses and minuses, who needs “Pretty Girls” to be a hit more, how “Pretty Girls” will debut on the charts and Britney’s all-time best collaborations. The guys also discuss Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen” moving up to No. 2 on the Hot 100, T-Wayne entering the Top 10, the Met Gala and the Madonna/Gaga feud ending, and One Direction and the Zayn/Louis feud beginning.
May 07, 2015
Nathan Sykes Interview, Alabama Shakes, Mariah Carey, Jason Derulo
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Nathan Sykes stops by to discuss his first solo project, the bittersweet feeling of moving forward from the Wanted and the possibility of the U.K. boy band reuniting. The guys also talk about Alabama Shakes’ first No. 1 album, the state of general album sales in 2015, a new Top 10 hit for Jason Derulo, the Top 20 bow of T-Wayne, Mariah Carey’s new single “Infinity” and Adam Lambert’s new video for “Ghost Town."
Apr 30, 2015
Pop Shop Podcast 4/23/15: Adam Lambert Interview on ‘Ghost Town,’ Rejecting a Covers Album & Madonna
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Adam Lambert stops by the podcast to discuss his new “existential dance goth rave” single “Ghost Town,” contemplating (and ultimately rejecting) an 80’s covers album, finding his new sound in Sweden and why his new album will offer “something for everybody.” Jason and Keith also chat about Shawn Mendes scoring his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart; another week at “See You Again” atop the Hot 100 chart; Rihanna Watch on the Hot 100; and Ariana Grande’s breakup with Big Sean, with some (unsolicited) advice for her next album.
Apr 23, 2015
Pop Shop Podcast 4/16/15: ‘Furious 7,’ Shawn Mendes, Drake & Madonna at Coachella
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Jason and Keith break down the rise of 'Furious 7' on the albums and singles charts, with “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth ending the Hot 100 reign of “Uptown Funk!” and the soundtrack hitting No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The guys also discuss Drake’s controversial Madonna smooch at Coachella, Shawn Mendes’ album Handwritten, some highlights of this weekend’s Record Store Day, and Mariah Carey’s upcoming Las Vegas residency and charts-based greatest hits album.
Apr 16, 2015
Pop Shop Podcast 4/13/15: Coachella Special Episode with Ryn Weaver
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On this special edition of the Pop Shop Podcast, Jason reports from Palm Springs, Calif. on the 2015 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival with special guest co-host Ryn Weaver!
Apr 13, 2015
Pop Shop Podcast 4/9/15: Jessie Ware Interview, 'Uptown Funk!,' 'Furious 7,' Rihanna
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Jessie Ware stops by the Pop Shop Podcast to discuss her ongoing tour, blurring the lines between pop and indie, a crazy fan interaction and some of her favorite TV shows on the road. Before that, Jason and Keith discuss the 2015 Billboard Music Awards finalists; another record-setting week for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk!" on the Hot 100 chart; the huge success of the Furious 7 soundtrack; and a check-in on the radio performance of Rihanna's new single.
Apr 08, 2015
Pop Shop Podcast 4/2/15: Rihanna, Natalie La Rose Interview, TIDAL, Zayn Malik
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Natalie La Rose stops by to discuss her debut single “Somebody” featuring Jeremih, and before that, Jason and Keith discuss “Uptown Funk!” scoring its 13th week atop the Hot 100; Rihanna’s new single, “Bitch Better Have My Money”; the launch of TIDAL and how it will impact the Billboard charts; and Zayn Malik’s first solo music following his split from One Direction.
Apr 02, 2015
Pop Shop Podcast 3/26/15: Brandon Flowers Interview & Zayn Malik Leaves One Direction
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The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers stops by the Pop Shop Podcast to discuss his new single “Can’t Deny My Love,” his upcoming solo record and destructive approach to creating a new sound for himself. Before that, Jason and Keith pour one out for Zayn Malik, who officially left One Direction; the guys talk about why this was the right move for the group, other pop acts that have survived after losing one member, and whether or not this was due to band friction.
Mar 26, 2015
Pop Shop Podcast 3/19/15: ‘Empire’ vs. Madonna, Kendrick Lamar, ‘X Factor’ New Zealand
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Jason and Keith discuss the showdown between the Empire season 1 soundtrack and Madonna’s Rebel Heart album on the Billboard 200 chart; Kendrick Lamar’s thrilling new album To Pimp A Butterfly; new Top 10 hits from Sam Smith and Fetty Wap; the Hot 100 debuts of new songs from Mumford & Sons and Jason Derulo; and the X Factor New Zealand debacle, starring Natalia Kills and Willy Moon.
Mar 19, 2015
Pop Shop Podcast 3/12/15: Madonna’s Album, Robin Thicke Loses, Iggy Azalea’s Rough 2015
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On this week’s episode, the guys discuss Madonna’s just-released new album "Rebel Heart" — the best songs, the overall mood, the potential singles and possibility of going No. 1 on next week’s Billboard 200 albums chart. Jason and Keith also tackle the surprising verdict in the “Blurred Lines” trial, Iggy Azalea’s tour postponement, and chart hits from Ed Sheeran, Kanye West, Carly Rae Jepsen and the "Empire" cast.
Mar 12, 2015
Pop Shop Podcast 3/5/15: Carly Rae Jepsen Interview, Selena Gomez, Pitbull, Kelly Clarkson
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On this week’s episode, Carly Rae Jepsen stops by to discuss her new single “I Really Like You,” following up “Call Me Maybe” and more. Before that, Jason and Keith discuss Pitbull and Ne-Yo’s new Top 10 single “Time Of Our Lives,” Selena Gomez and Zedd debuting in the Top 20 of the Hot 100 with “I Want You To Know,” the growing chart success of Fox’s hit drama "Empire," Big Sean’s first No. 1 album and much more.
Mar 05, 2015
Pop Shop Podcast 2/26/15: Tori Kelly Interview, Lady Gaga, Imagine Dragons, The Weeknd
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Tori Kelly is this week’s Pop Shop Podcast guest, and the promising pop singer-songwriter discusses her new single “Nobody Love,” working with Max Martin and more. Before that, Jason and Keith discuss Lady Gaga’s buzzed-about performance at the Oscars, Imagine Dragons’ No. 1 album debut, the Weeknd crashing the Top 10 of the Hot 100 for the first time as a solo artist and “Uptown Funk’s” Hot 100 dominance.
Feb 26, 2015
Pop Shop Podcast 2/19/15: Ask The Pop Shop, Drake, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ Ed Sheeran
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Jason and Keith hold another session of ‘Ask The Pop Shop,’ answering Twitter questions about Madonna’s next album, Taylor Swift’s chart dominance, Ed Sheeran’s chances of hitting No. 1 and much more. Before that, the guys discuss the surprise release — and huge chart debut — of Drake’s new for-sale mixtape; the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack’s success; Taylor Swift’s “Style” reaching the Top 10 of the Hot 100; post-Grammy sales bumps for Sam Smith and Beck; and more.
Feb 19, 2015
Pop Shop Podcast 2/12/15: Cody Simpson Interview, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding
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The guys welcome special guest Cody Simpson, the teen pop heartthrob who discusses his change in musical direction, the status of his collaborative album with Justin Bieber and why he’s glad he hasn’t scored a Top 5 hit yet. Before that, Keith and Jason dive into the charts, including Taylor Swift’s continued reign on the albums tally, Sam Smith’s chances of finally going No. 1 with In The Lonely Hour, “FourFiveSeconds” striding into the Top 10 of the Hot 100, Ellie Goulding’s new Top 10 hit, and Missy Elliott’s triumphant return to the Hot 100.
Feb 12, 2015
Pop Shop Podcast 2/9/15: 2015 Grammys Recap
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The guys talk about Beck's surprising album of the year win, and Beyonce's snub in the category; Sam Smith's triumph in three of the four major categories; performances from Madonna, Kanye West, Miranda Lambert, Katy Perry, Sia, AC/DC and many others; and their red carpet experiences chatting with Sam Smith, HAIM, Rick Ross, Charli XCX and more.
Feb 09, 2015
Pop Shop Podcast 2/5/15: Grammys Preview with Nile Rodgers and Annie Lennox!
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Jason and Keith are joined by not one but two musical legends — Nile Rodgers and Annie Lennox — for a preview of the 57th annual Grammy Awards! Nile co-hosts the extra-long episode and discusses the creation of the just-announced new Chic album, hitting the studio with Lady Gaga and Diane Warren, jamming with Flea and much more. Then Nile helps Jason and Keith make their predictions for the four major Grammys categories this year. And before the conclusion of the show, Annie Lennox (who is performing at this year’s Grammys alongside Hozier) stopped by the Pop Shop Podcast to chat with Keith about her new music, the upcoming Grammys, Hozier’s vocal power and more.
Feb 05, 2015
Pop Shop Podcast 1/29/15: Olly Murs Interview, Katy Perry Super Bowl, Rihanna, Fall Out Boy
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U.K. pop phenom Olly Murs stops by to discuss his upcoming album "Never Been Better," his love of Las Vegas and Sam Smith’s comments about reality TV competitions. Before that, Jason and Keith have a ton to discuss, including Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show, Rihanna’s Hot 100 return with “FourFiveSeconds,” Fall Out Boy’s impressive No. 1 album launch and more!
Jan 29, 2015
Pop Shop Podcast 1/22/15: Dawn Richard Interview, Meghan Trainor, Fall Out Boy, Kelly Clarkson
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Dawn Richard stops by to discuss her daring new album "Blackheart," leaving Danity Kane, going totally independent and her nearly finished next album. Before that, Keith and Jason discuss Meghan Trainor’s impressive No. 1 album debut this week, Fall Out Boy’s new album, Ed Sheeran’s highest-charting Hot 100 hit “Thinking Out Loud,” new Hot 100 hits by Maroon 5 and Sia, and the debut of Kelly Clarkson’s “Heartbeat Song” on the charts.
Jan 22, 2015
Pop Shop Podcast 1/15/15: Tyler Oakley Co-Hosts Our 2015 Pop Preview!
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On this week’s extra-long episode, Jason and Keith are joined by a very special guest: Internet sensation and pop culture personality Tyler Oakley! The guys chat about what lies ahead for Tyler’s career, then switch over to music for a full 2015 pop preview to talk about Rihanna, One Direction, Adele, Madonna, Justin Bieber, 5SOS, Lady Gaga and many more high-profile projects.
Jan 15, 2015
Pop Shop Podcast 1/8/15: Ella Henderson Interview, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Bruno Mars
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For the first episode of 2015, the Pop Shop Podcast welcomes one of the potential breakout stars of the year: Ella Henderson, whose single “Ghost” was a smash in the U.K. and could be taking over American radio soon. Before that, Jason and Keith discuss Justin Bieber’s impending comeback; Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” replacing “Blank Space” at No. 1 on the Hot 100; Kanye West’s touching new song; and Taylor Swift’s continued run at No. 1 with 1989.
Jan 08, 2015
Pop Shop Podcast 12/23/14: Year-End Extravaganza & Madonna Interview Recap
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This week's episode is a year-end extravaganza with Jason and Keith looking back at the biggest music of 2014 -- but first, Keith discusses his phone interview with Madonna, her recently released new music and the most surprising points from their chat. The guys then move on to the year's most inescapable music stories: Iggy Azalea as a cultural lightning rod; Taylor Swift and her blockbuster sales; One Direction as Billboard's top artist of the year, and what that means; and much more.
Dec 23, 2014
Pop Shop Podcast 12/18/14: Madonna Leaks, Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX, J. Cole
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On this week’s episode, Jason and (a fired-up) Keith discuss Madonna’s album leak: how something like this happens, why it’s such a bummer, and what will happen to the pop superstar’s next album. The guys then move on to new albums from J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX and D’Angelo.
Dec 18, 2014
Pop Shop Podcast 12/11/14: Grammy Nominations, Meghan Trainor, Brandy Clark, 5SOS
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Jason and Keith break down the 2015 Grammy nominations, including the biggest snubs and surprises. Why didn’t “Let It Go” or “Drunk In Love” get a major nod? Where are One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer? How did Brandy Clark manage to lock up that best new artist nomination? The guys also discuss Meghan Trainor’s record of the year and song of the year noms for “All About That Bass,” and Trainor’s second Top 10 hit on the Hot 100 chart with “Lips Are Movin’.”
Dec 11, 2014
Pop Shop Podcast 12/4/14: Echosmith Interview, Jennifer Lawrence, Selena Gomez, Bruno Mars
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Pop quartet Echosmith stops by to chat about the success of their Top 20 hit “Cool Kids,” their quickly growing audiences and getting paid in Chick-Fil-A platters in the group’s early years. Jason and Keith also have a ton to discuss in the charts world, including the new changes to the Billboard 200 albums chart; the Pentatonix album and the dearth of new Christmas music this year; new Top 10 singles from Selena Gomez and Bruno Mars, and what pushed them up the Hot 100 chart; and, most shockingly, actress Jennifer Lawrence’s Top 20 debut with a "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" song.
Dec 04, 2014
Pop Shop Podcast 11/24/14: 2014 American Music Awards Recap!
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Keith and Jason get together for a special Monday podcast to discuss the 2014 American Music Awards, breaking down the best performances and the behind-the-scenes action. The guys chat about Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea’s booty-licious finale, Lorde and Taylor Swift’s glamorous friendship, One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer’s song choices, Ariana Grande’s jazz medley, Selena Gomez’s emotional turn and much more.
Nov 24, 2014
Pop Shop Podcast 11/20/14: Vance Joy Interview, One Direction, ‘Mockingjay’ Soundtrack, Taylor Swift
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On this week’s episode, Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy stops by to discuss his rising hit “Riptide,” opening for Taylor Swift on the 1989 stadium tour next year, his writing process and his favorite T-Swift singles. Before that, Jason and Keith chat about Taylor Swift replacing herself at No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart with “Blank Space,” One Direction’s great new album Four, the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" soundtrack and why Lorde’s latest opus isn’t attracting consumers, and more.
Nov 20, 2014
Pop Shop Podcast 11/13/14: Nick Jonas Interview, Ariana Grande & The Weeknd, Foo Fighters, Garth Brooks
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Nick Jonas stops by the podcast to discuss his solo hit “Jealous,” moving on from the Jonas Brothers, finding a mature new sound and those infamous shirtless pics. Jason and Keith also chat about new albums from Foo Fighters and Garth Brooks; rising Hot 100 hits from Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez and Shawn Mendes; The Week In Uneasiness featuring Nicki Minaj, Eminem and “The Boy Is Mine”; and Taylor Swift continuing to run the music world.
Nov 13, 2014
Pop Shop Podcast 11/6/14: Taylor Swift Rules, Beyonce's Platinum Edition, Calvin Harris
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The guys recap Taylor Swift’s 1989 debut sales week — why sales projections grew so quickly, how this album topped her previous (massive) debuts and what pushed “Shake It Off” back to the top of the Hot 100 chart. Jason and Keith then move on to Beyonce’s new platinum edition; Calvin Harris’ new album, and why EDM artists struggle to sell full-lengths; and Imagine Dragons’ new single, which is starting off a little slower than expected.
Nov 06, 2014
Pop Shop Podcast 10/30/14: Taylor Swift ‘1989’ Extravaganza!
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This week’s episode is an extended breakdown of all things "1989," Taylor Swift’s blockbuster new album: Jason and Keith discuss the album’s current sales forecast, and the factors leading to her possible third million-plus sales week; how Taylor Swift has made "1989" an experience that consumers need to own; whether or not the album is her best yet; and which songs from the album should be considered as radio singles.
Oct 30, 2014
Pop Shop Podcast 10/23/14: Kiesza Interview, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Florida Georgia Line
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On this week’s episode, budding dance-pop star Kiesza stops by to discuss her debut album "Sound of a Woman," working with Skrillex and Diplo, and that must-see performance on “Letterman.” Before that, Jason and Keith discuss the record-setting dominance of females in the Top 5 of the Hot 100 chart, and which songs by male artists have the best shot of disrupting the ladies’ streak. Will it be Jeremih, Ed Sheeran, Nick Jonas, or none of the above? The guys also break down Florida Georgia Line’s No. 1 album debut; Taylor Swift’s “Out Of The Woods”; Sheeran’s “Don’t” becoming his first Top 10 hit; and an amazing return to the Hot 100 by none other than Glen Campbell.
Oct 23, 2014
Pop Shop Podcast 10/16/14: Darren Criss Co-Hosts, Jimmy Fallon Interview
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Jason and Keith are joined by special co-host Darren Criss, who sits in for an hour of music talk after answering a few questions about the final season of “Glee”. The guys talk to Darren about Meghan Trainor’s six-week run atop the Hot 100, Taylor Swift’s new song “Out Of The Woods,” the rise of Tove Lo and Bobby Shmurda, Nick Jonas’ surging hit “Jealous” and an unforgettable week for Hozier. Also on this week’s Pop Shop Podcast, the guys welcome special guest Jimmy Fallon, who debuts in the Top 40 of this week’s Hot 100 chart with his viral hit “Ew!”. You’ll hear Keith become the first one to tell Jimmy Fallon where “Ew!” debuted on the Hot 100 chart during a phone conversation, and the elated reaction is something you don’t want to miss.
Oct 16, 2014
Pop Shop Podcast 10/9/14: Ask The Pop Shop, Carrie Underwood, Lorde, Adele
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Jason is on vacation this week, so Keith is joined by special guest Gary Trust (Billboard's associate director of charts/airplay) for a charts-filled Pop Shop Podcast. Keith and Gary break down Blake Shelton's second No. 1 album, Bringing Back The Sunshine, how Adele's 21 album has reached a new major sales milestone and what albums are on the horizon that might be blockbuster sellers. They also discuss how women dominate the top five of the Billboard Hot 100 for a record fifth straight week, and why women are doing so well at top 40 radio; how Carrie Underwood blasts onto the Hot 100 with her new single, "Something In the Water," and Lorde also arrives with her latest, "Yellow Flicker Beat."
Oct 09, 2014
Pop Shop Podcast 10/2/14: Tove Lo Interview, Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett, One Direction, Thom Yorke
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Tove Lo stops by the Pop Shop Podcast to discuss “Habits (Stay High)” becoming a personally revealing pop smash, her risqué songwriting, working with Max Martin and why she won’t be able to match Katy Perry’s dance moves when she opens up the PRISMATIC tour later this year. Jason and Keith also discuss Lady Gaga scoring her third No. 1 album; why Thom Yorke’s Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes will not appear on the Billboard charts (yet); Kendrick Lamar notching a Top 40 debut on the Hot 100, while Clean Bandit moves into the Top 10; and new singles from One Direction, Lorde and Fergie.
Oct 02, 2014
Pop Shop Podcast 9/25/14: iHeartRadio Fest Recap, Year of the Booty, Barbra Streisand Tops Chris Brown
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On this week’s episode, Jason discusses his experience at the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival, which included performances from Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Nicki Minaj, Usher, One Direction and more. Jason and Keith also chat about the Year of the Booty following the Top 20 debut of Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea’s “Booty” collaboration, and break down Barbra Streisand’s No. 1 album debut; early forecasts for Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett’s "Cheek To Cheek" album sales; new singles from Kendrick Lamar, Jessie J, Calvin Harris and Charli XCX, and whether they sound like future smashes; and why OneRepublic’s album is suddenly back in the Top 10 this week.
Sep 25, 2014
Pop Shop Podcast 9/18/14: Fall Music Preview (Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Foo Fighters)
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This week’s episode is a comprehensive preview of fall’s biggest album releases, as Jason and Keith are joined by Billboard staffers Harley Brown, Steven Horowitz and Megan Buerger. The roundtable discusses what we can hope for from Taylor Swift’s 1989 album, Nicki Minaj’s trending-upward stock before The Pinkprint’s release, whether or not One Direction’s Four is their last big hurrah, and how rock fans should feel about Foo Fighters’ ambitious new project. All of your fall music questions are answered here!
Sep 18, 2014
Pop Shop Podcast 9/11/14: Nick & Knight Interview, U2, Meghan Trainor, Maroon 5
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The guys welcome Nick & Knight, the new duo composed of Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter and New Kids on the Block’s Jordan Knight, who discuss their first collaborative project, upcoming tour and their favorite songs from each other’s boy bands. Jason and Keith also break down U2’s surprise, free album release at the Apple event; Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” hitting No. 1 on the Hot 100; Maroon 5 scoring another No. 1 album; and Bob Marley’s highest-charting album ever.
Sep 11, 2014
Pop Shop Podcast 9/4/14: Martin Kierszenbaum Talks Madonna, Summer's Winners & Losers, Ariana Grande Hits No. 1
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This week's podcast features an interview with Martin Kierszenbaum, the head of Cherrytree Records and the recording artist Cherry Cherry Boom Boom; the veteran record executive discusses his work on Madonna's hotly anticipated next project, among other things. Jason and Keith also discuss Ariana Grande's sophomore album My Everything hitting No. 1; Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" being named Song of the Summer; and summer's biggest winners and losers in music, including the masterminds behind "Problem" and TV singing competitions.
Sep 04, 2014
Pop Shop Podcast 8/28/14: Taylor Swift Hits No. 1, Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, Ariana Grande
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On this week's podcast, Jason and Keith break down Taylor Swift's triumphant No. 1 debut on the Hot 100 chart: how "Shake It Off" made it happen, why debuting atop the Hot 100 chart is so rare, and whether or not the single's run at No. 1 can continue for multiple weeks. Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" has slithered to No. 2 on the Hot 100 -- can the single reach the heights of "Super Bass" or "Starships"? The guys also discuss Wiz Khalifa's No. 1 album debut and his track record as a hit-maker (as well as a giant blunt-roller), and forecast Ariana Grande's sales for the first week of My Everything.
Aug 28, 2014
Pop Shop Podcast 8/25/14: MTV VMAs Recap
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Jason and Keith chat for a special Monday podcast to discuss the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, including the best performances, most memorable onstage moments and Keith's experience on the red carpet. The guys talk about Beyonce's stunning finale, Taylor Swift's debut of "Shake It Off," the wacky Jessie/Ariana/Nicki opening, Sam Smith's somber performance, Miley Cyrus' video of the year acceptance non-speech, 5 Seconds of Summer choosing to perform a ballad and much more.
Aug 25, 2014
Pop Shop Podcast 8/21/14: Robyn + Royksopp Interview, Taylor Swift Returns, Troye Sivan Debuts
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On this week's episode, Robyn & Royksopp stop by the show to talk about their collaborative "mini-album" release "Do It Again," as well as their current tour and the individual projects they have in the works (Robyn is working on a new EP, and Royksopp has a new album out in November!). Jason and Keith also discuss Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off," her new pop sound and whether or not the single could debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart; Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea dominating the Hot 100 chart with three songs each in the Top 10; Troye Sivan's surprising Top 10 debut with his first EP; and the MTV Video Music Awards, and which artists could see chart rises from their performances at the ceremony.
Aug 21, 2014
Pop Shop Podcast 8/14/14: Meghan Trainor Talks 'All About That Bass,' Hot 100 Songs To Watch
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On this week's episode, "All About That Bass" star Meghan Trainor opens up about her surprise Hot 100 smash, becoming a role model, her own body image issues and what fans can expect from her debut album. Jason and Keith also discuss this month's Hot 100 songs to watch -- the singles that are slowly creeping up the chart, and could become inescapable soon -- from Tove Lo, Jeremih, Katy Perry, Bobby Shmurda and more.
Aug 14, 2014
Pop Shop Podcast 8/7/14: Jessie J Acoustic Performance & Interview, 'Fancy' vs. 'Rude'
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On this week's episode, Jessie J stops by the Pop Shop Podcast to discuss the making of her new Top 10 hit "Bang Bang," including why she, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj form the ultimate "girl band" even though they hadn't met when the song was released; the U.K. singer also performs an acoustic version of "Bang Bang" exclusively on the Pop Shop Podcast! Jason and Keith also discuss Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" vs. MAGIC!'s "Rude" as the Song of the Summer battle heats up.
Aug 07, 2014
Pop Shop Podcast 8/4/14: Lollapalooza 2014 (Eminem, Iggy Azalea, Lorde)
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On this special episode, Jason once again flies solo and hosts live from Lollapalooza 2014 alongside Billboard.com editors Tye Comer and Denise Warner. The trio chats about Eminem's headlining set and guest star Rihanna; the madness of Iggy Azalea's Lollapalooza crowd; chatting backstage with Lorde; Outkast's much-improved headlining shows, and more.
Aug 04, 2014
Pop Shop Podcast 7/31/14: Hilary Duff Interview, 5 Seconds of Summer, Sia, Jason Aldean
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Hilary Duff is this week's special Pop Shop Podcast guest, and the pop star gets personal about why she left her singing career behind, what fans can expect from her new music and what it was like working with her current musical idol, Ed Sheeran. Before that, Jason and Keith celebrate pop music's "Australia" week" by discussing 5 Seconds of Summer's huge debut atop the Billboard 200 chart, and Sia's arrival in the Top 10 of the Hot 100 chart.
Jul 31, 2014
Pop Shop Podcast 7/24/14: Jack Antonoff Interview, 5 Seconds of Summer, 'Weird Al'
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This week's special guest is Bleachers mastermind/fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff, who talks about his new album "Strange Desire," how a solo album sprouted from fun.'s last world tour, the quiet sadness of "I Wanna Get Better" and what the future holds for fun. and Bleachers. Jason and Keith also discuss the surprisingly strong sales debut of "Weird Al" Yankovic's "Mandatory Fun" album; the impending arrival of 5 Seconds of Summer's debut album on the charts; Pharrell and Miley Cyrus' new video for "Come Get It Bae"; and Kiesza's Hot 100 debut with "Hideaway."
Jul 24, 2014
Pop Shop Podcast 7/17/14: Fifth Harmony Interview, MAGIC! Hits No. 1, Disclosure, Weird Al
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On this week's episode, special guests Fifth Harmony join the Pop Shop Podcast to discuss their new single "Bo$$," which debuts on this week's Hot 100 chart, as well as their upcoming debut album, new choreography and why they don't watch YouTube videos of their "X Factor" performances. Jason and Keith also discuss the rise of MAGIC!'s "Rude" to the top of the Hot 100 chart, and what finally pushed it past "Fancy"; Disclosure's "Latch" reaching the Top 10 two years after its original release; an abysmal album sales week, and what we can hope for in the fourth quarter; and next week's battle for chart supremacy between "Weird Al" Yankovic and Jason Mraz.
Jul 18, 2014
Pop Shop Podcast 7/10/14: Shawn Mendes Interview, Sia, Trey Songz
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This week's special guest is 15-year-old Vine star Shawn Mendes, who announced his mainstream arrival when his debut single "Life of the Party" rocketed to No. 24 on the Hot 100 chart in its first week. Jason and Keith also talked about Trey Songz's No. 1 album debut; Sia's "1000 Forms of Fear"; Hot 100 moves by Ariana Grande, 5 Seconds of Summer, Charli XCX and Maroon 5; and an awesome chart stat of the week about the Rolling Stones.
Jul 10, 2014
Pop Shop Podcast 7/3/14: Robin Thicke, Sam Smith, Charli XCX, Jessie J
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On this week's episode, Jason and Keith discuss Robin Thicke's confusing new album "Paula," Ed Sheeran's No. 1 debut and Sam Smith's "In The Lonely Hour" holding at No. 2, impressive chart starts for G-Eazy and Shawn Mendes, and a pop news roundup with Charli XCX, Ariana Grande, Jessie J and Nicki Minaj.
Jul 03, 2014
Pop Shop Podcast 6/26/14: Ed Sheeran, Lana Del Rey, Maroon 5, World Cup Songs
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On this week's episode, Jason and Keith discuss the No. 1 debut of Lana Del Rey's "Ultraviolence," and what her lack of high-profile promotion means for pop; Ed Sheeran's projected sales debut for "x" and his ascendance to pop stardom; Maroon 5's Top 20 debut on the Hot 100 chart; and World Cup songs from Shakira, Pitbull and Santana.
Jun 26, 2014
Pop Shop Podcast 6/19/14: Lana Del Rey, Jack White, The Vamps Interview, Jennifer Lopez
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Jason and Keith discuss Jack White's No. 1 debut and record-setting vinyl sales; Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" run at No. 1, and if there's a song coming that could knock it out of the top spot; the projected sales successes of Lana Del Rey's "Ultraviolence" and Sam Smith's "In The Lonely Hour"; and what exactly went wrong with Jennifer Lopez's "A.K.A." album. Plus, the podcast welcomes special guests The Vamps, who talk about working with Demi Lovato on "Somebody To You," their screaming fans and how they plan to roll out an album in the United States.
Jun 19, 2014
Pop Shop Podcast 6/16/14 (Bonnaroo 2014: Kanye West, Sam Smith, Skrillex)
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On this special episode, Jason flies solo and hosts live from Bonnaroo 2014 alongside Billboard.com editorial assistant Chris Payne, Billboard social/streaming charts manager William Gruger and their folk-loving pal Patrick to discuss the festival live from Manchester, Tennessee. The guys talk about Kanye West's polarizing headlining set, Lionel Richie's triumphant performance, the epic Skrillex Superjam, the presence of folk and country music at the festival, the best non-music activities at 'Roo and what makes Bonnaroo unique from every other U.S. festival.
Jun 16, 2014
Pop Shop Podcast 6/12/14 (Ask The Pop Shop: Hot 100, Demi Lovato & More)
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On this week's special episode, Jason and Keith host another "Ask The Pop Shop" session of answering listener questions about the chart world and pop music. How exactly is the Hot 100 put together? Will Demi Lovato's new single "Really Don't Care" become a hit? Is Katy Perry's "Birthday" underperforming? What's the best source for global sales stats? Should Lady Gaga release another single off of "ARTPOP"? What's the most surprising hit single of this year? Keith and Jason answer all these listener-submitted Twitter questions and more.
Jun 12, 2014