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Billboard staffers discuss new music from artists across a variety of genres.

Episode Date
Nicki Minaj's 'Queen,' Sia, Diplo, Labrinth, Kane Brown & More

Billboard staffers discuss Nicki Minaj's 'Queen' album, the Sia/Diplo/Labrinth collab "Thunderclouds," Kane Brown's "Weekend," Louis the Child and Max's "Dear Sense," J. Cole's "Album of the Year - Freestyle" and Wafia's "I'm Good."

Aug 10, 2018
Travis Scott, Robyn, Ella Mai, Mura Masa & More

Billboard staffers discuss Travis Scott's "Carousel" ft. Frank Ocean, Robyn's "Missing U," Ella Mai's "Trip," Mura Masa's "Complicated" ft. NAO, Moses Sumney's "Rank and File" and Cuco and Clairo's "Drown." 

Aug 03, 2018
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo & Chance the Rapper, Chainsmokers ft. Emily Warren, Tyga & More

Billboard staffers discuss DJ Khaled's "No Brainer" ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo and Chance the Rapper, the Chainsmoker's "Side Effects" ft. Emily Warren, Tyga's "Swish," Blood Orange's "Charcoal Boy," Maggie Rogers' "Give a Little" and Macy Gray's "Sugar Daddy."

Jul 27, 2018
Pusha T, Christina & Demi, J Balvin, 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
Ariana Grande, J. Cole, Kali Uchis - Plus Special Guest Hinds

Madrid rockers Hinds stop by to share some recommendations. Plus, 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.

May 02, 2018
Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Drake, Kylie Minogue, 5SOS, Florence + the Machine

Billboard staffers discuss Nicki Minaj's "Barbie Tingz," Cardi B's "I Like It," Drake's "Nice 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
Kacey Musgraves, The Weeknd, Cardi B, Jack White & Shawn Mendes

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
Leon Bridges, Anderson .Paak, RuPaul, Troye Sivan & 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
Janelle Monae, 'Black Panther,' 5 Seconds of Summer & More

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
Justin Timberlake, Rhye, Troye Sivan, James Blake & More

Billboard staffers discuss Justin Timberlake's "Livin' Off the Land," Rhye's "Taste," James Blake's "If the Car Beside You Moves Ahead," Troye Sivan's "My My My," Rae Sremmurd's "T'd Up," and Moss Kena's "Square One."

Feb 08, 2018
Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars & Cardi B, CupcakKe, Brockhampton and 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
Best Music of 2017: 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
Ed Sheeran Duets With Beyonce, Bjork, K. Michelle's 'Kim K' & More

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
Taylor Swift's 'Reputation': A 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
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
P!nk & Eminem, St. Vincent, Gucci Mane & Migos, Kiiara & More
Billboard staffers discuss Pink and Eminem's "Revenge," St. Vincent's "Pills," Gucci Mane and Migos' "I Get the Bag," Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile's "Outta the Woodwork," Dagny's "Love You Like That," and Kiiara's "Wishlist."
Oct 18, 2017
Khalid, Miley Cyrus, 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
RIP Tom Petty: Must-Hear Memorial Podcast
Billboard staffers look back on Tom Petty's impact as one of rock's best hitmakers and most iconoclastic voices. From "American Girl" to "Mary Jane's Last Dance" to "Wildflowers" to his work with Traveling Wilburys and Mudcrutch, we're talking favorites, lesser known gems and his importance to the genre.
Oct 03, 2017
Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Kelly Clarkson, iLoveMakonnen & More
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
Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Aly & AJ, Jamila Woods, Dave East & More
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
Lana Del Rey, Mura Masa, Arcade Fire & 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
Kesha, Demi Lovato, Zedd, DeJ Loaf & More
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
Prince's 'Purple Rain' Deluxe, Vince Staples & More
Billboard staffers discuss Prince's 'Purple Rain' deluxe edition, Vince Staples' 'Big Fish Theory,' Parcels' Daft Punk-produced "Overnight" and Verite's "Nothing."
Jun 27, 2017
Must-Hear Music Podcast: Lorde, SZA & Marlene
Billboard staffers discuss Lorde's new album 'Melodrama,' SZA's 'Ctrl' ("Drew Barrymore" in particular) and up-and-comer Marlene on the Must-Hear Music podcast.
Jun 21, 2017
Song of the Summer 2017: 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
Selena Gomez, Linkin Park, Camila Cabello & More: Must-Hear Music Podcast
May 22, 2017
Miley Cyrus' 'Malibu,' Harry Styles' Debut & More: Must-Hear Music
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
Niall Horan, Blondie, Perfume Genius, LCD Soundsystem & More: 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
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
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
Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.', PWR BTTM, Chris Stapleton, Noah Cyrus & More
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
Harry Styles, Banks, Jay Som's New Artist Picks & More
Billboard staffers discuss Harry Styles' debut single "Sign of the Times," Jack White's "Battle Cry," Banks' "Crowded Places," and Jay Som stops by to share five new artist picks you should check out.
Apr 10, 2017
Best Albums of 2017 So Far: Khalid, Rag'n'Bone Man, Muna & More
Billboard staffers discuss favorite albums of 2017's first quarter, from Khalid, Muna, Laura Marling, Rag'n'Bone Man, Stormzy and Gabriel Garzon-Montano.
Apr 03, 2017
Zayn, Kendrick Lamar, Local Natives & Mount Eerie: New Songs
On this week's Must-Hear Music podcast, Billboard staffers discuss Zayn's "Still Got Time" ft. PartyNextDoor, Kendrick Lamar's "The Heart Part 4," Local Natives "I Saw You Close Your Eyes" and Mount Eerie's "Real Death."
Mar 27, 2017
Austra Talks 'Future Politics'; Plus Katy Perry, Mariah Carey & More
Austra's Katie Stelmanis talks new album 'Future Politics' and everything from a possible postcapitalist future to loving someone with depression to Star Trek. The Billboard crew also talks about Katy Perry's "Chained to the Rhythm" featuring Skip Marley, Mariah Carey's "I Don't" featuring YG, Jidenna's "Bambi" and MUNA's "End of Desire.
Feb 17, 2017
2017 Music Preview Podcast: Lorde, Little Big Town, Sampha, Harry Styles & More
Must Hear Music Podcast, 2017 Preview Edition covers the rumored and confirmed releases for the upcoming year, from Lorde to Niall Horan to Harry Styles to Little Big Town to Sam Hunt to Nicki Minaj.
Jan 06, 2017
Must-Hear Music Podcast: Best Albums of 2016
From Beyonce to The 1975 to ANOHNI to Maren Morris to Chance the Rapper, Billboard staffers look back on the year's best albums. We also reveal which acclaimed albums we personally didn't feel in 2016.
Dec 16, 2016
Must-Hear Music Podcast: 2016 Songs of the Summer Edition
Billboard staffers discuss which songs will dominate the summer of 2016, from Drake to Justin Timberlake to Fifth Harmony to Ariana Grande to Desiigner and more.
Jun 10, 2016
Justin Timberlake, Chance the Rapper, Brand New, Adele & More: Must-Hear Music Podcast
Billboard staffers discuss Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling," Chance the Rapper's Lil Wayne/2 Chainz collab, Brand New's "I Am a Nightmare," ScHoolboy Q's "That Part" ft. Kanye, Maren Morris' "Rich" and the new Adele single.
May 20, 2016
Radiohead, RHCP, Ariana, Anohni & Cyndi Lauper: Must-Hear Music Podcast
Billboard staffers discuss Radiohead's surprise-ish album, Ariana Grande's dance bop "Into You," Red Hot Chili Peppers' new single, Cyndi Lauper's country covers and Anohni's haunting "Hopelessness."
May 12, 2016
Ladyhawke Shares Fave Songs & Talks Prince; Beyonce 'Lemonade' Talk: Must-Hear Music Podcast
After Billboard staffers discuss Beyonce's 'Lemonade,' Ladyhawke swings through to talk about how she scrapped an album, stopped partying and recorded her upcoming third LP 'Wild Things.' The Kiwi synthpop songstress also shares some recent and vintage music picks (as well as bargain hunting advice).
May 05, 2016
Celebrating Prince: Must-Hear Music Memorial Podcast
Following the passing of Prince, one of the all-time favorite artists of the Must-Hear Music podcast, we're looking back on his storied catalog, from big hits to b-sides to late career gems.
Apr 26, 2016
Sunflower Bean's 2016 Favorites So Far: Must-Hear Music Podcast
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Brooklyn indie rock trio Sunflower Bean sit down with Billboard and share their favorite albums and songs from 2016 so far: DIIV, Porches, Sheer Mag, Honduras and Whitney.
Feb 25, 2016
David Bowie's Catalog: Running Down the Late Legend's Discography
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On this week's Must-Hear Music, Billboard staffer Joe Lynch runs through all of Bowie's albums from his 1967 self-titled to his brilliant finale 'Blackstar.'
Jan 19, 2016
Best Albums of 2015: Must-Hear Music Podcast
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Billboards staffers discuss favorite albums of 2015, from Kendrick Lamar, Kelsea Ballerini, Christine and the Queens, Grimes, Donnie Trumpet and more.
Jan 08, 2016
Holiday Songs From Miley, Fetty Wap, Katy Perry, Carly Rae Jepsen & More: Must-Hear Music Podcast
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Billboard staffers discuss 2015 holiday songs: Miley Cyrus' "Silent Night," Fetty Wap's "Merry Xmas," Katy Perry's "Everyday Is a Holiday," Cassie Ramone's "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)," and Carly Rae Jepsen's "Last Christmas."
Dec 17, 2015
Eleanor Friedberger Shares Music Recs, Plus Animal Collective, Chairlift & More: Must-Hear Music Podcast
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Eleanor Friedberger stops by the Must-Hear Music podcast to provide some recent and classic music recommendations and talk 'New View.' Plus, Billboard staffers talk Animal Collective's 'FloriDada,' Chairlift's 'Romeo,' Darren Criss' 'Not Alone' and Troye Sivan's 'Talk Me Down.'
Dec 14, 2015
Adele, Missy Elliott, Justin Bieber & Halsey, Pusha T & More
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Must-Hear Music podcast: Adele's "When We Were Young," Missy Elliott's "WTF" ft. Pharrell, Justin Bieber & Halsey's "The Feeling," Pusha T's "Untouchable," One Direction's "Olivia," Pains of Being Pure at Heart's "Laid" cover.
Nov 19, 2015
Coldplay, Ellie Goulding, Grimes, Erykah Badu & More
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Billboard staffers discuss Coldplay's "Adventure of a Lifetime," Erykah Badu's "Phone Down," "Grimes' "Kill vs. Maim," Ellie Goulding's "Around U," Puff Daddy's "You Can Be My Lover" ft. Ty Dolla Sign, Santigold's "Can't Get Enough of Myself."
Nov 13, 2015
Chris Stapleton & Justin Timberlake, Gwen Stefani, Justin Bieber, Eric Church, Little Mix & More
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Must-Hear Music podcast: Billboard staffers discuss Chris Stapleton & Justin Timberlake's CMAs performance, Eric Church's 'Mr. Misunderstood,' Justin Bieber's 'I'll Show You,' Gwen Stefani's 'Used to Love You,' Little Mix's 'Grown,' and Blood Orange's 'Sandra's Smile.'
Nov 06, 2015
Tori Amos Talks 'Light Princess,' Plus Adele's 'Hello,' New Grimes & More
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Must-Hear Music Podcast: Tori Amos stops by to talk about her musical play 'The Light Princess' and its possible future on Broadway and as a film. Plus, we talk about Adele's comeback single "Hello," Grimes' "Flesh Without Blood" and One Direction's "Perfect."
Oct 29, 2015
Selena Gomez, Avicii, Janet Jackson, Joanna Newsom & More: Must-Hear Music Podcast
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Billboard staffers discuss Selena Gomez's "Me & the Rhythm," Avicii's "For a Better Day," Tinashe's "Player," Ellie Goulding's "On My Mind," Joanna Newsom's "Leaving the City," Janet Jackson & Missy Elliott's "Burnitup!" on Jason's last episode.
Oct 08, 2015
Sam Smith's Bond Song, Disclosure & Lorde, Sia, Little Mix & More: Must-Hear Music Podcast
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Billboard staffers discuss Sam Smiths' James Bond song "Writing's on the Wall," Sia's "Alive," Disclosure's Lorde collbo "Magnets," Ryan Adams' cover of Taylor Swift's "Wildest Dreams," Fetty Wap ft. Monty's "Jugg" and Little Mix's "Love Me Like You."
Oct 02, 2015
Father John Misty Covers Taylor Swift, One Direction, Lana Del Rey, Troye Sivan, Girl Band & More
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Must-Hear Music podcast: Billboard staffers and guest John Norris talk Father John Misty singing Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space' in the style of Lou Reed, One Direction's 'Infinity,' Lana Del Rey's 'Terrence Loves You,' Troye Sivan's 'Wild,' Girl Band's 'Pears for Lunch,' Autre Ne Vuit's 'World War Pt. 2,' Day Wave's 'Come Home Now' and DNCE's 'Cake By the Ocean.'
Sep 25, 2015
2015 Song of the Sumer Postmortem
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Must-Hear Music podcast discusses which summer hits got better over time, which singles started to annoy them after repeated listen, and the songs that should have gotten more shine.
Sep 15, 2015
The Weeknd, Nick Jonas, JoJo, Carrie Underwood, Becky G & More
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Must-Hear Music podcast: Billboard staffers discuss The Weeknd's 'Tell Your Friends,' Nick Jonas' 'Levels,' JoJo's 'Save My Soul,' Carrie Underwood's 'Smoke Break,' Becky G's 'Break a Sweat,' Majid Jordan's 'Learn From Each Other,' and give Erika Ramirez an Adele-themed send-off.
Aug 27, 2015
Disclosure, Ne-Yo's 'Aladdin' Cover, Waka Flocka, Jidenna, Tamia, Daya & More
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Billboard staffers discuss Disclosure's Kwabs collab 'Willing & Able,' Ne-Yo's Disney 'Aladdin' cover, Waka Flocka's 'Workin,' Deep Cotton & Jidenna's 'Let's Get Caught,' Tamia's 'Stuck With Me,' Daya's 'Hide Away' and more.
Aug 20, 2015
Dr. Dre's 'Compton,' Fetty Wap, Robyn, Hailee Steinfeld, Robert DeLong & More
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Must-Hear Music podcast: Billboard staffers discuss Dr. Dre's final album, Fetty Wap's "Again," Robyn's new project, debut single from actress Hailee Steinfeld "Love Myself," Robert DeLong's "Better Days" and more.
Aug 13, 2015
One Direction's 'Drag Me Down,' Danny Brown, Macklemore, FKA Twigs, Prince & More
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Must-Hear Music podcast: Billboard staffers discuss One Direction's 'Drag Me Down,' Danny Brown & Clams Casino's 'Worth It,' Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'Growing Up' ft. Ed Sheeran, FKA Twigs' 'Figure 8,' Prince, VV Brown, State Champs and more.
Aug 06, 2015
Drake's Meek Mill Diss Track, Sam Smith & Disclosure, Carly Rae Jepsen, Prince Royce & Tyga & More
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Must-Hear Music podcast: Billboard staffers discuss Drake's "Back to Back," Disclosure & Sam Smith's "Omen," Carly Rae Jepsen's "Run Away With Me," Prince Royce & Tyga's "Double Vision," Gallant's "Weight in Gold" (Ta-ku remix), Clairity's "Velcro" and more.
Jul 30, 2015
Must-Hear Music Podcast: 5SOS, YG, Chvrches, Young Thug, Tame Impala & More
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Billboard staffers discuss 5 Seconds of Summer's "She's Kinda Hot," Chvrches' "Leave a Trace," YG's "Twist My Fingaz," Young Thug's "Pacifier," Tame Impala's "The Moment" and Wilco's "Taste the Ceiling."
Jul 23, 2015
Must-Hear Music: Austin Mahone, Lana Del Rey, Drake, Kari Faux & More
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Billboard staffers discuss a remix Drake premiered on his Beats1 radio show, Lana Del Rey's cinematic "Honeymoon," Austin Mahone's adult-ish "Dirty Work," and Ghostface's latest. Plus: Incredible new songs from rising newcomers On an On and Kari Faux.
Jul 17, 2015
Must-Hear Music Podcast: Best of the Year (So Far) Edition
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Billboard staffers discuss their favorites albums and songs of 2015, including selections from Miguel, Florence, Kendrick, Chance the Rapper, Courtney Barnett, Sufjan Stevens and more.
Jul 09, 2015
Must-Hear Music: Game ft. Drake, Matt Bomer Sings in 'Magic Mike XXL,' Robin Thicke Returns & More
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Billboard staffers discuss Game's excellent track with Drake "100," Matt Bomer's less-excellent cover of D'Angelo for 'Magic Mike XXL,' Bilal's "Pleasure Toy" with Big K.R.I.T., Robin Thicke's attempted comeback "Morning Sun," The Wonder Years' "Cardinals and Health's "Stonefist."
Jul 02, 2015
Must-Hear Music: Janet Jackson, Selena Gomez & A$AP Rocky, Chemical Brothers, Lianne la Havas & More
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Billboard staffers discuss Janet Jackson's gorgeous comeback track "No Sleeep," Selena Gomez's A$AP Rocky track "Good for You," Chemical Brothers' song with St. Vincent, Lianne la Havas' latest. Plus: The Radio Dept. and newcomer Day Wave.
Jun 24, 2015
Must-Hear Music: Adam Lambert, Britney, Kacey Musgraves, Miguel & More
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Billboard staffers discuss a track from Adam Lambert's 'The Original High,' Britney Spears' "Tom's Diner" cover with Giorgio Moroder, Kacey Musgraves' "Dime Store Cowgirl," Miguel's Kurupt collabo "NWA," Beck's "Dreams" and Weaves' "Tick."
Jun 18, 2015
Must-Hear Music: Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd, Leon Bridges & More
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Billboard staffers discuss Miley Cyrus' "Nightmare," The Weeknd's Michael Jackson-y "Can't Feel My Face," Leon Bridges' "Smooth Sailing," Kehlani's track with Mr. Carmack, Sharon van Etten's "Just Like Blood" and GoldLink's "Dance on Me."
Jun 11, 2015
Must-Hear Music: Sia, Donnie Trumpet/Chance the Rapper, Florence + the Machine, Icona Pop & More
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Billboard staffers discuss Donnie Trumpet and Chance the Rapper's incredible free album 'Surf,' Sia's Bleachers cover, Florence + the Machine's "Mother," Icona Pop's "Emergency," and the latest from Odd Future's The Internet.
Jun 04, 2015
Must-Hear Music Song of the Summer Edition: Nick Jonas, Kendrick, Elliphant & More
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Moving past obvious choices, Billboard staffers discuss potential Song of the Summer contenders: Nick Jonas & Sage the Gemini's "Good Thing," Kendrick's "Alright," Jamie xx ft. Young Thug's "Good Times," Elliphant's "Love Me Badder," Destroyer's "Dream Lover," Sam Bruno's "Search Party."
May 29, 2015
Must-Hear Music: A$AP Rocky's 'LSD,' Little Mix's 'Black Magic,' Jamie xx's Young Thug Collabo & More
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Billboard staffers discuss A$AP Rocky's "LSD" trip, Little Mix's "Black Magic," Courtney Love's "Miss Narcissist" and Shamir's "Make a Scene." Plus: Jamie xx's song-of-the-summer contender "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)" with Young Thug and Popcaan and Tori Kelly's "Should've Been Us."
May 22, 2015
Must-Hear Music: Prince's 'Baltimore,' Fetty Wap ft. Gucci Mane, A$AP Rocky & More
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Billboard staffers discuss Prince's Baltimore tribute song, Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen" remix ft. Gucci Mane, A$AP Rocky's song with Miguel/Mark Ronson/Rod Stewart, and Little Boots' latest. Plus: New tracks from promising newcomers HANA and Cady Groves.
May 14, 2015
Britney & Iggy's "Pretty Girls," Miguel's "Coffee," Torres & More
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Billboard staffers share differing takes on Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea's "Pretty Girls," Miguel's "Coffee," and the Snoop/Pharrell/Stevie Wonder collabo. Plus: Torres, Hiatus Kaiyote and Metz.
May 06, 2015
Must-Hear Music: Alabama Shakes, Alessia, Speedy Ortiz & More
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Billboard staffers discuss Alabama Shakes' No. 1 new album, the dual sides of Kehlani, and Speedy Ortiz's "My Dead Girl." Plus: Alessia, Wet and Lany, a new project that comes from a surprising source.
May 01, 2015
Must-Hear Music: Adam Lambert, Kurt Cobain, Rihanna, Florence & More
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Billboard staffers discuss Adam Lambert's lead single from his third album, Kurt Cobain's previously unheard Beatles cover, Florence + the Machine's "Ship to Wreck," Rihanna's "American Oxygen," Panic! at the Disco's "Hallelujah," and Raekwon ft. A$AP Rocky.
Apr 21, 2015
Must-Hear Music: A$AP Rocky, Mumford, Tyler the Creator & More
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Billboard staffers discuss Mumford & Sons' straight-forward rocker "The Wolf," A$AP Rocky's summer jam, and Tyler the Creator's Kanye & Lil Wayne collabo "Smuckers." Plus: Erik Hassle, The-Dream, and Lightning Bolt.
Apr 15, 2015
Must-Hear Music: Jeremih & Flo Rida, Hilary Duff, Brian Wilson, Waxahatchee & More
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Billboard staffers discuss Jeremih going EDM with Flo Rida, Brian Wilson going disco with Capital Cities, Waxahatchee's incredible new album, and Hilary Duff's "Sparks." Plus: Kehlani & BJ the Chicago Kid and Vic Mensa ft. Kanye West.
Apr 08, 2015
Must-Hear Music Podcast: Wale, Sufjan Stevens, Janelle Monae & More
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Billboard staffers discuss Wale's Seinfeld-sampling SZA collabo, Sufjan's return to folk, Janelle Monae's "Yoga" and promising R&B newcomer Sam Dew. Also: Franz Ferdinand's first song with art-rock vets Sparks and No Joy.
Apr 03, 2015
Must-Hear Music: Brandon Flowers, Tink, Luke Bryan, Shamir & More
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Billboard staffers discuss The Killers' Brandon Flowers' solo song, rising rapper Tink, why Luke Bryan is like Shrek, and the weird/wonderful Laura Marling. Plus: The incredible new Shamir song and Philly rockers Hop Along.
Mar 25, 2015
Must-Hear Music Podcast: Our Favorite 'Glee' Songs
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With 'Glee' wrapping up its six season run, Billboard staffers look back on favorite songs from Rachel, Finn, Blaine, Kurt, Mercedes, and talk about the 'Glee' covers we like better than the originals.
Mar 20, 2015
Must-Hear Music: Kendrick Lamar, Of Monsters & Men, Martin Garrix & More
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Billboard staffers discuss Kendrick's new album 'To Pimp a Butterfly,' Of Monsters & Men's "Crystals," and Martin Garrix's Usher collab "Don't Look Down." Plus: Steve Grand's "Whiskey Crime" and Future's "March Madness."
Mar 18, 2015
Must-Hear Music Podcast: Madonna, Mumford & Sons, Courtney Barnett & More
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John Norris joins Billboard staffers to discuss Madonna's Nas collabo, the solo project of Arcade Fire's Will Butler, the incredible newcomer Courtney Barnett, and the new Mumford. Plus: Joanna Gruesome and Meg Myers.
Mar 11, 2015
Must-Hear Music: Carly Rae Jepsen, Kid Cudi, Ariana Grande & More
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Billboard staffers discuss the return of Carly Rae Jepsen, Kid Cudi's excellent new song, and Ariana Grande's Cashmere Cat collabo. Plus: New material from Kacey Musgraves and rising R&B star Kelela.
Mar 04, 2015
Must-Hear Music: Kim Gordon Interview, Plus Nate Ruess, Big Sean & More
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Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth, Body/Head) stops by Billboard to discuss her memoir 'Girl In a Band' and leaves us all starstruck. Then staffers chat new music from fun.'s Nate Ruess, Big Sean, Dan Deacon and Phoebe Ryan.
Feb 26, 2015
Must-Hear Music: Drake, Imagine Dragons, Kanye, Roisin Murphy, Sufjan Stevens & More
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Billboard staffers discuss Drake's surprise album, Imagine Dragons Coldplay-esque title track, and Kanye's "Wolves" ft. Sia & Vic Mensa. Plus the returns of Sufjan Stevens and Roisin Murphy, and promising newcomers Moon King.
Feb 18, 2015
Must-Hear Music: Mowgli's Studio Performance, Plus Kendrick, Madonna & More
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The Mowgli's play their new single "I'm Good" at the Billboard studio! Plus the Billboard staff discusses songs from Kendrick Lamar, Madonna, Speedy Ortiz, Florence and the Machine, Alabama Shakes, Hot Chip and Tori Kelly.
Feb 11, 2015
Must-Hear Music: Kanye, Rihanna, McCartney, Drake, Future & More
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Billboard staffers discuss the unexpected Rihanna/Kanye/Paul McCartney collabo. Also: Big Sean's Drake track, Travis Scott's Future-featuring song, and Say Lou Lou and THEESatisfaction.
Feb 04, 2015
Must-Hear Music: Kate Pierson of B-52's Interview, Plus Joey Badass, Zac Brown Band & More
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Kate Pierson (The B-52's) stops by to talk about her solo album, 'Guitars & Microphones.' Billboard staffers discuss new tracks from Joey Badass, Zac Brown Band, Years & Years, Screaming Females, Drenge and The Do.
Jan 30, 2015
Must-Hear Music: Bjork, Sleater-Kinney, Frank Ocean & More
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Billboard staffers discuss Bjork's surprise release, Sleater-Kinney's return, Frank Ocean's Aaliyah tribute, Viet Cong's incredible debut and DJ Mustard's Beyonce remix.
Jan 23, 2015
Must-Hear Music: Kelly Clarkson, Fall Out Boy, Sevyn Streeter ft. Chris Brown & More
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Billboard staffers discuss Kelly's "Heartbeat Song," FOB's "Uma Thurman," Sevyn Streeter's new duet with Chris Brown, Purity Ring's return and a new Decemberists track.
Jan 14, 2015
Must-Hear Music: Madonna, Kanye & McCartney, N.E.R.D & More
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Billboard writers discuss Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' preview, Kanye West's gentle song with Paul McCartney, Rae Sremmurd's pop-rap track and N.E.R.D's 'SpongeBob' song. Plus, new songs from Viet Cong and Marina and the Diamonds.
Jan 08, 2015
Must-Hear Music Holiday Edition: Pentatonix, Idina Menzel, Ariana Grande, Los Campesinos & More
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Billboard staffers discuss new Christmas songs and underrated seasonal favorites from Prince, Sufjan Stevens, Justin Bieber and others.
Dec 22, 2014
Must-Hear Music's Year-End Edition: D'Angelo, Against Me, Nicki Minaj & More
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Billboard staffers discuss some of their favorite albums of 2014, from D'Angelo's surprise release to Nicki Minaj's new classic to War on Drugs' masterpiece to Against Me!'s triumphant return.
Dec 18, 2014
Must-Hear Music: Lana Del Rey, Carrie Underwood, K. Michelle, Of Montreal & More
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Billboard staffers discuss Lana Del Rey's new song for Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes,' Carrie Underwood's latest, K. Michelle's country-R&B hybrid, plus new songs from Twin Shadow, Of Montreal and Shy Girls.
Dec 11, 2014
Must-Hear Music: Frank Ocean, Gwen, St. Vincent, Tinashe, Ferg & More
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Billboard staffers discuss new music from Frank Ocean, Gwen Stefani, St. Vincent, Tinashe and a A$AP Ferg/Big Sean track called "Ja Rule."
Dec 03, 2014
Must-Hear Music: One Direction, Azealia Banks, TV on the Radio & More
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Billboard staffers discuss the best song on the new 1D album, Azealea Banks' long-delayed debut, plus new TV on the Radio, Kevin Gates, Ty Dolla Sign and Ariel Pink.
Nov 20, 2014
Must-Hear Music: MisterWives Performance, Bruno Mars, Foo Fighters & More
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NYC's MisterWives deliver a gorgeous in-studio performance of "Reflections." Plus Billboard staffers discuss new songs from Bruno Mars, Foo Fighters, Yacht and more.
Nov 12, 2014
Must-Hear Music 11/5/14: Wu-Tang Clan, Fifth Harmony, Theophilus London & More
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Billboard staffers discuss Wu-Tang Clan's knockout preview of 'A Better Tomorrow,' Fifth Harmony's undeniably catchy "Sledgehammer," Theophilus London's latest, Chvrches' 'Hunger Games' track and Mary J. Blige's acoustic ballad.
Nov 05, 2014
Must-Hear Music Podcast 10/29/14: Iggy Azalea, Imagine Dragons, Ellie Goulding, Calvin Harris & More
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Billboard staffers discuss Iggy Azalea's track with Mo, Imagine Dragons' Mumford-esque new single, Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding's latest collaboration and offerings from the Flaming Lips/Miley Cyrus and Kehlani.
Oct 29, 2014
Must-Hear Music Podcast 10/22/14: Gwen Stefani, Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, Miguel & More
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Billboard staffers discuss Gwen Stefani's comeback single, Taylor Swift's trip to New York, Foo Fighters' first 'Sonic Highways' offering and the track Lorde and Miguel did with the Chemical Brothers for 'Hunger Games.'
Oct 22, 2014
Must-Hear Music Podcast 10/1/2014
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Billboard staffers discuss Thom Yorke's BitTorrent album, One Direction's controversial new song, Lorde's 'Hunger Games' track and Gerard Way's solo album. Plus: Lucinda Williams, Iceage, Flight Facilities.
Oct 01, 2014
Billboard's Must-Hear Music 9/24/14
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Billboard staffers dissect Kendrick Lamar's new track, Dev Hynes' rejected Britney Spears demo, Jessie J's 2 Chainz collabo and more new songs from Azealia Banks, Perfume Genius and Elliphant.
Sep 24, 2014
Billboard's Must-Hear Music 9/17/14
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Billboard staffers discuss new music from Tove Love, Mapei, The Preatures, Blake Mills and Erik Hassle.
Sep 17, 2014
Billboard's Must-Hear Music 9/4/14
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Billboard writers discuss new music from Kendrick Lamar & Flying Lotus, TV on the Radio, Jessie Ware, Nick Hakim and more.
Sep 05, 2014