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Billboard's Keith Caulfield (Managing Director, Charts and Data Operations) and Katie Atkinson (Executive Digital Director, West Coast) 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.

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United States

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Billboard's Keith Caulfield (Managing Director, Charts and Data Operations) and Katie Atkinson (Executive Digital Director, West Coast) 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.

Language:

English


Episodes
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Why Radio Is Still Valuable in the Streaming Age & More Burning Questions: Ask the Pop Shop

7/16/2024
On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, Katie & Keith are opening up the listener mailbag to answer your burning questions - including a question about why radio is still important (and very valuable) in the streaming age. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:08

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Can Anyone Top Post Malone & Morgan Wallen's 'I Had Some Help' as the 2024 Song of the Summer?

7/9/2024
On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, Katie & Keith are checking in on this year's Song of the Summer race, with a little help from Gary Trust & Jason Lipshutz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:02

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Normani & Camila Cabello’s New Albums Have Us Taking a Closer Look at Life After Girl Groups

7/2/2024
On the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, Katie & Keith are talking about carving out a solo lane after being part of a successful pop group, just like Fifth Harmony alums Camila Cabello and Normani. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:06

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Paul McCartney! Tom Cruise! Prince William! Taylor Swift’s London Eras Tour Stop Dominates the News Cycle

6/25/2024
On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, Katie & Keith are talking about Swift's trio of buzzy Wembley Stadium shows, including Travis Kelce's onstage debut and a galaxy of A-listers in attendances (including Paul McCartney and Tom Cruise). Plus, there's chart news about Sabrina Carpenter scoring her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Please Please Please" and Swift holding atop the Billboard 200 albums chart for a ninth straight week with "The Tortured Poets Department." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:30

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Katy Perry's Pop Return Is Upon Us: What Do Music Fans Want From Her in 2024?

6/18/2024
On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, Katie & Keith are talking about what Katy Perry's next era looks like, 10 years after her last Hot 100 No. 1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:43

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Ariana Grande & Sabrina Carpenter Usher in the Return of Cinematic Music Videos

6/11/2024
On the new Pop Shop Podcast, Katie & Keith are discussing Ariana Grande's "The Boy Is Mine" and Sabrina Carpenter's "Please Please Please," which both include famous leads and movie-worthy storylines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:05

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How Could Jennifer Lopez or The Black Keys Have Avoided Canceling Arena Tours?

6/4/2024
On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, Katie & Keith are talking about what led Jennifer Lopez and The Black Keys to call off recent arena tours and what might have prevented their cancellations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:08

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Billie Eilish Makes the Case for Shorter Albums & Shorter Shows

5/28/2024
On the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, Katie & Keith are chatting about Billie Eilish's viral comments about 3-hour concerts amid her career-high Hit Me Hard and Soft debut. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:27

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Post Malone, Beyoncé & More Are Charting a Reverse Course With Pop-to-Country Moves

5/21/2024
There's a long history of country-to-pop crossovers, from Dolly Parton to Shania Twain to Taylor Swift. But 2024 is proving to be the year of the pop-to-country crossover, from Beyoncé's Cowboy Carter album to Post Malone's twangy "I Had Some Help" to Dua Lipa's surprise ACM Awards duet with Chris Stapleton. On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, Katie & Keith are talking about the chart-topping trend, and who might be the next pop star to take his or her talents to Nashville. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:51

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Taylor Swift Rewrites Her Eras Tour to Make Room for 'Tortured Poets Department': What Got Edited Out?

5/14/2024
On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, Katie & Keith are taking a closer look at the reshuffled setlist as Taylor Swift kicks off the European leg of her Eras Tour in Paris. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:46

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New Hits by Sabrina Carpenter, Shaboozey & Tommy Richman Shake Up the Top of the Hot 100

5/7/2024
There's a lot of fresh blood in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100 this week, with Tommy Richman's "Million Dollar Baby" debuting at No. 2, Shaboozey's "A Bar Song (Tipsy)" rising to No. 3, and Sabrina Carpenter's "Espresso" rising to No. 4 (all behind a second week at No. 1 for Taylor Swift's "Fortnight," featuring Post Malone). On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, Katie & Keith are talking about how the trio of hits are keeping the chart interesting and what the future could hold for all three -- including whether any of the songs could climb to No. 1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:32

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Will Taylor Swift Be the Last Million-Selling Star as We Move Further Into Streaming Era?

4/30/2024
On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, Katie & Keith are wondering: With Taylor Swift's The Tortured Poets Department earning 2.61 million equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending April 25 -- and traditional album sales comprising 1.914 million of that sum -- could Swift be the last artist to sell a million-plus albums in one week? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:18

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Spice Girls 'Stop' Us In Our Tracks With Posh Birthday Reunion -- But Will There Be More?

4/23/2024
On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, Katie & Keith talk about the legendary girl group the Spice Girls coming back together and whether the moment could lead to new music. Also on the show, we’ve got chart news on Hozier getting his first No. 1 on the Hot 100 as “Too Sweet” rises to the top of the list and how Sabrina Carpenter visits the Hot 100’s top 10 for the first time as “Espresso” brews up a No. 7 debut. Plus, Future and Metro Boomin’s We Still Don’t Trust You bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, while Linkin Park’s first greatest-hits album Papercuts starts in the top 10. We also talk about just how big Taylor Swift’s new album The Tortured Poets Department is shaping up to be, as we await its expected debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:10

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Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish & Beyond: Coachella 2024 Could Have Built an Alternate Lineup Out of Surprise Guests

4/17/2024
On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, Katie tells Keith about her first return to Coachella in 14 years for a surprise-heavy weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:12

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Billie Eilish Leading the Way in Sustainability Efforts -- How Could It Change the Industry?

4/9/2024
On the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, Katie & Keith are joined by deputy editor Lyndsey Havens to discuss her interviews with Billie Eilish about environmental sustainability ahead of the announcement of her 'Hit Me Hard and Soft' album. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:15

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Will Beyoncé Finally Win Album of the Year Grammy With 'Cowboy Carter'?

4/2/2024
Katie & Keith are talking about whether Beyoncé's brand-new Cowboy Carter album could break her losing streak in the Grammys' album of the year category. Listen to the new podcast to hear our full conversation about Beyoncé's early Grammy chances, as well as what song could be the next single following the seven-week Hot Country Songs chart-topper "Texas Hold 'Em." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:10

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Teddy Swims & Benson Boone Hold Top 2 Spots on Hot 100: What Big-Voiced Breakout Could Climb the Charts Next?

3/26/2024
On the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, Katie & Keith are talking about what led to the breakout hits "Lose Control" by Teddy Swims and "Beautiful Things" by Benson Boone, and what could be next. They chat about if we should look to last year’s explosion of male country hits in the upper regions of the Hot 100 (Luke Combs, Zach Bryan, Oliver Anthony, among others) or even go back to the 2000s and 2010s to find pop-rock hits from Gavin DeGraw or Ray LaMontagne. We also got some input from our Billboard charts colleagues Gary Trust, Kevin Rutherford and Jim Asker to get an idea of who could be the next growly male voice to climb our rankings. Plus, we discuss Lady Gaga's potential new music on the horizon, Beyoncé's just-around-the-corner "Cowboy Carter" album, and chart news about Ariana Grande, Kacey Musgraves and Justin Timberlake. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:27

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*NSYNC Reunion Is 'Paradise' for Hopeful Fans -- But Will It Lead to Anything Else?

3/19/2024
On the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, Katie & Keith are talking all about the pleasant surprise of *NSYNC's reunion at Justin Timberlake's LA concert and what it could possibly lead to, from the band getting back together on JT's upcoming tour, to more new music, to their own stadium trek. (We can dream!) Plus, Katie was inside The Wiltern when it all went down, and she takes you inside the intimate venue for the history-making concert. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:27

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Madonna’s Tour Is a Cause for Celebration: Inside Her Final Night at LA’s Forum With Cardi B & More

3/12/2024
On the new Pop Shop Podcast, Katie & Keith take a field trip to night 5 of Madonna's joyous Celebration Tour stint at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, Calif. What we encountered was a truly 360-degree experience, as we sat between the main stage and the beginning of the catwalk and looked in every conceivable direction to take in the magnificent production surrounding us. And you can hear all about our experience — which includes cameos from Katy Perry, Cardi B, Rosie O'Donnell and more — on the latest Pop Shop Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:58

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Miley Cyrus & Pharrell's Revived Collab Is Just What the 'Doctor' Ordered

3/5/2024
Miley Cyrus and Pharrell reportedly worked on their newly released song "Doctor (Work It Out)" circa her 2013 Bangerz era -- and now, more than a decade later, they've gifted fans with the upbeat single and a feel-good video to match. On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, Katie & Keith are talking about where the song might live -- on a new Pharrell album? Or a new Miley project? Or is it just a one-off treat? And why was it scrapped from Bangerz in the first place? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:44