Pop Shop Podcast

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.




      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.



      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.



      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."



      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...



      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...



      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.



      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."



      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.



      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.



      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.