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.




      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...



      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.



      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.



      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.



      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.



      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.



      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.



      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 char...



      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.



      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.