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.




      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.



      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.



      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...



      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.



      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.


       2018-06-13  36m

      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.


       2018-06-05  32m

      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.


       2018-06-04  48m

      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.


       2018-05-30  46m

      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...


       2018-05-23  38m

      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.


       2018-05-16  34m