Welcome to the new episode the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, your one-stop shop for all things pop on Billboard's weekly charts. You can always count on a lively discussion about the latest pop news, fun chart stats and stories, new music, and guest interviews with music stars and folks from the world pop. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard's senior director charts Keith Caulfield and deputy editor, digital Katie Atkinson every week on the podcast, which can be streamed below on Billboard.com or downloaded in iTunes. (Click here to listen to the previous Tuesday’s edition the show on Billboard.com.)
On the latest Pop Shop Podcast, the team discusses the Oscar buzz surrounding Lady Gaga’s performance in A Star Is Born, how John Legend is now one only a handful performers to join the competitive EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) club, and how a trio *NSYNC albums made their debut on vinyl -- and also arrive on the Vinyl Albums chart.
Plus, Keith and Katie review chart news about Eminem’s Kamikaze bowing at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, Troye Sivan notching his highest-charting album ever on the tally with Bloom debuting at No. 4, and Why Don’t We also starting in the top 10 with their first full-length studio effort, 8 Letters.
Further, with Why Don’t We’s 8 Letters standing alongside BTS’ Love Yourself: Answer in the top 10, there’s a pair boy bands in the Billboard 200’s top 10 for the first time in a long while. The Pop Shoppers details the last few times the chart’s top 10 has housed a pair boy bands (or, near boy bands) in the top 10.
Listen below and click here to subscribe/rate the Pop Shop Podcast on iTunes.