Women in Music 2016

Pop Shop Podcast: Fitz and the Tantrums Frontman on New Album & The Power of Ads, Plus Sia & Rihanna Chart Chat

Joseph Cultice
Pop Shop Podcast: Fitz and the Tantrums

Welcome to the new episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast, Billboard's weekly audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard co-director of charts Keith Caulfield and Billboard.com senior editor Katie Atkinson every Tuesday on the Pop Shop Podcast, which can be streamed on Billboard.com or downloaded in iTunes (click here to listen to the previous episode on Billboard.com).

On our latest show, we welcome Fitz of Fitz and the Tantrums! The frontman of the band stopped by the office to talk about the group’s new self-titled album, how the set's lead single "Handclap" is the "compass" for the record, working with producer Jesse Shatkin (who has worked with Sia and One Direction, among others) and his thoughts on the group's music in TV commercials (you've heard their music everywhere in ads).

Plus, we've got chart updates about Drake’s continued dominance, Sia’s rising single “Cheap Thrills," Paul Simon’s highest-charting albums in decades, and Rihanna’s 56th Billboard Hot 100 hit. Whew! And can the Hamilton cast album finally crack the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart following its big night at the Tony Awards? We talk about that, and more, on this week's show.

Listen above and click here to subscribe/rate the Pop Shop Podcast on iTunes.