Pop Shop Podcast: Nathan Sykes Talks New Music, Rihanna & Justin Bieber's Big Chart News

Nathan Sykes
Eva Pentel

Nathan Sykes

Plus: A full report from the “Grease: Live!” set and Miguel’s Wildheart Motel event.

Welcome to the latest episode of the 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 senior editor Katie Atkinson every Tuesday on the free Pop Shop Podcast, which can be streamed on or downloaded in iTunes (click here to listen to the previous episode on

On this week’s show we welcome our very special guest: Nathan Sykes! The singer -- who first made his mark on the charts as one-fifth of the vocal group The Wanted -- dropped by the Pop Shop to talk about his upcoming solo debut album and what it's like to transition from a group to a solo career. He also discusses his new single “Over and Over Again” (with Ariana Grande), his touring plans with Little Mix, working with Babyface -- and if he ever dances to his own his music.

Nathan Sykes & Ariana Grande Duet on 'Over and Over Again': Listen

Also on the show, Keith and Katie chat about Rihanna’s big week on the charts (her Anti album and “Work” single arrive on multiple tallies), how Justin Bieber replaces himself at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Zayn Malik’s debut solo single “Pillowtalk,” our experience attending the Grease: Live! dress rehearsal, and hanging out at Miguel’s Wildheart Motel art installation/performance.

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