Pop Shop Podcast: Jordan Smith Talks Life After 'The Voice,' Plus Gwen Stefani's No. 1 & 'American Idol' Favorites

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Pop Shop Podcast featuring: Jordan Smith

Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast, Billboard's weekly half-hour 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 episode, we welcome the most recent winner of NBC’s The Voice, Jordan Smith! Co-director of charts Gary Trust spoke to the singer about his new album, Something Beautiful (which debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart), why he included a number of covers on the set (including some originally performed by Rihanna and Billy Joel), what he learned from competing on The Voice, and how his upcoming schedule will feature some “unique performance opportunities.” (Hmm!)

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In addition, Keith and Katie talk about all things relating to singing competition TV series like The Voice and American Idol, some of their favorite performers from previous Idol seasons, why La’Porsha Renae appears to be on track to win the final season of Idol, the top five biggest-selling Idol contestants (by album sales) and more. Further, they also review how Gwen Stefani (who also happens to be an occasional coach on The Voice) earns her first solo No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with This Is What the Truth Feels Like, and why she’s now in an exclusive club of chart-toppers.

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


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