Pop Shop Podcast: Jackie Evancho Talks Going Pop; Plus Desiigner's No. 1 & Beyonce's 'Lemonade'

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Jackie Evancho on the Pop Shop podcast.

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 Pop Shop Podcast, which can be streamed on or downloaded in iTunes (click here to listen to the previous episode on, plus check out our special all-Prince podcast).

On our latest show, we welcome Jackie Evancho, the 16-year-old classical music prodigy who is dipping her toes in the top 40 waters with her debut pop single "Apocalypse" (which premiered exclusively on just last week and is now available on iTunes). We talked about why she wanted to venture into pop music, which current pop star is her inspiration and what her "music dad" David Foster thinks of her new sound.

Jackie Evancho Trades Classical for Pop on Brand-New Single 'Apocalypse': Exclusive Premiere

Also on the new show, Keith and Katie chat about Desiigner's "Panda" clawing its way to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Plus, Beyonce's Lemonade visual album has arrived! Will it debut at the top of the Billboard 200? Finally, make sure to check out our bonus podcast this week all about Prince's return to the charts and musical legacy.

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

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