Pop Shop Podcast: Andra Day Talks Breakthrough Year, Plus Chart Jumps for Sia & Kent Jones

Pop Shop Podcast: Andra Day
Myriam Santos

Pop Shop Podcast: Andra Day

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, two-time Grammy Award-nominated singer Andra Day drops in to talk about her breakthrough year. “It’s been definitely a rollercoaster, I think that’s an understatement,” she says. It’s been nearly a year since she released her debut studio album, Cheers to the Fall, last August. The set reached the top 10 of the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and launched two hits (so far) on the Adult R&B Songs airplay chart (“Rise Up” and “Gold”). During our chat we talk about her continued astonishment at the amazing opportunities she’s had in recent months, her thoughts on Hillary Clinton (“I definitely do support her”), the first time she heard herself on the radio, and the first album she bought.

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Plus, we've got chart updates about Drake’s stranglehold atop both the Billboard 200 and Billboard Hot 100 charts, Nick Jonas’ No. 2 bow on the Billboard 200 with his latest album, and how the original Broadway cast recording of Hamilton hits a high note on the chart. In addition, we also discuss the new Broadway for Orlando all-star charity cover of “What the World Needs Now Is Love” (which just happens to feature a number of Hamilton stars). Further, we dive into a chat about how both Sia and Kent Jones notch new top 10 singles on the Hot 100 chart with “Cheap Thrills” and “Don’t Mind.”

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