Pop Shop Podcast: Jason Derulo Talks 'Platinum Hits' & More, Plus Chainsmokers & Halsey's First Hot 100 No. 1
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 the latest episode, we welcome Jason Derulo to talk about his colorful "Kiss the Sky" video, judging the current season of So You Think You Can Dance, performing in Dallas for the Bud Light Party Convention concert series and his new Platinum Hits collection. "I didn't even think of it as a 'greatest hits,'" he said of the album, which dropped in July and includes "Kiss the Sky" as the only new song. "I was just putting a compilation together and just wanted to put the people's favorite songs together so they didn't have to flip through different albums, and then I kind of noticed that all the songs were multiplatinum songs. So I was like, 'Well, damn. Let's call this the Platinum Hits.' People are taking it as 'the greatest hits,' which is fine. They are definitely songs that can be considered that for sure. ... But it's really a testament to the fans out there." He also talks about his guest-starring role on Fox's Lethal Weapon and what he has planned for acting in the future.
Over on the charts, we talk about the brand-new No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 with the Chainsmokers' "Closer," featuring Halsey -- the first chart-topper for both acts -- while the all-star Suicide Squad soundtrack holds at No. 1 for a second week on the Billboard 200 albums chart. We also take a look back at the Billboard Hot 100 Festival and Coldplay at the Rose Bowl last weekend (check out Katie's view below!) and forward to this weekend's MTV Video Music Awards.
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