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 Tuesday’s edition of the show on Billboard.com).
On the new show, we catch up with Shawn Mendes! We recently sat down with the singer/songwriter to talk about his Illuminate World Tour (which kicks off April 27 in Glasgow), life on the road, and how he’s eager to release new music.
In our chat -- which was recorded before he announced his new single “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” on April 18 -- Mendes teased how he was hoping to drop a brand new song in the near future, even though he had only released two singles from his No. 1 Billboard 200 Illuminate album (released in September of 2016).