Following "The Lion King: The Gift" & Kendrick Lamar's "Black Panther" album, the Pop Shop Podcast has some ideas for the next great quasi-soundtracks.
In the past two years, both Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar curated high-charting albums on the Billboard 200 inspired by films: Queen Bey with her The Lion King: The Gift project and Lamar with the multi-artist Black Panther album. The former just debuted at No. 2 on the chart (dated Aug. 3), while the latter spent three weeks atop the tally in 2018 and went on to earn a Grammy Award nomination for album of the year.
With those releases in mind, what pop stars could follow in their chart footsteps with their own film-inspired curated efforts? On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast (listen below), the team discusses some possibilities from some major pop A-listers (are your Cats ears burning, Taylor Swift?).
Perhaps Harry Styles, who is reportedly in talks to co-star in the live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid as Prince Eric, could craft a curated project to accompany the aquatic tale (starring Halle Bailey)?