Are Beyonce & Jennifer Lopez About to Become First-Time Oscar Nominees?

Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce
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Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce attend the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 22, 2015 in Beverly Hills, Calif. 

The Pop Shop Podcast discusses upcoming Academy Award nods, plus 2020 festival lineups, Justin Bieber's "Yummy" new hit & more.

Are Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez about to become first-time Academy Award nominees? The Oscar nominations will be announced Jan. 13, and the pair could join the ranks of such chart-topping pop superstars who have earned nominations as Janet Jackson, Barbra Streisand and Lady Gaga.

Beyoncé is a contender this year for best original song, as a co-writer of the song “Spirit,” from the remake of The Lion King, while Lopez is vying for a spot in the best supporting actress category for her role in Hustlers. But after neither of them won at this past weekend’s Golden Globe Awards (Jan. 5), should we be worried about their chances?

On the latest edition of the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast (listen below), the team discusses whether Beyoncé and Lopez will be waking up to an Oscar nod come Jan. 13, or if they will be shut out of the festivities.

In addition to the Oscar talk, the Pop Shoppers chat about what pop stars are gracing the recently revealed lineups of the upcoming Coachella, Bonnaroo and BottleRock music festivals, in addition to some “Yummy” chart news about Justin Bieber.

The Billboard Pop Shop Podcast is your one-stop shop for all things pop on Billboard's weekly charts. You can always count on a lively discussion about the latest pop news, fun chart stats and stories, new music, and guest interviews with music stars and folks from the world of pop. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard's senior director of charts Keith Caulfield and deputy editor, digital Katie Atkinson every week on the podcast, which can be streamed on Billboard.com or downloaded in Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast provider. (Click here to listen to the previous edition of the show on Billboard.com.)

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