Plus: In an era of wall-to-wall collaborations, why “Rain On Me” is an event record that breaks through the pop culture noise.
Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s new single “Rain On Me,” and its dance-filled video, not only operates as the latest offering from Gaga’s upcoming Chromatica album, but also as a pop event record. As Billboard previously wrote, the clip is a “superstar video summit,” while the song is a “full-on diva showcase” and a “huge dance record” that “captures the enormity of these two voices.”
In a time of wall-to-wall collaborations, where artists frequently team-up, what makes certain pairings break through the pop culture noise and elevate to an event record?
On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast (listen below), the team discusses why a song like “Rain On Me” has event-record vibes, and what other similar songs of the past have had the same sort of pedigree. Plus, the Pop Shoppers pontificate on what other possible collaborations could stop the presses and draw huge attention, and, what superstars they’d like to see pair up for a fantasy pairing.