Why Pop Smoke & Juice WRLD’s Posthumous Albums Have Connected With Fans

Pop Smoke; Juice WRLD.
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Pop Smoke; Juice WRLD.

With the big No. 1 arrival of the late Pop Smoke’s album Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon on the Billboard 200 chart, and with Juice WRLD’s own posthumous release Legends Never Die likely to make a splash high on the tally next week, it’s clear that both albums are resonating with fans in big way.

On the latest Billboard Pop Shop Podcast (listen below), the team takes a closer look at these two albums, why the two posthumous projects have connected with fans and dive into a discussion about the complications and concerns involved with releasing albums by artists who are no longer with us.

In addition, Pop Shop hosts Jason and Keith chat about big chart news from the world of Broadway, as the Hamilton: An American Musical cast album surges to No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The pair also review the sustained popularity of The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights,” and how the former No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 spends its 17th straight week locked in the top five of the chart.

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 senior director, music, Jason Lipshutz 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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