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Solving Mariah Carey's Mistletoe Mystery: Let's Follow the Gingerbread Crumbs to Her Latest Christmas Collab

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Mariah Carey performs "Oh Santa" from her 25th Anniversary album reissue of Merry Christmas during The Late Late Show with James Corden on Dec. 17, 2019.

Last week, Mariah Carey got the Lambily all worked up when she tweeted a photo of three director's chairs with some unexplained initials on them: MC, AG & JH. The photo's caption -- a single Christmas tree emoji -- was equally cryptic.

So what does it all mean? Well, the Pop Shop Podcast is here to investigate this mistletoe mystery. (Listen to the full episode below.)

On the podcast, Katie & Keith break down who those initials might belong to (Ariana Grande? J-Hope from BTS? Jennifer Hudson? Amy Grant?!?), what the top-secret project actually is (Is it a song? TV show? Video? Movie?), and when we might find out (whenever Mariah feels like it!). So listen to the full show to hear all the theories.

Also on the show, we’ve got news about how the charts are absolutely savage, as “Savage Love” hits No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, and 21 Savage and Metro Boomin hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. On top of that, Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” continues its TikTok-inspired resurgence, as the single comes back to the Hot 100 for the first time since 1977.

In addition, we're previewing the Billboard Music Awards! The show goes down on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, live from Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre, with Kelly Clarkson returning for her third year as the evening's host. The 2020 Billboard Music Awards are produced by dick clark productions, which is owned by MRC Entertainment, the parent company of Billboard.

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 deputy editor, digital, Katie Atkinson and senior director of charts Keith Caulfield 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.)