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Madonna's New Warner Music Group Deal: What Could It Mean?

Herb Ritts

Madonna in 1986

On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, we're hashing out the big questions around Madonna's new deal with her former longtime label.

On Monday, news broke that Madonna had inked a deal with Warner Music Group -- her former longtime label home -- that encompasses a new agreement for her entire recorded music catalog. But what does it all mean?

On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, we're hashing out the big questions: Is new music on the way? Could we hear any songs that have been locked in the Madonna vault? Could this spell a new collaboration (or two) with Warner's current pop princess Dua Lipa? Katie & Madonna superfan Keith break it all down on the brand-new episode below:

Also on the show, we’ve got chart news on how Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever is only the second album released in 2021 to spend its first two weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, how Nas notches his highest-charting album since 2012, and how George Harrison -- thanks to a reissue of his classic No. 1 album All Things Must Pass -- is back in the top 10 for the first time since 1988. Plus, The Weeknd’s “Take My Breath” debuts in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart as his "Blinding Lights" breaks the record for longest stay ever on the chart, while The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber’s “Stay” sits tight at No. 1 for a second week.

We also have headlines on Lizzo's new single "Rumors" with Cardi B as well as its eye-catching music video and Barbra Streisand sharing her unfiltered thoughts about the Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper remake of A Star Is Born.

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 Billboard 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.)