Latin Grammys 2018
Pop Shop Podcast: Chord Overstreet on Debut Single, Demi Lovato & DNCE Joint Interview, Plus Chart Chat
Welcome to the new episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast, Billboard's weekly audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard co-director of charts Keith Caulfield and Billboard.com senior editor Katie Atkinson every Tuesday on the Pop Shop Podcast, which can be streamed on Billboard.com or downloaded in iTunes (click here to listen to the previous episode on Billboard.com).
Our first guest is Glee star-turned-singer/songwriter Chord Overstreet, who just released his debut single "Homeland" in August. He stopped by the office to talk about the autobiographical track, growing up in a house filled with music (his dad is famed country music singer/songwriter Paul Overstreet), and getting to play with Jimmy Buffett. We also chatted with Overstreet -- in the midst of a residency at L.A.'s Hotel Cafe -- about his label Safehouse Records, which was created by Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas and their manager Phil McIntyre. Speaking of Lovato...
We also caught up with Demi Lovato and DNCE -- together! -- at their private concert for Marriott Reward Members in downtown Los Angeles last month. We talked to Demi about reuniting with Camp Rock co-star Joe Jonas for the concert and whether she had plans for a new album (judging by her tweet this week that she's taking 2017 off from music, it sounds like her answer about "taking her time" with the next album was the truth). DNCE chatted about their upcoming debut full-length album and compared it to a "house party," where each song is a different room. Plus, what was it like to win best new artist at the 2016 MTV VMAs?
We also have plenty of chart chat about The Weeknd's big jump into the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Starboy," Shawn Mendes' second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, Niall Horan's solo debut on the Hot 100 and more.
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