Welcome to the latest episode of the 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 our latest episode, we’re joined by all four members of 98 Degrees for a very special boy-band edition of the Pop Shop Podcast. 98 Degrees are hitting the road this summer on the My2K Tour, joined by fellow TRL mainstays O-Town, Dream and Ryan Cabrera. They came by the office to chat with Katie and Keith about hitting the road, and even played a little game of chart trivia.
“We went on tour in 2013 with New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men and ever since then, we were kind of thinking of hitting the road again and just looking for the right time, right opportunity,” Drew Lachey tells Billboard. “And once this tour and this bill kind of came together, we thought it was just too good to pass up.”
Head to My2KTour.com for all the ticket information before the tour kicks off in July.
And if you’re a boy-band fanatic (like Katie!), stay tuned for our chat about our favorite boy bands and their best songs.
Also on the show, we discuss Drake‘s domination of the Billboard charts, landing atop the Billboard 200 albums chart with Views and scoring his very first No. 1 as a lead artist on the Billboard Hot 100 with “One Dance.” (Drake previously topped the Hot 100 as the featured act on two Rihanna singles: “What’s My Name?” and “Work.”)
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