Last year saw a windfall of chart-topping all-female collabs, and 2021 is looking like another blockbuster year for ladies linking up.
Four all-female collaborations went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2020 — Cardi B’s “WAP,” featuring Megan Thee Stallion; Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s “Rain On Me”; Doja Cat’s “Say So” remix, featuring Nicki Minaj; and Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage” remix with Beyoncé — and on the latest Billboard Pop Shop Podcast (listen below), we discuss the many new female team-ups either already on the charts or just getting started.
Some of the highlights include Saweetie’s “Best Friend,” featuring Doja Cat, which has so far peaked at No. 14 on the Hot 100; Demi Lovato‘s “Met Him Last Night,” featuring Ariana Grande, which has peaked at No. 61 but still has a music video on the way; Taylor Swift‘s “You All Over Me,” featuring Maren Morris, which peaked at No. 51 and went top 10 on Hot Country Songs; and Queen Naija’s “Set Him Up,” featuring Ari Lennox, which hasn’t hit the Hot 100 but has so far peaked at No. 16 on Hot R&B Songs.
Listen below to hear about more songs from Gwen Stefani, Miranda Lambert, Elle King and more.
Also on the show, we’ve got chart news about how 12 years after Taylor Swift got her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with Fearless, she’s back at No. 1 with a re-recorded version of the same album. Plus, how the late DMX soars to No. 2 on the chart with his greatest hits album The Best of DMX, following his death on April 9 and how Polo G notches his first No. 1 on the Hot 100 as his new single “Rapstar” debuts atop the list.
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.)