Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast, Billboard’s weekly half-hour 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 free 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).
On the latest episode, we are joined by first-time Grammy nominee Elle King, who picked up two nods — best rock performance and best rock song — for the cheeky chart hit “Ex’s & Oh’s.” We caught up with the rock rookie just hours after she heard the nomination news, and she was understandably pretty pumped up — and stunned by the power of her song: “I mean, I had no idea that it would do this — I had no idea that it would get nominated for two f—ing Grammys!”
We also get into the other Grammy nominations, including surprises (D’Angelo!) and snubs (Fetty Wap!) in the four major categories. Plus, how do we feel about Coldplay as next year’s Super Bowl halftime performer? And will the band’s brand-new album A Head Full of Dreams stop Adele‘s reign atop the Billboard 200? Finally, we pay tribute to Scott Weiland, as Katie and Keith remember seeing the late Stone Temple Pilots frontman in concert at different stages in his legendary career.
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