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 this week’s show, we discuss the latest chart news, including Panic! at the Disco‘s first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with Death of a Bachelor! and Justin Bieber controlling the top two spots on the Billboard Hot 100 (only one of a few acts to achieve the feat — listen to find out the rest!). We also celebrate 100 days of Adele‘s “Hello” — yup, it’s only been that long since we first learned of the power ballad — and discuss Katie’s trip to Las Vegas for the opening night of Jennifer Lopez‘s concert residency.
Our special guest this week is none other than JoJo, who stopped by the studio to discuss her 2016 album, her emotional video for “Save My Soul,” her awesome Twitter relationship with fans and a possible duet with Tori Kelly. If you only know JoJo from her two Hot 100 top 20 hits — 2004’s “Leave (Get Out)” and 2006’s “Too Little Too Late” — it’s time for a reintroduction.
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