Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s new single “Rain On Me,” and its dance-filled video, not only operates as the latest offering from Gaga’s upcoming Chromatica album, but also as a pop event record. As Billboard previously wrote, the clip is a “superstar video summit,” while the song is a “full-on diva showcase” and a “huge dance record” that “captures the enormity of these two voices.”
In a time of wall-to-wall collaborations, where artists frequently team-up, what makes certain pairings break through the pop culture noise and elevate to an event record?
On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast (listen below), the team discusses why a song like “Rain On Me” has event-record vibes, and what other similar songs of the past have had the same sort of pedigree. Plus, the Pop Shoppers pontificate on what other possible collaborations could stop the presses and draw huge attention, and, what superstars they’d like to see pair up for a fantasy pairing.
Elsewhere in the new episode of the Pop Shop Podcast, hosts Jason and Keith discuss chart news about how Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage,” featuring Beyoncé, hits No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and Future scoring his seventh No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with High Off Life.
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 senior director of charts Keith Caulfield and senior director, music, Jason Lipshutz 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.)