The 91st Academy Award nominations have been announced, and some of music’s brightest stars are among the contenders.
On the new episode of the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast (listen below), the team reviews the nominees — with a special focus on the contenders in the best original song category. Among the heavy-hitters up for best song: Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, SZA and 10-time nominee Diane Warren.
Could Gaga take home her first Oscar this year, for co-writing “Shallow” from A Star Is Born? Might she pull off a double, and win for both original song and leading actress (also for Star)? Or perhaps famed songwriter Warren will finally notch her first win with her track “I’ll Fight,” from the Oscar-nominated documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, RBG?
Plus, the Pop Shoppers review chart news about Halsey’s “Without Me” returning to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Sam Smith and Normani hitting the charts with their collaboration “Dancing With a Stranger,” and Ariana Grande topping the Pop Songs airplay chart with “Thank U, Next,” while her new single “7 Rings” debuts on the list, and much more.
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 deputy editor, digital Katie Atkinson 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.)