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 interview the chart-topping singer/songwriter Meghan Trainor. The “All About That Bass” artist talks about her involvement with the new game Just Dance 2016 and her incredible year on the Billboard charts. She also discusses writing music for Fifth Harmony (again!), her new single for The Peanuts Movie (“Better When I’m Dancin’”) and how she hasn’t “started officially” on her next album (though she says: “If I have nights off, I’ll head to the studio”).
In addition, Keith and Katie discuss Adele’s historic debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Hello” (and how she shattered the single-week digital sales record for a song), 5 Seconds of Summer’s No. 1 bow on the Billboard 200 with Sounds Good Feels Good, chatter about Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley hosting the CMA Awards, and Ariana Grande’s new single “Focus.”