Welcome to the new episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast, Billboard’s weekly 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 Pop Shop Podcast, which can be streamed on Billboard.com or downloaded in iTunes (click here to listen to the previous Tuesday’s edition of the show on Billboard.com).
Hitmaker Sean Paul — who topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart last year with “Cheap Thrills,” alongside Sia — drops by the Pop Shop Podcast to discuss his “phenomenal” year: from a new No. 1 single and a Grammy Award nomination to his latest hits, including “No Lie,” featuring Dua Lipa.
The dancehall superstar has so far earned 17 hits on the Hot 100, including four No. 1s — one of which he achieved last year with his featured turn on Sia’s Grammy Award-nominated “Cheap Thrills.” Since then, he’s claimed another top 40 hit with a guest spot on Clean Bandit‘s “Rockabye,” and is gaining steam with his own new song, “No Lie.” Paul came by the office to talk about his upcoming new album (which has a bevy of guest stars lined up, including David Guetta, Ellie Goulding, Shakira and Migos), working with Sia (and how he’s still never met her!) and how the song “No Lie” came together.
Plus, the Pop Shop team recaps their experience at the Grammy Awards, talks about Katy Perry‘s new single, “Chained to the Rhythm,” and reviews the newest chart achievements from Big Sean and Lady Gaga!
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