Welcome to the latest 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 episode on Billboard.com).
On our latest show, we catch up with Troye Sivan, who performed as Kia’s One to Watch on the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. We chatted with the singer/songwriter the day before he made his prime-time American TV debut on the show. We discussed how he was feeling in the run-up to the performance, his upcoming Suburbia Tour (which starts in October) and how there’s another single coming from his Blue Neighbourhood album.
In addition, Keith and Katie recap their experience at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards – including some of their favorite performances (Madonna! Britney Spears! Kesha! Celine Dion!), who they talked to on the red carpet and backstage (Ariana Grande! Shawn Mendes! Fifth Harmony!) and what you didn’t see on TV.
Plus, the Pop Shop Podcast team of course dives into the big news on the charts. On the Billboard 200, Drake’s Views rules for a third straight week (aided by a huge streaming number), Meghan Trainor debuts at No. 3 and Chance the Rapper makes a historic streaming-only bow straight into the top 10. Over on the Billboard Hot 100, Drake’s “One Dance” returns to No. 1, bumping Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” out of the penthouse.
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