Live albums used to be a lot more prevalent — with more than 2 dozen hitting No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart over the years and four winning the Grammy for album of the year — but with the rise of YouTube and a cellphone camera in every concertgoer’s hands, there’s less mystique around live recordings than there once was. On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast (listen below), Katie & Keith revisit the history of live music on the Billboard charts and talk about what the future holds for live recordings, including Pink’s new project and a Sara Bareilles live album coming the same day.
Come on a journey with us through Frampton Comes Alive!, Eagles’ Hell Freezes Over, countless MTV Unplugged albums and more below:
Also on the show, we’ve got chart news about two new debuts in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 — Billie Eilish’s “Your Power” and The Kid LAROI’s “Without You,” now bolstered by a remix with Miley Cyrus — and how DJ Khaled logs his third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with his latest star-studded effort Khaled Khaled. Plus, we have news about the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, where Drake will receive the Artist of the Decade Award after crowning Billboard‘s Top Artists of the 2010s chart.
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 deputy editor, digital, Katie Atkinson and senior director of Billboard charts Keith Caulfield 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.)