1. Bryce Vine Says Los Angeles 'Needed a New Anthem,' So He Made 'La La Land'

    July 23, 2019 3:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Music was therapy when I was growing up, so I just started writing my own," Vine tells the Pop Shop Podcast ahead of his "Carnival" release. He was born in New York and went to school in Boston, but Bryce Vine's home is Los ...

  2. Duncan Sheik's Broadway Career Continues With 'The Secret Life of Bees': Listen

    July 19, 2019 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eight years ago, when he arrived on Broadway as the composer for the new musical Spring Awakening , Duncan Sheik's name was little-known to theatergoers -- unless, of course, they'd heard his pleasant tenor singing the mid-nineties  Hot 10 ...

  3. BTS, Ed Sheeran, Elton John, Spice Girls & More of 2019's Biggest Touring Stars: Chart Beat Podcast

    July 18, 2019 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Plus, "Old Town Road" continues rolling toward Hot 100 history. Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast , where each week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson , from the Billboard charts department, discuss why what's on the ch ...

  4. Young Thug & Mason Ramsey Riding on 'Old Town Road' Has Us Thinking About Other Unlikely Hit Collabs

    July 16, 2019 9:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Young Thug and 12-year-old yodeling phenomenon Mason Ramsey might be the least-likely duo to ever appear on a song together, but it’s 2019, and anything goes this year. The pair recently joined forces on a new version of Lil Nas X's “Old ...

  5. How Director Alex Timbers Became One of Broadway's Most Inventive Minds: Listen

    July 12, 2019 2:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 As careers in musical theater go, few have encompassed more diverse -- or more purely theatrically-imaginative -- subjects than that of director Alex Timbers.  He's transformed a boxing ring into a musical centerpiece ( Rocky ); turned a giant ...

  6. Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande & Lizzo Shine in First Half of 2019: Chart Beat Podcast

    July 10, 2019 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 The stars are among those boasting A's on this year's midterm report card. Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast , where each week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson , from the Billboard charts department, discuss why what' ...

  7. MAX & Quinn XCII Talk Pop Hit 'Love Me Less' & Why It's the 'Sleeper Song' of the Summer

    July 09, 2019 1:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 "There's a deeper subject matter to the song, but I just think the energy and stuff is a refreshing pop song for 2019," Quinn tells Billboard's Pop Shop Podcast. If you listen to top 40 radio, you've probably already vibed t ...

  8. First Look: Vanessa Carlton Makes Her Broadway Debut as Carole King in 'Beautiful'

    June 26, 2019 6:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Thursday, singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton will make her Broadway debut as another very famous piano woman, Carole King , in the acclaimed musical  Beautiful. It's Carlton’s first foray into acting onstage, and the latest chapter in an ecle ...

  9. Why Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello's Pop Partnership Is So Powerful

    June 25, 2019 5:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 On the new Pop Shop Podcast, we also dive into chart news from Madonna, Bruce Springsteen & Taylor Swift. There’s just something about the pairing of Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello that perks up the ears of pop fans. The two stars have teamed u ...

  10. Jonas Brothers' Return With 'Happiness Begins' & Runaway June Performs: Chart Beat Podcast

    June 20, 2019 10:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 An inside look at how Billboard's recent JoBros cover story was written. Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast , where each week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson , from the Billboard charts department, discuss why what's on th ...

  11. New Taylor Swift! New Madonna! New Drake! Breaking Down the Big Week in Pop

    June 18, 2019 6:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, we discuss the latest releases from a trio of chart legends. Music fans have been thrown into a tizzy in the past week or so, with new releases from major superstars, including Taylor Swift , Madonna and Drake ...

  12. Must-Hear Music Podcast: Madonna, Monsta X, Bastille, Free Nationals & More

    June 14, 2019 4:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 Madame X is among us. After endless Instagram teases starring Madge in an eyepatch, Madonna's 14th album is here – and it's way weirder than the pre-album songs led us to believe. In the best possible way, the Queen of Pop is letting her f ...

  13. Howard Jones on '80s Classics 'Things Can Only Get Better' & 'No One Is to Blame' & New Album: Chart Beat Podcast

    June 14, 2019 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Plus, analyzing chart returns for Katy Perry, Cardi B & Miley Cyrus. Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast , where each week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson , from the Billboard charts department, discuss why what's on the cha ...

  14. Will Lil Nas X Gallop Away as the 2019 Song of the Summer or Is a Hotter Hit on the Way?

    June 11, 2019 2:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 On the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, we talk about some potential challengers for Lil Nas X's cowboy crown, including Billie Eilish & Katy Perry. Billboard 's 2019 Songs of the Summer chart is only in its second week, but we're alre ...

  15. What's It Like to Go to the Tonys? Best, Worst & Most Surprising Moments From Broadway's Big Night

    June 10, 2019 7:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Sunday, theater lovers around the country tuned in to CBS to watch Broadway's biggest annual event, the 73rd annual Tony Awards . In the realm of musicals, it was a night rewarding creators who broke boundaries and brought experimental visio ...

  16. Must-Hear Music Podcast: Miley, Avicii, Jonas Brothers & More

    June 07, 2019 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The surprise (and surprisingly successful, both commercially and artistically) reunion of the year reaches fruition today with the unveiling of Happiness Begins, the first full-length Jonas Brothers album since 2009's Lines, Vines and Trying Ti ...

  17. How Country Rules Radio & How It's Adapting to a Streaming Era: Chart Beat Podcast

    June 07, 2019 8:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Plus, a look at male artists' domination of the genre. Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast , where each week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson , from the Billboard charts department, discuss why what's on the charts … is on t ...

  18. Ben Platt Talks 'Putting Myself Out There' on Debut Album & Why His First Tour 'Exceeded All Expectations'

    June 04, 2019 9:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 "It was sort of like a wall opened up, in a nice way,” he tells Billboard's Pop Shop Podcast of singing his own songs, unlike his theatrical experience. “It was really wild,” Ben Platt says of his first tour, which recently wrapped at the ...

  19. Billboard on Broadway Podcast: How 'Beetlejuice' Comes to Life on the Broadway Stage

    May 31, 2019 12:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 Adapting a beloved movie into a Broadway musical is an intimidating enough creative endeavor on its own -- never mind tackling one that's achieved cult favorite status. That's just the challenge the creative team behind the new Beetlejuice ...

  20. Ed Sheeran, Lizzo, Meek Mill & Ava Max's 'Sweet' Success for Atlantic Records: Chart Beat Podcast

    May 30, 2019 10:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 The label's John McMann also talks new music from Cardi B, Ally Brooke & more. Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast , where each week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson , from the Billboard charts department, discuss why what� ...

  21. for KING & COUNTRY Performs 'Burn the Ships' & 'God Only Knows': Chart Beat Podcast

    May 29, 2019 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The sibling duo is basking in its longest run atop the Christian Airplay chart. Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast , where each week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson , from the Billboard charts department, discuss why what's on ...

  22. Adam Levine's 'Voice' Exit: What the Show Has Meant for Maroon 5's Career

    May 28, 2019 8:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 On the Pop Shop Podcast, we discuss Adam Levine’s departure from “The Voice” and the impact the show had on Maroon 5’s chart career. “For me, it was time to move on,” Adam Levine posted on Instagram as he announced his departure as a coach on NBC’s ...

  23. Must-Hear Music Podcast: Nilufer Yanya, Aly & AJ, Sada Baby & More

    May 24, 2019 11:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 On this week's Must-Hear Music podcast, we're looking back on some 2019 gems from the first half of the year, from stuff we missed the first time around to hits we just didn't have a chance to chat about yet. We talk about the horn-la ...

  24. From The Beatles to Ed Sheeran, Which Artists Changed Their Sound the Most? Chart Beat Podcast

    May 23, 2019 10:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 Remember when Alanis Morissette made dance-pop? And, when Katy Perry was Katy Hudson, Christian music artist? We have the proof. Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast , where each week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson , from the Billboa ...

  25. How the Men of 'Ain't Too Proud' Bring Pop History to Life Onstage

    May 21, 2019 8:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the 1960s and '70s, Berry Gordy's Motown Records defined the sound of an era of pop music, producing some of pop history's greatest stars while breaking down longstanding racial barriers in the music industry.  While Motown's ...

  26. AJ Mitchell Talks Breakout Single 'All My Friends' & Plans for His 'More Mature' Debut Album: 'It's So Personal'

    May 21, 2019 8:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 The singer-songwriter discusses his journey from getting discovered on social media at 13 to scoring his first hit single on the Pop Shop Podcast. “It’s the most insane thing ever to happen to me in my life,” AJ Mitchell says of notching his first B ...

  27. Carly Rae Jepsen, Tyler the Creator, Halsey & More: Must-Hear Music Podcast

    May 17, 2019 3:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's an insanely stacked new music Friday on this week's Must-Hear Music podcast. Not only is it #DedicationDay – the day we celebrate the release of Carly Rae Jepsen 's new album Dedication , including the Natalie Cole-meets-Cyndi La ...

  28. Billboard on Broadway Podcast: Why Broadway's Reinvented 'Oklahoma!' Rocks

    May 15, 2019 7:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 It took twelve years of development for director Daniel Fish's new production of Oklahoma! to reach Broadway — and now that it's here, it feels as if modern musical theater will be forever changed by the revolutionary take on the quintesse ...

  29. Taylor Swift's Record Rise & the Best Lead Singles of the Past 25 Years: Chart Beat Podcast

    May 09, 2019 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 From Boyz II Men to Beyonce to Justin Bieber, a look at acts that introduced albums with definitive hits. Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast , where each week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson , from the Billboard charts department, d ...

  30. Ashley Tisdale Talks New 'Symptoms' Album: 'It's Important For Me to Speak My Truth'

    May 07, 2019 10:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 The singer-actress joins the Pop Shop Podcast to discuss her first album in nearly a decade: “It is the most authentic thing I’ve ever done.” After a nearly 10-year wait, Ashley Tisdale is back with a new studio album, Symptoms , and a refreshed out ...

  31. Amid Podcasting Frenzy, Endeavor Bets on Star-Powered Audio Slate

    May 02, 2019 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Endeavor Audio has released just two podcasts since its launch last fall, but both quickly attracted an audience.  Scripted series  Blackout , starring Rami Malek, built to No. 2 on Apple Podcasts' chart in the week following its March 19 debut ...

  32. What's Taylor Swift's Best Lead Single From an Album? Plus, The Rua Performs: Chart Beat Podcast

    May 02, 2019 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 How does "ME!" stack up against the first tastes of Swift's first six LPs? Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast , where each week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson , from the Billboard charts department, discuss why what& ...

  33. Why We Can't Wait for Taylor Swift & Madonna to Kick Off New Eras at 2019 Billboard Music Awards

    April 29, 2019 6:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pop fans are in for a treat at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday (May 1), as both Taylor Swift and Madonna will kick off new eras in their careers with the worldwide live TV performances of their latest songs. Swift will open the show wit ...

  34. Inside Broadway's Pop Phenomenon 'Be More Chill'

    April 26, 2019 8:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 To call the musical Be More Chill 's trajectory a journey is no exaggeration. The show -- about an anxious high school student who ingests a supercomputer called a "squip" in an effort to learn to become more cool -- began its life wa ...

  35. How 'Hadestown' Made an Epic Journey to Broadway

    April 24, 2019 3:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 The new Broadway musical Hadestown (which recently opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre) debuted at New York Theatre Workshop in 2016 -- but really, its journey to the stage has taken more than a decade. Singer/songwriter Anais Mitchell began the show ...

  36. Coach Taps Selena Gomez for 'Dream It Real' Podcast Launch

    April 24, 2019 8:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 Coach menswear ambassador Michael B. Jordan and actress Maisie Williams will also appear in upcoming episodes. Coach has turned to their global ambassador Selena Gomez to help launch a new  Dream It Real  podcast series. The breakout Disney star, wh ...

  37. ILoveMakonnen Talks Lil Peep Collab 'I've Been Waiting' & Pop Radio Success: 'It's What We Always Dreamed Of'

    April 24, 2019 12:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 “It feels good to keep his memory alive with the music we created," ILoveMakonnen tells the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast of his music with the late Lil Peep. More than four years ago, rapper/singer ILoveMakonnen scored his first hit single with “ ...

  38. Madonna With Maluma, BTS ft. Halsey, Beyonce, 070 Shake & More: Must-Hear Music Podcast

    April 18, 2019 3:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 With the release of a new Beyonce album and a collaboration between pop icon Madonna and reggaetón star Maluma out, it's a big look for the Queens this week. On the Must-Hear Music podcast, we're talking about Madonna and Maluma's &qu ...

  39. Will 'Boy With Luv' Be BTS' Biggest Radio Hit?: Chart Beat Podcast

    April 18, 2019 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 KJYO's JJ Ryan returns to discuss the new Halsey collaboration. Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast , where each week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson , from the Billboard charts department, discuss why what's on the charts ...

  40. Universal Music Group Teams With Podcast Firm Wondery to Develop Original Content

    April 17, 2019 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Wondery is home to hit programs like 'Dirty John,' which was adapted into a limited TV series for Bravo. Yet another music company is hopping on the podcast bandwagon. Universal Music Group has joined forces with independent podcast publis ...

  41. CNCO Talk Spanglish Single 'Pretend' & Performing (And Hopefully Winning) At 2019 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 16, 2019 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 "When we first heard it, I was like, 'This is a throwback,'" Richard tells Billboard's Pop Shop Podcast of the single's "Rhythm of the Night" interpolation. Since their formation on the Spanish-language singin ...

  42. What Makes A Great Podcast Studio? Here's a Hint: You Won't Be Able To Hear It

    April 12, 2019 9:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 When Spotify acquired both Gimlet and Anchor in Feb. 2019, the streaming company wasn’t just getting into the podcast business; it was also diving deeper into the brick-and-mortar studio business. Last summer, Gimlet and Anchor both opened their own ...

  43. From Drake to Carrie Underwood, How the NHL Is Netting More Live Music Events: Chart Beat Podcast

    April 10, 2019 11:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 NHL chief content officer Steve Mayer joins as the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin. Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast , where each week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson , from the Billboard charts department, discuss why what's on t ...

  44. Sofi Tukker Talk Returning to Coachella With 'A Little More Epic & A Little Bigger' New Music, Including 'Fantasy'

    April 09, 2019 7:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 The duo chat with Billboard's Pop Shop Podcast about the Euro inspiration behind their new single, working with Bomba Estereo & more. Back in 2017, dance duo Sofi Tukker played Coachella for the very first time, worried if people would even ...

  45. Khalid, Gallant ft. T-Pain, J.Lo ft. French Montana & More: Must-Hear Music Podcast

    April 05, 2019 4:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Must-Hear Music podcast fave Khalid returns this week with his sophomore album, Free Spirit. Although we're all fans of Khalid, the album (in general) and its standout track "Twenty One," the crew has mixed feelings about the 17-track ...

  46. A Billie Eilish Roundtable, on the Bill(ie)board Chart Beat Podcast

    April 04, 2019 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Discussing the alt/pop artist ahead of her likely No. 1 debut on the Bill(ie)board 200. Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast , where each week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson , from the Billboard charts department, discuss why what� ...

  47. Rising Country Star Carly Pearce on Her Debut No. 1 'Every Little Thing' & Knowing 'Where I Want to Go' Next: Chart Beat Podcast

    April 03, 2019 11:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 A special episode recorded live for a special cause. On a special Billboard Chart Beat Podcast , recorded live at The Good Cup in Franklin, Tenn., Billboard senior chart manager Jim Asker welcomes singer-songwriter Carly Pearce and Big Machine Recor ...

  48. Ava Max Talks 'Mind-Blowing' Rise of 'Sweet but Psycho,' Debut Album Plans & Why 'No One's Better' Than Beyonce

    April 02, 2019 2:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 The singer/songwriter also chats about follow-up single "So Am I," singing Celine Dion with her mom & more on the Pop Shop Podcast. After finding success around the world with the August-released song "Sweet but Psycho" -- wh ...

  49. Billie Eilish, Ugly God, Sky Ferreira & More: Must-Hear Music Podcast

    April 01, 2019 2:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 She's been generating online buzz for her genre-blurring dark pop for years, and now the debut album from Billie Eilish is finally here. We talk When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? highlights "Bad Guy" and "Ilomilo" on ...

  50. Ariana Grande's Continued Domination & A Very Meta Chart Beat Podcast About Podcasts

    March 28, 2019 10:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 iHeartRadio's Chris Williams chats about the company's first all-podcast terrestrial radio station. Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast , where each week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson , from the Billboard charts departmen ...

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