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).
On the latest show, Betty Who drops by for a fun conversation about her just-released album, The Valley! The singer/songwriter, who has scored a trio of No. 1s on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart, discusses her new release (which debuted on March 24); being a "pop music nerd"; her love of Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears; and working with Superfruit and Warren G on her new album.
Betty Who says putting together the album "was a lot of testing the waters emotionally and sonically in trying to figure out where I wanted to be and the kind of artist I wanted to portray myself as and the music I wanted to put out… I wanted it to be an honest reflection of where I'm at right now as a human."
In addition, the Pop Shop Podcast team dives into chart news about Drake, Chuck Berry and Depeche Mode, along with a discussion about a bevy of One Direction-related updates about Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Zayn.
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