The Billboard Pop Shop Podcast wishes you a Merry Christmas — and a happy new playlist!
On our latest episode (below), we take a listen to five 2020 holiday hits, from Mariah Carey’s new “girl group” with Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson on “Oh Santa!” to Jonas Brothers’ melancholic mistletoe ballad “I Need You Christmas.”
We also chat about three new December duets: Dolly Parton and Michael Bublé‘s cheeky “Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas,” Carrie Underwood and John Legend’s lush “Hallelujah,” and Meghan Trainor and Seth MacFarlane’s modern-meets-classic take on “White Christmas,” which jumps 6-1 to top this week’s Adult Contemporary airplay chart.
Listen to the show below to hear all about the five festive and fresh new candidates for your holiday playlist.
Also on the show, we talk all about Katie’s interview with the Queen of Christmas herself, Mariah Carey! Katie had a dream-come-true video call with the elusive chanteuse ahead of the premiere of Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special on Apple TV+, and now we relive the merriest moments.
Plus, we’ve got news about how Bad Bunny makes history on the charts as his new album El Ultimo Tour del Mundo debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, becoming the first all-Spanish-language album at No. 1 in the 64-year history of the chart. Plus, over on the Billboard Hot 100, Carey’s holiday favorite “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is knocking on the No. 1 door, as the song rises 14-2.
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 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.)