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Past articles by Katie:

Want to Pick Your Dream Pearl Jam Setlist? Watch Eddie Vedder Offer This (And More) for All-In Challenge

Eddie Vedder announced Thursday (April 30) that he and Pearl Jam are joining the ALL-IN Challenge, offering up the ultimate birthday celebration for a PJ superfan to not only spend time with the band, but even influence what they play at a concert. → Read More

What Will Awards Shows Look Like When They Return?

In the latest episode of the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, we discuss all the moving pieces of the delayed, rescheduled and altogether-canceled 2020 awards shows that have fallen victim to the global pandemic, and what the future of those shows could look like. → Read More

Dua Lipa on Soundtracking Kitchen Dance Parties & Why Quarantine Taught Her 'We Don't Need to Live Life So Fast'

Dua Lipa is the latest guest on the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, talking about soundtracking kitchen dance parties with her latest album, "Future Nostalgia," and what it's like to promote an album in quarantine. → Read More

Jennifer Lopez Channels Barbra Streisand, Performing 'People' for 'One World' Concert

Jennifer Lopez channeled Barbra Streisand during Saturday night's (April 18) One World: Together at Home benefit concert, tackling one of the Broadway diva's signature songs: "People" from the 1964 musical Funny Girl. → Read More

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello Perform 'What a Wonderful World' at 'One World' Concert: Watch

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello invited fans into their cozy piano room for a beautiful rendition of Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" during Saturday night's (April 18) One World: Together at Home benefit concert. → Read More

Lady Gaga Urges Everyone to 'Smile' to Kick Off 'One World' Concert

Lady Gaga took an optimistic approach with her song selection to kick off Saturday night's (April 18) One World: Together at Home primetime benefit concert, performing Charlie Chaplin's uplifting classic "Smile" while sitting at her keyboard, surrounded by candles. → Read More

Why Did Lady Gaga Delay Her Album While Others Forged Ahead Amid Coronavirus?

On the latest Pop Shop Podcast, Keith & Katie discuss the rapidly changing album release calendar & why artists choose different paths. → Read More

Burning Man Cancels 2020 Event, Announces 'Virtual Black Rock City'

Burning Man organizers announced Friday night (April 10) that they will not move forward with the 2020 event, due to the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Why Dua Lipa, Post Malone & Harry Styles Could Dominate 2021 Grammys: Early Picks

On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast episode, we take an early look at the Big Four categories for next year -- album, record and song of the year, plus best new artist -- where we think Dua Lipa (Future Nostalgia), Post Malone (Hollywood's Bleeding) and Harry Styles (Fine Line) all look poised to dominate the 2021 conversation. → Read More

Tim McGraw Throws It Back With 'Something Like That' for iHeart Living Room Concert for America

Tim McGraw lightened the mood while supporting a serious cause, playing his upbeat 1999 hit "Something Like That" while dangling from his pool diving board for the iHeart Living Room Concert for America on Sunday night (March 29). → Read More

Essence Fest 2020 Postponed Amid Coronavirus Concerns

After initially stating March 13 that it planned to move forward with its scheduled July 1-5 dates in New Orleans, Essence Fest 2020 announced late Friday (March 27) that it will move "closer to the fall" instead, given the heightened concerns around the coronavirus. → Read More

Jackson Browne Tests Positive for Coronavirus: "You Have to Assume You Have It"

Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne on Tuesday revealed that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. → Read More

Lauren Jauregui Plans to Cook Up Some 'Genius Sh-- During Quarantine' to Follow the 'Sensual Energy' of 'Lento'

Lauren Jauregui is finding the silver linings in being cooped up at home, as we all keep our distance and try to curb the spread of the coronavirus. "I've been on a super creative stint, so I've been writing songs like every day," the singer/songwriter tells Billboard's Pop Shop Podcast. → Read More

Diplo on Why 'Heartless' Is 'Threatening' to Country Radio & Saying No to Shakira

Plus: His Thomas Rhett & Young Thug collab, dropping everything for Madonna, reuniting with Dua Lipa and where his underwear ad ranks with Calvin Harris & Shawn Mendes, on the Pop Shop Podcast. → Read More

Billboard Music Awards Postponed Due to Coronavirus

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards have officially been postponed due to coronavirus concerns, dick clark productions and NBC announced Tuesday (March 17). A new date has yet to be announced. → Read More

Taylor Swift Urges Fans to 'Truly Isolate' to Curb the Spread of Coronavirus

If you're thinking of carrying on like normal in the face of the coronavirus, Taylor Swift has some advice: "We need to make social sacrifices right now." → Read More

Robbie Williams on Returning to Las Vegas & Why Nobody Says No to Taylor Swift

Robbie Williams has a pretty simple goal heading into his 2020 Las Vegas residency: to please absolutely everyone. On the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, we talk about his return to Sin City, the possibility of new music, scoring his 13th No. 1 album in his native U.K. and more. → Read More

Did Katy Perry Just Reveal a Baby Bump?

So is Katy Perry pregnant or just playing a pregnant character in her new "Never Worn White" video? She's not saying just yet, but an Instagram teaser for the new video -- which is set to premiere at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday night (March 4) -- shows Perry looking ethereal in two different looks: one has her body covered in pastel flowers, while the other shows off a pregnant belly in a… → Read More

Why Pop Music Needs Lady Gaga & Her 'Stupid Love' Right Now

The new Pop Shop Podcast discusses why it was important for Lady Gaga to drop a new single right now — specifically "Stupid Love" — and how its pure dance-pop sound fits into the current pop radio landscape → Read More

Why Billie Eilish & James Bond Make the Perfect Pair, Plus 007's Top 10 Biggest Hot 100 Hits

The latest Pop Shop Podcast examines why Billie Eilish is the perfect musical pairing for James Bond film series, and how she fits into the legacy of 007 music. → Read More