Pop Shop Podcast featuring Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande & Wiz Khalifa

Pop Shop Podcast: Taylor Swift Hits No. 1, Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda,' Wiz Khalifa & More

On this week's podcast, Jason and Keith break down Taylor Swift's triumphant No. 1 debut on the Hot 100 chart: how "Shake It Off" made it happen, why debuting atop the Hot 100 chart is so rare, and whether or not the single's run at No. 1 can continue for multiple weeks. Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" has slithered to No. 2 on the Hot 100 -- can the single reach the heights of "Super Bass" or "Starships"?
Merchandise, 2014

Merchandise Talks 'After the End,' Punk Culture & Hating Morrissey Comparisons

Merchandise’s Caraon Cox knows that life will always be in flux. He used to be straight edge; now he’s not. He used to be vegetarian; he now eats meat. The Tampa-based band he fronts used to be signed to a small, D.I.Y.-minded label; now they’re with 4AD, which one might call a “major indie.”
Music video for Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off"

Taylor Swift Tops Billboard Artist 100

Taylor Swift takes over as the top artist in the U.S., as she vaults to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100, marking her first week atop the chart. She'd re-entered the list at No. 69 last week as buzz built for her new Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 "Shake It Off."
Michael Jackson: His Life In Photos

Album Sales Hit A New Low

As streaming gathers momentum, the U.S. music industry keeps breaking sales milestones -- the wrong kind.
Documentary Screening Draws Lennon Fans to Central Park

John Lennon's Killer Admits He’s ‘An Idiot’

"I am sorry for causing that type of pain," Mark David Chapman told a parole board last week, according to a transcript released Wednesday. "I am sorry for being such an idiot and choosing the wrong way for glory."