Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown.
Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast, Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard.com associate editor Jason Lipshutz and Billboard associate director of charts Keith Caulfield every Thursday on the free Pop Shop Podcast, which can be streamed on Billboard.com or downloaded in iTunes (click here to listen to last week's episode).
This week, Jason and Keith barrel through a variety of hot topics, including Shakira's new album debut, Lorde's ever-consistent sales, Lil Jon's unexpected return to the Top 10 of the Hot 100 chart, Justin Timberlake's first Top 20 single since "Mirrors," Chris Brown's latest hit, the Black Keys' new radio offering and the debut of U.K. group Rixton in the States. There's also a podcast interview with G.R.L., a new girl group that has collaborated with Pitbull on the Hot 100 hit "Wild Wild Love"; the five-piece discusses their formation, working with Pitbull and the progress of their debut album. There's also a "Game of Thrones" shout-out, Michael Jackson's posthumous album, BBMak, LMFAO-core, Fleetwood Mac, McFly & much more.