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Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly pop music 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).
On this week's episode, Jason and Keith dissect the huge chart debut of "Problem" by Ariana Grande, who may already be a bigger star than a lot of people realize; there's also an audio snippet of Grande discussing her sophomore album, due out in August or September. The guys also discuss Iggy Azalea's perfect timing, John Legend's long-awaited first No. 1 single, Usher's comeback single, Coldplay's biggest hit since 2008 and the possibility of "Frozen" finally falling out of No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Also: Lindsay Lohan's "Rumors," a Michael Jackson chart stat of the week, similarities between Future and Rick Ross' albums, the Macarena, "Frozen" jokes and much more.
Listen above, or click here to stream/download in iTunes. Click here to rate the Pop Shop Podcast on iTunes! And be sure to find Jason or Keith on Twitter with any questions or comments!