2017 BET Awards
Pop Shop Podcast: Mariah Carey, Nico & Vinz Interview, Rixton Interview & More
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).
On this week's episode, Norwegian pop duo Nico & Vinz stops by the show to talk about their Top 10 hit "Am I Wrong," bringing their offbeat single to America and the U.S. music they grew up absorbing. Then, pop-rock group Rixton appears on the podcast to discuss their Top 20 hit "Me and My Broken Heart," their YouTube beginnings, upcoming album plans and why they hate being called a 'boy band.' Jason and Keith also discuss the disappointing sales debuts of Mariah Carey's "Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse" and Austin Mahone's "The Secret" EP; MAGIC!'s breakthrough single "Rude," which is now in the Top 10; and whether or not Coldplay's "Ghost Stories" can stay at No. 1 for a third straight week. All that, plus Jante Jackson, "Master Chef," Diet Sublime, "Wrecking Ball" jokes and 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.