Pop Shop Podcast: Charlie Puth Interview, One Direction's 'Drag Me Down' & Summer Song Check-In
Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly charts 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 co-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 the previous episode).
Charlie Puth stops by the Pop Shop Podcast to discuss the enormous success of “See You Again,” getting recognized, hanging out with Lil Wayne and what to expect from his debut album. Before that, Jason and Keith tackle One Direction’s “Drag Me Down” — does the new single live up to the hype, is Zayn Malik missed at all, and where should we expect the song to debut on the Hot 100 chart? The guys also revisit their song of the summer predictions, nod to Demi Lovato’s Top 20 entrance, recap the Meek Mill/Drake beef’s effect on each rapper’s sales, recap the past two No. 1 debuts on the Billboard 200 albums chart, offer soon-to-be hits from Pop Shop Podcast favorites and talk about disaster movies.