Welcome to the new episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast, Billboard's weekly audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard co-director of charts Keith Caulfield and Billboard.com senior editor Katie Atkinson every Tuesday on the Pop Shop Podcast, which can be streamed on Billboard.com or downloaded in iTunes (click here to listen to the previous episode on Billboard.com).
On our latest show, we welcome special guest Lars Ulrich of Metallica! We spoke to Ulrich about the 25th anniversary of the band’s massive self-titled album (often referred to as The Black Album), which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart dated Aug. 31, 1991. The set reigns as the best-selling album in the United States of the entire Nielsen Music era (1991-present), with a whopping 16.4 million copies sold.