Pop Shop Podcast: Ed Sheeran, Lana Del Rey, Maroon 5 & More

Ed Sheeran, Lana Del Rey, Shakira, Adam Levine
Getty Images; Shakira: Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartRadio; Levine: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for American Express

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).

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On this week's episode, Jason and Keith discuss the No. 1 debut of Lana Del Rey's "Ultraviolence," and what her lack of high-profile promotion means for pop; Ed Sheeran's projected sales debut for "x" and his ascendance to pop stardom; Maroon 5's Top 20 debut on the Hot 100 chart; and World Cup songs from Shakira, Pitbull and Santana. There's also a check-in on Iggy Azalea atop the Hot 100, Ariana Grande's next single, Sam Smith's latest chart moves, an especially melodic chart stat of the week, 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.