Pop Shop Podcast: Echosmith Talks 'Cool Kids,' Surprise Success & Getting Paid In Chicken

Echosmith, 2014
Trish Halpin

Echosmith visits Billboard's New York office on Nov. 14, 2014.

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 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, pop quartet Echosmith stops by to chat about the success of their Top 20 hit "Cool Kids," their quickly growing audiences and getting paid in Chick-Fil-A platters in the group's early years. Jason and Keith also have a ton to discuss in the charts world, including the new changes to the Billboard 200 albums chart; the Pentatonix album and the dearth of new Christmas music this year; new Top 10 singles from Selena Gomez and Bruno Mars, and what pushed them up the Hot 100 chart; and, most shockingly, actress Jennifer Lawrence's Top 20 debut with a Hunger Games: Mockingjay song. All that, plus "A Very Björk Christmas," an Oscar-winning chart stat of the week, the Philadelphia 76ers, Thanksgiving food, and much more.

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