Pop Shop Podcast: Adam Lambert on 'Ghost Town,' New Album & Why He Rejected a Covers Project
Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly charts breakdown.
Welcome to a special 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 the previous episode).
On this week's episode, Adam Lambert stops by the podcast to discuss his new "existential dance goth rave" single "Ghost Town," contemplating (and ultimately rejecting) an 80's covers album, finding his new sound in Sweden and why his new album The Original High will offer "something for everybody." (Note: there's more with Adam coming to Billboard.com soon!) Before that, Jason and Keith chat about Shawn Mendes scoring his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart; another week for "See You Again" atop the Hot 100 chart; Rihanna Watch on the Hot 100, and whether or not "American Oxygen" will be a smash; and Ariana Grande's breakup with Big Sean, with some (unsolicited) advice for her next album. There's also soon-to-be hits from Andy Grammer, Fifth Harmony and Little Big Town; album debuts from Tyler, The Creator and Reba McEntire; Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea performing at the upcoming Billboard Music Awards; and why the Pop Shop Podcast is never rooting for heartache.