Pop Shop Podcast: Pharrell, Eric Church, Imagine Dragons & More

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Pharrell, Eric Church, Imagine Dragons, Mariah Carey

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Welcome to the latest episode of the 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 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 or downloaded in iTunes (click here to listen to last week's episode).

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On this week's episode, the guys welcome features editor Brad Wete to discuss the impressive hot streak of Pharrell Williams, and what to expect from his just-announced new album "G I R L"; Eric Church's "The Outsiders" debut, and how a country artist without any smash singles just notched the biggest album debut of 2014; Mariah Carey's return to the Hot 100 as a solo artist, and whether or not her next album still has some "buzz" behind it; and the record-setting Hot 100 run of Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive." There's also a new segment called "Wacky Chart Stat of the Day"; NBA All-Star Weekend; the "happy bummer" of AWOLNATION; Exposé; and much more.

Listen above, or click here to stream/download in iTunes. And be sure to find Jason or Keith on Twitter with any questions or comments!


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