Pop Shop Podcast: Tove Lo on ‘Habits’ Hot 100 Run, Katy Perry’s Dancing & Refusing To Censor Lyrics

Tove Lo, 2014
Trish Halpin

Tove Lov visits Billboard's New York office on September 30, 2014.

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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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Tove Lo, fresh off her first Top 10 single on the Hot 100 chart and her debut album release, stops by the Pop Shop Podcast to discuss “Habits (Stay High)” becoming a personally revealing pop smash, her risqué songwriting, working with Max Martin and why she won’t be able to match Katy Perry’s dance moves when she opens up the PRISMATIC tour later this year. Jason and Keith also discuss Lady Gaga scoring her third No. 1 album with her Tony Bennett duets release Cheek To Cheek; why Thom Yorke’s Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes will not appear on the Billboard charts (yet); Kendrick Lamar notching a Top 40 debut on the Hot 100, while Clean Bandit moves into the Top 10; and new singles from One Direction, Lorde and Fergie. There’s also Alt-J, Paula Abdul, Jennifer Hudson, Kenny Chesney, Barbra Streisand, Prince, a prediction as to how long Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” can top the Hot 100, and a special Pop Shop Podcast anniversary!

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