Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast, Billboard’s weekly audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year’s biggest musical events. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard co-director of charts Keith Caulfield and Billboard.com senior editor Katie Atkinson every Tuesday on the Pop Shop Podcast, which can be streamed on Billboard.com or downloaded in iTunes (click here to listen to the previous episode on Billboard.com).
This week, we’re joined by Hozier, who just returned with his first new music since his self-titled 2014 debut album: the haunting ballad “Better Love” from The Legend of Tarzan (the song and soundtrack are available now on iTunes). He talks about his first foray into movie music, what that process was like and whether he would do it again. We also discussed his life after the global success of “Take Me to Church” (a No. 2 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on Hot Rock Songs) and how long it will be until the next album (let the man have some downtime, Hozier fans!).
In addition, this is a very special “Ask the Pop Shop” episode: Listen to the podcast above to hear about which of our favorite divas should front rock bands and how the next Britney Spears album might do, plus we take a closer look at Demi Lovato‘s latest sales. You asked, we answered!
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