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 the previous episode).
On this week’s episode, Jason and Keith discuss Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea‘s new collaboration “Pretty Girls” with special guest Bradley Stern, editor-in-chief of PopCrush. The guys break down the pluses and minuses of the highly anticipated new single, who needs “Pretty Girls” to be a hit more, how “Pretty Girls” will debut on the charts and Britney’s all-time best collaborations. The guys also discuss Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen” moving up to No. 2 on the Hot 100, T-Wayne entering the Top 10, Andy Grammer’s “Honey, I’m Good,” soon-to-be-hits from Rachel Platten and Major Lazer, Zac Brown Band’s No. 1 album debut, a quick forecast for Mumford & Sons’ Wilder Mind sales debut, the Met Gala and the Madonna/Gaga feud ending, and One Direction and the Zayn/Louis feud beginning.
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