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, Carly Rae Jepsen stops by to discuss her new single “I Really Like You,” her new music video with Justin Bieber and Tom Hanks, writing songs with Tegan and Sara and following up a huge hit like “Call Me Maybe.” Before that, Jason and Keith discuss Pitbull and Ne-Yo‘s new Top 10 single “Time Of Our Lives,” Selena Gomez and Zedd debuting in the Top 20 of the Hot 100 with “I Want You To Know,” the growing chart success of Fox’s hit drama Empire, Big Sean‘s first No. 1 album, Kid Rock‘s latest Top 10 album and a sales forecast for Kelly Clarkson‘s new full-length. All that, plus girl group week, the chart legacy of “Glee,” the stanky legg and much more.