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 co-director of charts Keith Caulfield every Tuesday 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 returns after a very long vacation (he got married, guys!) and the Pop Shop Podcast welcomes two special guests: Kylie Minogue and Jake Shears! Minogue called in from a London recording studio to discuss her surprise new project, Kylie + Garibay, which was written and produced with Fernando Garibay; how Garibay and herself worked on the Kylie + Garibay set in their “own time” and that it was done “out of love”; and the possibility of a new album surfacing before the end of the year. Later, Shears talks about his new hit single with Nervo and Nile Rodgers, “The Other Boys” (which also happens to feature his friend Kylie Minogue); how he has a new single with Tiga coming out soon; how he’s working on a new musical with Elton John; and the possibility of a new record from him, and the status of Scissor Sisters. Jason and Keith also catch up on chart talk, breaking down moves by the Weeknd, Taylor Swift, Ellie Goulding, Drake/Future and Lana Del Rey. Plus, soon-to-be hits from Daya and Becky G, a Star Wars chart stat, and much more!
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