Welcome to a special 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).
Nathan Sykes stops by the Pop Shop Podcast this week to discuss his first solo project, the bittersweet feeling of moving forward from the Wanted and the possibility of the U.K. boy band reuniting. Before that, the guys talk about Alabama Shakes’ first No. 1 album, and the state of general album sales in 2015; a new Top 10 hit for Jason Derulo, and the Top 20 bow of T-Wayne; Mariah Carey‘s new single “Infinity,” and Adam Lambert‘s new video for “Ghost Town”; and soon-to-be hits from Panic! at the Disco and Echosmith. There’s also a Rih-diculous chart stat of the week, a quick word on Zac Brown Band, basketball jokes and much more.