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).
Tori Kelly is this week’s Pop Shop Podcast guest, and the promising pop singer-songwriter discusses her new single “Nobody Love,” working with Max Martin and what fans can expect from her 2015 debut album. Before that, Jason and Keith discuss Lady Gaga‘s buzzed-about performance at the Oscars, and the biggest sales bumps from the Academy Awards; Imagine Dragons‘ No. 1 album debut, and why it might fall short of some expectations; the Weeknd crashing the Top 10 of the Hot 100 for the first time as a solo artist, and the continued strength of the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack; and “Uptown Funk’s” Hot 100 dominance, and how long that reign could last. There’s also a new soon-to-be hits with songs by Nick Jonas and Olly Murs, a Lady Gaga chart stat of the week, John Travolta creepin’, and much more.