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).
EDM superstar Zedd stops by the Pop Shop Podcast this week to discuss his new album True Colors, his upcoming arena tour, working with Selena Gomez on “I Want You To Know” and being in tabloids for the first time. Before that, Jason and Keith preview the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, dishing on their most anticipated performances and dream interviews; Taylor Swift‘s star-packed music video for “Bad Blood,” which will premiere during the BBMAs; Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea‘s “Pretty Girls,” which debuts on the Hot 100 (and may see a bump next week); Mumford & Sons hitting No. 1 but falling short of their monster 2012 debut; and American Idol going off the air next year. There’s also soon-to-be-hits from Nicki Minaj and OMI, Game of Thrones, a Madonna chart stat of the week (of course) and much more.
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