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 last week’s episode).
In this week’s all-things-Slim Shady episode, Jason and Keith welcome Billboard indies reporter Reggie Ugwu to talk about his Eminem cover story for Billboard magazine, the huge sales projection for “The Marshall Mathers LP 2,” Eminem’s latest Top 10 hit “The Monster” and his controversial lyrics, among other topics. There’s also a comparison between Arcade Fire’s two No. 1 albums, “Reflektor” and “The Suburbs”; One Direction’s Mumford-tastic new single; Pitbull puns; Guitar Hero nostalgia; and whether or not any other album coming out this year can debut as big as “MMLP2.”
Listen above, or click here to stream/download on iTunes. And be sure to share your thoughts on any of the Pop Shop Podcast topics in the comments section!