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).
On this week’s episode, special guests Fifth Harmony join the Pop Shop Podcast to discuss their new single “Bo$$,” which debuts on this week’s Hot 100 chart, as well as their upcoming debut album, new choreography and why they don’t watch YouTube videos of their “X Factor” performances. Jason and Keith also discuss the rise of MAGIC!’s “Rude” to the top of the Hot 100 chart, and what finally pushed it past “Fancy”; Disclosure’s “Latch” reaching the Top 10 two years after its original release; an abysmal album sales week, and what we can hope for in the fourth quarter; and next week’s battle for chart supremacy between “Weird Al” Yankovic and Jason Mraz. All that, plus chart flubs of the week, a Bey-utiful chart stat of the week, Sean Paul’s “Get Busy,” the ubiquity of Sam Smith, praying for a new Adele album, and much more.
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