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, Jason and Keith discuss the unstoppable run of the “Frozen” soundtrack, which is the “Titanic” franchise for a new generation; Lana Del Rey’s “Born To Die” crossing 1 million copies sold, and why her next project will likely be massive; Lady Gaga’s “G.U.Y.” music video, and whether or not it will help the song crack the Hot 100 chart; and whether the sales debuts of YG, Foster The People and Skrillex were impressive or depressing. There’s also an interview with rising pop star Betty Who about the success of her single “Somebody Loves You,” her soon-to-be-released second EP and more. Plus: Hall & Oates, Idina Menzel, the Muppets, Pharrell vs. Rick Ross, John Legend’s “All Of Me” possibly hitting No. 1 next week, Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” and much more.