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 debut episode).
In this week’s episode, Jason and Keith tackle Justin Timberlake’s second No. 1 album of the year; first-week sales predictions for Miley Cyrus’ “Bangerz”; Britney Spears’ latest Hot 100 action; Kanye West’s surprising “new” Top 20 entry; and Paris Hilton’s long-awaited comeback single. There’s also more Lorde talk, a Cassadee Pope performance clip from her recent Billboard studio session, British accents, Ace of Base, and much more.
Listen above, or click here to download this week’s podcast in iTunes. And don’t forget to share your thoughts on any of the Pop Shop Podcast topic in the comments section.