Happy Halloween to one and all! Welcome to this spook-tacular 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 episode, Jason and Keith break down Katy Perry’s No. 1 album debut, and whether “PRISM’s” first-week sales figure is a surprise; Lou Reed’s passing, and how it impacts the Billboard charts; new Top 10 entries from OneRepublic and Imagine Dragons on the Hot 100; and what Jason asked Celine Dion after her NYC performance earlier this week. There’s also a Cher Lloyd studio snippet, a quick preview of Arcade Fire’s “Reflektor” debut, a Lady Gaga follow-up discussion, Susan Boyle, Fifth Harmony, Halloween costumes and much more.
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