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 the previous episode).
This week’s podcast features an interview with Martin Kierszenbaum, the head of Cherrytree Records and the artist Cherry Cherry Boom Boom; the veteran record executive discusses his work on Madonna’s hotly anticipated next project, upcoming projects from Robyn and Sir Sly, and the future of Cherry Cherry Boom Boom’s recorded output. Jason and Keith also chat about Ariana Grande’s sophomore album My Everything hitting No. 1; Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” being named Song of the Summer; and summer’s biggest winners and losers in music, including the masterminds behind “Problem” and TV singing competitions.
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