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).
In this week’s episode, Jason and Keith are joined by Billboard branding expert Andrew Hampp to discuss Eminem & Rihanna’s new, historic No. 1 single; P!nk’s career and her Woman of the Year acceptance speech at this year’s Women In Music ceremony; the genius of Janelle Monae; and new Top 10 albums from Garth Brooks and Britney Spears. There’s also a special podcast guest: Icona Pop, who calls in to talk about touring with Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry next year. All that, plus the brilliance of “Timber’s” arrangement, a “what if?” scenario with Gotye, Tegan & Sara, the “Perfume” video, and much more.