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).
On this week’s episode (the 50th episode of the Pop Shop Podcast!), Robyn & Royksopp stop by the show to talk about their collaborative “mini-album” release Do It Again, as well as their current tour and the individual projects they have in the works (Robyn is working on a new EP, and Royksopp has a new album out in November!). Jason and Keith also discuss Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off,” her new pop sound and whether or not the single could debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart; Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea dominating the Hot 100 chart with three songs each in the Top 10; Troye Sivan’s surprising Top 10 debut with his first EP; and the MTV Video Music Awards, and which artists could see chart rises from their performances at the ceremony. There’s also Robin Williams, Meghan Trainor, Baauer, a special VMAs Pop Shop Podcast preview, and much more.
Listen above, or click here to stream/download in iTunes. Click here to rate the Pop Shop Podcast on iTunes! And be sure to find Jason or Keith on Twitter with any questions or comments.