Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's brand-new, weekly audio breakdown.
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 discuss the first-week sales projection for Katy Perry's "PRISM"; Pearl Jam's new No. 1 album; Eminem's latest Top 10 hit; and Lady Gaga's album track-turned-single. Later, Billboard senior branding correspondent Andrew Hampp stops by to discuss the major labels' next big releases -- including projects by Beyonce (maybe), Shakira (definitely) and Sage The Gemini -- as well as this fall's biggest Christmas releases. There's also Scotty McCreery, "Duck Dynasty," Keith's best-ever Gaga falsetto and a lot more.
Listen above, or click here to download/stream in iTunes. And be sure to share your thoughts on any of the Pop Shop Podcast topics in the comments section!