Pop Shop Podcast: Ask The Pop Shop! Questions on the Hot 100, Demi Lovato & More

Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, Rick Ross, Lady Gaga
Lovato: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters/Landov; Perry: Araya Diaz/WireImage; Ross: Dustin Aksland; Gaga: Splash News


Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's 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).

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On this week's special episode, Jason and Keith host another "Ask The Pop Shop" session of answering listener questions about the chart world and pop music. How exactly is the Hot 100 put together? Will Demi Lovato's new single "Really Don't Care" become a hit? Is Katy Perry's "Birthday" underperforming? What's the best source for global sales stats? Should Lady Gaga release another single off of "ARTPOP"? What's the most surprising hit single of this year? Keith and Jason answer all these listener-submitted Twitter questions and more.

Listen above, or click here to stream/download on 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.