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).
On this week’s episode, Jason and Keith introduce Ask The Pop Shop, a new segment in which the guys answer fan questions about the charts and pop music in general. Along with fielding questions about Little Mix’s U.S. crossover, Imagine Dragons’ possible Hot 100 record, Keith’s favorite Madonna album and which songs might be flying into the Top 10 soon, the Pop Shop guys discuss Idina Menzel’s new Top 20 hit from “Frozen,” the state of the “Now That’s What I Call Music!” franchise, the possibility of Pharrell’s “Happy” hitting No. 1, Bruno Mars’ Super Bowl bounce, Mariah Carey’s long-awaited new album (and other endlessly delayed albums that will hopefully be arriving someday soon), “Con Air,” and much more.