Plus, the latest on The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Billie Eilish and more.
Welcome to the This Week in Billboard News podcast, where Jordyn Rolling, Billboard News host and producer, and Gary Trust, Billboard senior director of charts, dive into the week's biggest music news stories.
This week, we cover the death of rapper Pop Smoke, was reportedly murdered Wednesday (Feb. 19) during a home invasion robbery in the Hollywood Hills. He was just 20 years old. (A spokesperson for the LAPD confirmed the details of the report to Billboard, but did not name the alleged victim, citing privacy rules.)
Trevor Anderson, Billboard R&B/hip-hop chart manager, stops by to discuss Pop Smoke's chart success and more, as just this week he earned his first top 10 album on the Billboard 200, as Meet the Woo 2 debuted at No. 7.