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Demi Lovato's Pledge to Donate, Drake's Son's Social Media Debut & More: This Week in Billboard News

Demi Lovato
Austin Hargrave

Demi Lovato photographed on Feb. 20, 2018 at The Flamingo House in Sacramento, Calif.

Plus, the latest industry news related to the coronavirus.

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, Jordyn and Gary discuss Demi Lovato's decision to support those fighting the coronavirus pandemic, as, on Tuesday, she took to social media and mused, "This is a time to provide inspiration … and help those in need."

Lovato announced plans to pledge up to $125,000 through June 30, as well as donate proceeds to bring "badly needed gear to frontline workers on the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund of the World Health Organization."

Jordyn and Gary also cover artists that have passed away due to complications from the coronavirus, including "Stacy's Mom" and "That Thing You Do!" vocalist Adam Schlesinger and veteran country star Joe Diffie.

On a lighter note, Jordyn and Gary also recap Drake's photo reveal of his son Adonis, Rihanna's 10-year plan and artists' obsession over Netflix's Tiger King. Plus, get up to date on Billboard's charts, including The Weeknd's unprecedented success.

Listen to this week's podcast below.


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