New Taylor Swift! New Madonna! New Drake! Breaking Down the Big Week in Pop


On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, we discuss the latest releases from a trio of chart legends.

Music fans have been thrown into a tizzy in the past week or so, with new releases from major superstars, including Taylor Swift, Madonna and Drake. It’s a good time to be a purveyor of pop tunes!

On the new episode of the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast (listen below), we discuss Taylor Swift’s new single and video “You Need to Calm Down” and our thoughts on Madonna’s recently released 14th studio album Madame X. Plus, we chat about how Drake is coming for Madonna’s long-standing record for the most top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (38!), as he just notched his 34th top 10 with his featured turn on Chris Brown’s “No Guidance.” Could the hip-hop titan claim a 35th and 36th top 10 next week with his two new tracks, “Omertà” and “Money in the Grave,” featuring Rick Ross?

In addition, we also dive into big chart news from the Jonas Brothers, as the pop trio’s new album Happiness Begins made a big splash on the Billboard 200 chart. The set opened at No. 1 with the biggest week for any album in 2019 — and the biggest for a pop album since the debut frame of Swift’s reputation in 2017.

The Billboard Pop Shop Podcast is your one-stop shop for all things pop on Billboard's weekly charts. You can always count on a lively discussion about the latest pop news, fun chart stats and stories, new music, and guest interviews with music stars and folks from the world of pop. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard's senior director of charts Keith Caulfield and deputy editor, digital Katie Atkinson every week on the podcast, which can be streamed on or downloaded in Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast provider. (Click here to listen to the previous edition of the show on