Jingle Ball 2012 Photos: New York & Los Angeles
Justin Bieber performs during Z100's Jingle Ball 2012 at Madison Square Garden on December 7, 2012 in New York City.

Welcome to the Wednesday, December 19 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts.

In today's episode, J.B. has the latest headlines about Justin Bieber, plus a list of Billboard's top albums of the year and the run-down on which releases dropped this week. Tune in below!

Be sure to come back to Billboard.com each weekday afternoon to watch a fresh episode of "The Beat."