Music Photos of the Week
September 16: And the judges are in! Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Ryan Seacrest, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson on the set of Season 12 of American Idol.

Welcome to the Tuesday, Sept. 18 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. dishes on Taylor Swift and Rihanna's top MTV European Music Awards nominations, Smokey Robinson's upcoming "Spanglish" album, the new "American Idol judges, the xx's first No. 1 on the U.K. albums chart, and Down's "Purple EP" -- available to stream on Billboard.com.

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