Welcome to the Friday, Sept. 7 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.
Last night, J.B. was on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards, chatting with stars and learning how to best survive a zombie apocalypse. He also has the scoop on Lady Gaga's North American tour dates, Flo Rida's return to the top of the Hot 100, and more. Tune in below!
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