The Beat 9/27: Taylor Swift Talks 'Never' Inspiration, Pink Tops Billboard 200
The Beat 9/27: Taylor Swift Talks 'Never' Inspiration, Pink Tops Billboard 200

Welcome to the Thursday, Aug. 23 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's chart-topping, record-breaking hit single, the latest videos from Dinosaur Jr. and Marilyn Manson, Avril Lavigne's engagement to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, Dee Snider's drama with Paul Ryan and the GOP, and more! Tune in here:

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

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