Welcome to the Thursday, July 26 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 -- all from the streets of Venice Beach.
In today's episode, J.B. deals out the details on Nas at the top of the charts, Katy Perry as queen of Pop. . .chips, Willie Nelson's Railroad Revival tour, and Lady Gaga's legal headaches with the makers of Bratz dolls.
Be sure to come back to Billboard.com each weekday afternoon to watch a fresh episode of "The Beat."