The Beat: Katy Perry Queen of Popchips, Nas Rules Charts, Willie Nelson's Tour
The Beat: Katy Perry Queen of Popchips, Nas Rules Charts, Willie Nelson's Tour

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."

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