The Beat 8/17: Jordin on 'Sparkle,' Cee Lo Rocks NFL
The Beat 8/17: Jordin on 'Sparkle,' Cee Lo Rocks NFL

Welcome to the Friday, August 17 edition of "The Beat,"'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. has the headlines for you on Jordin Sparks's recent on-camera chat with Billboard about the magic of making Sparkle with the late Whitney Houston, Cee Lo Green getting ready for some football as he signs up to be the voice of the NFL Thursday Night Football opening song, just how well 2 Chainz brand new album is looking to do on next week's Billboard 200 chart, and more.

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