The Beat: Lionel Richie and Jimmy Buffett Duet, Animal Collective's New Single Drops
The Beat: Lionel Richie and Jimmy Buffett Duet, Animal Collective's New Single Drops

On the Wednesday, Aug. 1 edition of "The Beat," host Jonathan Brooks is bringing you the latest music news -- what's making headlines and who's topping the charts -- straight from Music City, U.S.A.

As J.B. wraps up his trip to Nashville, he dishes on Lionel Richie's duet with Jimmy Buffett, the stellar sales of the "Isles of Wonder" Olympic album, Animal Collective's new single, Lana Del Rey and Courtney Love's Twitter drama, Ellie Goulding's upcoming album, and more. Tune in below!

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