Welcome to the Thursday, January 17 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 Kid Cudi's latest non-musical endeavor, shares some charitable children, and talks about a "Django Unchained" soundtrack star who got some surprise Grammy nominations. He's also got this week's updates on the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 charts. Tune in below!
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