Welcome to the premiere episode of "The Beat," Billboard.com's brand new daily music-news video show, hosted by Jonathan Brooks. The new series tackles the day's biggest stories, hits the red carpet at the most buzzed-about events and features exclusive interviews and performances with artists impacting the charts.
On this inaugural show, join J.B. as "The Beat" delves into Chris Brown  and Carly Rae Jepsen 's chart power, J.Lo 's "American Idol" departure, the suit against Justin Bieber , D'Angelo 's Essence fest set, and more.
Be sure to come back to Billboard.com  each weekday afternoon to watch a fresh episode of "The Beat."
- The Beat