Chris Payne


Chris Payne joined the editorial team in January 2013 after breaking in as an intern with both Billboard and Pitchfork, and freelancing for outlets like Paste,, The L and Critical Mob. He served as music director for The College of New Jersey's WTSR from 2008 to 2010.

Calvin Harris

Listen to Calvin Harris' 'Motion' Album a Week Early

When the world's No. 1 earning DJ shared the track listing for his new album earlier this month, that collaboration list looked pretty exciting, didn’t it? Well, the time has come -- Calvin Harris is now streaming his new studio album "Motion," a week ahead of its Nov. 4 release date.
Jef Tweedy, Ewan McGregor, and Charles Barkley

Watch Wilco's Jeff Tweedy Play Charades on 'Fallon' With Ewan McGregor

Wilco swung by "The Tonight Show" last night (Oct. 27) and frontman Jeff Tweedy got in on some celebrity charades with host Jimmy Fallon. Check out the video below, as the denim jacket superstar acts out "The Cat in the Hat" and other clues to teammate Ewan McGregor, up against Fallon and Charles Barkley.
The Top 10 Halloween Songs

The Top 10 Halloween Songs

A creepy countdown of Billboard's Top Halloween Songs. Because when it comes to Halloween, these are the songs you wouldn't want to be caught ... dead ... without.
Iggy Azalea's 'SNL' Collaborator MØ Explains Her 'Beg For It' Performance Flub

Iggy Azalea's 'SNL' Collaborator MØ Explains Her 'Beg For It' Performance Flub

Two days after the ten-year anniversary of Ashlee Simpson’s infamous Saturday Night Live lip-sync fiasco, the was a little hitch in Iggy Azalea’s performance as SNL musical guest on Oct. 25. Iggy brought out Danish singer MØ for a performance of her new single “Beg For It,” and her guest’s vocals in the chorus seemed a little delayed.