Chris Payne

Editorial Assistant, Billboard.com

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, RollingStone.com, The L and Critical Mob. He served as music director for The College of New Jersey's WTSR from 2008 to 2010.

2013 Year-End Music Quiz: Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake, Lorde & More

2013 Year-End Music Quiz: Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake, Lorde & More

What a year it's been. In 2013, Billboard put on a fresh face with a brand-wide relaunch, and got treated to one of the headline-grabbing years popular music has seen in recent memory. There were championship-caliber comebacks (Justin Timberlake, Daft Punk), blockbuster releases from some of pop's biggest divas (Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Britney Spears), and artists hardly anyone had heard a year earlier (Lorde, Macklemore) who topped the Hot 100 with some of the year's most enduring singles.
Miley Cyrus Fans Seek Refund for No-Show at Boston Jingle Ball

Miley Cyrus Fans Seek Refund for No-Show at Boston Jingle Ball

Leading up to last week's Boston's KISS 108 Jingle Ball, fans had plenty of reason to believe headliner Miley Cyrus would be performing. Although Winter Storm Electra had left the singer stranded in New York, the radio station allegedly continued airing segments claiming she was already inside the TD Garden.
Miley Cyrus Fans Seek Refund for No-Show at Boston Concert

Miley Cyrus Fans Seek Refund for No-Show at Boston Concert

Leading up to Boston's KISS 108 Jingle Ball, fans had plenty of reason to believe headliner Miley Cyrus would be performing. Although Winter Storm Electra had left the singer stranded in New York, the radio station continued to air segments claiming that she was already inside the TD Garden on Dec. 14.
Angel Haze Leaks 'Dirty Gold;' Label Responds By Moving Up Release Date

Angel Haze Leaks 'Dirty Gold;' Label Responds By Moving Up Release Date

Hours after she leaked her upcoming debut album without the permission of her label (only to have it taken down soon after), Angel Haze's "Dirty Gold" scored a new release date. Republic will release the long player on Dec. 30 in the United States and UK, roughly two months ahead of its previously announced March 3 arrival.

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