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.

Pusha T Announces, 'Clipse Working on New Album'

Pusha T Announces, 'Clipse Working on New Album'

Long-running rumors of a Clipse reunion just got a lot more credible. Yesterday (Jan. 7) evening, Pusha T posted "Clipse working on a new album" to his official Facebook page, linking to a story on Karen Civil, which reads:
Clinton Sparks, 'Stay With You Tonight' Feat. Riff Raff: Video Premiere

Clinton Sparks, 'Stay With You Tonight' Feat. Riff Raff: Video Premiere

Most know the Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter Clinton Sparks for his work behind the scenes -- producing for artists like Lady Gaga and Rick Ross -- or for his work behind the mic -- as the host of the syndicated "My Awesome Radio Show" and as a former music correspondent for E! News. But Sparks is prepping a solo album of his own for 2014, and now he's sharing a brand new music video for the track "Stay With You Tonight."
Pixies Surprise With New EP, Video: Watch

Pixies Surprise With New EP, Video: Watch

Back on Sept. 2, the Pixies surprised their fans by self-releasing a brand new EP without warning. That four-song collection was titled "EP1," hinting that more music was on the way. This morning, four more brand new Pixies songs arrived.
Ryan Seacrest & Jenny McCarthy Talk Getting Ready for 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'

Ryan Seacrest & Jenny McCarthy Talk Getting Ready for 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'

From the rowdiest of all-night parties, to suburban families huddled in their living rooms, millions of viewers will take part in America's most famous New Year's show tomorrow night. The host of ABC's "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" since 2006, Ryan Seacrest knows how the new year brings the people together.
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.

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