Chris Payne

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Chris Payne is a staff writer at Billboard.


Spoon Shares New Song, Will Return to Matador Records for March 2017 Album

Spoon has a new project on the way. After releasing 2014’s critically acclaimed 'They Want My Soul' through Loma Vista, the Austin, Tex.-based indie rock heroes have signed with Matador Records for their ninth studio album, expected in March 2017, a source tells Billboard.

5 Essential Halsey Songs

Halsey has earned Rising Star honors at Billboard's 2016 Women in Music event. Here's an introduction on the 22-year old musician, featuring five essential songs like "New Americana" and her Chainsmokers collab "Closer."