Chris Payne

Staff writer,

Chris Payne is a staff writer at Billboard.

Hey Violet

10 Rock/Alternative Artists Primed for a Breakout in 2017

As we look ahead to 2017, here are ten bands and solo artists ready to reach a greater audience than ever before. Our list includes Hey Violet, Maggie Rogers, Amber Coffman, Girlpool, Sorority Noise and more.
Kelly Clarkson

What's Your Favorite Christmas Album? Vote!

What’s your favorite CD to break out during the holidays? We already gave you our favorite holiday songs of the past 50 years; now, we want to hear from you.
Justin Bieber, "Mistletoe"

What's Your Favorite Christmas Song? Vote!

Earlier this week, Billboard took on the monumental task of picking the best holiday song from each of the past 50 years. Yes, 50 -- and we even picked runners-up for most of 'em. Now we want to hear from you.