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.

Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris Announces New Album ‘Motion’ With Flashy Guest List

Talk about the rich getting richer -- already the world’s No. 1 earning DJ, Calvin Harris recently announced plans for a star-studded album that will drop Nov. 4. "Motion" will feature the likes of Ellie Goulding, Haim, Gwen Stefani, Big Sean, Tinashe, and R3HAB along with Harris’ beats.
Such Gold

Exclusive: Such Gold Premieres Driving Hardcore Jam 'Nauseating'

“Since 'Misadventures' came out I think people started turning their heads and getting a glimpse of what the band was heading towards.” Such Gold’s bassist/vocalist Jon Markson is getting amped about his band’s forthcoming sophomore album "The New Sidewalk."
Kendrick Lamar, 2014.

Watch Kendrick Lamar Perform New Song 'I' Live For First Time

We don’t have details on Kendrick Lamar’s highly-anticipated new album just yet, but the prelude continues to trickle out. On Oct. 2, Kendrick made a surprise appearance at “We Day Toronto” in the Air Canada Centre, and performed his new song “i” live for the first time.
AlunaGeorge

Check Out AlunaGeorge's Brand New Track 'Supernatural'

Their debut album "Body Music" came out just last year, but U.K. alterna-pop duo AlunaGeorge already has album number two on its mind. In that spirit, they’ve just dropped a brand new song called “Supernatural” that could very well be the first sampling of their sophomore effort.
Kanye West in New York City

Check Out Kanye West Balling With an NBA Star

Kanye West and Kobe Bryant are just a couple veterans looking to stay on top of their game. In that spirit, they hit the court on Oct. 1 to flex their brands, pose for the camera, and maybe shoot some hoops, too.

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