Shirley Halperin

Shirley Halperin is the news director of Billboard and the music editor of The Hollywood Reporter.

Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses 2016

Axl Rose to Tour with AC/DC

The Guns N' Roses frontman will join the Rock Or Bust stadium tour when it resumes May 7 in Lisbon, Portugal.
Justin Tranter and Michaels

'Sorry' Songwriter Justin Tranter Owns His Sexuality and the Pop Charts

In an unpredictable business, Justin Tranter is becoming the closest thing to a sure bet. The on-fire songwriter scored his first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 (Justin Bieber's "Sorry," co-written with Julia Michaels) in January after a top five hit by Selena Gomez ("Good for You") and a breakout for Hailee Steinfeld ("Love Myself").