Chris Payne

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Chris Payne is a staff writer at Billboard.

Lorde performs during the 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at Fair Grounds Race Course on April 30, 2017 in New Orleans.

Here's What We Want to See at Governors Ball 2017

Ahead of Governors Ball, set to take place June 2-4 at Randall's Island, we thought up moments that would make for an unforgettable weekend. Whether or not they happen? We'll have to wait and find out. From live debuts to dance routines, here are 10 things we want to see at the festival.
#AlternativeFacts Podcast: Halsey

#AlternativeFacts Podcast: Is Halsey Our Next Massive Pop Star?

"Hopeless Fountain Kingdom" is out tomorrow (June 2). Can Halsey outsell her Platinum-certified debut "Badlands"? Can “Now or Never” be her first single to crack the top 10? Is she ready to seize a place amongst the industry’s biggest pop stars?