Isabel González Whitaker

Deputy Editor

Deputy Editor, Billboard

Beyonce Knowles

'QUEEN BEY:' Read an Exclusive Excerpt From New Book Of Beyoncé Essays

In an exclusive excerpt from the essay collection QUEEN BEY: A Celebration of Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, former Billboard deputy editor Isabel González Whitaker recalls her experiences interviewing the singer and the immediate warmth and kinship she felt during their interactions over the years in a piece entitled: "Finding La Reina in Queen Bey."
Tom Perez

DNC Chair Tom Perez on How the Global Popularity of 'Despacito' Is an Example of 'What Music Can Do' in Troubled Times

Formerly the Sec. of Labor under President Obama, Tom Perez, 56, has dedicated himself to supporting Democratic candidates across the country while continuing to advocate for civil rights. Earlier this week, after a roundtable for the Democratic New Jersey Lt. Governor candidate Sheila Oliver (where he weighed in on the recent Alabama senate race by calling Roy Moore "Jesse Helms on steroids"), Perez sat down with Billboard to discuss how music can mitigate nativistic national and global trends, why a song like "Despacito" is important now, and the "moral imperative" musicians have to use their voice.
Big Sean

Big Sean's Stylist on That 'Tony Montana' White Jacket Grammy Look

Big Sean is more known for his signature vintage concert tees than his red carpet suits. He told Billboard of the collection he’s been amassing since 2012, “Other rappers might rock Wu-Tang shirts, but you’ll never see them rocking a Waiting to Exhale tee.”