Shirley Halperin has been named Billboard’s music editor. The announcement was made by Janice Min, Billboard Entertainment Group’s co-president/chief creative officer; co-president John Amato; and executive VP of marketing and brand development Dana Miller.

Halperin becomes music editor of Billboard in addition to remaining music editor of The Hollywood Reporter. As music editor at The Hollywood Reporter, Halperin has written cover stories on Snoop Dogg, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, “The X Factor,” “Glee” and “American Idol,” among other subjects.

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