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<p>Shirley <span data-scayt_word="Halperin" data-scaytid="1">Halperin</span> is News Director at <em>Billboard</em>.</p>

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The Inside Story of Adele’s George Michael Grammy Tribute

The original vision also included Beyonce, Rihanna and host James Corden.

Sara Bareilles in Talks to Join ‘Waitress’ Broadway Cast

The "Brave" singer is close to performing the songs she penned by joining the production as its star.

Fifth Harmony Member Camila Cabello Leaves Group

Remaining members Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane Hansen and Lauren Jauregui will continue the group as a foursome.

Maverick’s Guy Oseary, Live Nation’s Heather Parry to Co-Manage Kurt Cobain’s Estate

Cobain’s daughter, Frances Bean, and widow, Courtney Love, brought in the Beverly Hills-based firm, which will oversee the name, likeness, artwork, digital and licensing for the singer-songwriter, who died in 1994.

Columbia’s Rob Stringer Named CEO of Sony Music

Current SME CEO Doug Morris will transition to the role of chairman in April.

Lou Pearlman, Disgraced Backstreet Boys Impresario, Dies at 62

Pearlman, once producer and manager of the Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC, was serving a 25-year sentence in prison.

Warner Music Group Eyeing Move to Los Angeles’ Downtown Arts District

Executives are considering leasing space in the Ford Factory at 7th Street and Santa Fe Avenue, say sources.

‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Music Booker Elevated to VP at ABC

Scott Igoe will have oversight of network specials, including the Billboard Music Awards.

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.

Kanye West’s New Co-Manager? Scooter Braun

The rapper-producer-fashion designer has been working with Braun for about a month.

CAA Music Agent Jeffrey Azoff Exits to Form New Company

Longtime client Harry Styles of One Direction is expected to join the roster at Full Stop Management.