MAGAZINES

Rihanna Covers ‘W Korea’ 3x for 10 Year Anniversary

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Rihanna spent Valentine’s Day evening watching the NBA All-Star Saturday Night at the Barclays Center in NYC, and shortly afterward she revealed her triple cover spread for W Magazine Korea.

The 26-year-old singer looks incredible on the three covers, shot by Dennis Leupold, which celebrate the fashion publications 10th anniversary.

In the first, she looks elegant wearing a satin, mustard colored top and custom jewelery including bangles and necklaces. In the second she seduces the camera sitting in a wooden restaurant booth wearing a royal blue coat and contrasting red strappy sandals with little bows on them. On the third she wears a sexy white dress with a zip detail at the front, and white tuxedo jacket over her shoulders.

It’s not just the magazine who is celebrating a ten year milestone though, as Rihanna tweeted that it’s been 10 years since she first signed her record deal.

“And @ciarrap helped me celebrate 10 years yesterday since getting signed!! God is powerful! #trailerparkAfterDark,” she said, posting a snap of cupcakes and balloons.

Check out the other covers, and an additional shot from the issue below:

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Pharrell Gives Us A Look Into His Life In New ‘GQ’ Issue

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Funky fresh, dressed to impress – ready to party!

That’s definitely always the case with timeless artist Pharrell Williams. Nabbing yet another GQ cover for fans to marvel at his near perfectionism, the multi-talented producer leads the group of elite in the issues most influential music makers.

Sporting a stylish black leather jacket, white jeans, and some dope arm candy, Pharrell shows the many sides of his workhorse self. Additionally pictured sipping tea in a onesie while his hat sits comfortably near him, the magazine follows the “man that never sleeps” around the city of L.A. From the shopping mall to the studio, GQ gives us a firsthand look into the crazy schedule of one of the most intriguing men to grace the planet.

When asked why he chose to do the voice, the singer replied:  “The ability to reach so many people at the same time.” The sought after producer also touched on his ability to provide other artists with hit singles. “It begins like an interview,” he says. “And then the interview just turns into music. And sometimes it’s not even talking; it’s just the vibe. The vibe paints the room.”

Pharrell also went on to answer the question as to why he surrounds himself with so many women. While many might believe it’s an egotistical thing, Skateboard P replied,  “Women have a way of expressing themselves that I can relate to more honestly. I am a sensitive person, so I want to be with sensitive people.”

Until the issue hits stands on January 27, you can read more of the interview here and check out some footage and pics from the shoot below!

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Tinashe, Sam Smith, FKA Twigs & Jessie Ware Cover ‘V Magazine’

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V Magazine is highlighting new age soul while bringing some skin baring singers to the pages of their brand new Music issue.  The fashion magazine will release the special issue on January 16 featuring 4 individual covers with Tinashe, Sam Smith, FKA Twigs and Jessie Ware.

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Tinashe Shuts It Down in New ‘Ladygunn’ Magazine Shoot

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Check out Tinashe!

While the singer may be just 21 and dropping her debut album, that hasn’t stopped her from proving to the world that she’s much more than a young and pretty face.

Following a very successful year, her own tour, and now a tour with female rapper (and enemy to many) Iggy Azalea, Tinashe is out here gracing the pages of almost every magazine out there. While her last shoot with Interview Magazine had her in a more conservative high fashion look, the singer is now turning on her fun – and sex appeal – in her spread for the latest issue of Ladygunn Magazine.

Taking a few pages from the book of Beyoncé poses, the beautiful songstress does every photo major justice.

Catch the pictures below!

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K. Michelle Heats It Up In New Issue of ‘Kontrol’

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K. Michelle is on fire!

With a week left until her sophomore album, Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart, hits shelves, the little lady with the huge voice is bringing sexy back once again. Nabbing the cover of Kontrol Magazine’s “Sexy” issue, K has the men bare all while holding attempting to buy her heart.

Dressed in all white and donning her infamous red hair, the beautiful songstress opened up about the creative process of the album, her love life, being comfortable with her body, and more.

Take a look at a few excerpts from the interview below and don’t forget to order your limited edition copy of the “Sexy” issue here!

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Jeremih Talks Setbacks In His Career, Teases ‘Late Nights’ Tour

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R&B crooner Jeremih is on a roll.

While his hit single “Don’t Tell ‘Em” is still sitting comfortably on the Billboard Hot 100 and his recent announcement of going on tour with rapper French Montana, one can’t help but think “What took so long for all of this to happen?”

Jeremih, 27, arrived on the scene in 2009 with his breakout single, “Birthday Sex”. Although the song was definitely a hit, the singer made it his point to stay out of the spotlight until he delivered his second smash hit, “Down On Me” featuring 50 Cent. Found on his sophomore album, All About You, the song received instant play all over. Even after receiving acclaim for both albums, people were still clueless as to who Jeremih really was.

Now, four years later, the singer is ready to take off the mask and tear down that wall that separates him from his fans. Discussing with Billboard magazine the process of becoming who he is now, the singer-songwriter states that he blames himself for the disconnect and inconsistency in his career. Jeremih, who is also featured on the chart-topping DJ Khaled single “Hold You Down,” is another artist who brings the lack of support from his label to light. “My label is hesitating and not being on my side,” he says. “I see other artists and how they’re supported. It’s hard when I’m on a roster with Rihanna, Rick Ross and Kanye West.”

Aside from his shy away from the limelight and personal issues (baby mama drama & $700 worth of damage at a Fuddrucker’s restaurant), the talented crooner is ready to get the shine that he deserves this time around. Telling Billboard, “I want to show some skin now. Over the next few months, if you don’t hear about me, something’s wrong.”

With the album (which has yet to secure an official release date), the tour with French Montana, and his own personal “Late Nights” tour in the pipeline, we’re sure that Jeremih will make up for time lost this time around.

Take a look as he reveals his plans for the tour and more below, and check out the full interview here!

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Mary J. Blige Shares Her World In New ‘Billboard’ Cover Story

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Mary J. Blige has become one of the most legendary singers in the R&B genre to date. From her relevancy over the last 20 years to overcoming her own personal battles, the life and times of MJB has been an incredible story to watch. And, if you’re as lucky as some of us, you’ve been able to watch it from her arrival on the scene in the early ’90s, up until where she is now in 2014.

Covering this month’s issue of Billboard magazine, The Queen of Hip-Hop/Soul took some time to discuss her 13th album, The London Sessions, as well as her expansive and interesting journey through the music industry. Opening up about her tremulous past, the icon stated: “I was ready to just check out. It was a moment — I can’t get into it — but I saw my life going and I was grabbing for it. I was like, ‘No, no, no, no, no.’ That’s when I realized that I don’t want to die. And I switched, and I started praying and crying, and my life shifted right there.”

Now, two years sober, Mary told the famed outlet, “Sometimes I go to dinner with my sister and my friends, but it’s very light now because I don’t drink and hang out anymore,” she says. “So you know I can’t be in a club. If I ever felt like going out and dancing, I could do it. I could sit around everybody while they’re drinking, but I just don’t want to.”

In addition to touching on her past, MJB the MVP, talked receiving advice from her go-to man Elton John, her budding friendship with Sam Smith, what she keeps in rotation, Amy Winehouse, and much more. Perhaps one of the best interviews she’s given recently, you can’t help but love Mary even more after reading this.

Take a look at the pics and behind the scenes footage of the shoot shoot below! And, if you’re looking to read the full interview, click here!

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Rihanna Gets Steamy in ‘Esquire UK’ Cover Shoot

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Oh, y’all thought it was a game, huh?

If the talk of Rihanna‘s eighth album being on the way didn’t convince you before, maybe the back-to-back magazine covers will serve as a better effort. Surprising fans with another captivating cover shoot for the December issue of ELLE Magazine yesterday, today has brought forth the revealing of a hot and steamy shoot of the artist for UK’s version of Esquire Magazine.

Captioned with the title, “Meanwhile, Over In New York…Rihanna Works Up An Appetite (And Whips Up a Sexy Shepherd’s Pie),” the issue is a food and drink special, and they asked Rihanna to share her personal favorite recipes, including how to make a mean rum punch and how to rustle up a shepherd’s pie, Barbados-style.

The gorgeous singer is prepping fans for her new album with tantalizing shots flowing from her reinstated Instagram account. Donning her wet and wavy styled hair and minimal choices of clothing, there’s really no wonder why Miss Fenty has become one of the most fantasized woman ever.

Take a look as Rihanna heats things up once again below!

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