A music artist becomes an artist when they go above and beyond sticking strictly to music and taking on other challenges in their career. They are able to live outside of music and take on film, TV, fans, press, and fashion. They are able to become icons outside of what they became famous for. They are able to give a bit of themselves for the fans and be recognized for achievements.
This week I feature 3 artists from 3 different yet parallel (as far as genre) realms that have taken to the pages & covers of Time, Vogue, and W magazines.
There was no surprise that Beyoncé was chosen to cover Time magazines ‘100 Most Influential People‘ issue. She sure has paved the way for a lot of current artists and always gives respect and admiration to those who’ve paved the way for her. This list set a new record with 41, almost half, of the list being women. As for music artists Pharrell, Miley Cyrus, Carrie Underwood made the list.
In a short video Beyoncé explained who is the most influential in her life:
“I feel like my mother and my daughter have probably been the most influential [in my life] and being a mother, and becoming a mother, and looking at my daughter in her eyes, made me into a woman and made me very, very strong.”
To go along with the buzz of her track ‘Pretty Hurts’ video, Beyoncé has launched a #WhatIsPretty campaign that allows girls to upload a video/photo to Instagram plus the hashtag and explaining what the word means to them.
On gracing the cover of the Time she stated:
“Shooting for Time magazine was definitely one of the goals in my life. It’s something very important to me as an artist because it’s not about fashion or beauty, it’s about the influence I’ve had on our culture and to be among the other influential people is a huge honor for me.”
Next up, Rihanna. She is no stranger to gracing the cover of countless magazines nationally and internationally with her effortless style. When it comes to fashion and setting trends Rihanna is no holds barred in that area and has plenty of women admiring her style and confidence. She takes to the cover of Vogue Brazil’s new issue. Check out more photos from her shoot below:
CIara is close to delivering her baby boy with her fiancé, Future, and W magazine did a great shoot on her and her changes in life with her 1st child on the way. Here’s what she said on how she plains to raise her son:
“It’s a really hard world,” she says. But, she’s quick to add, “If that’s what their heart yearns for, then I’m down. I believe in allowing your child to be who they want to be—as long as they want to be something great.”
As she awaits her baby boy she’s planning her wedding and supporting her fiancé who just released his new album, Honest. Be sure to check out his track ‘I Won’ with her bestie Kim K.’s fiancé, Kanye West. Read her full interview here and check out more photos from her shoot below: