Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West, Rihanna … Labeled The Industry’s Game Changers!
Four covers, four Grammy Award winners, four pioneers. In celebration of Black Music Month, Ebony magazine is paying tribute to some of the industry’s most influential artists; and gracing the covers, to no surprise, Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West and Rihanna.
“In celebration of Black Music Month, EBONY magazine pays tribute to the industry’s leaders, pioneers and game changers. Inside the June issue, EBONY honors both the present-day success stories and the giants who paved the way,” the publication posted on their Instagram page. “The issue is a four-cover series, with Beyoncé, Jay Z, Kanye West and Rihanna gracing the covers as a salute to their unprecedented impact on Black music. #EBONYmag.”
Beyonce takes the cover in a stunning, sequined one piece, while Rihanna keeps it sexy yet tame in an all black ensemble. Jay Z strikes his confident pose in a dapper suit, while Kanye also dashing in a suit, gives a an intense look while peering from behind his hand.
“Yea I’m talking Ye Yea I’m talking Rih Yea I’m talking B Ni**a I’m talking me,” Rihanna tweeted. “Thank You @EBONYMag #BlackMusicMonth.”
The new issue hits newsstands May 5.