A Magazine Cover Hasn't Made Me This Happy in Ages
Mar 31, 2011 - by Lester Brathwaite
Robyn, my favorite popstar of the new millennium (sorry Gaga), rocks Prada on the cover of Elle magazine's Spring "Music Issue."
The Swedish superstar's Body Talk series was one (or rather three) of the best albums to come out last year and her epic ode to the self-samba, "Dancing on My Own" has yet to leave my iPod rotation. It warms what's left of my heart to see her getting some much-deserved attention, especially after being snubbed this year at the Grammys.
Sidebar: I mean, really, Teenage Dream? But I promised myself I wouldn't get too upset about it, especially after that incident last year with Taylor Swift.
Joining Robyn in Elle's "Music Issue," out April 12th, will be the Messiah also known as Beyoncé, Florence Welch (of the Machine), hair-whipper Willow Smith, American Idol judge and apparently-still-a-"singer" J. Lo, the baddest bitch in the rap game Nicki Minaj, multi-hyphenate supermom Gwen Stefani, blue-eyed soul songstress Adele, Oscar and Grammy-winner Jennifer Hudson, the incomparable Stevie Nicks and the Queen herself, Aretha Franklin.
That's quite the line-up and the cover is quite a get for Robyn, who will also be performing April 11th as part of Elle's second annual "Women in Music" event at the Music Box in Hollywood.
So West Coast gays, I expect you all to rally in support. After all, good pop music must be treasured and nurtured like the sequin-clad bird of paradise that it is.
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