The Wonders!: Stevie Wonder Poses With His Two Teenage Sons Wearing Dior Runway Looks For September Cover Debut

Celebrities On Magazine Covers: Stevie Wonder

The Wonders!: Stevie Wonder Poses With His Two Teenage Sons Wearing Dior Runway Looks For September Cover Debut

Plus, see other Black celebrities who have graced magazine covers lately.

Published September 10th

Written by Tira Urquhart

A September cover is the most coveted issue a celebrity can land, so you can only imagine the excitement we have every year as we round up all of the #BlackGirlMagic and #BlackBoyJoy gracing them.

For fashion magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, their issues are considered the “fashion bibles,” so when we see these iconic figures, it’s a celebration for us all.

British Vogue tapped Duchess Meghan Markle to be their first-ever guest editor, which featured 15 powerful women on the cover. Meghan asked that one box be left empty to represent a mirror as a way to include the reader as someone who can also effect change.

ICYMI: Laverne Cox continues to shatter glass ceilings as the first openly trans women to also be on the cover.

"Guest Editing the September issue of British Vogue has been rewarding, educational and inspiring. To deep dive into this process, working quietly behind the scenes for so many months, I am happy to now be able to share what we have created. A huge thanks to all of the friends who supported me in this endeavor, lending their time and energy to help within these pages and on the cover," Meghan explained in an caption from her official Instagram account.

Other highlights include Alicia Keys covering Harper's Bazaar’s icons issue, which also features a spread of top-charting rapper Cardi B. Our girl Jordyn Woods has shown us that a minor setback just makes for a bigger comeback as she dons in yellow on the cover of Cosmopolitan UK.

If you have been on the internet, then you know it’s been a Hot Girl Summer, so Paper magazine had the right idea to place Megan Thee Stallion on the cover of their digital issue for September. She is staying true to herself and her love of anime cartoons, calling herself “Todoroki Tina.”

RELATED | EXCLUSIVE: Megan Thee Stallion's Stylist Is Also A College Student Who Uses Anime As Inspiration For Her Looks

Take a look at all of the melanin magic on magazine covers below:

 

  1. STEVIE WONDER WITH SONS, KAILAND AND MANDLA: ODDA MAGAZINE

    Musical legend, Stevie Wonder and his two sons, Kailand and Mandla cover the latest issue of ODDA magazine. 

    The family looked every bit of amazing wearing looks from Dior and accessories by Cartier. The cover story was photographed by industry legend, David LaChapelle.

    ODDA posted the image on Instagram with a caption that read, "ODDA 19 speaks on the delicate balance and union between all of humanity and Mother Nature, the interconnectedness of our lives and emotions, and highlights the importance of family and connecting to one another for support since at the end of the day, we all belong to the same planet, we are all ultimately ONE."

  2. Lizzo: Marie Claire Brazil

    There’s no stopping Lizzo’s star power! The Grammy award-winner is currently gracing the April cover of Marie Claire Brazil and looking absolutely fabulous.

    Channeling Diana Ross, the “Good As Hell” singer is wearing a custom one-shoulder, grey sequin gown by Rober Dognani. Lizzo stuns in this gorgeous dress along with sparkly Chanel earrings and Alexandre Birman multi-color metallic heels. The cover was styled by Ana Wainer and Jason Rembert and photographed by Luisa Dörr. 

    Lizzo is on top of her A-game and serving on this cover!

     

  3. Rihanna: I-D x Rihanna-"Rihannazine"
    (Photo: Mario Sorrenti/ i-D)
    Rihanna collaborated with i-D to launch a limited-edition magazine titled, "Rihannazine."

    Want to read? See it here.

  4. Zendaya: Allure Magazine
    Zendaya on Allure Magazine 2019
    (Photo: Allure/ Miguel Reveriego)
  5. Regina King: Essence Magazine
    Regina King posed for the cover of Essence Magazine. (Photo: JD Barnes for Essence Magazine)
    (Photo: JD Barnes for Essence Magazine)
  6. Michael B. Jordan: TIME
    (Photo: Mickalene Thomas for TIME magazine)
  7. Zendaya: Garage
    (Photo: For Ryan Mcginley for Garage)
  8. Lupita Nyong'o: Vanity Fair
    (Photo: Jackie Nickerson for InStyle)
  9. Rihanna: Vogue Hong Kong
  10. Lil Nas X: Time Magazine
    Lil Nas X on the cover of TIME magazine.

Photograph by Kelia Anne for TIME
    (Photo: Kelia Anne for TIME)
  11. Jordyn Woods: Cosmopolitan UK
    (Photo: Courtesy of Cosmopolitan UK)
  12. Yung Miami: galore
    (Photo: courtesy of Galore)
  13. Alicia Keys: Harper's Bazaar
    (Photo: Courtesy of Harper's Bazaar)
  14. Meghan Markle: Guest Edits British Vogue
    (Photo: Courtesy of British Vogue)
  15. Cardi B: Harper's Bazaar Spread
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    THANK YOU @harpersbazaarus

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  16. Laverne Cox: British Vogue
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    I am so proud to be the first openly trans person to cover @britishvogue following in the footsteps of @valentts 's March 2017 @vogueparis cover and @indyamoore 's @teenvogue cover from earlier this year. ... I assert daily that trans is beautiful. I am so blessed that as an artist my job is to highlight and celebrate everyone's beautiful and imperfect humanity. We must not forget our shared humanity as we interact with each other, implement public policies, vote for elected officials. Even when we disagree we must still acknowledge each other's humanity. We must not continue to allow the tactics of divide and conquer, dehumanization to keep us from each other. Divide and conquer only serves those already in power. ... Policies in my country that seek to dehumanize trans people by making it legal to discriminate against us in homeless shelters, healthcare, and employment (see Aimee Stephens case going to the Supreme Court in October) must not be inacted. The ban against trans folks serving openly in our military must not stand. We need a senate and president that will pass and sign the Equality Act into law. Trans and nonbinary children must be protected. We must end the epidemic of violence against trans people. Trans people existing and thriving is not a threat to nontrans people existing and thriving. Let's not allow scarcity narratives to keep us from each other. We can choose love not fear today. ... Thank you @britishvogue @edward_enninful and HRH The Duchess of Sussex @sussexroyal for this incredible honor. ... Photographed by @TheRealPeterLindbergh, fashion editor @TheRealGraceCoddington, with hair by @BartPumpkin, make-up by @Diane.Kendal and nails by @YukoTsuchihashi. ... #TransIsBeautiful #ForcesForChange #vogue

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  17. Serena Williams: Essence
    (Photo: Courtesy of Essence)
  18. Winnie Harlow And Stephan James: Elle Canada
    (Photo: Courtesy of Elle Canada)

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