Beyonce Covers Vogue's Coveted September Issue
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

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It’s Vogue magazine’s biggest issue of the year, and one of the world’s biggest music stars is on the cover: Beyonce. This is only the third time a black woman has covered the September issue, excluding fold-out extensions. Naomi Campbell graced the cover in 1989 and Halle Berry in 2010.

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The songstress is wearing a gown by Marc Jacobs, who told the magazine that Beyonce “exudes charm and a lovable quality.”

“Her appropriation and assemblage are based on the understanding that a mass audience is a mass of niche audience,” the magazine says about the cover girl. “Each has its own history, with its own desires, and she empowers them all.”

Watch behind-the-scenes video below of the star during her cover shoot, set to Édith Piaf’s “Autumn Leaves.” The issue hits newsstands Aug. 25.

This has been a year of wins for Queen Bey, with her latest being landing a spot as a performer for this year’s Global Citizen’s Festival, alongside Pearl Jam and Coldplay in Central Park Sept. 26.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.