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RIHANNA x ESSENCE

ESSENCE, the leading media, technology and commerce company serving Black women, kicks off 2021 with a stunning January + February cover art exclusive. Legendary artist Lorna Simpson collaborates with global fashion and beauty founder Robyn Rihanna Fenty, who recently launched Fenty Skin globally in stores in the U.S. and the U.K.

Their goal was to reinterpret the narrative of modern-day beauty in the gorgeous photographic cover collage, Of Earth & Sky, and in images comprising a 12-page portfolio feature inside the January + February issue. Over the past 15 years of her acclaimed three-decade career, Simpson has created collages that recontextualize images of Black women from vintage pages ofEbony and Jet magazines. Like all of Simpson’s celebrated works, these original pieces are more than what meets the eye.

Simpson channels Rihanna as her muse throughout the spectacular artistic rendering—reimagining the artist in a way that has neverbeenseen before. Rihanna looks ethereal in designer pieces including from her signature Savage X Fenty line as well as Prada, Givenchy, Hood by Air, Thelma West, Rick Owens and more.

“…I needed to create images of Rihanna to place within the environments of source materials from my archive,” said Simpson. “For the project to have the same kind of dramatic visual intensity as my collage work to date, I had to consider the atmosphere and lighting of specific source materials before arriving to set. Knowing Rihanna’s charisma and commanding presence, my effort was then to be as present and prepared as possible to capture her exquisite performance for the camera…”

The package also features the piece, Anthems of Possibility, written by Simpson’s daughter, writer and actor Zora Simpson Casebere. She weighs in on how Rihanna helped shape her womanhood at an early age and how serving as a stand-in model on set for her mother was a full-circle moment. 

“…At 13, I was deeply grateful that at a formative time in my life, it was Rihanna’s voice and art that became my portals to so many questions about sexuality, sexual exploration and sexual autonomy,” expressed Casebere. “Now, on set, I assisted my mother as a model as she explored how she might later place Rihanna within the visual contexts she’d selected from vintage Ebony magazines, old Associated Press photographs and 19th-century lithographs of mineral specimens.”

“When Rihanna arrived at the set—my first time seeing her in real life—I was mesmerized. She was the very definition of grace, charisma and influence,” continued Casebere. “Wearing a magnificent Maximilian black headdress, she requested the song ‘Thick’ by DJ Chose, then met the camera with power and possibility—power in how she moved her body through space, and possibility in how she dismantled and moved beyond institutional boundaries…”

The gorgeous issue will also pay homage to Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris’ historic win with reflections by five influential Black women: Donna Brazile, Leah Daughtry, Karen Finney, Star Jones and Minyon Moore. In addition, the issue features an interview with Barack Obama talking about his new book and journey as the nation’s first Black president. Plus, iconic actress Cicely Tysonshares an eye-opening excerpt from her new memoir.

For more on this issue, visit ESSENCE.com or pick up the January + February 2021 issue on newsstands next week. (Photographic Collages, Lorna Simpson)

ABOUT ESSENCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 

Essence Communications is the number one media, technology and commerce company dedicated to Black women and inspires a global audience of more than 31 million through diverse storytelling and immersive original content. With a multi-platform presence in publishing, experiential and online, ESSENCE encompasses its signature magazine; digital, video and social platforms; television specials; books; as well as live events, including Black Women in Music, Black Women in Hollywood, Street Style and the ESSENCE Festival. Essence Communications is owned by Essence Ventures, an independent Black-owned, consumer technology company merging content, community and commerce to meet the evolving cultural and lifestyle needs of people of color.

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LIVE! RIHANNA’S SAVAGE × FENTY SHOW

YOUTUBE TO LIVE STREAM

RIHANNA’S SAVAGE x FENTY SHOW

FROM NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

Live on Rihanna’s YouTube Channel For Fans Around The World Beginning

7:30PM ET On September 12

WHO:

YouTube will exclusively live stream Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty Fashion Show from New York Fashion week on Rihanna’s YouTube channel for fans all over the world. The show will be a unique immersive experience and will showcase her line of lingerie and intimate accessories to close out New York Fashion Week 2018.  You can find an announce video here: http://www.instagram.com/p/BnmUU5BFRcm/

WHEN:

The live stream will begin at 7:30PM (ET) on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

WHERE:

Fans can watch the fashion show live on Rihanna’s YouTube channel

PRESS NOTE: The link to the live stream is embeddable so fans can tune in directly on your site:

youtube.com/rihanna

MORE:

Derek Blasberg, YouTube’s newly appointed lead of the new Fashion and Beauty Partnerships Division, is available for interviews upon request.

N.E.R.D.’s new single “Lemon” with ROLI’s new Studiopack

Remix N.E.R.D.’s new single “Lemon” with ROLI’s groundbreaking new Studiopack

Anyone can now make their own songs with the featured content of “Lemon,” the hit song from N.E.R.D. that features Rihanna rapping

The beats of “Lemon,” the surprising new single from Pharrell Williams’ N.E.R.D. band, are now freely available for all music-makers to play and adapt in ROLI’s NOISE app.

Breaking the mold of the traditional soundpack, “Lemon by N.E.R.D” is a “Studiopack” that deconstructs the song into easy-to-use sonic elements that anyone can build back up and take in their own creative direction. Simply touching the screen of a smartphone or tablet brings the song’s sounds to life. Explore the pack today in NOISE, the free music creation app from ROLI.

ROLI’s collection of innovative NOISE Studiopacks is growing quickly. The recently released “Happy by Pharrell” — also free in NOISE — breaks down the beats, basslines, and Pharrell’s own vocals in “Happy,” the chart-smashing global hit.

Studiopacks offer an exciting new way into music for fans, who can move from listening to their favorite songs to actively creating music based on those songs. The packs also offer artists a way to reach new audiences. In coming months ROLI will release more Studiopacks to complement the world-class collection of sounds already available in NOISE.

“Lemon” is the first song since 2010 from N.E.R.D., the legendary group that includes singer-producer Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shay Hayley. Featuring Rihanna, it marks the first time that superstars Pharrell and Rihanna have performed together in a song. “Lemon” released on November 1 with an electrifying video starring Rihanna and the dancer Mette Towley.

The Studiopack release follows Pharrell’s appointment as ROLI’s Chief Creative Officer on October 28. Over the course of a long-term partnership, he will work with the ROLI team to develop revolutionary musical instruments that are iconic, digitally connected, and accessible to all. Their collaboration will accelerate the arc of innovation that began with ROLI’s award-winning Seaboard and BLOCKS, which have been called “two of the most compelling music-making devices in recent memory.”

Roland Lamb, founder and CEO of ROLI, said: “The ‘Happy by Pharrell’ and ‘Lemon by N.E.R.D.’ Studiopacks are just the beginning of our exciting work with Pharrell and other artists.”  “Lemon by N.E.R.D.” is now available to download for free in ROLI’s NOISE app.  ROLI founder Roland Lamb and Pharrell Williams, ROLI’s new Chief Creative Officer, discuss music creation at ROLI’s East London headquarters.  Rihanna and the dancer Mette Towley feature in the hit music video for “Lemon.” The song marks the first time that superstars Pharrell Williams and Rihanna have produced a song together. © N.E.R.D Music, LLC under exclusive license to Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

About NOISE

Released in 2016, the NOISE app is a powerful and free music creation app. It contains hundreds of sounds from melodic strings to thumping basses. Multi-touch technology lets you play with amazingly deep expression just by sliding and pressing your fingers on the screen. NOISE transforms smartphone and tablets into powerful, portable music-making devices at the center of a creative lifestyle. NOISE is now available on iOS and select Android devices.

About ROLI

ROLI is creating the future of musical instruments. From next-generation keyboards like the Seaboard to the modular music-making devices of BLOCKS, ROLI instruments are deeply expressive, intuitive to play, and so versatile that they can sound like anything and be played anywhere. Their expressiveness comes alive through touch. Visit ROLI.com to learn more about the Seaboard GRAND, Seaboard RISE,Seaboard Block, Lightpad Block,NOISE app, and other ROLI products. They are available worldwide at Apple Stores and leading musical instrument retailers.