Published on February 8th, 2013 | by Hollywood Reporter0
February Issue Of GQ India Features The Worlds Hottest Pop Star Rihanna As The Cover Star
The world’s hottest pop star Rihanna scorches the cover of the February issue of GQ India. With the cover story on the music sensation, the launch of ‘GQ Playlist’ and articles related to the burgeoning music industry, the issue will appeal to all music enthusiasts.
The Indian indie music scene is getting louder every week. Starting this month, GQ launches ‘Playlist’ and tunes out all the noise to handpick the freshest and most exciting musical talent of the country starting with Mumbai-based alternative pop-rock band ‘Spud in the Box’.
‘Kale Diaries’ brings four weeks in the life of musician and composer Karsh Kale, from live jams in NYC to shooting in Scotland and classical mash-ups in India.
And then in the cover story on Rihanna, Jay Bulger of GQ, in conversation with the pop artist, tells us why she continues to be the most frank and untamed musician in the industry and why she’s the kind of woman men lose their heads over. In the words of the diva,
Sometimes a person looks at me and sees dollars. They see numbers and they see a product. I look at me and see art. If I didn’t like what I was doing, then I would say I was committing slavery – Rihanna
Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, 25 year old Rihanna grew up selling clothes with her father on a street stall. She grew up listening to reggae music and began singing at around the age of seven. Inspired by the life and works of Madonna, Bob Marley, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Beyonce, Rihanna is today counted as one of the world’s hottest pop stars as explored in the February Issue of GQ India. Her last two albums “Talk That Talk” and “Unapologetic” have been smash hits producing Billboard chart toppers in Where Have You Been, We Found Love and Diamonds. Being in her early 20s she is also a social media star boasting of a whopping 66 million Likes on her Facebook page and 28 million followers on Twitter.
In a nation which is seriously debating female empowerment and rights of women, Rihanna represents the face of the urban Indian woman who is young, independent and ambitious.
The February Issue Of GQ India also features Denzel Washington’s journey in Hollywood, the best grooming products for men, how to date a 19-year-old, Kristina Akheeva as GQ’s woman of the month and the best gifts for ‘her’ this Valentine’s Day. The GQ Style section features among others Tom Ford’s take on the classic three-piece suit, the coolest biker jackets and how to pull off bling and inject colour into officewear.