Ebony magazine has been in circulation for 65-years. The magazine has had some of the most prominent figures in politics, music and the media grace its covers over the years. To commemorate the occasion, the magazine decided to revisit some of its most memorable covers with today’s hottest stars. Usher, Jurnee Smolliet, Samuel L. Jackson, Taraji Henson, Mary J. Blige, John Legend, Yolanda Adams, and Regina King are just some of the people who took part in this special collector’s edition. See if you can guess which figures each celebrity is portraying.
Ebony Magazine is celebrating 65 years in circulation, so what better way to celebrate than to emulate moments of the past? The picture above is of singer Mary J. Blige donning the same clothes and make-up as Diana Ross did for her cover. Diana Ross posed for this cover back when the movie Mahogany was playing. Even if you’re not a Mary J. Blige fan, you have to give her credit for pulling this off.
The original “We Are the World” was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie to aid famine relief in Africa, now twenty-five years later, a new roster of musicians will gather to record the song.
The session, which will be recorded some time tonight, will be held in the same exact studio where the original song was recorded—– the A&M complex in Hollywood, CA.
Akon, Lady GaGa, Bono, Wyclef Jean, Enrique Iglesias, Usher, Toni Braxton, Carlos Santana and Jason Mraz are confirmed to perform on the new track.
The track will benefit Haiti relief in helping to re-build and nourish those devastated by the earthquake. Quincy Jones and RedOne are set to produce the track.
RedOne had this to say about working with Jones.
“Having Quincy, our father of music … and Lionel Richie asking me to contribute and help, I said of course, because this is not about me,” he said. “It’s about Haiti.”
The original song featured 45 musicians/celebrities from across the U.S.
My two cents: Sometimes you just need to leave well-enough alone.
Source: Associate Press