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Friday, November 13, 2009

Pop Stars Naked For The Covers.....!

pop stars naked

Singer Rihanna has sparked an Internet frenzy by going topless for her new single Wait Your Turn.
The cover jacket shows Rihanna with her left hand draped across her bare
chest and right hand raised to the forehead.


naked pop stars for covers

The 21-year-old pop star carries on from where she left off for her song Russian Roulette, which was streamed
across the world on Oct 21. For Russian Roulette too Rihanna had appeared wrapped in nothing but barbed wire.
Her fourth studio album titled 'Rated R' is slated to hit the markets on November 23.

Mariah Carey stripped down to the basics for 'Touch My Body', her 2008 single cover. The cover artwork featured Mariah naked,
eyes closed, covering herself with a witch hat while striking a pose against a pitch black background.

Rihanna is certainly not the first musician to push the boundaries of what is acceptable and what is not when it comes to album covers.
In fact India's very own singer-item girl Sherlyn Chopra decided to something quite outrageous for her debut album,
appropriately called 'Outrageous'. This is what media reports quoted Sherlyn as saying about her provocative cover shoot:
"If you have a great body, flaunt it. I mean not every woman can boast of a good body. I wanted to do a topless
photograph for my album. But I have covered by breast with my hands. I think
Mamta Kulkarni had done a 'topless' cover when I was a kid."


Sherlyn admitted she was inspired by Jennifer Lopez who had posed in an identical manner for her
2005 album 'Rebirth'. Jlo was topless but still managed to be coyly covered in the photos.


While pop star Janet Jackson's infamous wardrobe malfunction during the Super Bowl halftime performance may have been accidental,
there was nothing unplanned about the topless cover of her 2004 album 'Damita Jo' (titled after Jackson's middle name).
A spokesman for Janet's record label Virgin defended the cover that showed her wearing only low-rise jeans,
with her arms wrapped around her shadow-bathed breasts. "She just wanted a simple and youthful picture
that she felt people would like. It's beautiful, soft. So far, fans love it. The Web
sites have been going crazy," the spokesman was quoted as saying.


Janet had also stripped down for the cover of her 2001 release 'All for You'. The tracks inside were just as suggestive.
'Would You Mind', 'Love Scene' and the title track all continued the sex-obsessed turn that Janet's career had first
taken with 'Velvet Rope'. The album became Jackson's fifth consecutive album to debut atop the Billboard 200 chart,
selling 605,000 units in its opening week, and shipped over 1.8 million units in its first week in the US.



'Stripped', the title of Christina Aguilera's second English studio album in 2002, was supposed to refer to her emotional state.
But she also chose to make it her physical state by going topless for the album cover, where the only nod to discretion
is some strategically placed hair. It was a conscious departure from Christina's
old sound and her 'super-clean, cookie-cutter' image.

American singer-songwriter and guitarist Liz Phair had shed her clothes for her debut album 'Exile in Guyville' in 1993.
Ten years later she did it again for the album that carried her name.

American rap artist Lil' Kim's third album 'La Bella Mafia' sold 166,000 copies in the first week of its release in March 2003.
It has since sold over 1 million copies worldwide and gone Platinum. Clearly Lil' Kim's voice is as sexy as her album cover!


International Belgian-Italian singer Lara Fabian released 'A wonderful life' in English in 2004, and then followed it up with '9'
in French a year later. For the art work of the album Fabian undressed to pose in some sensual positions.
The cover had a photo of her symbolising 'rebirth'.



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