Best Magazine Cover – 2012 PopCrush Music Awards
Here at PopCrush, we’re always keeping track of what’s new on the news stands. Half of the time though, it’s not even the inner contents that we’re excited to see — it’s the cover! We’ve nominated 10 of our favorite magazine covers from the past year, and it’s up to you to decide which one deserves the title of PopCrush’s Best Magazine Cover of 2012.
First up, we’ve got the stunning Adele looking oh-so gorgeous on the March 2012 cover of Vogue. It’s one of the simplest images the nominations pack, but the ’21’ singer looks so breathtakingly beautiful that we couldn’t overlook this stunning shot. Then we’ve got lady killer Bruno Mars, who became the 10th man in history to pose for the cover of Playboy.
Like last year, we’ve also got a few Complex covers in the competition. The publication always has the most interesting and eye-catching covers, and they didn’t disappoint in 2012, with exceptionally cool visuals for their Justin Bieber, G.O.O.D Music and Nicki Minaj covers. G.O.O.D Music takes the shape of a cross on their Complex cover, while Bieber is beaten to a pulp on his Complex cover. Finally, Nicki Minaj is black and white and pink all over on her candy-striped Complex cover.
Lady Gaga is also nominated for her haute, hair-raising Vogue cover, while Kesha is nominated for her patriotic V cover and Rihanna for her sexed-up, nude GQ cover. Taylor Swift is in the running for her ultra glam shot on the cover of Glamour, and One Direction are rounding out the nominations with their various covers for Fabulous.
Click through all of the links to check out these individual magazine covers for yourself, then vote for your favorite below. You can vote for 2012’s Best Magazine Cover every hour until Jan. 15 at 11:59 PM EST — we will be announcing a complete list of winners for the 2012 PopCrush Music Awards the following day!