Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Vibe Magazine Closes

U.S. popular music magazine Vibe, which focused on hip-hip and R&B, is closing immediately, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Vibe's demise leaves only one print magazine covering the musical genres, The Source, The New York Times reported.

Magazine spokeswoman Tracy Nguyen told the Times the staff was to be formally notified Tuesday afternoon, adding it was unknown how many people would lose their jobs as a result. Read more here.

One of the most memorable Vibe covers is probably Toni Braxton's 1997 cover where she appeared "nude." Although Braxton went on the Oprah Winfrey show and refuted that she appeared nude, instead she insisted that her "nude bra and panty" were digitally erased. Either way, Toni Braxton's cover is one of the hottest magazine covers in history! A pregnant Toni Braxton also appeared on the cover in 2002 in support of her album More Than A Woman.

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