Looking Back at our Cover Stories of 2021
From pop stars to composers, our cover stories showcased some of the best artists from around the world. Here’s a quick look at what made our 2021 exciting.
The Rolling Stone Interview: DIVINE
From artist to entrepreneur, India’s biggest hip-hopper’s journey is one of audacity, hope and hard work
The Extraordinary Rise of Lisa Mishra
On her first steps into Bollywood, and how she went from singing in her bedroom to playing for 30,000 people
The Many Triumphs of Selena Gomez
The pop icon on her first Spanish EP Revelación, honoring her heritage, and the bond she has with her fans
How Dua Lipa ignored the trends, turned herself into a “female alpha,” and delivered the modern disco classic we didn’t know we needed
Badshah leads a new league of digital creators at leading short-video app Josh’s CreatorThon in the Maldives
How seven young superstars rewrote the rules of music-biz to become the biggest band in the world
JUNE 2021 DIGITAL COVER
With artistry that serves as a balm to heartaches of the youth, this South Korean quintet is the voice of a new generation
The pop superstar’s new album is a stunner. But the road to success hasn’t been smooth
Back to the Roots
How international Tamil artists Dhee and Shan Vincent de Paul are blurring the boundaries of local and global music, via record label and platform Maajja
AUGUST 2021 DIGITAL COVERS
Tamil-Canadian artist Navz Fortyseven appeared on our August 2021 digital cover. In her latest album ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ via Maajja, the singer-rapper surges ahead with stories of unwavering determination and celebrating one’s identity.
Wordsmith, composer and rapper Arivu appeared on our August 2021 digital cover. Following acclaim for his album ‘Therukural’ with ofRO, the Tamil artist has scorched a path out, raising his voice against systemic injustices.
Santhosh Narayanan was on our August 2021 cover. Jumping into movie soundtrack and composing work, the producer is among the leading minds who give Tamil music a global edge, while also taking on projects outside of the film space with Maajja.
A.R. Rahman graced out August 2021 digital cover. Among several innovations and initiatives that he’s backed, the composing maestro believes Maajja will elevate South Asian talent to the global stage.
The Prince of Punjabi pop on going from youth festivals to world stages, the role of social media, and his approach when it comes to film and independent music.
The Rise and Rise of Emiway Bantai
How the Mumbai rapper cracked social media, tackled naysayers and set up his own label
The Art of Being CL
How K-pop’s Baddest Female reclaimed her throne
Zaeden Won’t Stop!
The poster boy of Indian EDM is on his way to becoming a pop star
DECEMBER 2021 DIGITAL COVER
This is Shaan!
The versatile artist reflects on his latest release, his illustrious career thus far, and how he plans on taking his artistry to the next level