Essence magazine has released its first-ever digital issue, selecting Atlanta group Chloe x Halle as its cover girls.
The platform announced the news earlier this week, following the singers’ Super Bowl 53 performance of “America the Beautiful.”
“We are thrilled to have stunning sisters Chloe x Halle to grace ESSENCE’s inaugural digital cover,” the platform’s chief content officer MoAna Luu said in a statement.
The sister act, born Chloe and Halle Bailey, are also excited about the collaboration. They posted the cover on Instagram, writing, “@essence makes us so proud to be black women ✨ we are honored to be on this month’s digital cover.”
In the article, the musicians discuss their Grammy nominations for best new artist and best urban contemporary album, their roles on the hit TV series “grownish” and the importance of empowering black women.
“We wanted to show just how beautiful it is to be Black and how amazing it feels,” Halle told the publication.
“As Black women, we are feeling incredibly empowered. We’re not afraid to speak our minds—and we owe that to all of the beautiful Black women who came before us and are killing it right now,” Chloe added. “We wouldn’t change our skin color for anything. We love being Black women and are so proud to say that.”
Read the full piece at Essence.