In November 2018, Hollywood superstar, Robert Pattinson released his third studio album, ‘Covers’. The album was a huge success, debuting at number two on the Billboard Top Albums chart. In addition to being named the best pop album of the year by many publications, it had also become one of the best-selling albums of all time, with over 700,000 copies sold worldwide as of October 2019.
Pattinson’s 2018 album, ‘Pillowtalk’, had debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Albums chart, and the follow-up was no different. “Pattinson has firmly established himself as one of the most bankable and popular actors of our time, with a distinct appeal across all genres,” says Ben Simmons, senior VP and director of A&R for Capitol Music Group.
However, it’s not just his film and TV work that has made him such a popular presence on the album charts. In the past year alone, he’s been featured on the cover of numerous magazines and newspapers, including GQ, Vogue, Elle, Vanity Fair, and more. In this blog post, we’ll explore the many ways in which Pattinson’s covers of GQ Magazine have become one of the most popular topics of discussion on Twitter. So sit back, relax, and get ready to tweet about these hot covers.
The Worldwide Success of ‘Covers’
“Covers” is the third album by English singer-songwriter and actor, Robert Pattinson. Like his previous two albums, it was recorded at the prestigious Abbey Road Studios in London and produced by his long-time collaborator, Shellback (“Magic Mike”, “Guardians of the Galaxy”).
As with previous albums by Pattinson, “Covers” was dedicated to his great love of music, and the many musicians, singers, and songwriters whose work he admires. In the course of making the album, he contributed music and vocals to several tracks, including the Grammy-nominated title track. Several of his musician friends, including Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, and Halsey, also contributed to the album. “Covers” is a worldwide success, having debuted at number two on the Billboard Top Albums chart and being certified gold in the US, UK, and Canada. Globally, it has sold over 700,000 copies, with over 50,000 of those in Australia alone.
Why Are Pattinson’s Covers of GQ Popular?
It’s no secret that Hollywood’s biggest A-listers are some of the most popular personalities on social media. Fans follow them, tweet about them, and sometimes even pay them extravagant homage on social media platforms like TikTok. Wherever there’s a celebrity, there’s also usually a devoted fanbase on social media. And it’s clear that Pattinson is no different.
Since entering mainstream pop culture with the 2010 debut album, “Bros”, Robert Pattinson has steadily risen to fame, appearing in films including “Remember Me”, “Paddington”, and “Twilight”, becoming a global superstar and, in the process, providing some of the most memorable moments in modern cinema.
He started out as Edward Cullen’s (Leah Robson-Greene) love interest in the megahit “Twilight” films and the subsequent “Twilight Saga”, which have now earned over 750 million dollars at the box office worldwide. Since then, he’s continued to appear in blockbuster films including “Guardians of the Galaxy”, “Lost Boys 2: Tenants vs. the Nobles”, “The Batman”, and the upcoming “Secret Life of Pets 2”.
Pattinson has also established himself as one of the most bankable and popular actors of our time, with a distinct appeal across all genres. In 2018, he became the face of Calvin Klein’s classic “Observer” fragrance as well as the brand’s new perfume, “Observer Noir’.
As part of his dedication to music, Pattinson has released three albums of mostly original material, with the most recent being “Covers” (2018) and its title track, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”. Like its predecessors, “Covers” reached number two on the Billboard Top Albums chart and was certified gold in the US, UK, and Canada. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” saw even more success, reaching the Top 10 in seven countries and being certified platinum in five countries.
An International Phenomenon
Although it’s been a while since Pattinson’s last album, it continues to resonate with fans around the world. In 2018, he released “Covers”, and it became an international phenomenon, resonating with fans across the globe. Even now, after a year since its release, “Covers” continues to be in high demand, appearing on numerous “Best albums of the year’ lists and becoming a topic of discussion on social media everywhere from Indonesia to the UK.
In 2018, “Covers” received multiple accolades. It won Best Pop Album at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, was named Album of the Year by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), and earned Pattinson a spot on the prestigious shortlist for the Mercury Prize. It was also just named one of the best pop albums of the year by several publications, including NME, Rolling Stone, and many more. Most impressively, “Covers” was voted favourite pop album of the year on social media outlets like Twitter.
“Covers” was a worldwide phenomenon. It reached number two on the Billboard Top Albums chart and was certified gold in the US, UK, and Canada. Globally, it has sold over 700,000 copies, with over 50,000 of those in Australia alone.
Pattinson’s Covers of Vogue Magazine
Since 2010, when “Bros” was first released, Pattinson has been featured on the cover of numerous magazines and newspapers, including Vogue. Like his covers of GQ Magazine, many of these covers were shot by acclaimed photographer, David Sims.
The English actor rose to fame playing the love interest of “Twilight’ s” main protagonist, Edward Cullen. His cinematic appeal is undeniable; he’s been named one of the most promising young actors of our time and is frequently ranked among the top 10 most attractive men in the world. It’s no surprise that Vogue has chosen to feature the 29-year-old actor on their cover numerous times. In 2018 alone, he was featured on the cover of Vogue six times: once for their Valentine’s Day issue (which also featured a gorgeous Emily West), again for their June/July issue (which also featured an exquisite Anna Wintour), three times for their September issues (including Hollywood’s current king of romantic comedy movies, Edgar Wright’s “Baby Teapot”), and once more for their Christmas issue.
Pattinson’s Covers of Vanity Fair Magazine
In 2017, Vanity Fair announced that they were relaunching their “In Their Element” column, which pays homage to “great photographers and stylists who have altered the course of pop culture”. The column’s first assignment was to shoot Pattinson for Vanity Fair’s cover story. The resulting images were so striking that they drew comparisons to the works of Richard Avedon and Helmut Newton.
Many have hailed the work of Vanity Fair’s “In Their Element” column, with Mocha Uson praising the magazine for renewing their “exclusivity” while others have compared Uson to George Hurrell. When it comes to striking visuals, it’s clear that Uson is a stylist who gets the job done. Thanks to Uson, Pattinson is now one of the most in-demand personalities on social media, appearing on numerous “Best dressed’s” and “Most stylish’s” lists and becoming a topic of discussion on social media everywhere from Indonesia to the UK. He also graced the cover of Dansk Fashion Magazine in 2019.