Mariah Carey may not “know” her, but Mimi and Jennifer Lopez both score Paper Mag covers this month. The publication’s special issue focuses on Las Vegas residencies. Ricky Martin and the Backstreet Boys also snagged a cover. It’s interesting that Britney Spears didn’t make the cut. No love for Brit, Paper?
Check out all the covers in full below and weigh in on which artist had the best one. I’d say I’d give the edge to J. Lo. She looks like a frickin’ fierce human chandelier. Girl knows how to commit for a photo.
Ricky Martin On Working In Sin City
“I was working with amazing producers and directors, an impeccable cast. To be able to work and act, to challenge myself every day, in front of amazing directors who are constantly asking a lot of you…I haven’t been so inspired in so long.”
Jennifer Lopez On Vegas Adventures
“I feel like people have wild adventures and drink, and, like, do other things, and I don’t do that stuff. You know what I mean? I’m here to dance and the wildest thing I’ve done is, oooh, I danced ’til 4.You know, that was it.”
Mariah Carey On Her Diva Moments
“Actually, I have had diva moments, and then people can’t handle it. I guess it’s a little intense, because I come from a true diva: My mother is an opera singer. And that’s a real diva, you know — Juilliard diva. And so other people that are like, ‘I’m a diva,’ it’s like, ‘Honey, you don’t know what a diva is, you didn’t grow up with my mom.’ [Laughs] And I mean it as a compliment, or I wouldn’t be the person I am without experiencing that. And so when people hear me say, like, ‘Dahling da da da da’ and talk that way, it’s kinda like I’m channeling my mother. Not that she says ‘dahling’ all the time, but like that voice is… it’s like I inadvertently do it, and I don’t do it to be disrespectful, I just do it and it just happens and it’s like, [in diva voice] ‘I don’t even know why.’”
AJ Maclean On New Album
“It’s just the tip of the iceberg — we just signed a major deal with RCA — and we’re just now brainstorming, talking ideas, talking direction, reaching out to producers.This is our ninth studio album. We definitely want to go back to the five-part harmony, that signature Backstreet Boys sound, but we’re a little bit more mature and grown up.We’re fathers and a little older, so we may not be so bubble-gummy — but not raunchy either. Just sexy, fun music.”
For more pictures and to read the rest of the interviews, head over to PaperMag.