Rolling Stone revealed the cover photo for their March 2020 issue on Wednesday and fans of rap, R&B, and pop will be pleased. The image features three black entertainers: Normani, Megan Thee Stallion and SZA all posing in coordinating black leather/latex outfits.

Normani and Megan Thee Stallion both shared their excitement about the cover on their Instagrams. While Megan only shared a photo of the cover on her page, Normani had much more to say. The former Fifth Harmony member wrote, “we been shaping the future” and offered a “happy black history month” note to her followers.


we been shaping the future ___ @rollingstone happy black history month

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The cover is an iconic moment in Rolling Stone's history and not only because it features three black women. With the issue, photographer Campbell Addy also becomes the first black man to ever shoot a Rolling Stone cover shot and only the second-ever black person to do so. Dana Scruggs was the first after photographing Travis Scott for last year’s January issue, according to Madamenoire.

The March edition of the magazine, which acts as the publication's second annual Women Shaping the Future issue, comes after a big year in music for its three cover stars.

Normani’s debut single, “Motivation,” became an overnight success and the music video, which features a moment where the singer throws a basketball in the air, twirls, bounces the ball off of her leg, body rolls and then bounces it off of her butt, prompted the viral #normanichallenge on social media, Billboard reported.

Meanwhile, Megan Thee Stallion started an online movement about empowering women to feel confident with one lyric. Her song with Da Baby, which was released last May, begins with the line, “Real hot girl [expletive].” The song started the viral phrase “hot girl summer” which Megan has explained is about being “unapologetically” yourself, The Root reported.

Last but not least, SZA, who is more of a seasoned veteran than her cover co-stars, tweeted Wednesday that she will no longer be doing videos, interviews or photos. She did not explain her reasoning behind this but did immediately follow her tweet with another post praising Normani and Megan.

The Rolling Stone issue featuring these three artists will be released on March 3.

Normani Normani is pictured attending the Billboard Music Awards on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images