Pop Provocateur Halsey Covers Playboy’s Music Issue for September/October 2017 #THEMUSICISSUE


BEVERLY HILLS, CA – August 15, 2017 – Powerhouse singer and songwriter Halsey makes her Playboy magazine cover debut for the September/October 2017 Music Issue. No topic is off limits as she answers Playboy’s 20Qs and is more outspoken than ever on race, reproductive freedom, her new album, and how she emotionally invests in her fans.

“I’ve always collected vintage Playboy issues. 5 feet from my bed there’s a 4 foot canvas of a 1971 vintage cover that I wake up to every single day!” said Halsey. “It’s truly an honor to be featured on the cover of a magazine that has always been the embodiment of sensuality, intelligence, humor and class.”

“We are absolutely thrilled to present Halsey to our readers,” said Cooper Hefner, Playboy’s Chief Creative Officer. “She’s the kind of courageous and provocative artist that perfectly represents the modern Playboy ethos.”

Playboy’s Music Issue also includes features with soulstress Jhené Aiko, Chicago rapper Vic Mensa, indie artist and fashion trendsetter Børns, and The War on Drugs’ frontman Adam Granduciel on breathing new life into rock and roll. Moreover, this issue’s Heritage piece uncovers the history of Hugh Hefner’s music label, Playboy Records, in Going Vinyl.

Additional highlights of the September/October 2017 issue of Playboy magazine include:

  • Exclusive to Playboy, this issue also includes an original six-page Kingsman comic created by Rob Williams (Suicide Squad) and Özgür Yildirim called “Kingsman: The Big Exit.” Join superspy Eggsy on his latest mission for Britain’s top-secret agency, just as the sequel KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE hits theaters this September.
  • September Playmate: Chicago-born Jessica Wall shares her love for travel in a pink-inspired 11-page pictorial and centerfold, shot by Graham Dunn.
  • October Playmate: Las Vegas native Milan Dixon takes “Center Stage” with a sultry 11-page pictorial and centerfold, shot by Aaron Feaver.
  • Playboy Interview: a candid conversation with Patton Oswalt, the comedian, actor and social media guru on returning to the stage after some dramatic ups and downs in his personal life.
  • Crossroads 2.0: Jesse Engel, a research scientist at Google Brain, discusses the making of music with Artificial Intelligence.
  • The Changing Tune of Protest Music: Playboy contributor Eric Spitznagel provides a look into politically charged songs during the Trump-era.
  • Tim & Eric at 10: the comedic duo celebrates the 10-year anniversary of “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!”
  • The Publicly Traded Human Goes NSFW: a look into Mike Merrill’s erotica scheme with his 600-plus shareholders.
  • Fiction: two installments featuring Subtract One Death by T.C. Boyle and Safeword by R.O. Kwon.

Playboy’s September/October 2017 issue is now available for download at Playboy.com and on newsstands nationwide on August 29, 2017.

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