Rihanna makes history on ‘British Vogue’ cover

Rihanna just broke a 102-year-old record.

According to HuffPost, the singer-beauty modul-philanthropist is gracing the cover of British Vogue’s September issue, and in doing so, is becoming the first black woman in the publication’s entire 102-year history to occupy the spot.

Styled by the glossy’s editor-in-chief Edward Enninful and photographed by fashion photographer Nick Knight, HuffPost says Rihanna took her place on British Vogue‘s cover wearing a “a pink tulle Prada dress and neon-orange gloves from her Savage x Fenty collection,” while also wearing only makeup products from her Fenty Beauty brand.

With the 400-page September issue the barometer of the upcoming season’s impending fashion trends, HuffPost says Rihanna’s cover is hinting at what may be a major trend: pencil-thin eyebrows, which she shows off on her cover photo.

Enninful explained the decision to place Rihanna on the magazine’s cover as one he always saw coming.

“I always knew it had to be Rihanna,” he said. “A fearless music-industry icon and businesswoman, when it comes to that potent mix of fashion and celebrity, nobody does it quite like her.”

Amen to that.

 

Cardi B makes history with ‘Bodak Yellow’

Make way for the new queen of the charts.

According to HuffPost, rapper Cardi B just claimed the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100 chart with “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves),” and with it, she claimed a spot in history, becoming “the first female rapper to top the chart without an accompanying act since Lauryn Hill in 1998.”

But her accolades don’t stop there: HuffPost reports that her seat at the top of the charts “makes her the second female rapper to top the Hot 100 with a solo hit, and only the fifth female rapper to top the Hot 100 chart at all,” joining the likes of Lil Kim, Iggy Azalea and Shawnaa.

Cardi B also became the first solo female artist since Meaghan Trainor to have her debut track hit No. 1, says HuffPost.

You can’t ask for anything better than that! Congratulations to Cardi B.

 

Waithe makes history, gives ‘master’ speech at Emmys

The 69th Emmy Awards were filled with political zingers, anticipated wins and emotional acceptance speeches, but no speech was a masterful as the one from Lena Waithe.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the actor and writer on the Netflix comedy Master of None “made history when she won best writing for a comedy series at the Emmys Sunday night,” becoming the first African-American woman to earn the accolade. But after taking the stage to accept the award, Waithe’s speech was a hit parade of touching and inspiring moments.

Winning for the writing on the “Thanksgiving” episode, EW says Waithe first thanked her mother, as well as series creator Aziz Ansari. Once Waithe named girlfriend Alana Mayo, her speech took the most inspiring turn as she also thanked the “LGBTQIA community.”

“I see each and every one of you,” Waithe said, according to EW. “The things that make us different, those are our superpowers. Every day when you walk out the door, put on your imaginary cape and go out there and conquer the world because the world would not be as beautiful as it is without us in it.”

Waithe closed her remarks by returning to her roots, says EW, thanking fans for making her dream, as well as that of Ansari, a reality.

“And to everybody out there who showed us so much love with this episode, thank you for embracing a little Indian boy from South Carolina and a little queer black girl from the South Side of Chicago. We appreciate it more than you could ever know.”

And we appreciate Lena more than she knows. Congratulations!

 

DeGeneres makes history at PCAs

In addition to making television viewers smile every day, Ellen DeGeneres is also making history.

According to TODAY, the voice of Dory from Finding Dory and everyone’s favorite daytime talk show host won three awards at the Jan. 18 People’s Choice Awards, giving her a record-breaking total of 20 People’s Choice Award wins.

While accepting her history-making award, TODAY says DeGeneres was flanked by “two rows of 10 well-dressed men onstage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, each holding one of her Waterford crystal People’s Choice Awards.”

“This is amazing,” she said in her acceptance speech, TODAY reports. “Seventeen, I get it. Eighteen, sure. Nineteen, I can see that. But 20 is outrageous.”

Giving DeGeneres her 20 awards were three awards at this week’s PCAs, which TODAY says were for “Favorite Daytime TV Host, Favorite Animated Movie Voice (for ‘Finding Dory’) and Favorite Comedic Collaboration (with Britney Spears).”

 

Flying into history

NASA’s Peggy Whitson may have just taken off on a mission to the International Space Station, but the astronaut isn’t just flying into outer space — she’s flying into history.

According to Women in the World, she became the oldest woman (at the age of 56) to embark on a mission into space on Thursday, Nov. 17, beating out previous record holder Barbara Morgan, who made the journey in 2007 at the age of 55.

But that’s not the only way Whitson made history. She is also “the first woman to ever assume control of the ISS for a second time — in 2007, when Whitson first took control of the space station, she became the first woman ever to do so,” reports Women in the World.

Witnessing her history -making mission were fellow astronauts Oleg Novitskiy of Russia and Thomas Pesquet of France, who Women in the World says represented the European Space agency.