Rihanna always looks amazing on the cover of magazines, stylized in the latest fashion wares. For the cover of i-D magazine’s Music issue, the singing siren tones it down and looks gorgeous with her box braids and blue Céline-designed top.

For the cover, RiRi is celebrating the upcoming release of her eighth studio album, ‘R8.’ There's still no word on when the project will arrive in stores.

Last week, Rihanna premiered her first single, ‘FourFiveSeconds,’ an acoustic ballad with Kanye West and Paul McCartney.

For i-D's cover shoot, Rihanna traveled to Paris and shot with photographer Paolo Roversi. Alastair McKimm, the British magazine's Fashion Director, was amazed by Rihanna’s poise and fearlessness.

"She really is one of the most creative, talented and inspiring women I've ever had the pleasure of working with," she said. "The energy and enthusiasm she brings is intense. She's the ultimate icon of our time."

We agree.

There is a rumor that Rihanna may perform ‘FourFiveSeconds’ with Yeezy and McCartney at the 2015 Grammy Awards on Feb. 8. We're crossing our fingers that will happen.

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