4. New Yorker Cover In Tribute to Prince

The New Yorker released this week’s cover early, on April 21st entitled “Purple Rain,” in honor of one of Prince’s most famous songs from the album of the same name released in 1984. It was the artist’s sixth album. In a short description, the staff of the New Yorker wrote in the announcement:

“The pop singer Prince died on Thursday, at the age of fifty-seven, but his legacy will remain with us for a long, long time. Our cover for next week’s issue, Bob Staake’s “Purple Rain,” is a tribute to the great performer.”