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From Lady Gaga's 'ARTPOP' to Katy Perry's 'Roar'. Join Capital as we take a look at some of the best and most talked about single and album covers from 2013.
She's one of the most talked about pop stars of the moment, so it's only fitting that when Gaga unveiled the long-awaited cover for her third album the Internet practically imploded with tweets from all of her Little Monsters!
They're the two most iconic masks in music and help keep Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo's identities hidden. Why not celebrate that fact and pop a merging of the two on your new album cover?
The singer utilized the title of her record in more ways than one with the use of a large Tiger print on the back of a neon bomber jacket for her cover image. The song is all about standing up for yourself and looking back with great strength - something that certainly spills over into the imagery of the track.
Tinie has been teasing the entire release of his new album 'Demonstration' with the addition of a block of red colour. It was no surprise to see this same dynamic use of colour find its way on the cover, as the rapper poses topless with his eyes covered.
The 'We Can't Stop' star took things up another notch with her video for 'Wrecking Ball', and while she remained fully clothed on the single cover... you can get the idea!
The simplest artwork on this list, is also the one that made the most impact! With no promotion or announcement, Beyonce returned with her fifth studio album, effectively breaking the Internet in the process!
John made a huge impression in 2012 featuring on tracks like Rudimental's 'Feel The Love', but in 2013 he stepped into the limelight on his own with 'Love Me Again'. His simple stylistic artwork for the single will no doubt stand the test of time.
2013 was Naughty Boy's year! From playing both the Summertime Ball and the Jingle Bell Ball to launching his debut album 'Hotel Cabana'. And it was his Sam Smith-featuring hit 'La La La' that kicked it all off...
The artwork Directioners around the world were waiting for didn't disappoint, and truly shows that Harry, Liam, Louis, Zayn and Niall are growing up!
And just like that Jessie returned with a band with the second single from her new album 'Alive', looking incredible on the single artwork to boot!
One of the most emotional covers on this list is Macklemore's 'Same Love' artwork, featuring his two uncles in a defiant stance against homophobia.
The colourful image of the singer with smeared make-up was shot by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. The splash of paint on the star's face is surrounded in a billowing coat from designer Gareth Pugh. She also sports the same look during the music video for the track.
Looking like something straight out of Miami Vice - Miley has chosen an 80s neon theme for her new album. The shot of the singer is also a lot more covered up then we've seen in recent weeks.
When Jessie spoke to Capital about her new album before revealing the news to her fans she told us the title and image will perfectly encapsulate this time in her life. The powerful meaning of the record matches the striking close-up of the singer as she stares into the lens.
Brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence continued with their white outline drawing theme when they unveiled the cover for their debut album. Only this time, it also features what is believed to be the pair as children.
It's a psychedelic negative print theme for Robin's latest album. The record shares the same name as his huge summer smash - which caused more than a stir in 2013. It's three for the price of one with this cover and we couldn't be happier.
Whenever Will's involved, there's a few things you're guaranteed to get. Something bold, loud and brilliantly unique. His face is the focal point of the cover, with a bright orange background and his trademark in the corner. The Black Eyed Peas man is never one to sit back and blend into the background, and he's made sure to stand out from the crowd again with this effort.
Jay-Z chose to unveil the cover to his latest album at the real Magna Carta in Salisbury Cathedral. The whole ethos of the rapper during his time of unveiling new music was about changing the rules, and he certainly achieved that with this reveal.
And with this single Miley re-emerged into the music scene as a fully fledged pop star, and this artwork gave fans just a taste of what was to come from the US singer.
The minimalist nature of the star's album sleeve was a huge talking point for fans and critics when it first surfaced. Kanye has never been afraid to let his music do the talking and there's certainly no holding back with 'Yeezus'. Wherever Kanye is about, there will always be topics of conversation - this cover was no exception.
The whole theme of Justin's album came from a conversation with a friend who told him his record sounding like "music you could see". The resulting image of the cover appears to perfectly demonstrate that same outlook of the music.
The design of the group's debut album is a picture of the Hackney Peace Carnival Mural on Dalston Lane in East London. It was completed in 1985, during the height of the Cold War and depicts a group of individuals standing up against Nuclear War.
Bruno's artwork for his 2013 single 'Gorilla' features a titular Gorilla. Which basically makes it amazing.
The cover is an oil painting by artist Kadir Nelson and also sees an adult version of the star on the deluxe version. The rapper was also forced to deny claims that the child image was based on Jay-Z and Beyonce's daughter Blue Ivy.
Yep, those are Boris bikes the boys' are riding on for their cover as they share an image from one of their nights out in the capital.