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On the playlist of... Jean-Baptiste Mondino

The celebrated director and photographer, who for 30 years now has worked his magic with legendary musicians and icons of our times, shares the music that inspires him with Numéro.

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Parental Advisory: the secret history of music’s most controversial logo
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Parental Advisory: the secret history of music’s most controversial logo

Music Before becoming the standard bearer for scandalous lyrics, the “Parental Advisory: Explicit Content” logo had long been the subject of debate in the USA. In the 1980s, the American Senate was the backdrop for a standoff between pious hypocrites and rock stars in vests. In the hotseat: rock porn and the advocacy of drugs. And the cast of this improbable story: Prince, Tipper Gore, Daniel Snider, NWA, Madonna, Drake and even Cindy Lauper. Before becoming the standard bearer for scandalous lyrics, the “Parental Advisory: Explicit Content” logo had long been the subject of debate in the USA. In the 1980s, the American Senate was the backdrop for a standoff between pious hypocrites and rock stars in vests. In the hotseat: rock porn and the advocacy of drugs. And the cast of this improbable story: Prince, Tipper Gore, Daniel Snider, NWA, Madonna, Drake and even Cindy Lauper.

Jessie Ware, from “Fifty Shades of Grey” to disco 2.0
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Jessie Ware, from “Fifty Shades of Grey” to disco 2.0

Music Released on Friday June 26th, “What’s Your Pleasure?” is the fourth album by Londoner Jessie Ware. After accompanying Ana and Christian Grey’s antics in “Fifty Shades of Grey”, the singer’s voice became the symbol of muffled, sexy music. Now, with “What’s Your Pleasure?”, she’s revived disco with sparkling results. Released on Friday June 26th, “What’s Your Pleasure?” is the fourth album by Londoner Jessie Ware. After accompanying Ana and Christian Grey’s antics in “Fifty Shades of Grey”, the singer’s voice became the symbol of muffled, sexy music. Now, with “What’s Your Pleasure?”, she’s revived disco with sparkling results.

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Travis Scott: portrait of rap superstar
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Travis Scott: portrait of rap superstar

Music It took less than a decade for the Houston-born rapper and producer to become one of the biggest stars of our times, and in doing so he has turned the codes of hip-hop inside out. The fantastic futuristic universe that Scott has created has seduced millions, among them Kim Jones, artistic director of Dior menswear, who has made him his muse for the Air Dior collection. It took less than a decade for the Houston-born rapper and producer to become one of the biggest stars of our times, and in doing so he has turned the codes of hip-hop inside out. The fantastic futuristic universe that Scott has created has seduced millions, among them Kim Jones, artistic director of Dior menswear, who has made him his muse for the Air Dior collection.

Who is Mahmood, the Italian pop star who conquered the world?
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Who is Mahmood, the Italian pop star who conquered the world?

Art From his collaboration with Lady Gaga to his trailer for a film that doesn’t exist, Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli has made a career of subverting pop culture and the star system. For Numéro Art, he provocatively styled Italian pop icon Mahmood in the manner of french dandy Robert de Montesquiou. From his collaboration with Lady Gaga to his trailer for a film that doesn’t exist, Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli has made a career of subverting pop culture and the star system. For Numéro Art, he provocatively styled Italian pop icon Mahmood in the manner of french dandy Robert de Montesquiou.

Maluma: a music star celebrated by the fashion world
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Maluma: a music star celebrated by the fashion world

Music Born and raised in Columbia’s second city, Maluma has conquered the planet with hits directly inspired by his Latin roots, which he sings in Spanish. Now an international megastar, fêted by the fashion world, he has 22 million followers on Spotify and 50 million on Instagram. Born and raised in Columbia’s second city, Maluma has conquered the planet with hits directly inspired by his Latin roots, which he sings in Spanish. Now an international megastar, fêted by the fashion world, he has 22 million followers on Spotify and 50 million on Instagram.

Akon signs a 6 billion dollar contract to build his city
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Akon signs a 6 billion dollar contract to build his city

Music Six months after announcing the creation of a touristic eco-city, an hour outside Dakar in Senegal, the singer Akon is finalising his project thanks to the signing of a six billion dollar contract dedicated to its construction. Six months after announcing the creation of a touristic eco-city, an hour outside Dakar in Senegal, the singer Akon is finalising his project thanks to the signing of a six billion dollar contract dedicated to its construction.