On Monday FishbowlNY reported that Lady Gaga was 2010’s leading cover girl for monthly and biweekly magazines. Although Gaga was everywhere last year, there were some other celebs that held their own while gracing the covers of men’s magazines. Top male titles GQ, Details, Esquire, Men’s Journal, and Men’s Health featured a smorgasbord of A-listers that went either boom or bust at newsstands in 2010. Here’s the scorecard (all results are courtesy of the Audit Bureau of Circulations Rapid Report):
GQ’s top-selling cover went to Rihanna who posed topless for the January issue. Funnymen Tracy Morgan, Paul Rudd, and Zach Galifianakis each had a separate GQ cover in August and sold the second most copies for the year. Apparently GQ readers are firmly on board with Team Edward because Taylor Lautner’s July issue was the lowest seller of 2010.
Twilight leading man Robert Pattinson was plastered on the cover of Details 10th anniversary issue in March – the year’s bestseller. Mad Men’s Jon Hamm was not as fortunate as his October cover was Details least successful issue through November.