Kim Kardashian and Kanye West made plenty of headlines when they appeared together on the April cover of Vogue magazine, and now it looks like their showstopping cover shoot is going to make history, too.
RadarOnline.com reports that the couple’s Vogue cover is on track to break sales records for the magazine, outperforming other top-selling issues, including covers featuring Beyonce and First Lady Michelle Obama, which sold around 355,000 and 294,000 copies, respectively.
“The projections are that Kim and Kanye will likely sell almost 500,000 copies,” says a magazine industry insider.
While the magazine’s choice to have Kim on the cover may have angered some fashion fans, including former Buffy star Sarah Michelle Gellar, who threatened to cancel her subscription, it seems as though more thanenough fans of both the iconic publication and Keeping Up With the Kardashians made it worth Anna Wintour’s while to give Kimye their much-desired cover.
Although it’s clear that Kim’s fanbase is big enough to merit some pretty significant sales numbers, the reality queen may have helped boost the count herself: just last week, she was spotted buying stacks of her own cover from newsstands near her California home.
Are you surprised at how successful Kim and Kanye’s cover is? Did you buy a copy of the magazine when it came out?