This is the dominant image on the front cover, it is Trey Songz who is a R&B singer who is very popular. This shows the magazine is aimed at fans of R&B. Because he is half naked it grabs women's attention which would encourage them to buy the magazine. The way he is stood and the fact he looks muscley makes him an idol for men.
‘ 4 ways to rock a suit’ This shows the magazine is aimed for men, this is because women do not wear suits. ‘ Gambling in the NBA’ Gambling and the NBA are both generally associated with men so it shows the magazine is aimed at men.
The other music artists along the top show it’s a magazine about music. All the text is in bold font The bold font gives the impression that the magazine is powerful, strong and serious. The dark background allows the text on top of it to stand out making it easier for readers to read.
The main colours are red and white because they are powerful colours to attract the audience. They have used a Mid-shot on this front cover to reveal more about the character, that he is attractive and confident. His facial expression shows seriousness and relates to the title ‘VIBE’