An entire magazine as digital art? Yes, please.

Written By Julie Bacon

Superstar NFT artist FEWOCiOUS has designed a complete issue of Billboard Magazine, which dropped July 29th inside his FEWOWorld. The partnership with Billboard ChartStars showcases the 19-year-old’s colorful art and is stuffed with Easter eggs and exclusive audio.

FEWOCiOUS fans will recognize Mr. MiSUNDERSTOOD on the cover of the exclusive NFT drop, which consists of 250 NFTs sold at $250 each. A portion of the proceeds from this special collab will benefit The Trevor Project, the suicide prevention and mental health organization for LGBTQ young people.

Purchasers unlock:

* Access to future FewoWorld Paint Parties
* Two (2) tickets to one of Billboard’s biggest events during the calendar year – ending June 2023. These may include events such as Latin Music Week, LA3C, Women in Music, Billboard at SXSW, BBMAs
* Access to a private Billboard ChartStars Discord channel

Ahead of the drop, FEWOCiOUS, Billboard, Unblocked and Dapper Labs talked about the project on Twitter Spaces, where they were joined by special guests.

“Growing up, there was almost no trans visibility for me to see, and I would get so frustrated, because I wanted to work so hard to do cool s–t so I could let someone else see what I was doing and feel that validation,” FEWOCiOUS told Billboard. “Maybe it’s not art — maybe you do fashion, maybe you do makeup, maybe it’s something else entirely — but be the person that you aren’t seeing enough of in the world.”

This is not the first time Billboard and FEWOCiOUS have joined forces. The NFT artist was the guest cover illustrator for the annual Pride issue.

Billboard ChartStars launched in March as a music digital collectibles project in alliance with Universal Music Group. The project celebrates UMG artists’ achievements on the Billboard charts as exclusive NFTs. Unblocked is ChartStars’ NFT tech partner and as such, enables credit card payments and runs on the Flow blockchain platform. Flow is touted as more environmentally friendly relative to other mainstream blockchain tech.

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