After decades of Must Lists, Bullseyes, and End-of-the-Year rundowns, this year marks the 25th anniversary of Entertainment Weekly. Published in 1990, the first issue featured singer k. d. lang on the cover and included coverage on the 32nd Annual Grammy Awards, Born on the Fourth of July, and the latest album from M.C. Hammer. In the quarter-century since, stars from Johnny Depp to Emma Watson to Oprah have made appearances as EW cover stars.
In recognition of the magazine’s 25th anniversary, EW editors combed through more than a thousand issues to pick their 25 favorite covers. Ahead, select your top five of the group to continue the hunt for the best Entertainment Weekly cover of the past 25 years. The winning cover will appear in an upcoming issue of EW. Voting ends at 12 p.m. ET on Oct. 1.
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