Ciara has landed her first Vogue cover with Vogue Arabia’s February 2019 issue. On the breathtaking Arabic and English front pages, the entertainer wears a bohemian Saint Laurent dress and an Alexandre Vauthier hat, being joined on set by magnificent stallions belonging to UAE royal HH Sheikha Fatima Rashed Al Maktoum. The cover was shot in Dubai by fashion photographer Mariano Vivanco.

The postcard-worthy photo shoot is accompanied by a candid interview, in which the “Level Up” singer opens up about fame, family, and facing her fears. The Grammy-winner also declares that her hotly anticipated seventh album, to be released this year, is one of her “best works ever.”

“I’m super excited and my vision for this project is to inject love into the world with dance,” she explains. This is not like any other album, as most of the work in studio was done while Ciara was eight months pregnant with her second child, daughter Sienna, the result of her marriage to NFL quarterback Russell Wilson. “There was something really special about that. Being a mother of two made me feel even more confident, inspired, and fearless,” she shares, when asked if motherhood reshaped her as an artist.