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“Empire” star Jussie Smollett graces the cover of Urban Lux magazine’s spring 2015 men’s issue. Peep his cover and check out flicks of singer Maxwell hitting the beach in Miami…

There’s no doubt that new FOX drama “Empire” is a fan favorite. The hip hopera became the highest-rated season 1 finale in a nearly decade, drawing in a whopping 21.2 million viewers. Nice! Looks like Lee Daniels and Danny Strong have successfully created an “empire” taking over primetime network television.

Breakout star Jussie Smollett is certainly on his way to the top after recently inking a record deal with Columbia Records. Although he won’t be releasing a solo album anytime soon, the multi-talented star is still hard at work.

The amazingly talented actor/singer makes his debut for his first ever national cover feature, gracing the cover of Urban Lux magazine’s Spring 2015 Men’s Issue. And we’re loving it!

In the cover story, the “Empire” star talks about his new found fame, his close-knit family and what he has planned for his future. His full interview and spread is expected to be released April 2nd. In the meantime, enjoy the eyecandy above.

In Miami…..

Singer Maxwell decided to leave the cold weather behind and hit the sandy beaches of Miami with friends.

After performing at the 10th Annual Jazz in the Gardens, the “Prettywings” crooner stripped down to his swimming trunks to cool off in the ocean.

He’s currently in the studio working on some new material following his 2009 LP BLACKsummers’night. No word on what he’s cooking up, but we’ll keep you posted.

Photos: Urban Lux Mag/FameFlynet/Jussie’s IG

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