Taylor Swift, Celine Dion, Ariana Grande, Ok-Pop superstars BTS, R&B singer Khalid, reggaeton artist Ozuna and “Surviving R. Kelly” producer dream hampton have been the distinguished music-related artists featured on the most recent “Time 100” checklist of the “most influential folks on the earth,” revealed Wednesday morning. Swift is the one musician featured on one of many problem’s six completely different covers; she and Gaga are featured underneath the “Icon” class whereas the others seem underneath “Artists.”
A number of musicians wrote blurbs concerning the honorees: Swift’s was written by her pal Shawn Mendes (“Taylor makes anybody older really feel younger once more and anybody younger really feel they’ll do something”); Gaga’s by Celine Dion (who was seen fangirling within the viewers on the singer’s latest Las Vegas residency debut); Khalid’s by labelmate Alicia Keys; Ozuna’s by fellow Puerto Rican artist Daddy Yankee; and Grande’s by pal and labelmate Troye Sivan (“By simply concerning the craziest storms and whirlwinds I can think about, Ariana Grande stays essentially the most actual individual I’ve met”); Justin Timberlake about golfer Tiger Woods; BTS by collaborator Halsey (“For BTS, world domination is simply one other 8-count within the modern dance of life”).
Maybe most prominently, Beyonce wrote about Michelle Obama: “I’m so grateful that my daughters and my son reside in a world the place Michelle Obama shines as a beacon of hope who evokes all of us to do higher and to be higher.”
Time Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal wrote of the checklist — which features a report 48 ladies — “All of us have academics, some we all know intimately, others who encourage from the web page or the display screen. This holds true even for essentially the most completed folks on earth. Our annual Time 100 problem is full of tributes from academics to college students; in lots of instances, the shock is who’s enjoying which position in the present day.
“In some ways, these connections—cast throughout and amongst industries—are the center of the TIME 100, which now, in its 16th yr, is way over a checklist. It’s a neighborhood of tons of of worldwide leaders, lots of whom help and problem each other. And at a time when so lots of our issues require cross-disciplinary options, they’re additionally uniquely positioned to impact change.”
See the complete checklist, tributes, movies and pictures: time.com/100