Time finally unveiled their highly-anticipated annual list of the most influential people in the world, and some of our favorite pop stars made the cut. The list of honorees includes Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, and Lady Gaga.
Time presented a total of five different categories this year – pioneers, artists, leaders, icons, and titans. Taylor Swift made it to the icons list and appeared on one of the covers of the magazine’s latest issue. Shawn Mendes was in charge of writing her tribute and had nothing but words of praise for Swift.
“Taylor makes the job of creating music for millions of people look easy. It all comes from her –her belief in magic and love, and her ability to be as honest and raw as possible,” wrote Mendes.
Swift wasn’t the only musician named as an icon by Time. This section also featured Lady Gaga, who was praised for marching to the beat of her own drum by the fellow pop star Celine Dion. Ariana Grande, Khalid, Ozuna, and BTS were also among the artist who made the cut.