TIME's 100 Most Influential People 2019: Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, BTS, Lady Gaga feature in list
The TIME's 100 Most Influential People list included figures from entertainment, business, sports, technology, among others.
Taylor Swift, BTS, Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande are among the many musical artists named in the TIME's 100 Most Influential People list. The magazine features people from across different fields including entertainment, business, sports and technology.
— TIME (@TIME) April 17, 2019
Each celebrity is featured alongside a blurb written by another prominent figure. Troye Sivan, who wrote about Ariana Grande said that the pop star is "breaking the rules and is a force who understands how music should work in 2019."
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) April 17, 2019
Shawn Mendes, who has toured with Swift praised her, "She’s the master of putting the perfect amount of thought into not overthinking, and that’s why her music connects so well.”
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Well this is AWESOME. Thank you @time 💗 Thank you @paridukovic and thank you for your unbelievably kind words @shawnmendes (I had no idea you were writing this and just found out when I saw this!!) A post shared by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on
Celine Dion lauded Lady Gaga campaigning for LGBTQ rights and said she was "powerful, convincing, passionate and sensitive." Dion further called The Star is Born actor and pop star "one of the most inventive artists" and lauded her creativity.
.@celinedion on @ladygaga: “She’s an amazing musician, composer, performer and, as we saw in ‘A Star Is Born,’ an incredible actress, but her legacy reaches well beyond show business” #TIME100 https://t.co/wa7JboHmX9 pic.twitter.com/Lwm2UpHEmY — TIME (@TIME) April 17, 2019
Halsey, recently seen with BTS in the collaborative single 'Boy With Luv' said, "Surely it takes remarkable talent, charm, kindness, altruism and dedication. But you’d still be missing a key component: a devoted community to uplift your efforts, soften your stumbles and shoot light from their eyes into the sky in your name every single night. By these parameters, BTS has reached the top."
.@halsey on @BTS_twt: “Behind those three letters are seven astounding young men who believe that music is stronger than the barriers of language. It’s a universal dialect” #TIME100 https://t.co/GPZ6jzzBYe pic.twitter.com/WQ1aPil5bh
— TIME (@TIME) April 17, 2019
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