Time 100 list features Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, BTS, more

Taylor Swift, Celine Dion, Ariana Grande, K-Pop superstars BTS, R&B singer Khalid, reggaeton artist Ozuna and “Surviving R. Kelly” producer dream hampton were the prominent music-related artists featured on the latest “Time 100” list of the “most influential people in the world,” published Wednesday morning. Swift is the only musician featured on one of the issue’s six different covers; she and Gaga are featured under the “Icon” category while the others appear under “Artists.”

Several musicians wrote blurbs about the honorees: Swift’s was written by her friend Shawn Mendes (“Taylor makes anyone older feel young again and anyone young feel they can do anything”); Gaga’s by Celine Dion (who was seen fangirling in the audience at the singer’s recent Las Vegas residency debut); Khalid’s by labelmate Alicia Keys; Ozuna’s by fellow Puerto Rican artist Daddy Yankee; and Grande’s by friend and labelmate Troye Sivan (“Through just about the craziest storms and whirlwinds I can imagine, Ariana Grande remains the most real person I’ve met”); Justin Timberlake about golfer Tiger Woods; BTS by collaborator Halsey (“For BTS, world domination is just another 8-count in the contemporary dance of life”).

Perhaps most prominently, Beyonce wrote about Michelle Obama: “I am so grateful that my daughters and my son live in a world where Michelle Obama shines as a beacon of hope who inspires all of us to do better and to be better.”

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Hollywood and pop stars on Time 100 list 2019
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Hollywood and pop stars on Time 100 list 2019
Glenn Close arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Photo by: John Nacion/STAR MAX/IPx 2018 11/12/18 Chrissy Teigen at the 2018 Glamour Women Of the Year Awards: Women Rise at Spring Studios in New York City.
In this March 29, 2016 photo, Joanna Gaines, left, and Chip Gaines pose for a portrait in New York to promote their home improvement show, "Fixer Upper," on HGTV. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP)
Spike Lee llega a la fiesta de Vanity Fair de los Oscar el domingo 24 de febrero de 2019 en Beverly Hills, California. (Foto Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Woman of the year honoree Ariana Grande attends the 13th annual Billboard Women in Music event at Pier 36 on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Lady Gaga arrives at the 2019 Daily Front Row's Fashion Los Angeles Awards at The Beverly Hills Hotel on Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
Sandra Oh arrives at the season two premiere of "Killing Eve" on Monday, April 1, 2019, at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Producer and cast member Dwayne Johnson poses at the premiere of the film "Fighting With My Family" during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
Actress Regina King holds her best supporting actress Oscar at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
En esta foto del 14 de marzo del 2019, Taylor Swift llega a la entrega de los premios iHeartRadio en el Teatro Microsoft en Los Angeles. Swift donó el lunes 8 de abril del 2019 130.000 dólares a una organización defensora de los derechos LGBTQ en Tennessee. (Foto por Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, Archivo)
La actriz Emilia Clarke asiste a la premiere de la temporada final de "Game of Thrones" de HBO en el Radio City Music Hall, el miércoles 3 de abril del 2019 en Nueva York. (Foto por Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
El grupo BTS llega a la ceremonia de los premios Grammy el domingo 10 de febrero del 2019 en Los Angeles. (Foto por Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Mahershala Ali poses with the award for best performance by an actor in a supporting role for "Green Book" in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Yalitza Aparicio arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP)
Photo by: zz/Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx 2018 5/19/18 Hasan Minhaj at the 77th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. (NYC)
Richard Madden arrives at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Khalid arrives at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Actress Brie Larson attends a special screening of "Captain Marvel", hosted by The Cinema Society, at the Henry R. Luce Auditorium on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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Time Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal wrote of the list — which includes a record 48 women — “We all have teachers, some we know intimately, others who inspire from the page or the screen. This holds true even for the most accomplished people on earth. Our annual Time 100 issue is filled with tributes from teachers to students; in many cases, the surprise is who is playing which role today.

“In many ways, these connections—forged across and among industries—are the heart of the TIME 100, which now, in its 16th year, is far more than a list. It is a community of hundreds of global leaders, many of whom support and challenge one another. And at a time when so many of our problems require cross-disciplinary solutions, they are also uniquely positioned to effect change.”

See the full list, tributes, videos and photos: time.com/100

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