Taylor Swift, BTS, Ariana Grande, & Lady Gaga on Time 100
It’s that time of year again. See what I did there? Ok, all jokes aside, Time Magazine just released their prestigious Time 100 list and it is packed with so many of our faves!
What’s up y’all? It’s Emile Ennis Jr. here with Clevver News and it’s time to break down the 2019 Time 100 list. The list was split into 5 different categories including pioneers, titans, leaders, artists and icons. And there are 6 different covers featuring Sandra Oh, Gayle King, Nancy Pelosi, Mohamed Salah, Dwayne Johnson, and Taylor Swift. Everyone on the list is featured because they made an impact on the world in some way and there is an accompanying write-up about each one from friends, co-workers, and other famous stars who respect them. Let’s start with our girl Taylor. She made the list as an icon this year and her bestie
and my absolute fave, Shawn Mendes
wrote, “Taylor makes anyone older feel young again and anyone young feel they can do anything. It’s so rare and so special. If there is one thing I want to achieve in my career and life, it’s that.” After the massive success of Reputation and her Reputation stadium tour, Taylor has definitely earned her icon title. Another musician on the icon list was Lady Gaga. I doubt that anyone could argue with this and if you do.
Lady Gaga fully reached new heights after her incredible performance as Aly in “A Star is Born”!
Ok I’m back. For Lady Gaga’s piece, another icon, Celine Dion, wrote from the heart saying, “What makes her even more special, and such a powerful influence on society, is that she empowers her fans to adopt the very same values in their lives—to stand up for what they believe in, despite what others might think. By doing so, she gives her followers the strength and confidence to believe in themselves. Whether it’s her unstoppable support for the LGBTQ community, or her anti-bullying campaigning, Lady Gaga’s voice is being heard where it really counts.”
YES CELINE! My sentiments exactly
So I know you all are recovering from that amazing “Homecoming” documentary on Netflix. If you haven’t watched it. Go get your life. And even though Beyonce is not on the Time 100 this year, she did write about another incredible person on the icon list, Michelle Obama. Beyonce ends her letter about Michelle by saying, “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.” Love you Michelle.
Ariana Grande made the list this year as well in the Artists section with her write-up coming from her friend and fellow singer Troye Sivan who says that “Ari is breaking the rules and is a force who understands how music should work in 2019. Her love of her fans and of music guide her every move. But my favorite moments with Ari are the quieter ones.” And of course
We have to talk about BTS because they are legit dominating the world.
So it’s no surprise that they made the list and their recent collaborator Halsey had a lot to say about them. She said, “With positive messages of self-confidence, intricacies of philosophy hidden in their sparkly songs, true synergy and brotherhood in every step of their elaborate choreography, and countless charitable and anthropological endeavors, BTS have put their 14 best feet forward as role models to millions of adoring fans and anyone else who finds themselves drawn to BTS’s undeniable allure.” Also, for the second year in a row, BTS won the 2019 Time 100 reader poll where readers get to vote. Can we just talk about all the love going around?
I want someone to say sweet things about me, so feel free in the comment section below.
Anyway, you have to check out the full list because there are so many greats on there like Chrissy Teigen, Indya Moore from Pose, Regina King, Khalid, Ozuna, Chip and Joanna Gaines who I LOVE. Have you watched Fixer Upper?!? Also, Spike Lee, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the list is packed so go check it out!
Anyway, who were you most excited to see on the list? And who do you wish would make the list one day? Let us know in the comments section below and then click right over here to see another new video. Also, don’t forget to subscribe and click the bell to get notified whenever we post a new video.