TIME Magazine have revealed its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Megan Thee Stallion, the Weeknd, J Balvin, Selena Gomez, and Halsey were among the notable musicians named on the list.
Megan for #TIME100 Most Influential People Issue.
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The publication announced this year’s list during an hour-long special on ABC, which included performances by Time 100 honorees Jennifer Hudson, Halsey, and The Weekend, who treated viewers to a performance of “Blinding Lights” off his chart-topping 2020 album, After Hours.
— The Weeknd UK (@updatesweeknduk) September 23, 2020
Megan Thee Stallion’s entry was written by actress Taraji P. Henson. “I remember hearing Megan Thee Stallion on one of those famous DJ radio shows a few years ago. She rode the beat like I’d never heard anybody ride the beat in a long time,” Henson wrote. Find TIME’s full list here.
The Weeknd’s tribute was penned by Elton John, who referred to “Blinding Lights” as “2020’s best pop single.” “Like Prince, he marches to his own beat,” Elton wrote. “That’s an exemplary way for an artist to be.”
Check out the full list here