“TIME” Names its 100 Most Influential People

Taylor Swift at the Billboard Music Awards, Las Vegas, May 2018. Photo by Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shutterstock (9686412y)

The time has come for some of our favorite stars to shine!

Many famous names have been recognized for the influence they have on the world as part of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019.

The prestigious list is divided into five categories: Pioneers, Artists, Leaders, Icons and Titans.

Those emanating from Hollywood include big names such as Dwayne Johnson, Taylor Swift (who is rumored to be releasing new music this month), recent Oscar winner Regina King, fellow Oscar winner Lady Gaga, Chrissy Teigen, Sandra Oh, Korean pop group BTS, Khalid, comedian Hasan Minhaj, and Richard Madden.

Not everyone made one of the special covers, but those who did included Taylor, Dwayne, and Sandra.

Now in its 16th year, the editorial director of the TIME 100, Dan Mascai, describes the list as “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. When you connect extraordinary people, they can do even more extra-ordinary things.”

And how extraordinary they are!