Adele makes it to TIME’s Most Influential list

Adele been included on TIME magazine’s annual 100 most influential people list. The "Someone Like You" hitmaker joins celebrities including singer Rihanna, Alexander McQueen designer Sarah Burton, Duchess Catherine and her sister Pippa Middleton, basketball star Jeremy Lin, and American President Barack Obama.


Adele been included on TIME magazine’s annual 100 most influential people list.

The "Someone Like You" hitmaker—who has been feted with numerous awards for her album 21—joins celebrities including singer Rihanna, Alexander McQueen designer Sarah Burton, Duchess Catherine and her sister Pippa Middleton, basketball star Jeremy Lin, and American President Barack Obama.

In a glowing tribute to Adele on time.com, singer Pink wrote:

"There are a few artists in my life who I can think back and remember where I was when I first heard them. When you’re so utterly moved by something that you know you’ll never be the same again. When I first heard Adele, I was on tour, alone in a hotel room in London, watching her sing from a rooftop on YouTube - a song called ’Hometown Glory.’ I thought, Who is this creature? This voice! Her tone! Why is the entire world not watching this video?

’’I’m always so happy when the world catches on to something great. Especially when it’s authentic talent, great songwriting and a unique package. I am so relieved that Adele possesses the kind of beauty that she does, that she’s crass and funny and that she sings live - and incredibly. Her success renews hope in me that the world I live in has good taste - that we still occasionally come back to what’s simple, and simply amazing. I can’t wait to hear what she does next.’’

While Britain’s Prince William did not make the list, his wife Duchess Catherine—previously Kate Middleton—and her sister Pippa were honored as ’’avatars of aspiration’’ by TIME’s Europe Editor Catherine Mayer.

She wrote: ’’Since Kate, 30, successfully scaled the palace walls, Pippa, 28, now globally recognised, especially from behind, has found herself under yet greater pressure.

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’’The Middletons have become avatars of aspiration. Other women aim to dress like them, to emulate their easy athleticism and their more problematic slenderness.

’’How do the sisters feel about their influence? They aren’t saying. Latter-day Mona Lisas, they smile mysteriously and keep their mouths closed. In an age of bleating, tweeting, confessional celebrity, the middle-class Middletons show real class.’’

Also in the list are Hollywood celebrities Viola Davis, Rihanna, Kristen Wiig, Jessica Chastain, Sarah Burton, Harvey Weinstein, Tilda Swinton, Matt Lauer, Claire Danes, and Stephen Colbert.

Here is the complete list of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World:

Jeremy Lin

Christian Marclay

Viola Davis

Salman Khan

Tim Tebow

E.L. James

Louis CK

Rihanna

Marco Rubio

Ali Ferzat

René Redzepi

Kristen Wiig

Anthony Kennedy

Novak Djokovic

Ben Rattray

Jessica Chastain

Yani Tseng

Raphael Saadiq

Elinor Ostrom

Samira Ibrahim

José Andrés

Ann Patchett

Dulce Matuz

Henrik Schärfe

Freeman Hrabowski

Maryam Durani

Manal al-Sharif

Anjali Gopalan

Rached Ghannouchi

Barbara Van Dahlen

Ron Fouchier

Donald Sadoway

Hans Rosling

Asghar Farhadi

Sarah Burton

Anonymous

Pete Cashmore

Cami Anderson

Ali Babacan and Ahmet Davutoglu

Ai-jen Poo

Marc Andreessen

Preet Bharara

Robert Grant

Andrew Lo

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Alexei Navalny

Ray Dalio

Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani

Chelsea Handler

Harvey Weinstein

Chen Lihua

Warren Buffett

Alice Walton

Harold Hamm

Sheryl Sandberg

Sara Blakely

Tim Cook

Eike Batista

Daniel Ek

Virginia Rometty

Barack Obama

Goodluck Jonathan

Xi Jinping

Fatou Bensouda

Christine Lagarde

Mario Draghi

U Thein Sein

Ayatullah Ali Khamenei

Mitt Romney

Juan Manuel Santos

Timothy Dolan

Portia Simpson Miller

Mario Monti

Wang Yang

Maria das Graças Silva Foster

Andrew Cuomo

Iftikhar Chaudhry

Mamata Banerjee

Walter Isaacson

Ron Paul

Benjamin Netanyahu

Dilma Rousseff

Erik Martin

Cecile Richards

Angela Merkel

Lionel Messi

Tilda Swinton

Hillary Clinton

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Pippa Middleton

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Adele

Matt Lauer

Oscar Pistorius

Claire Danes

Stephen Colbert


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