Time Magazine, on Monday, unveiled its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People for 2022, and several musicians have made the esteemed list by securing spots in the artists, innovators, icons and pioneers categories for their achievements in the past year.
The 100 Most Influential People list is teeming with women this year… Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley topping the leaders section.
Adele and Mary J. Blige appear in the icons portion of the list alongside recent album of the year Grammy award winner Jon Batiste; Zendaya, Miranda Lambert and Michelle Zauner take their place in the innovators section; Jazmine Sullivan and Ariana DeBose earned a spot in the artists section, while Questlove — who won an Oscar in March for his Summer of Soul documentary — appears in pioneers.
This year’s honorees will gather and celebrate their achievements at the TIME100 Gala on Thursday, June 9.
Nas was tasked with penning Blige’s blurb, and remarked on what set her apart from other R&B artists who were trying to come up in the ’90s.
Lambert and Blige are set to take the stage at the event for separate performances, which will air live on ABC.