Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys, John Legend and Demi Lovato have a lot of influence. How do we know? Because Time magazine put them on its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.
Scandal star Kerry Washington writes about Alicia, “[She] doesn’t hide her truth, her flaws, her dreams or her journey. It is that authenticity and vulnerability that endear her to us. We are drawn to her honesty, we respect and adore her, and in doing so, we move closer to embracing our own true selves.”
Hollywood legend and and activist Harry Belafonte calls John Legend “a wonderful artist,” and also praises the Oscar-winning singer for using “his platform to push for meaningful social change,” adding, “the depth of his commitment is to be admired.”
John Legend is one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2017. “John Legend is a wonderful artist. He’s a remarkable lyricist, and the songs he has giftedly crafted are straight-ahead beautiful melodies that will find a welcoming home in the great library of American songs,” writes singer Harry Belafonte. “John uses his platform to push for meaningful social change, and the depth of his commitment is to be admired.” See the full list on TIME.com/time100. Photograph by @MilesAldridge for TIME. #time100
John also graces one of the magazine’s five special covers.
Media personality Ariana Huffington writes of Demi, “She has…been a public role model, unashamedly chronicling her struggles with substance abuse…and eating disorders…[She] is a remarkably talented artist and performer. But her courage, honesty and willingness to use her own experiences to help others are what make her a true star.”
Others on the list: Viola Davis, Ryan Reynolds, Leslie Jones, Jordan Peele and Samantha Bee.
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