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Rihanna, Cardi B, Tiffany Haddish, JLo, Oprah and more make 2018 TIME 100 List

TIME magazine revealed its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Among the notable musicians on this year’s TIME 100 are Rihanna and Cardi B

Rihanna entered the list as an Icon. Her blurb was written by Adele:

"I actually can’t remember the first time I met Rihanna; I was probably numb from the shock of it," Adele wrote. "She is one year older than me, but I feel like she’s been around forever. The progression of her superstardom feels steady, well deserved and extremely natural. She burst onto the scene with the absolute banger that is ‘Pon de Replay’ in 2005, so young and breathtakingly beautiful. But the first time it felt like she made everyone sit up was with ‘Umbrella.’ It crossed her over to every platform and into everyone’s lives. It felt like she had truly arrived, and she hasn’t slowed down since. Even more, she has designed and conquered an entire lane of her own. The innovative and groundbreaking world of Rihanna that no one else will ever be safe in and get away with copying. She makes her own rules and bends ours."

Taraji P. Henson did the writeup for Cardi, named as a Pioneer:

“The first time I went on her Instagram page, she was so raw, coming at you, like, whoa!” Henson continued, “She used words like ‘shmoney’ and ‘shmoves,’ and she talked openly about being a former stripper.” She closed the blurb, “Cardi B’s here to stay, baby, and I’m happy to be a witness.”

Also included on the 2018 TIME 100 are Tiffany Haddish (Pioneer, written about by Kevin Hart), Issa Rae (Pioineer, written by Mindy Kaling), Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman (Icon, with a blurb from Sean “Diddy” Combs), and Jennifer Lopez (Icon, writing by Kerry Washington). 

Check out the full 2018 TIME 100 list here.

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