TIME just unveiled their TIME100 NEXT list!
An annual list that was established in 2019, TIME100 NEXT serves as an extension to their TIME100 and aims to highlight emerging leaders from all over the world who are shaping the future within their own field – from social media stars to political leaders.
“Everyone on this list is poised to make history and in fact, many already have,” says TIME100 editorial director Dan Macsai.
The list is helped curated by TIME100 alums in "a testament to the ways that influence flows across generations". Previously on the list in 2019 were Billie Eilish, Bad Bunny who was chosen by Ricky Martin, Camila Cabello who was chosen by Alejandro Sanz, and Lil Nas X who was chosen by Billy Ray Cyrus.
Introducing the 2021 #TIME100Next, featuring 100 emerging leaders who are shaping the future of entertainment, health, politics, business and more https://t.co/2T0DWI9gZt pic.twitter.com/rIL4YgTxmE— TIME (@TIME) February 17, 2021
Among the people on this year's TIME100 NEXT is Dua Lipa who was chosen by her Studio 2054 guest Kylie Minogue. In her dedication to the Future Nostalgia act, Kylie Minogue writes, "Dua Lipa is a shining star, blazing a dazzling trail through the pop cosmos. Just under four years ago, she released the first of her two albums. Today, she is dancing hand in hand with the zeitgeist, having carved with laser-like precision her place in the cultural landscape."
.@kylieminogue on @DUALIPA: "She’s a bona fide pop behemoth. And I, like millions of others, look forward to more, and even more, from La Lipa" #TIME100Next https://t.co/ppaJf1hm25 pic.twitter.com/Z1MEhNUWj4— TIME (@TIME) February 17, 2021
Also on the list, chosen by best-selling author Carmen Maria Machado, is singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers who the author praises for her "clear voice pinning impressionistic lyrics to lush instrumentals, and her music’s inescapable mood".
.@carmenmmachado on @phoebe_bridgers: “Whether it’s enraging milquetoast reply guys by smashing a guitar on live TV or carving out a space as a furious, ethereal prophet, she’s as good as she is singular” #TIME100Next https://t.co/AmS0kHducb pic.twitter.com/xBPrwZKXnH— TIME (@TIME) February 17, 2021
R&B stars Chloe x Halle also make it on the list, chosen by journalist Elaine Welteroth who writes, "Watching the evolution of two young, self-possessed Black girls blossom into full-blown women before our eyes is a gift to all who bear witness. They are Black Girl Magic personified—and this is just the beginning."
.@ElaineWelteroth on @chloexhalle: "Watching the evolution of two young, self-possessed Black girls blossom into full-blown women before our eyes is a gift to all who bear witness. They are Black Girl Magic personified" #TIME100Next https://t.co/tBzs5ogTUP pic.twitter.com/WZ8gsmomrm— TIME (@TIME) February 17, 2021
Chosen by Gwen Stefani, breakout star Olivia Rodrigo also made it on TIME100. Known for her breakup anthem 'Drivers License', the young artist was praised for her "confessional and initimate" storytelling.
"Every line in 'Drivers License' feels like it was ripped out of Olivia’s diary, each one containing a beauty and level of detail that makes you feel like you’re with her, driving through the suburbs of Southern California at night, lost in thought. Rare is the artist who can transport that way, especially at such a young age," says Gwen Stefani in her dedication to Olivia Rodrigo.
.@gwenstefani: "At just 17, @Olivia_Rodrigo is a master at turning her heartbreak into something glorious" #TIME100Next https://t.co/wxKeDzcNRa pic.twitter.com/e317MfMl33— TIME (@TIME) February 17, 2021
2020 American Music Award winner Doja Cat, Brazilian singer Anitta, country act Luke Combs, and singer-actor Anthony Ramos, American rapper Lil Baby also make it on TIME100 NEXT.
Check out the complete TIME100 NEXT list here.