Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X and Britney Spears on TIME's list of the 100 most influential people in the world

September 16, 2021

TIME Magazine's annual list includes some of the biggest music stars.
TIME magazine has published its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, which includes some of the biggest music stars, such as Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X and Britney Spears.

For the personalities from the world of music that are included in the list, their selected short colleagues wrote their own short tributes.

Megan Thee Stallion wrote about Billie Eilish, Kid Cudi wrote about Lil Nas X, J Balvin wrote about Bad Bunny, Miley Cyrus wrote about Dolly Parton, Darius Rucker wrote about Kane Brown, Paris Hilton wrote for Britney Spears, Alicia Keys wrote for Angélique Kidjo and Brandy wrote for Swizz Beatz and Timbaland.

Megan Thee Stallion wrote about Billie Eilish: "Billie Eilish is a unique soul, with a voice, style and demeanor that is completely hers. I first met Billie at this year's Grammys. "She had already gained worldwide fame, which may make some people arrogant, but not Billie."

"She was so real and relaxed, even though her personality is so great. It is a rare spirit that speaks through her heart without pretending. I knew I had found a soulmate that night. Some that are possible, but still learning and growing. "A woman who defends herself and defends women everywhere," Megan Thee Stalion added of Billie Eilish.

Kid Cudi said of Lil Nas X: "Lil Nas X is a new version of some of the issues I started when I started: being true to yourself and not giving a damn about what everyone says. "What he is doing is what we need right now."

"It is very important for us and for Black Excellence to have a gay man in hip-hop to do his own thing, to break a record. The way he shows that he is not afraid to make people feel uncomfortable is so rock ‘n’ roll. "He is a real rock star," he said.

"I will do everything I can to tell him that he has my support. "When we prepare our song together, no matter how psychedelic the video is, let it be sexy," he stressed.

Britney Spears's old friend Paris Hilton writes about the pop singer: "When I think of Britney Spears, I see the sweetest soul. A mother. A friend. A fighter. "A young woman who grew up in the tabloid culture of the 2000s, when the paparazzi were accepted, ruthless and inhuman."

"Despite the darkness that has surrounded her life, Britney advocates joy and shares the light of her beautiful heart, forever the superstar. That is why we support her as she turns pain into purpose, with her steadfast spirit being stronger than ever, "he added.

Miley Cyrus is also writing a tribute to her godmother, Dolly Parton.

"Dolly is not just my idol because of her incomparable career. She is also my role model because of her steadfast morals and values. At its core, it is the definition of a humanist ", he emphasizes.