Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Frank Ocean, & Miguel Make TIME 100

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Jay-Z has TIME on his side. The hip-hop mogul has been named one of the Most Influential People in the World alongside Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Frank Ocean, Miguel, and Christina Aguilera.

The music superstars join activists, reformers, researchers, and heads of state including President Obama, the Pope, Steven Spielberg, and LeBron James on the annual TIME 100 list.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg praised his fellow New Yorker, Jay-Z, who graces one of the seven magazine covers. “He’s an artist-entrepreneur who stands at the center of culture and commerce in 21st century America, and his influence stretches across races, religions and regions,” he said.

Baz Luhrmann had glowing words to say about Mrs. Carter. “When Beyoncé does an album, when Beyoncé sings a song, when Beyoncé does anything, it’s an event, and it’s broadly influential. Right now, she is the heir-­apparent diva of the USA—the reigning national voice,” wrote The Great Gatsby director.

In his letter, John Legend champions Frank Ocean, who made headlines with his coming out letter. “The day the letter was published, he came over to my house for a July 4 barbecue, where he was among friends who supported him and showed him love,” said Legend. “I think Frank’s career will be defined by his fearlessness and his artistic freedom.”

And Justin Timberlake gets props from the legendary Stevie Wonder. “He has a spirit. He does God’s work through using the most of his talent.”

See the full list and read more on TIME.com.

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30 Comments

  1. Ursula

    I’m soooo tired of this ex-drug dealer. Now he’s trying to drag the President and White House into his mess. Just waiting on the truth about him and Jessica Biel to come out…

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    Twista Reply:

    @Ursula, You see that seat over there in the corner? All yours, baby.

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    Jay Nicole Reply:

    @Twista, lmao right , saying anything!

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    T Reply:

    @Ursula, you became a simple bitch in my eyes when you rires to bring someone’s past up & use it against them. Especially a socio-economic issue as drug dealing and black men when I’m willing to bet my last dollar you aren’t doing SH*T to help the communities affected by it. STFUF

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    Ursula Reply:

    @T, Who said anything about black men? lmfao If you are feeling some kind of way about a comment referring to a rapper – of all things- then you need to check the messages and lyrics beings put out there on the radio b4 you get all sociologically sentimental.

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    da fan Reply:

    @Ursula, Oh you are so Sheamus

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    Bitches In Paris Reply:

    @Ursula, Bitch get a life . You on anything involving Jayz or Beyonce pathetic ass .

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  2. Morgan

    Yesssss…..happy for them all, but I’m especially happy for Frank & Miguel. I’ve loved their music from the beginning.

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  3. Kate

    Hov

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    Pereezy YMCMB.MMG Reply:

    @Kate, This Haters Know that they can’t the God Mc Down… Yall gon’ learn today

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  5. Frankie

    Shonda Rhimes?! YAAASSSSS, WORK BITCH! You are KILLING it with Scandal & Ms. Kerry!!!!!

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  6. Speechless

    YAAASSS for Xtina, Miguel, Frank and Justin making the list!!!

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  7. Deb

    I am happy for you Jay-Z. I bet Kanye is mad as hell that he didn’t make the list…LMAO

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    Bitches In Paris Reply:

    @Deb, Why would he be mad ? His family is on the list . So that’s all that really matters . Stop reaching .

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  8. Superiority

    “Frank Ocean, Miguel, and Christina Aguilera.”

    For real? (No shade)

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    Kalin Reply:

    @Superiority, You read it. Whether you accept it or not, the facts are irrefutable.

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  9. Shade Thrown

    Someone tell me why Beyonce is there again? (No shade, seriously i would to know) What has Beyonce done the past year and this year to be most influential? She’s now making her slow return back to the game! I understand why Jay-z is there with these endorsements and business ventures he starting! Beyonce no not this time! Don’t get me wrong she’s an influential artist yes but that was like 2 years ago when she was once already established as influential when Gaga was on the cover!

    That’s what happens when you have money you can force things to happen like she forcing this Mrs. Carter Tour down our throats without any new music!

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    B Reply:

    @Shade Thrown, She is still very influential because even though she hasn’t done nothing this lady has stayed in the media even when she was on break. She was still doing small venues throughout that time too. Also her comeback has been very Loud and controversial. So it is not surprising at all that she is on the list. She has been more influential than Miguel, Frank Ocean and a few other people on the list. Also Jay-z and Beyonce are with each other 24/7 so they both have to be on this list. This list isnt only about the business deals or what you got going on but how influential you are which Beyonce is very much influential even when she is not doing anything.

    Also she hasnt been forcing the Ms. Carter Tour down nobody’s throat. It been the fans going crazy about it. Just like any other musical artist she has to promote it but she hasnt been stuffing it down your throat unless she been sitting in your house just yapping to you about it. Obviously you just do not like her.

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    Bitches In Paris Reply:

    @B, Idk why you are even explaining anything to this person . They have “No Shade” in their name , so expect them to throw pointless shade somewhere . Beyonce performed at the SuperBowl why wouldn’t she be on there ? Her recent new deal with Pepsi ? Shall I continue ? Smh . Bitches stay doing the most .

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  10. Prettyboyflyod

    Jay z baby the God Mc

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  11. da fan

    Respect for Miguel, But what da F is he doin anywhere in the list….

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  12. Azalean Queen

    Damn he is ugly

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    Bitches In Paris Reply:

    @Azalean Queen, & Still makes more money than you will ever make in your life .& Is married to the Beyonce . He’s winning clearly .

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  13. Andy

    great, this conceited airhead gorilla will feel more important now thanks to this baseless list. He can be all talented and sh!t but not an ounce of humility. Can I ask why Beyoncé?

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    Bitches In Paris Reply:

    @Andy, Look at the list of all of her success & then slap yourself in the face for being such a hater .

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    Andy Reply:

    @Bitches In Paris, Can you slap yourself in the face please? I wasn’t throwing shade to Bey, just asking why she married this cocky ungrateful idiot. And I’m a hater just because I’m talking real? Wow, I’m the biggest hater then.

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  14. Nick

    but why is xtina on here?

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