BTS, RIHANNA, KANYE WEST, NAMED AMONGST TIME’S 25 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET
Rihanna, BTS , Kanye West have been named amongst Time magazine’s 25 Most Influential People on the Internet.
The list includes a slew of musicians and BTS, Kanye West and Rihanna are the three biggest music names on Time’s online radar due to their cultural impact and entrepreneurial spirit.
BTS’ Love Yourself: Tear album is the first K-pop project to top the Billboard 200 chart, thanks in part to the group’s very active “ARMY” fanbase. The boy band also spent almost 90 weeks perched atop Billboard’s Social 50 chart — longer than even Justin Bieber — and won the top social artist award at the Billboard Music Awards for the second time in a row in May.
Kanye West, on the other hand, has generated enough controversies on his Twitter musings ranging from introspective mantras of the day — “style is genderless” and “only free thinkers” to pictures of a Donald Trump-signed “Make America Great Again” hat.
Rihanna is highly influential. She denounced Snapchat and sent the company’s financial value plummeting for an ad ridiculing her domestic violence experience. She has been a voice for women who feel undesired by beauty and fashion lines, so she started Fenty Beauty makeup and Savage x Fenty lingerie that highlights and accentuates the everyday woman — something Rihanna markets to her 63.6 million Instagram followers.
Time magazine also featured Desus & Mero, Busy Philipps and a myriad of activists, from Shaun King fighting for marginalized communities to Emma Gonzalez.