Alicia Keys has ample cause for celebration.
For, the 15-time Grammy winner has been named on TIME‘s ‘Most Influential People Of 2017’ list.
Joining the likes of Viola Davis, Chance The Rapper, and Colin Kaepernick, the 36-year-old is featured in honor of her achievements as an artist over the last year.
And, in keeping it real, we’re a bit perplexed.
Sure, she has a catalogue that will be ever-enduring; but there’s no denying that whatever influence she had over the last 12 months wasn’t enough to make folk buy her most recent album ‘HERE.’
From where we’re standing, she’d be more suitable for a salute of her infallible charity efforts or as a pioneer for social change. But musically? This year? That’s a reach and a half.
Congrats, nonetheless. Because no matter which way it’s diced or sliced, this is win for brand.
Peep the full list below…
Chance the Rapper
Tamika Mallory, Bob Bland, Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour
Natalie Batalha, Guillem Anglada-Escudé and Michaël Gillon
Kerry James Marshall
Kim Jong Un
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Sandra Day O’Connor
General James Mattis
King Maha Vajiralongkorn
Juan Manuel Santos
Bernard J. Tyson
Vijay Shekhar Sharma
Biram Dah Abeid
Leila de Lima
Cindy Arlette Contreras Bautista