Alicia Keys Named On TIME’s ‘Most Influential People Of 2017’ List

Published: Thursday 20th Apr 2017 by Sam

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…



Samantha Bee
Chance the Rapper
Constance Wu
Gavin Grimm
Kirsten Green
Bob Ferguson
Ivanka Trump
Demis Hassabis
Barbara Lynch
Hamdi Ulukaya
Jared Kushner
Celina Turchi
Jordan Peele
Glenda Gray
Yuriko Koike
Conor McGregor
Riz Ahmed
Guus Velders
Tamika Mallory, Bob Bland, Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour
Natalie Batalha, Guillem Anglada-Escudé and Michaël Gillon


Emma Stone
Colson Whitehead
Ed Sheeran
Alicia Keys
Ryan Reynolds
Donald Glover
Leslie Jones
Ben Platt
Ava DuVernay
Barry Jenkins
Margot Robbie
Sarah Paulson
James Corden
John Legend
Alessandro Michele
Kerry James Marshall
Demi Lovato


Theresa May
Narendra Modi
Chuck Schumer
Donald Trump
Elizabeth Warren
Julian Assange
James Comey
Kim Jong Un
Reince Priebus
Xi Jinping
Rodrigo Duterte
Stephen Bannon
Theo Epstein
Tom Perez
Vladimir Putin
Wang Qishan
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Sandra Day O’Connor
Pope Francis
General James Mattis
King Maha Vajiralongkorn
Juan Manuel Santos
Major General
Qasem Soleimani
Melinda Gates


Janet Yellen
LeBron James
Daniel Ek
Bernard J. Tyson
Evan Spiegel
George Church
Jean Liu
Tom Brady
James Allison
Rebekah Mercer
Jason Blum
Jeff Bezos
Vijay Shekhar Sharma
Margrethe Vestager


Simone Biles
Ashley Graham
Cindy Sherman
John Lewis
Margaret Atwood
Colin Kaepernick
Jeanette Vizguerra
Raf Simons
Biram Dah Abeid
Leila de Lima
David Adjaye
Gretchen Carlson
Fatou Bensouda
Thelma Aldana
Fan Bingbing
Viola Davis
Raed Saleh
Cindy Arlette Contreras Bautista


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  1. Ak April 20, 2017

    Delete this. This has nothing to do with album sales…… John legend’s album sold less then Alicia’s and I don’t see y’all making articles about him….

    • Marjani April 20, 2017

      Exactly, she was chosen because of her No Makeup Movement

      • DanYiel Iman April 20, 2017

        RIGHT!! Something that most African American woman have been doing since the beginning of time…🤔

    • SMH April 20, 2017

      Exactly, this isn’t about sales. Sounds like they’re bitter because a certain overrated fave of theirs didn’t make the cut.

  2. DanYiel Iman April 20, 2017

    I like that Donald Glover is involved & Demi Lavoto is involved also…✌🏽😎

  3. JOHNVIDAL April 20, 2017

    LOL I always knew and always said these lists are a joke. When they put always Beyonce there or whoever they put. But now this is a pucking real proof of that. Alicia Keys???? John legend???? I love Alicia I swear. But… in 2017? Most influential? 🙂 Demi Lovato?…

  4. gina April 20, 2017

    sit down and stop seething tgj. alicia deserves this. yall just mad cuz the bug queen didn’t make the list with her fake ‘black power’ movement.

    • DanYiel Iman April 20, 2017

      Going Semi-Makeup free? ✌🏽😂

  5. Francis April 21, 2017

    HERE wasn’t a hit, but it’s a good album and I’m here for good music

  6. Nikki April 22, 2017

    Are you people retarded? It has nothing to do with sales, there are many phenomenal artists that are not charting, but as an artist she is very influential and her latest project was A1 people are not supporting REAL Musicians anymore, they are settling for mediocre, Alicia is a MUSICIAN with great influence.

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