TIME Magazine has begun the rollout of their annual 'TIME: 100' list of influential people for 2019, and Lady Gaga has made their list per the decision of both the publications editors and a public vote. She joins an array of other big names who have made an impact within the last 12 months, including the likes of Taylor Swift, Lebron James, BTS, Ariana Grande and Michelle Obama. As part of their announcement, a series of different covers of their magazine have been released featuring a number of those in this years 100, with other stars discussing those who made the list. Celine Dion spoke about Lady Gaga and shared her take on Gaga as a performer, actress, advocate and more, which you can read below.
"I love Lady Gaga, and I think she’s got one of the greatest voices in the world: powerful, convincing, passionate and sensitive.
She’s definitely one of the most inventive artists we’ve ever seen. Her artistic expression has no rules, no boundaries. When she first came on the scene with her outrageous style, she didn’t care what the critics said. She marched to the beat of her own drum, knowing that her message of individuality was a way to express her inner strength. What makes her even more special, and such a powerful influence on society, is that she empowers her fans to adopt the very same values in their lives—to stand up for what they believe in, despite what others might think. By doing so, she gives her followers the strength and confidence to believe in themselves. Whether it’s her unstoppable support for the LGBTQ community, or her anti-bullying campaigning, Lady Gaga’s voice is being heard where it really counts.
Yes, she’s an amazing musician, composer, performer and, as we saw in A Star Is Born, an incredible actress, but her legacy reaches well beyond show business. She will continue to inspire love and freedom around the world, for generations to come."
You can read the full list here.