Shawn Mendes is one of TIME magazine’s oldest entrants on the publication’s newly released list of the 30 most influential teens and Millie Bobby Brown is one of the youngest.
The Canadian “Stitches” singer, 19, and the “Stranger Things” star, 13, were considered for their accolades, global impact through social media, and ability to drive news.
“I’m just honing and getting better at my craft,” Mendes says of his upcoming third album. “So I hope what comes out will be the best album yet by a landslide.” The Canadian has over 26 million followers on Instagram alone and hopes he can influence them in a positive way. “I always want people to feel like they can do anything,” he tells TIME. “And I hope that I can inspire them.”
Young superstar Brown has taken the world by storm alongside her little colleagues on Netflix’s breakout show “Stranger Things”. Brown credits her compelling performance to the embodiment of the character she portrays.
“Eleven is part of me and always will be. I don’t try with her,” she previously told TIME. “I don’t even know my lines for today’s scene… and that’s what makes it so instinctual.”
Other noteworthy names to crack this year’s list of influential teens, which includes entrants from all over the world, include Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s kids: Jaden and Willow Smith.
“Young Dumb and Broke” singer Khalid also made the list, as well as Maddie Ziegler, Auli’i Cravalho, Kaia Gerber, Noah Cyrus, Brooklyn Beckham and Elle Fanning.