Camila Cabello, Awkwafina Among Inaugural ‘Time Next 100’ Class

Camila Cabello and Awkwafina are among the stars who have earned a unique distinction.

The “Senorita” singer and “Crazy Rich Asians” actress are two of the 2019 ‘Time Next 100’ stars. The list highlights 100 of the next most influential people in the world.

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“In times like these, when noise can distort the purity of an artist’s message, Camila has managed to honour her story and her background in an authentic way with her pop music,” Spanish musician Alejandro Sanz said of Cabello.

“The impact of her songs — from ‘Havana’ and ‘Señorita’ to ‘Shameless’ and ‘Liar’ — has opened the door so that the world can see and hear the massive potential of the Latin music community,” he continued. “The privilege of being her friend is an inspiring gift.”

Awkwafina was showered in praise by “Killing Eve” and “Grey’s Anatomy” star Sandra Oh.

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Photo: Scandebergs for TIME
Photo: Scandebergs for TIME

“I cannot express how pleased I am to see her meteoric rise. I’m not surprised because she is a complete original,” Oh said. “There are so many things I can point to: her timing; her beautiful, melancholic face; and her unforgettable voice.”

Other notable inclusions: “Old Town Road” rapper Lil Nas X, “Riverdale” actress Lili Reinhart, and the multi-talented Keke Palmer.

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