James Corden, Emma Stone, Riz Ahmed make TIME 100 list

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TIME magazine has announced its 100 list, celebrating the most influential figures across various aspects of culture – and unsurprisingly, a host of amazing people have made the cut.

Championing the work of 'pioneers', 'artists', 'leaders', 'titans' and 'icons', TIME's list is a run-down of who's who in the worlds of the arts, politics, sport and tech – and wherever Donald Trump fits in.

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The likes of James Corden, Emma Stone, RuPaul, Ed Sheeran, Donald Glover, Ryan Reynolds, Alicia Keys and Constance Wu have all been named in the spheres of acting and music, but they'll have to go to the effort of opening the magazine to see themselves.

No such burden for Rogue One's Riz Ahmed, Oscar-winning Viola Davis, John Legend, Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Melinda Gates, who have all managed to get themselves exclusive TIME covers.

One of the best bits about running through the 100 list is hearing what people's peers have to say about them.

Ever wondered what Elton John thought about James Corden, or why Taylor Swift thinks Ed Sheeran is "less of a boy and more of a tank"? Of course you have.

In her profile on her long-time friend, Swift recalled an anecdote about when she heard Ed's Grammy-winning 'Thinking Out Loud' for the first time.

"Ed said to me, 'I'm never going to win a Grammy'. 'Yes, you are', I said. 'You're going to sweep the whole thing one of these years'," she wrote.

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"It was a few weeks later when he met me in a dance-shoe store in London, where I was picking out rehearsal outfits, and said, 'You have to hear this'."

Brie Larson also shared her thoughts on friend and fellow Oscar-winning actress Emma Stone, calling her "brave, devastating, hilarious, real, complex, charming and so much more.

"Emma takes on significant roles off-screen as well. The selfless friend. The wise psychiatrist. The fearless leader. The coolest girl at the party," Brie revealed.

Also joining in on the gush-fest is Sir Elton John, who has praised James Corden for his ever-growing success and "authenticity".

He explained: "James is one of the most hardworking and talented people you will ever meet. But that alone doesn't explain his extraordinary success.

"Anyone – friends and fans alike – can tell you that James doesn't take himself, or others, too seriously."

You can find TIME magazine's complete 100 list right here.

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