Adele has made the hugely influential Time Top 100 List, rubbing shoulders with names celebrated - and some not so - from footballer Lionel Messi to South Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Both of whom undoubtedly own a copy of her preposterously selling album '21.' Adele has been included for the first time after album sales that many have attributed to single-handedly slowing down the seemingly irreversible slide of the music industry; her sophomore effort was released early last year and has gone to sell more than 18 million copies worldwide including over 6 million in the U.S. alone.
It was Pink who gave her reflections on the star for Time, writing "There are a few artists in my life who I can think back and remember where I was when I first heard them. When you're so utterly moved by something that you know you'll never be the same again. When I first heard Adele, I was on tour, alone in a hotel room in London, watching her sing from a rooftop on YouTube - a song called 'Hometown Glory.' I thought, 'Who is this creature? This voice! Her tone! Why is the entire world not watching this video?'"