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Nicki Minaj, Leonardo DiCaprio + More Earn ‘TIME 100′ Covers


Nicki Minaj and Leonardo DiCaprio made TIME’s 2016 100 Most Influential People list —and they also nabbed their own individual covers along with only four others.

TIME‘s full list, revealed today (April 21) includes 100 celebrities, politicians, authors, designers, athletes and more, all of whom have made a significant impact on the world in some way.

Minaj and DiCaprio join fellow cover stars Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, Christina Lagarde, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and actress Priyanka Chopra.

Other recognizable names included on TIME’s list range from the obvious (Adele, Kendrick Lamar, Caitlyn Jenner) to the controversial (Donald Trump) to the surprising (YouTuber PewDiePie aka Felix Kjellberg), as the magazine aims to cover as much cultural and political ground as possible with its honorees.

Each entry is accompanied by a short essay written by guest contributor — typically another well-known figure who spells out their significance: Jennifer Lawrence honors Adele, Lil Wayne writes at length about Minaj, John Kerry elaborates on DiCaprio, and so on.

As TIME puts it, “To capture what sets the honorees apart, we reached out to people who watched them rise, knew them when, understand firsthand the opportunities they seized and the obstacles they overcame.”

“The people on the list, each in their own way, have lessons to teach,” explains Nancy Gibbs, TIME’s managing editor. “We can debate those lessons; we don’t have to endorse them or agree with them. But the influence of this year’s TIME 100, to my mind, is that down to the last person, they have the power to make us think. And they are using it.”

Head over to TIME’s official site to check out the other five covers and see their full 100 Most Influential list.

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