TIME released its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People Thursday. Every year the list, which features people from all walks of life, is created to showcase those individuals who have had the most impact in the world.
This year’s list honors the likes of popular artists Ed Sheeran and Demi Lovato, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, Oscar winners Viola Davis and Emma Stone. The youngest, Gavin Grimm, who is only 17, is an activist for LGBT rights, while the oldest, Sandra Day O’Connor, 87, is the first female Supreme Court Justice.
Each nominee was the subject of an essay written by another notable figure which pays tribute to the nominee. “Whether by choice or an unconscious evolution, when he decided on his musical ambitions, Ed became less of a boy and more of a tank,” Taylor Swift writes of friend and fellow artist Ed Sheeran. “A few years ago, in a rare moment of admitting feeling defeated, 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.’ 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.’ It was a song he’d just finished called ‘Thinking Out Loud,’ which went on to win Song of the Year at the Grammy Awards in 2016.”
Check out the full list of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People below and the essays that accompany them.
Chance The Rapper
Natalie Batalha, Guillem Anglada-Escudé and Michaël Gillon
Tamika Mallory, Bob Bland, Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour
Kerry James Marshall
General James Mattis
Juan Manuel Santos
Kim Jong Un
King Maha Vajiralongkorn
Major General Qasem Soleimani
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Sandra Day O'Connor
Biram Dah Abeid
Cindy Arlette Contreras Bautista
Leila De Lima