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Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera Among "Time's" "100 Most Influential People in the World"

Image courtesy of Facebook.com/JustinTimberlake (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Facebook.com/JustinTimberlake (via ABC News Radio)

Readers voted, Time magazine staffers made their selections, and now we know who the " 100 Most Influential People in the World " are today, according to the magazine.  It may surprise you to know that a few of those 100 people are Beyonce , Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera .

Justin and Beyonce are included in the list's "Icons" section, along with people like Michelle Obama , Kate Middleton and Lena Dunham.  No less a musical luminary than Stevie Wonder has paid tribute to Justin in an essay, writing, "His star power comes from the fact that he sounds like he’s having fun when he makes music, and he can read a song -- meaning as a singer or songwriter you can feel the emotion. You think, 'I can relate to that' or 'I believe in that,' and then the listener can feel it too."

As for Beyonce, Great Gatsby director Baz Luhrman writes, "No one has that voice, no one moves the way she moves, no one can hold an audience the way she does. And she keeps growing and evolving in the ways that she expresses herself as a singer, as a performer and now as a mother.  She and Jay-Z are the royal couple of culture, and she is the queen bee."  Jay-Z is also on Time 's list, by the way, featured in its "Titans" section.

Christina appears in the "Artists" section of the list, alongside Jennifer Lawrence , Steven Spielberg and Jimmy Kimmel , among others.  From one diva to another, Celine Dion has penned a tribute to Christina for Time , writing, "I love the way she sings. Her tone is beautiful, and her voice has got so much power, yet so much sensitivity -- and technically, I think, she’s flawless." She adds, "Without a doubt, she’s one of the most talented artists the world has ever seen and heard." 

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