Soul singer Adele is officially a global superstar – she’s made it onto the Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people.
The Brit shot to overseas fame last year when her emotional rendition of Someone Like You at the Brit Awards became an online sensation, and she went on to scoop a record-equalling six Grammys in February.
Now the Rolling in the Deep hitmaker’s stellar 18 months has been capped by her inclusion on the prestigious Time 100 list.
Royal bride Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is also a new name in the lineup following her wedding to Prince William last year, along with a surprise entry for her sister Pippa Middleton, who was maid of honour at the nuptials.
Raunchy singer Rihanna, Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis, movie boss Harvey Weinstein, President Barack Obama, and screen star Tilda Swinton are also included on the 2012 list.