The 2022 Time100 Next List’s front cover features R&B singer SZA!
“This is actually kinda nuts,” she wrote on Twitter. “New era loading…thank you #TIME100NEXT.”
SZA also honored Lizzo, a celebrity and fellow musician. “Thank you most of all, @lizzo,” SZA added to her Twitter post.
“SZA and I first met years ago in Minneapolis. I was a fan of her music, so when she came to town, my friends and I went to her show. We ended up taking a selfie together in the bathroom. I still send her that selfie from time to time because we had just met and didn’t know that we would have this long relationship.”
TIME’s editor-in-chief and CEO Edward Felsenthal says of the emerging stars and changemakers on the 2022 list, “Real change requires urgency and the determination to respond with speed to global challenges such as the climate crisis. The leaders featured on this year’s TIME100 Next list have demonstrated that spirit. They are shaping our world—and demanding we join them.”