(AllHipHop News) Time magazine released its list of the "25 Most Influential People On The Internet" this week. Music superstars Rihanna and Kanye West were named alongside other influencers like Donald Trump, Kylie Jenner, Shaun King, the Parkland Students, and Desus & Mero. The fourth annual list highlights each selection's global impact on social media.
She listened and heard that there was a large segment of the population that felt underserved by the beauty and fashion industries, and she responded with her wildly successful makeup line, Fenty Beauty, and lingerie line, Savage x Fenty. Both were instant hits, thanks in part to Rihanna’s savvy use of social media to market them.
On Kanye West:
But despite calls for West to be “cancelled,” his recently released album, Ye, debuted atop the Billboard 200. No matter what, his online persona—with 28 million followers—keeps him squarely in the public eye.
On Desus & Mero:
Their viral popularity and irreverent humor led to podcasts, hosting gigs with MTV2 and eventually, an unscripted late-night show on Viceland where they dissect politics and pop culture and feature guests ranging from Kirsten Gillibrand to Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs. The pair will bring their signature wisecracking energy to Showtime in 2019, where they’ll host the network’s first weekly late-night show.