Charli D’Amelio has landed on the next list of the 2021 Time 100!
The list is a Time 100 extension, showcasing 100 young leaders who are shaping the future.
“Everyone on this list is poised to make history,” Dan Macsai, editorial director of the TIME100, said. “And in fact, many already have.”
At just 16 years old, Charli is the youngest individual on the list, and superstar entertainer Jennifer Lopez sang her praises for her part.
“When I met Charli D’Amelio at Super Bowl LIV in 2020, I could see she had that spark you need as a performer or entertainer to draw an audience. She felt like a kindred spirit, maybe because I started out as a dancer too,” JLo said. “When Charli dances, she connects. She’s the biggest new teenage star right now, and it’s not simply that she dances on TikTok. She’s the best at it.”
“When she dances, people want to be like her. Her authenticity comes through the screen. There’s huge responsibility in such a high level of fame,” she continued. “With each new follower or video that brings millions of views, Charli shows that the days of simply waiting to be discovered for your talents are gone. Put yourself out there on your own terms, and as Charli has proven with true authenticity, they will come.”
Charli also made Teen Vogue‘s Young Hollywood list!
“This year’s Young Hollywood creators are focused on the people at the front of the culture, pushing us to think, laugh, dance, and cry. It takes extraordinary talent to shine through a year of pandemic, protests, and a presidential election. But these rising stars did just that,” Teen Vogue said of this year’s list.