Whether it’s a late-night tweet or an Instagram post with a baby name or the loudest and most social fanbase worldwide, Time’s 25 Most Influential People on the Internet list includes a slew of musicians. BTS, Kanye West and Rihanna are the three biggest music names on Time’s online radar due to their cultural impact and entrepreneurial spirit.
BTS’ Love Yourself: Tear album is the first K-pop project to top the Billboard 200 chart, thanks in part to the group's very active “ARMY” fanbase. The boy band also spent almost 90 weeks perched atop Billboard’s Social 50 chart -- longer than even Justin Bieber -- and won the top social artist award at the Billboard Music Awards for the second time in a row in May.
West, on the other hand, has a different relationship with social media, with his Twitter musings ranging from introspective mantras of the day -- “style is genderless” and “only free thinkers” -- to pictures of a Donald Trump-signed “Make America Great Again” hat (another figure who made the magazine’s list and shares West's “dragon energy”). As Twitter users began denouncing West, fans stuck around for his productions coming in hot on a weekly basis and lifting ye to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 dated June 12.