Taylor Swift not only makes the list as an Icon with her essay being written by Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay (one of Swift's cats is, of course, named after Hargitay's SVU character), but Swift also wrote a piece about TV chef Ina Garten.
"In our annual TIME 100 issue, we tell 100 stories of individual influence. But taken together, these stories are an anthem to interaction, the convergence that occurs when a good idea goes viral. The technology that connects us also connects our worlds, of art and science and business and politics. So when we were debating whom to approach to write for this issue, we looked for people who could speak to their subject's influence in all its dimensions," TIME Editor Nancy Gibbs said. "Every year we hope the TIME 100 will introduce you to influential people you might not have met before and encourage you to find out more about them."
Other celebrities who have nabbed a spot on the 2015 Most Influential list include Bradley Cooper, Lee Daniels, Amy Schumer, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pratt and more.