TIME have unveiled their Person Of The Year and other 2019 top gongs, with Greta Thunberg taking out the most coveted title, and Lizzo scoring Entertainer of the Year.
The announcements are spot bloody on, and are accompanied by in-depth interviews with the trailblazers.
“We can’t just continue living as if there was no tomorrow, because there is a tomorrow. That is all we are saying,” Greta tells Time, summing up her campaign to raise awareness for climate change.
Lizzo told the publication about her strange rise to fame years after she started making music – in case you weren’t aware, her hit tunes ‘Good As Hell’ and ‘Truth Hurts’ were released years ago, and have only hit the big time this year.
“I’ve been doing positive music for a long-ass time. Then the culture changed. There were a lot of things that weren’t popular but existed, like body positivity, which at first was a form of protest for fat bodies and black women and has now become a trendy, commercialized thing. Now I’ve seen it reach the mainstream. Suddenly I’m mainstream!”
Some other big wins – US Women’s Soccer for Athlete of the Year, and Disney CEO Bob Iger as Businessperson of the Year. Public Servants took out Guardians of the Year for blowing the whistle on Trump.
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The Public Servants are TIME's 2019 Guardians of the Year. The idea that government can be dangerous is encoded in the DNA of America, and so is the remedy: a tradition of dissent that holds the powerful to account. Read more at the link in bio. #TIMEPOY Illustration by Jason Seiler (@seilerpaints) for TIME
All the interviews are live on TIME’s website now.