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Adele appears on TIME 100 list

Pink believes that Adele is one of the most influential people in the world - and her music is probably played on Mars.

The 23-year-old British singer has been named in the TIME 100: Most Influential People in the World poll.

Adele's record-breaking album 21 has propelled her to international stardom, and her huge success in the charts has seen her land on the prestigious list that was unveiled today.

Fellow songstress Pink has revealed why Adele is deserving of the title.

"Turn on any radio station in the world and you will probably hear Adele. Go to Mars right now and I'm pretty sure if there is life on that planet, they're playing Adele. And for good reason," Pink wrote on the TIME website.

"I'm always so happy when the world catches on to something great. Especially when it's authentic talent, great songwriting and a unique package. I am so relieved that Adele possesses the kind of beauty that she does, that she's crass and funny and that she sings live - and incredibly. Her success renews hope in me that the world I live in has good taste - that we still occasionally come back to what's simple, and simply amazing. I can't wait to hear what she does next."

Other people named in the poll include Britain's Duchess of Cambridge along with her sister Pippa Middleton, Bridesmaids star Kristen Wiig and Rihanna.

Stella McCartney has gushed about 24-year-old Rihanna on the singer's entry on the TIME website.

"This is the beginning for Rihanna - she has so much more to do and to give. She is just getting going, so watch out. She's the Barbados ambassador for youth and culture, and she's coming to a town near you," Stella wrote.

Actresses including Tilda Swinton, Claire Danes and Viola Davis were also mentioned on the list.

British director Sally Potter spoke highly of Tilda - who garnered Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA nominations for her role in We Need to Talk about Kevin last year.

"Tilda's frequent stints on film juries and her knowledge of world cinema past and present give her work a breadth and openness that come from awareness of other stories, other languages, other ways of making movies," she wrote.

"We feel the space of history around her when she works, a sense that there is more than this She evokes the bigger picture and occupies its centre."

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