21 Savage is being honored by Time magazine as one of the most influential people of 2024.

21 Savage Is One of the Most Influential People of 2024

On Wednesday (April 17), Time published its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People of the year, and 21 Savage made the cut. Burna Boy penned his thoughts on Savage's impact over the past year, calling his success "remarkable."

"I trust my gut when it comes to my music and collaborations, and I find myself naturally drawn to artists like 21 Savage," Burna Boy wrote. "Those who remain grounded in their convictions and consistently defy the constraints imposed upon them."

Burna continued, "His approach to rap is refreshingly genuine; he speaks to us in a relatable way, effortlessly navigating the complexities of the genre. Whether he tackles weighty subjects or offers moments of levity, his delivery remains compelling."

21 Savage joins the ranks of other legendary rappers such as Jay-Z, Kanye West and Will Smith, who all previously made the list. Savage's placement on Time's annual list makes sense considering the killer year the rapper has had since joining Drake on the road for his massive It's All A Blur tour back in 2023. He kicked off 2024 with his new album, American Dream, in January, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 133,000 album-equivalent units in its first week. The song "Redrum" additionally peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, with 13 other songs from the project charting as well.

Drake would have also made a great addition to the list due to his blockbuster year on his It's All a Blur Tour, which raked in over $41 million. Killer Mike and 50 Cent should have been top contenders as well. The Run the Jewels rapper took home three Grammys at the ceremony this year including Rap Album of the Year, while 50's Final Lap Tour reaffirmed his rap dominance despite his pivot into building a very successful TV empire. Fif also made an insane amount of cash off the tour, raking in a reported $84 million.

Actress Taraji P. Henson, Dua Lipa, NFL player Patrick Mahomes and businessman Mark Cuban, among others, are also included on Time's list this year.

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21 Savage to Embark on American Dream Tour

21 Savage's latest accomplishment comes as he gets ready to hit the road for his American Dream tour on May 1. The Slaughter Gang leader will be bringing along JID and Nardo Wick for the extensive North American trek, which will conclude on June 15 in Savage's hometown of Atlanta.

The tour is in support of 21 Savage’s third studio album, American Dream, which was released in January. His performance trek comes almost six years after his last solo offering, i am > i wasdropped back in 2018. Savage most recently released the music video for his single "Should've Wore a Bonnet" featuring Brent Faiyaz, on April 3.

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