2NE1’s CL Leads TIME 100 Reader’s Poll

by REERA YOO | @reeraboo

To the left, Beyoncé and Lady Gaga, say K-pop fans.

On March 24, TIME magazine opened up their reader’s poll for their annual 100 Most Influential People list. Thanks to the voting power of K-pop fans, 2NE1‘s CL is currently leading the poll with 11.6 percent of votes as of Friday, while Lady Gaga is in second place with 4.3 percent.

This year, 158 candidates have been included in the online poll, including Emma Watson, Malala Yousafzal, Taylor Swift, Barack Obama, Pope Francis and the Dalai Lama.

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CL is the third Korean entertainer to be up for votes in the TIME 100 reader’s poll, following Rain and PSY.

TIME introduced the 24-year-old rapper as the latest addition to Scooter Braun’s roster of top stars, noting her upcoming American solo debut.

The online poll will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on April 10, and the winner will be announced on April 13.


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