It’s nearly the end of the year so let’s stop worrying about all of the horrendous things that have happened in 2016 and focus instead on some of the amazing people who’ve contributed something positive to the world.
NME’s second annual People Of The Year list is a celebration of the great and good who’ve entertained us, made us ask questions, challenged the establishment, succeeded in the face of adversity, used their platform to draw attention to the important things in life and inspired us to act and think in different ways. Oh, and Pikachu.
So – if only for the time it takes you to read this week’s magazine- banish all thoughts of death, doom, despair, bigotry, facism and the impending World War III from your brains and remind yourself that there are good people on the planet doing good things, and that these 12 are only a small representation of that.
For being a rock star people can believe in
For her political awakening
For being a badass onscreen and off
For fiercely celebrating her individuality
For taking grime to the top of the charts
For being the year’s hardest working polymath
For redefining gaming
For making British television funny, filthy and poignant
For fighting sexual assault one gig at a time
Millie Bobby Brown
For dominating 2016 telly and making it call to be different
For simply being Kanye
For shaping the year from beyond the grave