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18 April 2012, 16:01 | Updated: 18 April 2012, 16:22
The 'We Found Love' singer and '21' star join the likes of Barack Obama and Kate Middleton on the list.
Rihanna and Adele are among the stars named in Time magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
'You Da One' star Rihanna joins 'Someone Like You' singer Adele on the list, which gathers together the 100 people who "inspire us, entertain us, challenge us and change our world," according to Time.
Other names to have made it onto the annual list include Bridesmaids star Kristen Wiig, comedian Louis CK and film producer Harvey Weinstein.
U.S. President Barack Obama was also named as was Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton and both Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge and her siste Pippa Middleton.
Adele's career has continued to rise since the launch of her second album '21' last year, with four nominations at this year's 57th Ivor Novello Awards as well as being named the top earning young musician of the UK for 2012.
Rihanna has also had a successful twelve months having wrapped her worldwide 'Loud' tour as well as releasing her sixth studio album 'Talk That Talk' and making her film debut in Peter Berg's sci-fi epic Battleship.