The music superstars were both included within the "icons" subcategory for 2022. Praising British singer Adele's inclusion in the list, James Corden described her as "raw, honest, and elegant".

"In a time when people are trying to sell every facet of their being, on every device that surrounds us, here is someone who wants only to make extraordinary music and put it out into the world.

To comfort us, to lift us up, and to laugh with us.” James Corden via TIME magazine. “I love Adele. The world needs her. We've all got to protect her as best we can." James Corden via TIME magazine.