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by Grace Carroll | Photos by WENN

Tags: pussy riot, Jay-Z, Psy

Psy, Jay-Z, Pussy Riot nominated for Time magazine Person of the Year

Shortlist features 38 influential people in 2012

 

Psy, Jay-Z, Pussy Riot nominated for Time magazine Person of the Year

Photo: WENN

Time magazine has announced its shortlist for the 2012 Person of the Year - and it includes some familiar faces from the world of music.

The list features 38 people who have been considered influential in this year. South Korean viral sensation Psy is one of them, for his hit 'Gangnam Style', which has become the most viewed video on YouTube.

Russian punk collective Pussy Riot are also on the list. The band made headlines this year after three members were imprisoned following a protest inside one of Russia's churches - two of the members are currently at east Moscow prison camps.

And rap superstar Jay-Z is the final musician on the 2012 shortlist, which also nominates President Obama, Fifty Shades of Grey author EL James and Olympic athlete Gabby Douglas. Quite an eclectic collection.


Psy could be Time magazine's Person of the Year 2012.

Jay-Z was labelled a 'devil-worshipping freemason' yesterday by the star of US TV series Two and a Half Men.

Angus T Jones used his interview with Catholic video series The Forerunner Chronicles to analyse Jay-Z's album, The Blueprint 3.

Jones said, "The blueprint albums are special markers indicating Jay-Z's progress in his obtaining degrees in the secret order known as the Freemason."

Watch the 'Gangnam Style' video below:

An exercise in subtlety: Psy performs live on Australian TV

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