10 Absolute Best People of 2018

They're the real MVPs. 🏆

10 Absolute Best People of 2018
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This year was filled with big-budget superhero movies, new Netflix obsessions and insane viral crazes*. (*Thanks, Drake.)

Our Twitter feeds were filled with talk about royal weddings, reality TV moments, Hollywood engagements and meme-worthy moments.

If you're totally obsessed with Kardashian headlines and celebrity relationship drama, 2018 has been huge for you. But who were the pop culture icons who truly dominated 2018?

These are our picks for the 10 best people of 2018:

 

10. The Super Bowl Selfie Kid

 

This young man went viral on one of television's biggest nights. Becoming a huge meme at 13? This kid deserves to make the list.

9. Ariana Grande

 

 
 
 
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The pop princess had quite a few ups and downs this year in her personal life, but her career has continued to flourish. She even turned her recent relationship drama into a hit song, "Thank U, Next."

8. Cardi B

 

 

 

 

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The rapper and new mama was one of the top artists of the year, breaking records as the first woman in hip-hop to have three No. 1 songs on the Billboard charts.

7. Drake

 

 

 

 

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Not only was he the most-streamed artist on Spotify this year, but the rapper also inspired the viral "In My Feelings" challenge.

6. Lady Gaga

 

 

 

 

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The award-winning singer went from music A-lister to movie A-lister, thanks to her much-praised performance in Bradley Cooper's A Star Is Born.

5. The cast of Queer Eye

 

The new Fab Five got famous overnight thanks to two amazing seasons of their new Netflix series. Seriously, who doesn't love this show?

4. Donald Glover

 

 

 

 

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He's killing it on FX's Atlanta, in the recording studio and, real talk, he was the best part of that Solo: A Star Wars Story movie. It was, yet again, a good year to be Donald Glover.

3. Meghan Markle

 

The former Hollywood actress turned duchess is like a Netflix holiday movie come to life. This year she had a fairytale royal wedding, announced her pregnancy with hubby Prince Harry and continues to make news for her humanitarian efforts (and amazing fashion sense.)

2. Chadwick Boseman

 

If the Marvel Cinematic Universe picked an MVP each year, 2018's trophy would go to Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman. The film is the highest-rated Marvel movie of all time, according to Rotten Tomatoes, and broke all kinds of records. Boseman reprised his role in the blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War as well.

1. Kylie Jenner

 

 

 

 

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Forbes  said she's set to be "the youngest self-made billionaire," thanks to her lucrative cosmetics business. And she did this all while traveling the world with Travis Scott, enjoying her first year as a mother, slaying red carpets… oh, and celebrating her 21st birthday. The reality TV star as hit a lot of milestones, and made bank, at a young age, making her one of the most influential celebs of 2018.

Speaking of Kylie Jenner, you have to see this insane fan theory about the celeb below: