TIME 100 Gala to Feature Rihanna PerformanceApril 16, 2012 \
On Wednesday, TIME will release the TIME 100, the magazine’s list honoring the 100 most influential people in the world.
To celebrate the release of the list, five-time Grammy Award winner Rihanna and R&B star Raphael Saadiq will perform at this year’s eighth annual TIME 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be delivering the gala’s keynote address. Approximately 350 people attend the gala, including world leaders, politicians, business leaders, entertainers and philanthropists. Notable guests will include Chelsea Handler, Jeremy Lin, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Claire Danes, Matt Lauer, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K. and Cardinal Dolan.
TIME will roll out three red carpets for the gala, so check back on TIME.com for photos, videos and reporting from the event. You can also follow @TIME on Twitter for real-time updates, using the hashtag #time100. Don’t forget to check TIME.com/TIME100 on Wednesday, April 18 to find out who made this year’s list.