The wait is over. Time Out’s writers and editors have named their 20 most influential figures of 2011. Ranging from the creative to the most innovative, these people made a significant difference to London in the past 12 months.
‘Number One in the album charts, beating Amy Winehouse’s record for the most albums sold by a female artist. The live DVD of her playing the Albert Hall shows Adele at her gloriously gobby best, alternating amazement at being on the venue’s stage with object proof of why she deserves to be there. We eagerly anticipate her return to action – she’s been communicating via a text-to-speech smartphone app for the last three months after receiving laser microsurgery for a vocal cord haemorrhage.’ Eddy Lawrence, Music editor
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