Japanese Breakfast earns spot on Time 100

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Congrats to Michelle Zauner, aka Japanese Breakfast, for landing a spot on Time‘s list of the 100 Most Influence People of 2022

“Michelle Zauner is my favorite kind of artist,” writes Bowen Yang, profiling Zauner for Time. “She’s one of those musicians, writers, vocalists, and cooks who has the ability to meld all her media into perfect concert with one another. To read about her cooking is to be reminded of her albums. To learn about her mother’s life is to flash back to the dazzling visuals in her music videos.”

Last year, Colorado Sound listeners voted Japanese Breakfast’s song “Be Sweet” (see video above) as number one in our Top 20 Songs with a Directive

“While she intertwines the threads of her art into perfect plaits,” Yang continues, “she lets us find something in our own lives, a new strand with which to adorn ourselves. It doesn’t get better than that. Everybody wants to love her.”

Zauner has earned accolades from fans and colleagues on social media as well. 

Additional musicians join Zauner on this year’s Time 100 including Adele, Mary J. Blige, Questlove, Jon Batiste, and Miranda Lambert. See the full list.



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