I had always followed Tom Brady's career, but when I came to the States to live and play football, I became a true fan.
I'm proud that I also get to call him a great friend.
Even if you're not a tennis fan, you want to watch Roger Federer on the court; even if you don't follow basketball, you know who Michael Jordan is.
即使你不是网球迷，你也想在赛场上看到罗杰·费德勒; 即使你不喜欢篮球，你也知道迈克尔·乔丹是谁 。
Tom Brady is an iconic sportsman whom people know, see and admire.
Even if you don't follow American football, you want to watch Tom Brady play (partly because he's so goddamn good-looking!).
Tom has accomplished the unimaginable.
His drive to compete and win is unrivaled.
Playing in nine Super Bowls with the New England Patriots and winning six of them was an achievement any athlete would be more than satisfied with, but not Tom.
Watching him appear this year in his 10th Super Bowl, this time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and win—while being named the Super Bowl MVP for the fifth time—was a remarkable moment in sporting history.
When I think about the peak of athletic excellence, it's hard not to think about Tom Brady.
To watch him play is nothing short of inspiring.
We can all read the stats and records that he's broken.
Tom is and always will be one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play American football.
He is a true competitor; his unmatched dedication to the sport, his leadership on the field, his strength both mentally and physically,
and his courage are what make Tom Brady a champion and a personal hero of mine.
What I and his many friends also see is a great human being, a great father, family man, friend and partner.
He's simply the best, and I can't wait to see what this next season brings.
Shining her light
To be able to witness Angélique Kidjo in her element is a gift.
When we were collaborating on a song for her latest album, Mother Nature, it felt both magical and natural—like we were sisters in the studio.
She taught me how to dance to African music with her, and would walk me through the steps and rhythms like an absolute firecracker.
Her ability to blend cultures, creating a soulful sound that is out of this world, makes working with her and listening to her so special.
It doesn't matter where you are—you hear her, and you become alive.
She electrifies people.
Through Mother Nature—which features collaborations with the next generation of African musicians—she continues to uphold her mission of bringing forth incredible people and giving them a chance.
It's meaningful for someone like Angélique to say to a younger artist, “I love you, and you're amazing. Here's an opportunity for everyone to hear you.”
像安洁莉克这样的人对年轻的艺术家说:“我爱你，你太棒了 。这是让每个人都能听到你唱歌的机会 。” 这句话颇有深意 。
The grace she exudes toward her fellow creators, and to humankind, is a reflection of her vibrancy, kindness and generosity.
Angélique is as real as they come.