Time’s Most Influential People in the World of 2013: Beyonce, Justin Timberlake + More Honored
Time has named its Most Influential People in the World for 2013. This list focuses on the 100 gamechangers of 2013, and points the finger (in a good way) at Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and several other key players in pop music.
This is not the same as Lady Gaga’s recent Time triumph, as that was a reader’s poll that extended to the past decade and was not focused on this year.
‘The Great Gatsby’ director Baz Luhrmann cited Bey, who contributes to the film’s soundtrack, for “her warmth and her humility,” noting she is always surrounded by family.
Stevie Wonder celebrated JT, writing, “His star power comes from the fact that he sounds like he’s having fun when he makes music, and he can read a song — meaning as a singer or songwriter, you can feel the emotion.”
Christina Aguilera was exaulted by fellow vocal powerhouse Celine Dion, who wrote, “Her tone is beautiful, and her voice has got so much power, yet so much sensitivity — and technically, I think, she’s flawless.” Meanwhile, John Legend high-fived Frank Ocean, saying, “He will follow his muse wherever it goes — he’s not the kind of artist to adhere to everyone else’s schedule. That’s what makes him special.”
Justin Bieber‘s manager Scooter Braun was given props by DreamWorks’ mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg. He wrote, “I’m convinced that Scooter’s warmth and heart are why so many young clients gravitate to him — he treats Justin like a member of his own family.”
What a bunch of lovefests!
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