We interviewed 12 TIME 100 honorees talking about their most important influences. The Lopez team, below, citing their parents and each other, took the prize for sheer sweetness. “I guess we’re family people,” said Anderson-Lopez. Watch the videos at time.com/time100.
1. JASON COLLINS, openly gay Brooklyn Nets center
2. KEY AND PEELE, provocative TV sketch-comedy duo
3. ROBERT LOPEZ AND KRISTEN ANDERSON-LOPEZ, married co-composers of Frozen’s Grammy-winning “Let It Go”
4. MARY BARRA, head of GM and the first female CEO of a global automaker
In our seven TIME 100 photo galleries, find Miley Cyrus backstage, Pope Francis paying a hotel bill and career overviews of these honorees:
A journey through the highlights of her career, including Destiny’s Child
A glimpse at her pre-Scandal days on Boston Legal and more
A look back at her roles, from Drop Dead Gorgeous to Doubt
The Time 100 Poll
Each year, in advance of the special issue curated by TIME’s editors, we invite readers to cast their votes for the politicians, activists, business leaders, athletes and artists who they believe deserve a spot on our list of the world’s most influential people. As always, fans of entertainers like Beyoncé, Jared Leto and Justin Bieber made for vigorous voting blocs. Yet the 2014 poll was dominated not by pop stars but by politicians from India. As its general election loomed, supporters of candidates Arvind Kejriwal and Narendra Modi battled for first, edging past pop icon Katy Perry. Here, a look at the top five vote getters.
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This appears in the May 05, 2014 issue of TIME.