Fil-Am composer included in Time 100’s most influential list

By on April 27, 2014


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Another Filipino in Time Magazine’s most influential list.

He is Robert Lopez, a U.S.-based songwriter of Filipino descent, who shared the spot with his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez for the song “Let It Go.”

Robert and Kristen were described by their colleagues as “both completely steeped in the traditions of Broadway musicals.”

“[T]hey’re really smart and would never be happy just regurgitating what’s come before,” their colleagues added.

Earlier this year, they won an Oscar for Best Original Song.

After making it to the prestigious list, the couple joined the ranks of international pop superstar Beyonce,  U.S. President Barack Obama and Pope Francis.

“The vast majority of this year’s roster reveals that while power is certain, influence is subtle,” Time said.

In 2013, two Filipinos were also included in the world’s most influential list. They were Pres. Benigno Aquino III and  Dra. Katherine Luzuriaga, who was recognized for her work on HIV-AIDS.