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Miguel, Jay-Z, Lena Dunham Included in TIME's 100 Most Influential People in 2013

April 18, 2013  |  6:30pm
Miguel, Jay-Z, Lena Dunham Included in TIME's 100 Most Influential People in 2013

TIME Magazine released its annual “100 most influential people” list today. The entertainment world was well represented in this year’s list with Jay Z recognized in the “Titan” category. After all, he got the attention of the entire country, White House included, by simply going on vacation then releasing a freestyle verse.

Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos also made the “Titan” list. Considering original content, Netflix has had a great year with the release of House of Cards and the upcoming release of Hemlock Grove and Arrested Development. Sarandos has led acquisition of content for the company since 2000.

Another company executive named on this year’s list is Perry Chen, CEO of Kickstarter. Being recognized under the “Pioneers” category was appropriate; Kickstarter had a load of “firsts” this year. Innocente became the first Kickstarter-funded film to win an Oscar at the 2013 Academy Awards. Additionally, the Veronica Mars Kickstarter, which recently closed after raising over $5 million, broke all kinds of records in the fan-funded film world.

Newcomer Miguel, who wrote our No. 7 song of last year with “Adorn,” was also named in the artist category with Frank Ocean, Jennifer Lawrence, Mindy Kaling and Bryan Cranston. Lena Dunham, Daniel Day-Lewis and Gabrielle Giffords were listed in the icon category.

Here are some notable names from each of the five categories.

Titans
Jay Z
Michael Kors
Shonda Rhimes (Creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal)
Markus Persson and Jens Bergensten (Minecraft developers)
Ted Sarandos (Netflix chief content officer)

Leaders
Barack Obama
Joe Biden

Artists
Jennifer Lawrence
Miguel
Mindy Kaling
Bryan Cranston
Jimmy Kimmel
Frank Ocean
Jimmy Fallon

Pioneers
Perry Chen (Kickstarter CEO)

Icons
Lena Dunham
Justin Timberlake
Gabrielle Giffords
Beyoncé
Daniel Day-Lewis
Michelle Obama

Read the entire list on TIME.com including profiles on each person recognized.

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