Lerner & Rowe Music News

Billie Eilish, Willow Smith make 2021 ‘TIME’ Most Influential list

Photograph by Pari Dukovic for TIME

Billie Eilish and Willow Smith are among those honored on the 2021 TIME 100 Most Influential People list.

Eilish is recognized in the “Pioneers” category. Her entry is accompanied by a piece written by rapper Megan Thee Stallion, who shares that she found a “kindred spirit” in the “bad guy” star when they met at the Grammys this year.

“She is a rare spirit who speaks from her heart with no pretenses,” Megan writes of Billie. “I knew I had found a kindred spirit that night. One who is strong, but still learning and still growing. A woman who stands up for herself and advocates for women everywhere.”

Smith, meanwhile, is among the “Innovator” honorees. Comedian Tiffany Haddish lauds the “Transparent Soul” rocker and her mother and grandmother, Jada Pinkett Smith and Adrienne Banfield Norris, for their viral Facebook Watch talk show Red Table Talk.

“Willow: she’s the voice of today, and not afraid to speak,” Haddish writes.

By the way, Eilish and Smith will be sharing the same stage next year when the latter opens for the former’s Happier than Ever tour, kicking off in February.

For the full TIME Most Influential list, visit Time.com.

Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.