In a recent announcement, Time magazine crowned Taylor Swift as its Person of the Year 2023, adding another accolade to her already impressive list of achievements. This recognition comes shortly after Spotify‘s revelation that she topped the charts as the most-played artist on their streaming platform.
Swift emerged victorious among a distinguished group of nine finalists, which included notable figures such as Barbie, King Charles III, and OpenAI’s CEO, Sam Altman.
Describing her selection, Time magazine praised Swift’s evolution, stating, “While she’s been a prominent figure across decades, this year marked a pivotal moment for Swift, 33, as she combined art and commerce in a way that generated an unprecedented force of energy.”
Her eventful year featured the immensely successful Eras Tour and its accompanying concert movie, the reissue of her ‘1989’ album, and the public’s avid interest in her relationship with Travis Kelce, the tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs. Swift’s impact even extends to academic circles, with college courses dedicated to studying her artistry.
Person of the Year for 2022
Time’s Person of the Year for 2022 was Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, underscoring the remarkable individuals recognized by the magazine in recent years.