In a year filled with groundbreaking achievements, Taylor Swift adds another jewel to her crown as she is honored as Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2023.
The announcement, made on the NBC Today show, comes as Swift continues to dominate the music industry, breaking records and captivating audiences worldwide.
Taylor Swift’s recognition as Person of the Year is a departure from the tradition of selecting political figures or industry titans.
The magazine featured Taylor Swift on three different covers, a testament to her global impact and influence. The coveted title typically acknowledges individuals wielding power in conventional domains, but Swift’s selection celebrates her unique ability to transcend borders and emerge as a beacon of light in the tumultuous year of 2023.
Taylor Swift’s 2023 has been nothing short of extraordinary. From shattering Grammy records to the massive success of her concert Eras Tour, which not only crashed Ticketmasters with its ticket sales but also set new box office records for the concert film itself, she has solidified her status as a global pop icon.
Time’s editor-in-chief Sam Jacobs praised Taylor exceptional status, saying,
Taylor Swift found a way to transcend borders and be a source of light… Swift is the rare person who is both the writer and hero of her own story.
The list of contenders for Person of the Year included prominent figures such as Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Hollywood strikers at the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), Trump prosecutors, and Margot Robbie, who portrayed Barbie in a highly anticipated film.
Despite stiff competition, Swift’s impact on the cultural, critical, and commercial landscape set her apart.