Taylor Swift has been honored as TIME magazine‘s Person of the Year. The renowned singer-songwriter, 33, expressed her gratitude for the recognition, describing 2023 as a “breakthrough” moment in her illustrious career.
Swift shared her thoughts, stating, “It feels like the breakthrough moment of my career, happening at 33. And for the first time in my life, I was mentally tough enough to take what comes with that.”
The Person of the Year distinction is bestowed upon individuals who have significantly influenced the headlines. TIME’s tradition, dating back to 1927, recognizes the person, group, or concept that has left a profound impact on the news, whether positive or negative.
Swift, one of nine candidates for the title, earned the honor for her notable contributions to the music industry and beyond.
The TIME cover featuring Swift, who graces the magazine with her cat Benjamin Button, marks her acknowledgment as Person of the Year.
Swift’s “Eras Tour” in 2023 has been a massive success, and she is set to resume the tour in 2024, with performances scheduled in various countries, including Australia, the UK, Spain, and the Netherlands.
In addition to her successful tour, Swift released re-recorded versions of her albums “Speak Now Taylor’s Version” and “1989 Taylor’s Version” in July and October, respectively.
Swift’s impact extends beyond her music, as she was recently named Spotify’s Global Top Artist of the Year, with her music amassing over 26 billion streams on the platform in 2023. Furthermore, she received the accolade of Apple Music’s Artist of the Year for 2023, further solidifying her influence and success in the music industry.
Repurposed article originally published in IOL