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Swift named Time magazine’s person of the year


Taylor Swift will never, ever, ever get tired of breaking records and making history, it seems.

Time magazine named the “Karma” singer its 2023 Person of the Year on Wednesday, revealing that she is also the first woman to appear twice on its annual honorary cover since the series began in 1927.

Swift, 33, made her Person of the Year cover debut in 2017 as part of the “Silence Breakers,” a group of women who helped spark a cultural reckoning around sexual harassment and assault. She appeared alongside California lobbyist Adama Iwu, actor Ashley Judd, a strawberry picker identified as Isabel Pascual and software engineer Susan Fowler.

“This is the proudest and happiest I’ve ever felt, and the most creatively fulfilled and free I’ve ever been,” Swift said in Wednesday’s cover story.

In 2023, Swift’s impact was undeniable — and seemingly inescapable. In March, the 12-time Grammy winner launched her highly lucrative Eras tour.

Swift continued to expand her empire with the release of “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” concert movie. In early October, “Eras” earned $96 million (U.S.) in its first four days at the box office, marking the highest opening for a concert film.

In late October, a Bloomberg News analysis reported that the singer had joined the billionaire’s club, thanks to her ongoing blockbuster tour. According to the report, Swift reportedly touts a net worth of $1.1 billion and her tour “added $4.3 billion to the country’s gross domestic product.”

Amid touring, Swift also released “1989 (Taylor’s Version),” a rerecording of her Grammy-winning “1989” album. The rerecording is part of the singer’s efforts to take back ownership of the six-album catalouge she lost when celebrity music manager Scooter Braun purchased — and subsequently sold — her record label, Big Machine.

“No one else on the planet today can move so many people so well. Achieving this feat is something we often chalk up to the alignments of planets and fates, but giving too much credit to the stars ignores her skill and her power,” Time editor in chief Sam Jacobs explained.

Swift also found success on the awards circuit. In September, she took home nine awards at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards, bringing her overall total to 23 prizes.

The singer, who also earned spots on Forbes’ World’s Most Powerful Women and People’s 2023 Most Intriguing People of the Year lists, celebrated the Time honour on Instagram. She shared different cover photos including one that featured her cat, Benjamin Button, draped around her neck.

“Time Magazine: We’d like to name you Person of the Year,” she wrote. ”Me: Can I bring my cat.”

‘‘ This is the proudest and happiest I’ve ever felt.






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