Taylor Swift has been named TIME magazine’s Person of the Year.
The singer-songwriter, 33, was announced on Wednesday (06/12/23) as the recipient of the annual honor after suggesting 2023 had so far felt like a “breakthrough” moment in her stellar career.
She said: “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.”
TIME has said the Person of the Year honor is given to someone who has “shaped the headlines”, and it declared: “In a tradition that dates back to 1927, TIME’s Person of the Year is the annual designation for the person, group or concept that most shaped the headlines, for good or ill.”
Taylor was also recently named Spotify’s Global Top Artist of the Year, with the streaming platform sharing that there were more than 26 billion streams of her music this year.
She has also been named Apple Music’s Artist of the Year for 2023.