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Taylor Swift, Time's 2023 Person of the Year

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This year , Taylor Swift had success with her latest album and her tour, but also with her film.

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American pop star Taylor Swift, who shook the music industry with her phenomenally successful tour, was named Time Magazine's 2023 Person of the Year on Wednesday .

Much of what [Taylor] Swift has accomplished in 2023 is immeasurable […] She is committed to giving value to the dreams, feelings and experiences of people, especially women, who felt neglected and regularly underestimated, said the magazine's editor-in-chief, Sam Jacobs.

At 33, the singer came from music country adds a new distinction to a long list of hits and records, its albums or their reissues frequently occupying the top positions of the American charts, as is currently the case with1989 (Taylor' s Version), topped the Billboard 200 chart.

For the past year, she has also distinguished herself by criticizing the ticketing juggernaut Ticketmaster for the cacophony surrounding the ticket sales of her tour, The Eras Tour, which led the platform, often criticized for its monopoly position, to have to explain itself to the American Congress.

Against the backdrop of the phenomenal success of her tour, the concerts were also screened in cinemas and Taylor Swift took the lead at the North American box office the weekend her film was released (New window).

< p class="StyledBodyHtmlParagraph-sc-48221190-4 hnvfyV">Time points out that the singer of Shake It Off and Cruel Summer, who succeeds Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, is the first personality from the world of arts to be named person of the year for his success as an artist.

The editor-in-chief of Time points out that the distinction often goes to heads of state or titans of industry , but Taylor Swift has found a way to transcend boundaries and be a source of light.

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For having built a world that belongs to it, but which makes room for so many people, for making her story a global legend, for bringing joy to a society that desperately needed it, Taylor Swift is Time's 2023 Person of the Year, writes also Sam Jacobs.

On Monday, Time published a list of finalists. Joining Taylor Swift were Russian and Chinese leaders Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping, British King Charles III, US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, and OpenAI boss Sam Altman. of Hollywood, the prosecutors who indicted Donald Trump and… the character of Barbie, at the center of the great cinematic success of the year.

With information from Agence France-Presse

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