TIME Person of the Year 2023

Taylor Swift was named Time magazine’s 2023 Person of the Year. She was recognized for her enduring influence on the music industry, her outspoken advocacy for artists’ rights, and her ability to connect with fans on a global scale.

Swift’s selection was announced on December 6th, 2023, and she was chosen over other notable finalists such as:

  • Jerome Powell: Chairman of the Federal Reserve
  • Sam Altman: Venture capitalist and entrepreneur
  • Barbie: The iconic doll celebrating its 60th anniversary
  • King Charles III: The new monarch of the United Kingdom

In its announcement, Time praised Swift’s “unprecedented run of musical dominance” and her “powerful voice” for artists’ rights. They also noted her ability to build a loyal and passionate fan base through her music and social media presence.