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Taylor Swift: TIME’s Icon of 2023

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2023: The Year of Taylor Swift, According to TIME

2023 marks a significant chapter in Taylor Swift’s illustrious career. The pop icon has been honored as TIME’s Person of the Year, a revelation made on the TODAY Show on December 6. At 33, Swift’s achievements this year are remarkable, including her wildly successful “Eras Tour,” hailed as the best concert film ever, and her high-profile relationship with Travis Kelce.

A Historic Achievement

Swift’s selection as TIME’s Person of the Year is historic. Expressing her joy, Swift shared with TIME, “This is the proudest and happiest I’ve ever felt and the most creatively fulfilled and free I’ve ever been.”

The Contenders

Swift was chosen from a diverse group of nine finalists. These included Britain’s King Charles III, China’s President Xi Jinping, Hollywood actors and writers who participated in a significant strike, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, Russian President Vladimir Putin, the prosecutors in the case against former President Donald Trump, and the Barbie doll, which inspired a blockbuster summer movie.

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