Global music icon, Taylor Swift, has been named TIME magazine's Person of the Year for 2023, making her the first woman to appear twice on the cover since the inception of the franchise in 1927. This honor places her above other notable figures such as King Charles III, Vladimir Putin, Jerome Powell, Sam Altman, Xi Jinping, Trump prosecutors, Hollywood strikers, and Barbie.
Swift's Career and Personal Life
In an exclusive interview, Swift opened up about her career journey and personal life. She recounted being dropped from a tour at the age of 17 due to sponsorship issues and shared about her fluctuating public opinion. Swift emphasised on the financial independence she acquired early on in her career, which played a significant role in shaping her as an artist.
Her Approach to Touring and 'Snake Saga'
Swift also discussed her approach to touring, revealing that she stopped drinking to maintain performance quality for her Eras Tour. She reflected on the much-publicized 'snake saga' with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, stating that it led to her psychological downfall.
Private Relationship with Travis Kelce
Swift detailed her relationship with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, which had begun privately before the public knew about it. She commented on the attention she receives during Chiefs games and the resulting internet meme about 'pissing off a few dads, Brads, and Chads.'
Swift's Influence and Impact
Swift's influence extends beyond music. Her Eras Tour became a cornerstone of the summer's pop cultural zeitgeist, with the Federal Reserve even stating that the concert boosted tourism and travel to such an extent that it likely helped to revitalize the economy. Swift's ability to transcend borders and be a source of light in a divided world sets her apart, making her a deserving recipient of this prestigious honor.