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ificandream

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Wed Dec 6, 2023, 09:36 AM Dec 6

Taylor Swift is TIME's 2023 Person of the Year [View all]

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Source: CBS News


BY EMILY MAE CZACHOR
UPDATED ON: DECEMBER 6, 2023 / 10:12 AM EST / CBS NEWS

Taylor Swift has been named 2023 Person of the Year by TIME magazine, beating out a host of finalists who over the last 12 months dominated politics, entertainment and more.

"This is the proudest and happiest I've ever felt, and the most creatively fulfilled and free I've ever been," Swift told TIME. "Ultimately, we can convolute it all we want, or try to overcomplicate it, but there's only one question ... Are you not entertained?"

Swift earned the title after a year of big achievements. The pop star's "Eras Tour" became a cornerstone of the summer's pop cultural zeitgeist, with the Federal Reserve even saying at one point that the concert boosted tourism and travel to such an extent that it likely helped to revitalize the economy. Swift's concert film centering on the popular global tour has since shattered box office records, with its distributor AMC Theaters calling it the highest-grossing concert movie in history. The "Eras Tour" film pulled more than $90 million at the box office in the United States and more than $30 million internationally over its opening weekend alone.

As Swift's Eras Tour became a sensation, she also achieved billionaire status in 2023 owing to her successful concert tours as well as ticket sales. In late October the pop star re-released a recording of her album "1989" in the wake of her concert film's release, which pushed her past the billion-dollar threshold, Bloomberg reported at the time.



Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/taylor-swift-time-2023-person-of-the-year/



She's a great positive model for not just the young.



BY EMILY MAE CZACHOR
DECEMBER 6, 2023 / 8:30 AM EST / CBS NEWS

Taylor Swift has been named 2023 Person of the Year by TIME magazine, beating out a host of finalists who over the last 12 months dominated politics, entertainment and more.

"This is the proudest and happiest I've ever felt, and the most creatively fulfilled and free I've ever been," Swift told TIME. "Ultimately, we can convolute it all we want, or try to overcomplicate it, but there's only one question ... Are you not entertained?"

Swift earned the title after a year of big achievements. The pop star's "Eras Tour" became a cornerstone of the summer's pop cultural zeitgeist, with the Federal Reserve even saying at one point that the concert boosted tourism and travel to such an extent that it likely helped to revitalize the economy. Swift's concert film centering on the popular global tour has since shattered box office records, with its distributor AMC Theaters calling it the highest-grossing concert movie in history. The "Eras Tour" film pulled more than $90 million at the box office in the United States and more than $30 million internationally over its opening weekend alone.

As Swift's Eras Tour became a sensation, she also achieved billionaire status in 2023 owing to her successful concert tours as well as ticket sales. In late October the pop star re-released a recording of her album "1989" in the wake of her concert film's release, which pushed her past the billion-dollar threshold, Bloomberg reported at the time.
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I think that this is a great choice. madaboutharry Dec 6 #1
Waiting for heads to start exploding... AZSkiffyGeek Dec 6 #2
Hopefully starting with Donald J. Trump. tanyev Dec 6 #5
I'm just glad it was not putin... who ever suggested that should have their head examined...or mitch96 Dec 6 #3
Putin was PoY in 2007. ancianita Dec 7 #37
I remember. That's why I mentioned it... It would really go to his head...nt mitch96 Dec 7 #42
TS is an okay choice for Time's Person of the Year, but I can think of many others who are far more deserving... InAbLuEsTaTe Dec 6 #4
It's not an honor to be Times person of the year. Gore1FL Dec 6 #18
I respectfully disagree... but also the impact of the news, not the quantity of it, is what should be key. InAbLuEsTaTe Dec 6 #21
I am going by what Time Magazine says it is. I would think they are the authority on their own award. Gore1FL Dec 6 #22
I am too...who said anything about honoring?I just disagree with Time about the priority of tourism over humanism... InAbLuEsTaTe Dec 7 #23
Hitler was named PoY in 1938. Khomeini was PoY in 1979. ancianita Dec 7 #38
Exactly my point Gore1FL Dec 7 #39
Oh jeeze. I hate magats just as much as the next guy. But kill 5 million of them with heart attacks? Hassin Bin Sober Dec 7 #25
Had to look Dylan Mulvanney up as I'd never heard of them before. maxsolomon Dec 7 #33
Not so many years ago she was working on the Christmas tree farm. twodogsbarking Dec 6 #6
Her 1st album was in 2006 maxsolomon Dec 7 #34
Depends on perspective. Considering what she has achieved it is amazing for any amount of time. twodogsbarking Dec 7 #36
According to Time's looser definition of the award... Jack the Greater Dec 6 #7
TIME has had a few undistinguished names on that list ... ificandream Dec 6 #8
Agreed Rebl2 Dec 6 #10
She's overrated, IMO hueymahl Dec 6 #9
I know I'm old, but I don't get it. zanana1 Dec 6 #11
Same here Bayard Dec 6 #12
I too, have never really listened or watched any of her "recent" performances marked50 Dec 6 #14
I used to feel the same way until I heard some of her songs and how she empowers young girls and women to kimbutgar Dec 6 #15
Apparently she increased tourism... whoop-de-fuckin-doo!! InAbLuEsTaTe Dec 7 #24
Her album and tour were a Pop explosion on par with Michael Jackson's Thriller maxsolomon Dec 7 #35
Talk to her bank account. She's worth over $1 billion. NCIndie Dec 7 #26
I like Taylor a lot. Sky Jewels Dec 6 #13
Not a great role model for young girls sex photo. cbabe Dec 6 #16
She is a staunch democrat pfitz59 Dec 6 #17
yes, Taylor has made a positive difference in getting out the vote. riversedge Dec 7 #28
Great choice Stuckinthebush Dec 6 #19
Her influence with young voters might actually save us in this next election. honest.abe Dec 6 #20
Suits me. Paladin Dec 7 #27
Good choice 👍 anciano Dec 7 #29
She gave each of her road crew TexasBushwhacker Dec 7 #30
Cool 😎. Great singer/songwriter and entertainer and she get young folks to register/vote. n/t iluvtennis Dec 7 #31
Good choice Mosby Dec 7 #32
There are plenty of other pics on TIME's covers all over the country. I agree with oldsoftie: ancianita Dec 7 #40
This song is for Taylor Swift naysayers on this thread. ancianita Dec 7 #41
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