TIME Person of the Year 2023: Winner Revealed
Taylor Swift named TIME's Person of the Year 2023, beating out other nominees including the CEO of OpenAI.
TIME magazine has just announced the winner of their highly anticipated Person of the Year 2023 title. After compiling a shortlist of individuals, ideas, and groups that have had the most significant impact on the world over the past year, the winner was revealed on Wednesday morning to be none other than the iconic singer, Taylor Swift.
Hailed as a megastar and arguably the biggest musician on the planet today, Swift was praised by the magazine for her extraordinary storytelling abilities. TIME's West Coast Editor, Sam Lanksy, commended the 33-year-old star for her incredible impact on culture and her remarkable business success. He highlighted her accomplishments as an artist, songwriter, and businesswoman, comparing her to legendary figures such as Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, and Paul McCartney.
The coveted title of Person of the Year dates back to 1927 and has been awarded to influential figures such as U.S. President Joe Biden, Martin Luther King, Greta Thunberg, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The list of nominees for this year's award was incredibly diverse, reflecting the tumultuous year filled with a wide range of significant events and developments.
While some had speculated that the CEO of OpenAI, Sam Altman, might be a strong contender due to the continued rise and application of artificial intelligence (AI) software, it was ultimately Swift who emerged as the winner. With her unparalleled impact on the music industry and popular culture, she has solidified her place as the TIME Person of the Year 2023.
The full shortlist of nominees for TIME's Person of the Year 2023 has been revealed, showcasing the diverse and influential individuals, ideas, and groups that have left their mark on the world over the past year.